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“My Sordid Best”: An Interview with Del Shores

Akron, Theater // August 8, 2014

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He’s back! So read part of an announcement on the international Gay Games (GG9) website in reference to Del Shores, the iconoclastic writer of the play/movie/TV series “Sordid Lives” and of various episodes of “Queer as Folk,” “Dharma and Greg,” and “Touched by an Angel.” The actor spoke to me by phone from his north […]

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Last weekend of “Allure of Flowers”

Charlotte // August 7, 2014

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August 9th and 10th is the last weekend to enjoy the floral delights at The Mint Museum’s “Allure of Flowers: Botanical Motifs in Craft, Design, and Fashion” exhibition. Entirely drawn from the museum’s permanent collection, “Allure of Flowers” takes a look at the evolution of floral ornament in the applied arts from the mid-19th century […]

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Q & A with comedian Sheri Flanders

Miami, Theater // August 7, 2014

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Sheri Flanders studied improv at The Second City Training Center and iO (formerly Improv Olympic) in Chicago, as well at Just The Funny’s conservatory in Coral Gables. She is a director, actor, multidisciplinary artist and cast member of Just The Funny. On Saturday, August 23rd at 9 p.m., join Flanders and Cheap Trills – Musical […]

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Last of the Neanderthals get reflective in their final moments at Practice

Philadelphia // August 7, 2014

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The décor in Practice right now lies somewhere in that indistinct region between The Jetsons and The Flintstones, featuring an anachronistic, plasticine mix of tapestries, tusks, spears and humanoid parts for the show “Hominine.” Most apparent are the pair of heads stuck to said spears toward one corner of the room. While they supposedly represent […]

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Six stages of live bands at the Down by the Riverside Music Festival

Dance, Macon, Music // August 6, 2014

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  Cemeteries seem like the last place you would go to enjoy live music, vendors and food. However, the Riverside Cemetery and Conservancy, a Knight Arts grantee, has changed that perception for many people. First of all, this is not the only type of fundraiser they have produced to create funds and draw people to […]

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Written all over your face: Inside Allison Bolah’s revealing ‘Tell Me About Your Mother’ film series

St. Paul // August 6, 2014

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Read the title of Allison Bolah’s ongoing video project, “Tell Me About Your Mother,” and you’re bound to think of Freud – of therapists and apron strings that want cutting, the well-worn grooves of habit and personality born in childhood. But Bolah’s not interested in excavating the sins of mothers. Her project consists of a series […]

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“Ghost Opera” a GroundWorks DanceTheater masterpiece

Akron, Dance // August 6, 2014

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Reviews of GroundWorks DanceTheater (a Knight Arts grantee) over the years (my own included) have talked about how the company has created important contemporary dance pieces. Important doesn’t always mean serious, either, for artistic director David Shimotakahara and associate Amy Miller have made some fun and lively dances. This time, however, in setting a work to […]

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World music at Reading Terminal Market

Philadelphia // August 5, 2014

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By Ann Mintz, Reading Terminal Market Reading Terminal Market is a Philadelphia institution with an international flavor. Market merchants offer food from all over the world—Mexican, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and many more. In June, world music complemented the many ethnic cuisines available every day. Traditionally, performances at the Reading Terminal Market take place between noon […]

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Expanding Bragg Jam in Macon, Ga., features bigger bands, ambitions

Macon // August 5, 2014

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By Roger Riddle, Macon-based writer For 15 years, summer in Macon has been synonymous with Bragg Jam, a music festival that uses multiple stages and venues to celebrate the lives of two local musicians, Brax and Tate Bragg. A tragic car accident in 1999 took the lives of the Bragg brothers and left a hole […]

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Exhibit explores Latin influence in American sabor

Miami // August 5, 2014

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The representation of Latin musical influence in American music and pop culture has gone through any number of mutations. At times it has lent a certain panache, such as with Latin jazz, or the smooth sounds of the bossa nova. It’s associated with the ultimate suave dance with the big-band 1950s music of the mambo; […]

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