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"...In the middle of October, 2010, I got a phone call from Oz Clarke’s publicist asking if I would like to join him in a private tasting of Texas wines...."
"...Wine Guides, Pure and Simple Let Me Tell You About Wine: A Beginner's Guide to Understanding and Enjoying Wineby Oz Clarke Sterling Epicure, 200 pp., $19.95 Oldman's Brave New World of Wine: Pleasure, Value, and Adventure Beyond Wine's Usual Suspectsby Mark Oldman W.W. Norton & Company, 333 pp., $19.95 (paper)..."
"...Directed by: Jonathan Lynn. Starring: Matthew Perry, Bruce Willis, Kevin Pollak, Amanda Peet, Natasha Henstridge, Michael Clarke Duncan and Rosanna Arquette..."
"...Hugh Johnson's Encyclopedia of Wine is widely hailed as the wine book to have if you have just one. Oz Clarke's The Essential Wine Book isn't far behind, with "I'd drink wine from a tin cup" humility, gorgeous vineyard photos, and authoritative narrative..."
"...Microsoft Home This private class with wine expert Oz Clarke is more like a lecture since you can't ask him questions. You can, however, appreciate his quaint British accent as he swirls, sniffs, and sips his way through 6,000 individual wines without so much as a slur..."
"...8, how about Evangeline Cafe (8106 Brodie Ln. #110, 282-2586)? Owner Curtis Clarke's folks are bringing authentic king cakes from Louisiana, and Clarke has several new mouth-watering menu items that are sure to please..."
"...It’s Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke’s best guess at what makes us tick and where we may be headed..."
"...Damn, we saw some terrific performances! Austin's own Confidence Men, anchored by the Institution Theatre's Tom Booker and Asaf Ronen, was a nearly note-perfect rendition of David Mamet's staggering machine-gun dialogue and men-being-men posturing in a big-city aquarium; the show, a success overall, contained stretches where we had to remind ourselves, "No, it doesn't matter how fast they're going, how well the conversations are meshing, how fucking funny that one line was: These guys are making it all up as they go along." (See "Confidence Men/Start Trekkin'.") On the Spot, a troupe from Hawaii, slayed the audience with its silent-movie style improvisations, mugging and maneuvering like actors in some Mack Sennett reel, plying the physical comedy so well you'd think slapstick was a synonym for "sublime." The Knuckleball Now's show was its usual continual explosion of madly intersecting tangents, the ideas flying so fast and furious it was as though Michael D'Alonzo, Mike Joplin, Craig Kotfas, and Ace Manning were operating as one schizoid brain that had been in contact with Arthur C. Clarke's monolith...."
"...Sonny Clark proved to be the near-perfect match, but other standouts include the legendary Bud Powell, Kenny Drew, Barry Harris, and Horace Parlan. Powell, along with French bassist Pierre Michelot and pioneering drummer Kenny Clarke, comprised Europe's premier trio of the time..."