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Music, All Shook Down

From John Cage to Thom Yorke, Via Pootie Tang: The Sounds of Silence

By now you've probably heard, or heard about, 2 Minute Silence, the charity single "recorded" by an incredibly grizzled-looking Thom Yorke, along with Bryan Ferry, Mark Ronson, David Cameron and a few others, for the U.K.'s Remembrance Day earlier this…
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Calendar, Night&Day Everything But Thine …

Everything But Thine …

Pericles is not one of the oft-produced plays in the Shakespeare canon. It has a dingy reputation compared to some of his other works, and scholars argue that parts of it weren’t even written by the Bard. Whoever did write…
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Calendar, Night&Day Waiter, There's a Cultural Icon In My Sanctuary

Waiter, There's a Cultural Icon In My Sanctuary

When local filmmaker Paul Festa set out to document thirty-one listeners' reactions to a ten-minute piece of monumental religious organ music by French composer, organist, and self-proclaimed ornithologist Olivier Messiaen, it's probably safe to say that he never expected to…
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Culture, Stage Hatchet Job

Hatchet Job

Titus Andronicus is a terrible play. So terrible, in fact, that some commentators have suggested that the creative force behind Hamlet and King Lear never penned the drama at all, or that if Shakespeare was indeed responsible for the gruesome…
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Culture, Stage

Hamlet in Wonderland

No one has actually said this -- at least no one official -- but I'll go out on a limb and guess that Ophelia, Gertrude, Claudius, Rosencrantz, and Guildenstern in Karin Coonrod's current production of Hamlet are dressed as characters…
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