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Culture, The Exhibitionist Harry Shearer Talks About Tearing Down the Army Corps of Engineers in <i>The Big Uneasy</i>

Harry Shearer Talks About Tearing Down the Army Corps of Engineers in The Big Uneasy

The actor, musician, voice artist, radio host, and writer Harry Shearer adds documentarian to his exhaustive CV with The Big Uneasy, a film about the levee failures that caused widespread destruction in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Unlike…
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Calendar, Night&Day Building It Out

Building It Out

Written and directed by New Orleans resident Harry Shearer, The Big Uneasy illustrates in detail what many folks intuited or pieced together from news reports and other documentaries — that the disastrous, deadly effects of Hurricane Katrina were not a…
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Music, All Shook Down Last Night: "Unwigged and Unplugged" at the Paramount Theatre

Last Night: "Unwigged and Unplugged" at the Paramount Theatre

Unwigged and UnpluggedParamount TheatreApril 22, 2009Better than: Well, maybe a little better than watching Anvil! The Story of Anvil. But you should still see that movie, too. The concept behind "Unwigged and Unplugged" is a straightforward one. Christopher Guest, Michael…
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Music, Hear This Spinal Tap "Unwigged and Unplugged"

Spinal Tap "Unwigged and Unplugged"

True story: Years ago, this writer ran smack into comedians Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, and Harry Shearer in an East Village bar, holding court in character as Spinal Tap's Nigel Tufnel, David St. Hubbins, and Derek Smalls. It was a…
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Calendar, Night&Day Secrets and Satire

Secrets and Satire

Two of the nation's favorite pastimes — listening to other people's secrets and ridiculing everything — find a temporary home tonight as Frank Warren and Harry Shearer give back-to-back readings. Warren's A Lifetime of Secrets: A PostSecret Book began as…
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Calendar, See/Be Seen Do the Twist

Do the Twist

FRI-SAT 12/17-18 It's that time of year again -- children's eyes glaze over with excitement, the smell of gingerbread fills the air, and you can't walk into a coffee shop without hearing yet another version of "Jingle Bells." If you're…
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Culture, Stuff Break Like the <i>Wind</i>

Break Like the Wind

They were loud once, deafeningly so--and dumbingly so, if such a thing is possible. They wore skins of leather stuffed with cucumbers of foil, towered over dwarves who danced around a Stonehenge made of pebbles, sang about women who fit…
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Culture, Stuff Shearer Delight

Shearer Delight

There is no good place to begin with Harry Shearer, because he doesn't sit still long enough to allow one the chance to focus. He is a blur, forever in motion--on his way to the radio station, on his way…
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