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Calendar, Night&Day Color Swirl

Color Swirl

Imagine it: You see a provocative performance, and it leaves you with questions – maybe even uncomfortably strong opinions you didn't even know you held. By the end of it, you're roiling, and thirsty. At Red, black & GREEN: a…
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Culture, Stage <i>Stateless</i>: More vaudeville than hip-hop

Stateless: More vaudeville than hip-hop

The Jewish love affair with hip-hop — a romance grounded in the art of the Beastie Boys, the High and Mighty, Lyor Cohen, MC Serch, DJ Steinski, and Blood of Abraham, among many, many others — has been thoroughly documented…
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Dance Theater Jail piece '51802' Makes Audience Its Bitch

In her 2005 dance theater piece, One Window, creator/choreographer Erika Chong Shuch explored the positive side of confinement — how limitations can often be empowering, freeing even. Her latest, equally charismatic production takes the opposing view of incarceration in examining…
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Culture, Stage Unchained Melody

Unchained Melody

There's nothing very musical about doing time. There's not much poetry in being stuck in an isolation cell. Yet from Oscar Wilde's The Ballad of Reading Gaol, to Olivier Messiaen's Quatuor pour la Fin du Temps (Quartet for the End…
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Calendar, Night&Day Dramatic Understatement

Dramatic Understatement

Local actor Dan Wolf got an important letter from his grandfather; unfortunately, it had been delayed a little. "I got the letter 15 years after he died," Wolf explained in a recent phone interview. Not one to dwell on the…
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