Jesus Christ Superstar
Yesterday I went to a matinee performance of Jesus Christ Superstar, the Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber rock opera. Ted Neeley (now 65) headlined as Jesus, the role he played in the 1973 movie version. He was good, but I (and the two older ladies sitting behind me) felt a younger Jesus would have been more appropriate, especially considering the age and extraordinary talent of the rest of the cast. Most experts place Jesus' age at about 33 when he was crucified.
First performed on Broadway in 1971, the production is on another extended tour through the U.S. and Canada. The minimalist staging is well done, the cast is very talented, and the music worth hearing again and again.
Arizona's New Law on Immigration
President Obama doesn't like it.
Mexico's Foreign Ministry doesn't like it.
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund doesn't like it.
There's a bit of brouhaha from truckers threatening a boycott.
Looks to me like a big pile of poo is about to hit the fan.
I'm not going to debate the issue here, but you can read these articles from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, or this article from The Arizona Republic.
Or you can do your homework and read Arizona SB 1070 for yourself.
What's Next in the A to Z Blog Challenge?
There's only one week left. Monday through Friday -- V through Z. Then the big wrap-up on May 3rd. I don't know if Arlee Bird at tossing it out is going to dismantle his A to Z blogroll or not, so you might want to pop over there and check out all the participants before it's too late.
What I'm Reading
Hester by Paula Reed. I'm enjoying the book a lot. Even though I didn't need to re-read The Scarlet Letter first, I'm glad I did. I'll tell you more about that when I finish Hester.