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Metatation

The Buddhist parable of the worst horse describes four different horses responding to the pain, anticipated or physical, of a whip. From dashing off at the sight of a whip to undergoing several beatings before departing, each horse chooses a…
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My Life in the Concrete Jungle

"I just want to keep it real," director Rhodessa Jones growls as she paces the stage in an Army fatigue jumpsuit and tribal face paint. For the next two hours she and the large, multiethnic cast of powerful women (many…
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Best (and Certainly Coolest) Cultural Figure

Rhodessa Jones is the most gorgeous grandmother you could ever hope to see. Her neck is about a mile long, and smooth as paper. She peers over her high cheekbones at her audiences, her wide mouth set in a hard…
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Night + Day

Wednesday March 18 Blues Jones The woman who first sang "T'ain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do" becomes everyone's business in My Castle's Rockin', Larry Parr's musical theater biography of jazz-blues great Alberta Hunter. Medea Project founder Rhodessa Jones, accompanied live…
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Night+Day

wednesday april 23 Packwood's Predecessor A Northeastern Republican senator is implicated in a sex scandal in Louisiana, but it's not his fault; he went there to clean up some bad business in the Bayou, and was set up in the…
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Aisle Seat

Fantastic Voyage This week, Solo Mio Festival opens with a toast to Idris Ackamoor and Rhodessa Jones, who have powered through 15 years of performance with their company, Cultural Odyssey. The fearsome twosome are presenting a retrospective of their work,…
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Culture, Stage

Aisle Seat

Eastern Standard NEW YORK -- OK, so it's not mass migration, but the number of theater workers who've recently left the bay to work in the City That Never Sleeps is considerable. Or so says a new New Yorker, Bill…
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