Tuesday, May 30, 2006
The shift in endowment is part of a taken as a whole program to move some funding from urban areas to the rural regions of the country.
After a nearly unanimous vote by a Senate health committee, San Francisco may lose as much as one-quarter of the yearly funding it receives or $6 million.
Former City Health Director Dr, Mervin Silverman tells KCBS journalist Tim Ryan the loss of funding would be felt because the city still sees 1,200 new HIV/AIDS infections each year. "We are an epicenter of this problem and we need to do everything possible to reduce to zero the number of new infections and make sure we can still provide the appropriate drugs and counseling for those who are already infected," he said.
Under the same plan, Sacramento may lose all of its HIV/AIDS funding and Orange County may also lose as much as 80-percent of its funding.
The funding shift plan still should go through before the full House and Senate.
Monday, May 29, 2006
The Light in the Piazza tells the heart-warming tale of a mother and daughter vacationing in the Tuscan countryside, where true love is surprisingly found in this contemporary, witty and elegant production. 'The Light in the Piazza', composed by Adam Guettel, is obtainable as part of the 2006-2007 Best of Broadway season, brought to you by Citibank, below the direction of Carole Shorenstein Hays. No cast has yet been announced.
The Light in the Piazza initially opened at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre at Lincoln Center. The musical earned 6 Tony Awards in 2005 as well as Best Score with music and lyrics by Adam Guettel (grandson of Richard Rodgers), Best Orchestrations, and Best Scenic, Costume, and also the Lighting Design. Craig Lucas (Book) adapts Elizabeth Spencer's novella, aimed at by Bartlett Sher. The Light in the Piazza that won more Tony Awards than any other Broadway show in 2005 was described by The New York Times as "the most romantic score of any Broadway musical since West Side Story."
San Francisco's Orpheum Theatre is located at 1192 Market Street. The presentation schedule is Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8:00PM; Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 2:00PM.
Tickets for The Light in the Piazza would range in price from $35 to $90 and will go on sale to the general public in July. To get tickets or information for groups of 20 or more, please call (415) 551-2020. For information on SHN, please visit www.shnsf.com.