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Articles by: zia.dee

It’s Provincetown Restaurant Week!

May 19, 2011 7:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches Provincetown Restaurant Week and the Gallery Stroll includes 25 restaurants across town as well as over 30 galleries showcasing what Provincetown does best – food and art. On May 20th, participating restaurants will offer a fixed-price three-course dinner at $25 or $35. With both ferries in service [...]

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Doorway to the Past, Doorway to the Future

May 12, 2011 7:00 am0 comments

Wellfleet Preservation Hall Opens its Fabled Doors By Steve Desroches These kind of stories just don’t happen anymore, or at least it seems that way: A beloved historic building is in danger of being demolished and the townspeople gather to save it. In the movies, they might be pitted against [...]

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Bernstein’s Controversial MASS

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by Steve Desroches Former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy commissioned Leonard Bernstein to compose a piece to be performed at the opening of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. On September 8, 1971, MASS premiered there and immediately became a lightning rod of controversy for [...]

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Celebrate Maritime Days on the Outer Cape

May 5, 2011 6:00 am0 comments

Jutting out into the northern Atlantic, Cape Cod has a rich and fascinating maritime heritage. For the 18th year, the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce is presenting Maritime Days, a month-long, Capewide celebration of our maritime history. The month of May is packed with a long list of entertaining, educational, [...]

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Salacious and Shocking Scandals by the Seashore!

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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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