The Voice of an Era

April 20, 2016 11:46 am0 comments

Little Anthony & The Imperials perform at Town Hall by Rebecca M. Alvin       If there’s one thing that gets Little Anthony upset, it’s the constant reference to his 60+ year body of work with Little Anthony & The Imperials as “doo wop.” The term actually originated in [...]

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Mondays at the Mews

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Coffeehouse Celebrates 25 Years by Steve Desroches  It was a quiet Monday night with nothing particularly remarkable about the weather or news about town for a winter evening.  The open mic Coffeehouse at the Mews was about to begin. Singer-songwriters from around the Cape signed up to present new work [...]

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The Music Men of Provincetown

October 28, 2015 6:00 am0 comments

by Rebecca M. Alvin John Thomas is a busy man. Chatting over a coffee at Far Land Provisions, Thomas admits his interests as a musician are wide, varied, and unbound. Thomas directs and performs in the popular weekly Sunday Music @ 5 from May through mid-October at the Unitarian Universalist [...]

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The Youngest King

October 14, 2015 2:00 pm0 comments

by Jeannette de Beauvoir One of the first things you notice about Claudette King is how nice she is. She chats, she laughs, she asks questions of her interviewer. This isn’t a typical diva, though her performances may earn her that title: she’s down-to-earth and enormously positive. And she’ll be [...]

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REVIEW: The Zombies: Still Got That Hunger and the Odessey and Oracle Live Tour

September 30, 2015 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches This October it’s an especially good time to be a fan of the British rock band The Zombies. A new studio album titled Still Got That Hunger comes out on the ninth and this weekend, The Zombies come to Provincetown Town Hall as part of their Odessey [...]

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From Forever to Right Now

September 23, 2015 11:42 am0 comments

A Lovefest Cabaret at Tin Pan Alley by Steve Desroches Last December, Alexandra Foucard and her partner Patricia were strolling around town looking for a place to have dinner and settled upon Tin Pan Alley. On that chilly night Jim Brosseau was playing the piano, filling the restaurant with warmth [...]

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Language and Love and the Music of Mexico in the Work of Tennessee Williams by Rebecca M. Alvin Tennessee Williams is of course renowned for his rich, lyrical language. In fact, music was an essential element of his work that is reflected in the language. Of course, having written seminal [...]

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The Best for Last – Vanessa Williams Closes Broadway@ Town Hall Series

September 2, 2015 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches In the “Chica and the Man” episode of the sitcom Ugly Betty, Vanessa Williams’ character, fashion magazine editor Wilhelmina Slater, discovers that a drag queen is impersonating her under the name Wilheldiva Hater, and she is not having it.  The litigious Slater goes downtown to the drag [...]

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Bring It On Home

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Blind Boy Paxton Takes to the Payomet Stage by Rebecca M. Alvin When you first hear the music of Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton, your mind conjures up the image of a 1920s bluesman or of a banjo player sitting on a southern porch on a hot day in July, circa [...]

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These Boots Are Made for Stardom: Billy Porter Comes to Provincetown

August 12, 2015 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches When Hairspray became a stage musical, John Waters said he was happy because as high school drama clubs began to do the show, the big girl would always get the lead—the ultimate outsider getting the spotlight. And as American theater continues to create characters celebrated for being [...]

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