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Articles by: zia.dee

REVIEW: The Way Way Back

July 24, 2013 7:00 am0 comments

by Rebecca M. Alvin Watching Nat Faxon and Jim Rash’s new film The Way Way Back, I had a flashback. Something about the awkward teen hero Duncan (Liam James), his attraction to goofball father-figure Owen (Sam Rockwell), and the atmosphere of summer created by its setting in a water park, [...]

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Basic Black

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The comedy and theater of Lewis Black by Steve Desroches Perhaps there is no greater theme for a farce than love and marriage and no better setting for comedic chaos than a wedding. Family dramas, cold feet, bridezillas, drunk best men, and a jilted ex crying, “It should have been [...]

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Woo! Woo! I’m Getting Married! Bachelorette Parties and the Gay Bar Phenomenon

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by Steve Desroches They’re hard to miss: A group of young women, often decked out in feather boas and tiaras, wearing Mardi Gras beads or carrying inflatable penises, traveling down Commercial Street with shouts of “Woo! Woo!” In the middle is a woman wearing a bride’s veil or, in some [...]

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REVIEW: The Billingsgate Project

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By Rebecca M. Alvin This year the town of Wellfleet is celebrating its 250th anniversary. And with that, there are all sorts of special events centered on looking back at the history of the town. One such event is the production of an original play by Brenda Withers, a founding [...]

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REVIEW: Kate Clinton’s Sis-Boom-Bah Tour

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by Jeannette de Beauvoir She’s been spending her summers in Provincetown for over 25 years and still Kate Clinton gets the most rousing of welcomes when she steps onto the stage for this year’s Sis-Boom-Bah Tour. The audience is a disparate group: locals who wouldn’t miss a show, curious tourists, [...]

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REVIEW: Forever Blonde

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by Guy Wolf Forever Blonde is a celebration of song, dance, pop culture, and of course, famous blondes. The hour-long show is sure to please audiences of all age groups with comedy, live vocals, stylized dance numbers, and really attractive people in both lavish and skimpy costumes. The show begins [...]

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The Adventure of Art: The Work of Robert Henry

July 17, 2013 7:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches In Robert Henry’s painting “Biker in the Woods” a man sits on a motorcycle. The image is created with bold colors and a combination of various brush strokes, adding both a genteel and harsh quality to this psychedelic-infused echo of Easy Rider. There’s a story there. Actually, [...]

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Readers’ Delight

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The Digital Revolution Brings Provincetown Authors to the World by Steve Desroches Surrounded by shelves of books at the Provincetown Public Library, Laura Shabott and Richard Pepitone are hard at work on an addition to the realm of publishing and storytelling. While the general concepts of grammar, form, and good [...]

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Wellfleet’s Pearl on the Pier

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by Gillian Drake Pearl is a quintessential summer seaside restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere, equally perfect for when you’ve just come off the beach or are planning a romantic night out. Located in a spacious wooden building situated at the corner of Commercial Street and Kendrick Avenue, right on Wellfleet [...]

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The Mic Drop Heard Round the World: Audra McDonald Comes to Provincetown

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by Steve Desroches At the end of the closing number of this year’s Tony Awards, Broadway superstar Audra McDonald dropped the mic in a playful bit of bravado, much in the manner of a rap star or President Obama after he “Slow Jams the News” on Late Night with Jimmy [...]

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