Stuff For My Daughter

userpic=nsshere_2007A collection of items my daughter will find interesting… I think…

  • Some People Aren’t Very Good at Ikea. She just got an apartment in Berkeley. She just got furniture from Ikea. She assembled it in one evening. Nuff said.
  •  Sara Bareilles to pen score for ‘Waitress’ musical. One of the artists my daughter introduced me to was Sara Bareilles. It appears she’s going to follow in the footsteps of Cyndi Lauper, and do the music and lyrics for a stage version of the movie “Waitress”. “Pippin” director Diane Paulus, who also won a Tony, is helming the show, and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel is writing the script.
  • Danny Burstein, Eisa Davis, Raúl Esparza, Judy Kuhn, Anika Noni Rose Cast in City Center Cradle Will Rock. City Center in New York City is doing a revival of “The Cradle Will Rock” with one of Erin’s favorite artists, Raul Esparza. I’m not crazy with their double casting roles, but I guess it reflects economics. I forget whether she saw the musical with us when Blank revived it in 2011.
  • Time Warner Cable increases L.A. Wi-Fi hot spots. Time Warner Cable’s Wi-Fi network in Los Angeles and surrounding areas has increased to 12,000 hot spots as the proliferation of smartphones and tablets drives demand for wireless Internet access everywhere. Time Warner Cable’s Wi-Fi growth is part of a larger effort by an alliance of cable companies to expand mobile wireless Internet access. On Monday, Cablevision, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications and Bright House Networks said they have a combined 150,000 hot spots in the U.S. The combined network lets customers from one company access the Web through other service providers, which is helpful for people traveling outside their home networks, the companies said. How does this relate? We’re using Time Warner for Internet access at home, therefore we should be able to figure out how to use their hot-spot network.