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Articles by: zia.dee

Salacious and Shocking Scandals by the Seashore!

May 5, 2011 6:00 am0 comments

Provincetown in the Tabloids by Steve Desroches With the Stonewall uprising as the determinate marker of time for the LGBT civil rights movement, it seems that anything written in the press prior to June 1969, no matter how veiled or offensive, is deemed significant. And just like the mythology surrounding [...]

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Go To Helltown

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by Steve Desroches  Sometime getting a seat at the table requires a few thrown elbows. As with any community, the art world has its establishment. Getting attention paid to new voices, different perspectives, and unique points of view can be a challenge.  Even with as many as 60 plus galleries, [...]

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All for the Union

April 28, 2011 6:00 am0 comments

Provincetown’s Role in the Civil War by Steve Desroches With today’s nasty political dialogue and contentious red state/blue state politics, it is a wonder anything gets done at all in our republic. Despite these regional and cultural fractures, as each President repeatedly reminds us every January, “the state of the [...]

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Time to be a Poet

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by Steve Desroches Poet T.S. Eliot once wrote, “April is the cruelest month.” That’s especially true for the poetry fellows at the Fine Arts Work Center (FAWC) as at the end of this month, their seven-month fellowships, a time they can completely devote to their work, come to an end. [...]

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REVIEW: The Merry Wives of Windsor

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by Steve Desroches Playful deception, absurdist revenge and true love swirl into a groovy blend in the Provincetown Theater Company’s psychedelic adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor. Written around 1600, the play marked the first time Shakespeare exclusively wrote about his contemporary Elizabethan-era England.  Keeping the original [...]

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Get Your Green On

April 14, 2011 6:00 am0 comments

Appearances:  The Provincetown Green Arts Festival by Rebecca M. Alvin Springtime in Provincetown is festival time. This year, we welcome a new festival to the schedule. Appearances: The Provincetown Green Arts Festival celebrates the intersection of the natural beauty that surrounds us and human creativity in all its forms. Sponsored [...]

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Meklit Hadero Brings the World to Wellfleet

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by Rebecca M. Alvin You could call Meklit Hadero’s genre of music “world music,” but to do so misses the point. Living now, as we do, in a globalized culture, strict categories are passé and the idea of “word music” seems redundant; music is music. Yes, Hadero brings her Ethiopian [...]

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There “She” Is

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By Steve Desroches Ever since Miss America 1984 Vanessa Williams lost her crown over the publication of nude photographs, the Miss America Pageant has been scandal-shy to the point of paranoia. Contestants must sign a contract that says they are of “good moral  character,” and that they have no “criminal [...]

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Chocolate to Soothe the Soul

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by Rebecca M. Alvin Few foods generate as much delight as chocolate. In its nearly 4,000 years of existence, this food has been used for a variety of purposes – for nourishment, for spiritual ritual, and of course, for the pleasure of eating it. Its scent, its flavor, its texture, [...]

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Coo Coo for Cabaret

April 13, 2011 6:00 am0 comments

Life is a cabaret and good old Liza is going wish she was here for CabaretFest, Cape Cod’s only music festival dedicated to celebrating the best in cabaret. Performers from New York, Boston, Providence, and the Cape gather each April for one magical weekend full of fun, music, and surprises. [...]

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