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Culture, Stage Tim Barsky's revival of <i>Bright River</i> feels dated

Tim Barsky's revival of Bright River feels dated

The Bright River is the second Jewish hip-hop production I've seen in the last two months. The first was Stateless, the Dan Wolf–Tommy Shepherd collaboration that had its world premiere at the Jewish Theatre San Francisco in October. Chloe Veltman…
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Calendar, Night&Day Welcome to Paradise

Welcome to Paradise

When Tim Barsky first staged The Bright River: A Mass Transit Tour of the Afterlife in 2004, it was like the act of a drowning man reaching for a sliver of hope. To Barsky, the world had become a negative…
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Culture, Encore

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7 Beggars. I have no idea why Tim Barsky is not a huge household name; he is a megatalent. The Oakland-based Barsky is an unbelievable beatboxer, heartfelt storyteller, poet, flutist, and even a hip-hop harpist. This show is an urban…
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Culture, Stagecap

Tim Barsky's new play, 7 Beggars, leaves us begging for more

I have no idea why Tim Barsky is not a huge household name; he is a megatalent. The Oakland-based Barsky is an unbelievable beatboxer, heartfelt storyteller, poet, flutist, and even a hip-hop harpist. This show is an urban reworking of…
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Calendar, Night&Day Blowing It

Blowing It

It was while dividing his time between school and working a weekly hip-hop open mike in Providence, Rhode Island, that Tim Barsky had his first major artistic epiphany. One frigid January night, when the usual assortment of MCs, b-girls, poets,…
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Culture, Stage Wake-Up Call

Wake-Up Call

Question: How does a grassroots performance artist armed with a flute, a rock-hard diaphragm, and a couple of woolly hats start a fire? Does he a) squander three months of his rent on the services of a publicist, b) spend…
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Culture, Stage

The Bright River

Tim Barsky keeps pushing the limits of what he can accomplish onstage as a hip-hop flutist. A talent for playing not just the flute but also multiple lines of beat-box rhythm through the same chest and mouth may sound a…
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Culture, Stage

Over Nine Waves

Tim Barsky is a "battle flutist." What this involves, mainly, is playing tunes on his flute over a beatbox rhythm from his own lips, tongue, and chest -- sometimes half a dozen lines of melody and rhythm at once. He…
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Calendar, Night&Day

This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

Wednesday, June 18 Many of us girls had a love-hate relationship with our childhood Barbie doll. Though we spent countless hours braiding her hair and dressing her up in perky outfits, secretly we couldn't wait to pull out her flaxen…
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Culture, Stage

Manifest: The Battle of Intergalactic Farces

The improbably named Serene Zloof morphs into a weird array of local characters and transdimensional aliens in her goofily titled solo show. Don't let the willful strangeness fool you: Zloof is a talented actor, so the first half of Manifest…
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Culture, Stage A Chorus Fine

A Chorus Fine

The nice thing about the Shotgun Players' new production of Oedipus Rex is that nobody wears a toga. I hate Greek tragedies with too many people in togas; they remind me of the marble statues that stand around like frozen…
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Culture, Stage

As If in Sleep

The weirdest part of Tim Barsky's one-man storytelling extravaganza is also the best reason to see it: Barsky plays hip hop flute. I am not kidding. He trills minor-toned melodies over a heavy beatbox rhythm with a trick of his…
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