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Politics, Pageantry, and Puppets

August 24, 2016 5:00 am0 comments

by Rebecca M. Alvin To see Bread and Puppet perform is the only way to truly understand what separates it from other performances. Intrinsically tied to politics, yet never didactic, dogmatic, or dull; extraordinary puppets made from ordinary objects and papier-mâché; depth and complexity married to the primitive, visceral response that [...]

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Conjuring Cher: A Conversation with Bob Mackie

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by Steve Desroches Sitting on the porch of the Anchor Inn famed fashion designer Bob Mackie glances out on to Commercial Street one August morning just as it starts to get busy with bikers whizzing by, delivery trucks making their way out of town, and a few people strolling home [...]

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What Would Joan Do?

August 17, 2016 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches Joe Posa first met Joan Rivers about 10 years ago in the kitchen of a hotel in Houston, Texas. Oh, and he was dressed in drag as her at the time. He’d been hired to portray the silver-tongued comedian at a corporate event, and unbeknownst to him [...]

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REVIEW: Judy Gold

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by Steve Desroches Standup comedians are the bravest people in the world. Well, soldiers fighting on the front lines are braver. And, well, so too are first responders who run toward danger. And then people who deal with major adversity everyday of their lives are braver, too. Okay, so there [...]

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REVIEW: Dina Martina

August 10, 2016 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches These are confusing, troubling times. When did being mean and ignorant become an attribute? How is it that people who have no discernible talents other than being rich and whiny have become the celebrities of our times? And how did someone who acts like Mussolini as a [...]

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A Kiss On The Lips

August 3, 2016 5:00 am0 comments

Lypsinka Returns to Provincetown by Steve Desroches  Undoubtedly one of the biggest and brightest stars to come out of the 1990s drag boom in New York is the one and only Lypsinka. She is the creation of John Epperson, a native of the small, rural town of Hazlehurst, Mississippi, who [...]

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REVIEW: P-town Male Call

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by Steve Desroches In 1958 a tabloid magazine named Man’s Conquest wrote a salacious story about Provincetown with the headline “The Resort That Sex Built.” Before Stonewall, before Helen Gurley Brown’s Sex and the Single Girl, before the pill, before Deep Throat, Provincetown was an early hot spot for the [...]

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REVIEW: A Little White Music

July 27, 2016 10:47 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches What do Anne Murray, Taylor Swift, the Carpenters, and Olivia Newton John have in common? They’re all white, and so is their music. And not that there’s anything wrong with that to paraphrase a Seinfeldian term, but in our culture, well “white music” is hardly a compliment. [...]

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REVIEW: The Calamari Sisters’ Sausagefest

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by Steve Desroches The Madeira Room at the Sage Inn and Lounge looks ready to host the Feast of San Gennaro as the Calamari Sisters return to Provincetown sharing their near carnal love for meat in their new show The Calamari Sisters’ Sausagefest.  The loveable duo of Carmela and Delphine [...]

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REVIEW : Kate Clinton’s Wake Up Call

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by Jeannette de Beauvoir You don’t have to guess what Kate Clinton’s going to be talking about during this surreal election year, but that doesn’t affect the anticipation around how she’ll articulate people’s fears and concerns. And her current show doesn’t disappoint. It might be gallows humor, but it’s much-needed [...]

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