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Then on to baseball, with the most picturesque view of any stadium:
The first two games, beginning on Thursday, the University of San Francisco won 3-1 in eleven innings. Yesterday and today, Hawaii won 3-2 in nine innings.
The timing was then ideal for me to walk over to the volleyball game with Pepperdine.
Hawaii won in three sets Friday night, and again on Sunday. What a great weekend.
As I see 100 films/year (half in theaters), I just had to show 16-year old Aulii Carvalho from Hawaii singing as Moana from the Academy Awards show last night:
Moonlight won Best Picture, for at $22 million, it was one of the lowest grossing films of all time to win this award. I sense that part of the shift in colors this year was a reaction to the fuss created last year. Never went to this film. Rotten Tomatoes reviewers did bestow a 98% rating.
Also did not see Manchester by the Sea featuring Casey Afleck as Best Actor. La La Land, which I did not think too much of, did win 6 Oscars, with Emma Stone as Best Actress and Damien Chazelle as Best Director, the youngest ever, who just turned 32. Musicals just do not do well with voters, as 15 years ago Chicago was the last of this genre to win an Oscar for Best Picture.
Incredibly enough, the Dow Jones Industrial Average matched it longest streak ever, closing for the 12th session at record high, up 15 to 20,837. The S&P 500 also closed at an all-time high, rising 2 to 2,372.