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Mixed Notes Tuesday

By Rich Heldenfels Published: July 23, 2013

On Monday night, I saw "Fruitvale Station," the acclaimed drama about the last hours of Oscar Grant, who while unarmed and under control was shot by a transit police officer in Oakland in 2009. I will have a review later of the film, which I greatly admired. And if you want to know more about the facts of the case and the movie's creative license, there is a detailed piece here. The piece has a spoilers warning on it, but I'm not sure how spoiler-y it really is; if you know the facts of the case, then you know where the movie, however tragically, is headed. The Oakland Tribune website also has a lot of stories about the real Grant case.

ABC Family has canceled "Bunheads," which is a huge disappointment. The series was very enjoyable, and star Sutton Foster was a legit heir to Lauren Graham in the presenting of the demanding dialogue of Amy Sherman-Palladino. I have not found much impressive on ABC Family, but this series was.

Kent Stage has announced a bunch of new shows, including ones with Ian Hunter, Poco and Leon Redbone. More info here. And let's leave this post with some music from Mr. Hunter -- no, not "Cleveland Rocks" ...

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