Archive - Sep 21, 2010
Leonard Nimoy, once described by Gene Roddenberry as "the conscience of Star Trek", will be speaking for one night only at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach, CA. Set for October 23rd at 8pm, the intimate talk will touch on the subjects of innovation, creativity and personal development. Plus a ton of Trek!
According to EverythingLongBeach.com, Leonard will speak on Star Trek, its origins, and how a new genre for television and movies was created. He'll also share his portrayal of the rational and emotionally suppressed Vulcan as part of a remarkable and diverse career that’s left an indelible imprint on American culture.
With his impending "retirement" this maybe one of the last chances to see Leonard in an environment such as this. Tickets for "An Evening With Leonard Nimoy are $65 for adults or $60 for seniors and can be purchased by calling (562) 985-7000.
Back in August during Vegas Khhaann!, George Takei mentioned he was working on a new Broadway musical that focuses on the extreme hardship during the Japanese American internment camps of WWII. If you haven't read our coverage of Vegas Khhaann! day one, George talked about his own family's experience. Including loosing their home and being kept in horse stalls at the Santa Anita race track in Southern California. It was amazingly powerful stuff. Now, more details about the musical have emerged with a story synopsis and George's co-star, Tony Award Winner Lea Salonga.
Allegiance is a new musical about love, family and heroism during the Japanese American internment, with music and lyrics by Jay Kuo and book by Jay Kuo and Lorenzo Thione, starring Tony Award (R) winning actress Ms. Lea Salonga and screen and TV icon, Mr. George Takei.CONTINUE READING >>