ABT brings “Like Water for Chocolate” to Segerstrom Hall AND Sisters Ann and Liz Callaway Bring Song to the Samueli Theater

Today’s program is fine art all the way, offered locally. The first focus was on Susan Jaffe, who due to a string of technical calamities, was unable to speak on the program. Of interest was her career as premier dancer, choreographer, now the new artistic director of American Ballet Theater on the eve of the upcoming North American premiere of Like Water for Chocolate staged at Segerstrom Hall March 29 – April 2, the production of which is based on the novel by Laura Esquivel.

In the second segment (minute 10:54) we’re treated to Liz Callaway, who spoke about her shared career work with her sister Ann Callaway, both of whom will also be appearing this week at the Center, at the Samueli Theater, performing jazz on the theme “Broadway the CallaWay,” March 30, 31, and April 1. Details for both performance runs are available at: https://www.scfta.org/shows-events.

Music credits: Chimora, “Africano Americano,” Sounds of Africa- album; Charles Lloyd, “La Llorona,” 8: Kindred Spirits – album; Ann Callaway, with the Ted Rosenthal Trio, “The Nearness of You,“ Jazz Goes to the Movies – album.


Meet Our New Board Member of Municipal Water District of Orange County

Randall Crane talks in his capacity as the recently elected Director of Div. 5 at Municipal Water District of Orange County, about all the water issues that we can hit him up with, since folks the drought is NOT over. The next monthly So Cal Water Dialogues, presented by the Metropolitan Water District is tomorrow, 3-22, noon – 1:30, details are available at: https://www.socalwaterdialogue.org/.

Music credits: Chimora, “Africano Americano,” Sounds of Africa- album; Bill Beach, “Agua de Beber,” Letting Go – album.


“Voicing My Choices” Giving Agency to Adolescents and Young Adults

Dr. Lori Wiener from the National Institute of Health; and oncologist Dr. Jamie Frediani and clinical coordinator Kirsten Kapser, both from the Children’s Hospital of Orange County, are our guests for the full hour. They are building an important document, “Voicing My Choices,” a guide for seriously or terminally ill adolescents and young adults toward expressing how they want to be comforted, supported, treated and remembered.

Music credits: Chimora, “Africano Americano,” Sounds of Africa – album; Keith Jarrett, “Blossom,” La Fenice – album.


Quality Aging In Our World

For the full hour is Kate Abate, Gerontologist, Olympian Athlete, Healthspan Implementation Research & Development. As a gerontologist she offers insight about elder abuse under our very noses; along the continuum, from intentional to not so intentional. Together we slogged through an unwieldy and useful conversation about our elders as we collectively strive for better aging outcomes, or just plain better aging scenarios. A short reading list of Kate’s recommendations includes: Louise Aaronson, “Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life,” “Atul Gawande, “On Being MOrtal,” and Chip Conley, “Wisdom at Work,” and the eldercarelocater: https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx.

Music credits: Chimora, “Africano Americano,” Sounds of Africa- album; Wayne Shorter, “Footprints,” Adams Apple – album.