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Articles by: zia.dee

The Monroe Doctrine

July 26, 2017 2:18 pm0 comments

How Jimmy James Took America, and the Central African Republic, By Storm by Steve Desroches On an impossibly beautiful and scorching summer day Jimmy James is all smiles. His show History Repeating sold out the night before. His smile brightens again and he let’s out a satisfied sigh. He’d been [...]

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We’ve Got The Beat!

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A Q&A with Jackie Beat The rumors are as a legendary as the queen herself. The savagely funny Jackie Beat beat it out of Provincetown so fast she left a spray of salt water taffy wrappers and glitter that was visible across the bay in Plymouth! It’s perhaps the best [...]

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REVIEW: Anna Christie

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by Rebecca M. Alvin If the prospect of seeing a Eugene O’Neill drama in Provincetown in July seems a bit intense for a summer activity, you may miss out on an incredibly authentic experience that is actually very Provincetown. The Provincetown Dramatic Arts production of O’Neill’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Anna Christie [...]

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Passing it On

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A Youth Art Exhibit by Jeannette de Beauvoir Hannah Capra didn’t necessarily see herself as an artist, though “from the time I was a child I always had a pencil or paintbrush in my hand. One of my older sisters, Sarah, is an artist, and she would always paint and [...]

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REVIEW: The Colony of the Cats

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by Rebecca M. Alvin Every year, Stephen L. Russell creates theater for children that doesn’t talk down to them, that entertains them as well as their parents, and that often combines traditional folk tales with modern references, mildly political undercurrents, and a bit of a Marx Brothers sensibility. This year [...]

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A Complete Portrait

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by Steve Desroches As an artist Deborah Martin explores the themes of isolation, home, and memory. Living in the desert town of Sky Valley, California, she’s painted the Salton Sea and the community that surrounds the inland body of water that is shrinking due to continual drought and the increased [...]

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The National Legion of Decency Rates This Show “O” for Morally Offensive

July 19, 2017 1:29 pm0 comments

by Steve Desroches Often when cultural histories are told it seems that great creative capitals like New York, Los Angeles, and Nashville receive almost all of the credit for producing the most influential movements, genres, and stars of the great works of our time. Even the underground, which eventually bubbles [...]

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In The Temple of Drag

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by Steve Desroches RuPaul’s Drag Race is no doubt a major cultural phenomenon, taking an art form long kept underground and on the fringes to a larger audience than ever before, if not right into the mainstream. A recent cover story in Entertainment Weekly, skits referencing the show on Saturday [...]

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On the Couch

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by Rebecca M. Alvin When John Markus came up with the idea for The Empaths, which will have its world premiere at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater (WHAT) this week, he was engaged in the process of online dating. “I have been single for 7 years on and off and I [...]

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A Pathfinder Finds His Way Home

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by Jeannette de Beauvoir After nearly a century, some of Karl Knaths’ early work has finally found its way home, and the Bakker Gallery is sharing it with Provincetown. “A good client of ours—who studied with Knaths—discovered an unpacked crate of his drawings in her barn that had remained unopened [...]

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