The Secret Virtual Life of Florence Yoo

Florence Yoo: singer/songwriter/wisenheimer/glad participant in this game... Her CDs available on INDELIBLE and IN MY MIND I AM 5'9", confirming she is weird AND delusional. Factoids: commission to write the song ART TALK for Lynn Hershman; composer for Julia Cho's fun children's play, BAY AND THE SPECTACLES OF DOOM, La Jolla Playhouse, CA. Copyright 2005-2014 Florence Yoo (ASCAP) All rights reserved, etc., etc., etc....

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Location: coming soon..., to a venue near you!, United States

optimistic, determined, happy, lucky, earnest, sentimental, doing my best to move that rubber tree plant...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Kevin So at Martyrs' in Chicago!

The luminous Kevin So graced the Martyrs' stage this past weekend on his current tour. Kevin sounded better than ever! Apparently, Nashville is agreeing with him... [I took a few pics, but it was very low light, and I didn't want to bother Kevin with a flash. I think these here would have been great if he was in a witness protection program.]

Dean Evans is Bringing Clowning Back

the program for the chi-town clown revue 2 [not in photo, the silently energetic, entertaining, 10. MEDIOCRITY AT ITS FINEST]

brad brubaker happily leads a sing-along /entreaty for a new girlfriend.

the scene of the clowning. more info from the hilarious main clown man himself,

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Stanley Pickle at The Chicago International Film Festival

Filmmaker, Victoria Mather was in town from the UK and got to accept her award at the Chicago International Film Festival for Best Animated Short for her artful, imaginative and poignant stop action film, Stanley Pickle. It was pretty great. Not sure if it's a British thing, but the movie made me think that this would be what Wallace and Grommit would be like if they were real people embodied in a white guy and a Japanese girl. It was an extra special treat to see Ms. Mather speak after the screening last night. I had my camera with me so I snapped these shots of her, without a flash. I can't help but wonder if she used something like a Canon 5D Mark II to make her movie. She did say she used a still camera. Amazing. Congratulations, Vicky, et al!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

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Love you. Miss you...

Friday, October 08, 2010

Laughing My A*@ Off at the iO Theater in Chicago

Michael Balzer kicked off this fine night of outstanding comedy with his set of silent monlogues, Loudmouth. Quite appropriately, he first presented his entertaining version of, El Popol Vuh (in my head that's what it translated to) and then delved into other subject matters like skiing, photography, space odysseys, surgery, dancing and sword fighting in a most delightful way. The show reminded me of silent films and Mr. Bean - if he were American and not so silly. Not that there's anything wrong with silly, it's just not exactly what the talented Mr. Balzer is up to... Becky Poole then took the stage in a very dramatic way as a saw weilding monster who then played it beautifully with a bow like a cello to open her arresting and smart, Sit on My Lapse. She nimbly moved from scene to scene portraying a wide array of hilarious characters including: Kitty Poole, a 6 year-old performance artist; Valerie Solanas, best known for attempting to kill Andy Warhol; politician, Dennis Kucinich; an autistic TED lecturer named, "Temple Temple"; and a hearing impaired doctor. (I would have had a few more pictures of Becky Poole, but I was laughing so hard, I messed up the shots. Mea culpa!) Black Ted Williams turned out to be two very funny white guys, Barry Hite and Kevin Sciretta and what seemed to be a special guest (also funny) red headed guy. (I think I overheard his name was, Joey.) Highlights for me were their low tech time travel sketch, pondering why a family through the generations has been so dysfunctional; a boy and his soon-to-be stepfather at Comic-Con (spot on); the pompous rockstar and the teenager; Italian working class guys pitching pet grooming; and sexually ambiguous karaoke... No wonder this iO Theater place is so legendary...

Thursday, October 07, 2010

The Enchanting Maritess on Tour!

Snapshots after the gifted, mystical Maritess worked her magic, literally, at her Rites of Enchantment show last night in Chicago - making a pretty lady float in the air and producing a birdie out of Kleenex! Wow! It was a highly entertaining evening including the genesis of how Maritess became interested in magic and her endearing portrayal of one of her magic mentors who seems to have stolen a lot of his comedy material from The Borscht Belt... Or maybe he really was the one who was the original! Check out her unique show tonight in Chicago, or at a theater near you!