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Articles by: zia.dee

A Night in the Bomb Shelter

August 14, 2013 7:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches There’s a young boy in the second row. He must be about 11 years old, maybe 12, sitting in between his two mothers.  He looks back and forth between his parents looking for some silent permission that it is indeed okay to hoot and holler as the [...]

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The History of Wellfleet: By Land, Sea…and Screen

August 7, 2013 7:00 am0 comments

by Don Wilding According to Wampanoag legend, “In the beginning there was nothing but sea-water. Kehteam reached down to the bottom of the sea, took a grain of sand, and of that made the earth.” Both the land and the sea play prominently in Wellfleet’s history, dating back the 250 [...]

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Off the Charts! The Life and Times of Dina Martina

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by Steve Desroches It’s the last day of July and the weather is gorgeous with the late afternoon sky turning shades of pink, purple, and maybe just a hint of aubergine.  Commercial Street is jam packed: children licking ice cream cones, a group smiling, attractive young people on their bicycles [...]

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REVIEW: Daisy Crockett, Frontiersperson!

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or Be Sure You’re Right, Then Go Ahead by Rebecca M. Alvin Several years ago, I reviewed the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater’s WHAT for Kids production of Daisy Crockett, Frontiersperson! for another publication. And now, I had the pleasure of revisiting it for Provincetown Magazine, in its latest run in [...]

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Who’s Your Daddy? Alec Mapa Comes to Town Hall

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by Steve Desroches In the old cartoons a baby’s arrival was signaled by the flight of the stork carrying a newborn in either blue or pink blanket to deliver the child to two white suburban parents, the father smoking a pipe and the wife wearing an apron cooking a pie.  [...]

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Top of the Town Dining at The Pointe

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by Rebecca M. Alvin High atop a hill on Bradford Street, the Crowne Pointe Historic Inn and Spas sits overlooking the town. The Inn includes six buildings, including a beautifully restored sea captain’s mansion that now houses The Pointe, a restaurant that manages to offer both a fine dining menu [...]

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Hey! Hey! Let’s Get Gay! ‘Cause The Stuff is Here!

July 31, 2013 7:00 am0 comments

Speakeasy Night with Zoe Lewis and the Bootleggers by Steve Desroches The club is swinging tonight. A man in a red fez is plucking away on the bass while Peter Magic sings “Mack the Knife” holding on to the Electro-Voice model microphone. The crowd seated on plush couches, chairs here [...]

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The Shante Effect

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Life After Ru Paul’s Drag Race by Steve Desroches Drag has long been a part of American culture, even if the general public never realized it. From vaudeville to Milton Berle and Flip Wilson to the Harvard undergrads giving out the Hasty Pudding Awards each year, there is something about [...]

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Washed Ashore

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by Jeannette de Beauvoir There is an organic, natural feel to Paul Bowen’s wooden sculptures, and for good reason. “I’ve seldom walked into a lumber yard to buy supplies,” the artist laughs. He has always been interested in material with a history—wood he has scavenged that was once part of [...]

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Family Week is Theater Week for Kids

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by Jeannette de Beauvoir        The big-tent circus may not be in town, but the circus arts are alive and well here during Family Week. That’s the theme for part of the children’s programming offered by Payomet Performing Arts Center at the Provincetown Theater from August 1-10. Guy [...]

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