Pinecrest Garden’s 2015-16 Jazz Season

Performance Series Kicks Off October 24

October 24 kicks off Pinecrest Garden’s monthly jazz concert series, made possible by funding from the Knight Foundation and South Motors. An all-star line-up will perform, including Ed Calle and the 305 All-Star Big Band, Jazz Master Branford Marsalis, Grammy Award-winner Doc Severinsen, Maria Rivas (pictured), Loston Harris, the Carmen Lundy Quintet, and the Vinicius Cantuaria Quintet.

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Artistically Social with Amy Rosenberg

Over the last nine months, I watched entirely too much Homeland and scarfed down tomato paste directly from the tube. Oh, and I was pregnant. Now that I have a smiling bundle of joy and a heated wipe warmer, I’m ready to get back into the artistic mix…

Pictured: Amy Rosenberg with Andreea Baclea and Yolanda Berkowitz

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Review: The Diary of a Teenage Girl

“I had sex today. Holy shit!”

So begins “The Diary of a Teenage Girl,” a fearless coming of age story that feels like a product of a bygone era, a time before political correctness was the name of the game. Because unlike most properties that make their way into the Hollywood machine, “Diary” is not afraid of inciting the judgment and outrage so pervasive in our everyday lives today, and it’s not concerned with making sure you’re comfortable. It wears its controversy on its sleeve, which is something that is embedded in the very plot: Minnie (Bel Powley) is a 15-year-old girl who starts sleeping with her mother’s 35-year-old boyfriend, Monroe (Alexander Skarsgard.) Taking place in San Francisco in 1976, most of the film’s 102-minute runtime focuses on Minnie’s forage into the world of sex, with a mix of experiences that are positive, negative, and somewhere in between…

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