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Calendar, Night&Day Poetry in Motion

Poetry in Motion

On the surface, the artistic mediums of dance and poetry are unlikely bedfellows. Sure, the Greeks of yore performed poetic works. And there was the Broadway musical Cats, based on works by T.S. Eliot. But by and large, these two…
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Calendar, Night&Day A Smoking Opera

A Smoking Opera

The story of the Crucible is a bit like an urban fairy tale. In 1999, it opened its first class with a paltry $1,750 grant and staged the earliest Fire Arts Festival. From that magic seed grew more than 40…
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Music, Bouncer

Bad kissers and Palm Pilot porn: another night out at Elbo Room

Do you believe in fate? Or is fate something we ascribe after a significant event happens to us? One month ago my friend walked into a bookstore to sell some books and met the love of her life. Stuff like…
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Culture, Stage

Scattering Poems All Through the Night

Word for Word normally stages short stories. The troupe once tried a novel (well, one chapter) with brilliant success, but so far it has avoided poems. The rules of its game involve mounting a work of literature without changing a…
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Final Exit

Anyone inclined to codify the principles that prop up the bloated enigma that is Urge Overkill should look no further than "Empire Builder," from the band's 1990 Americruiser LP. Beginning as a cryptic ode to the Protestant work ethic as…
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