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REVIEW: Cosmos: Space. Time. Splash of Cran.

August 31, 2016 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches BenDeLaCreme is the science teacher you wish you had. As she looks out into the vast expanse that is our universe she sees amongst the floating celestial bodies an endless array of cocktail options. Just like Comedy Central’s Drunk History, BenDeLaCreme’s new show Cosmos: Space. Time. Splash [...]

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REVIEW: The Sound of Wings by Zoe Lewis

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by Rebecca M. Alvin Fans of local musician Zoe Lewis know the charm and joy of her voice. Even when she sings ballads with sorrowful lyrics, this quality shines through, lending an eternal optimism to her music. In her latest release The Sound of Wings, which came out earlier this [...]

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Prince Hanalei Crowns a Queen

August 24, 2016 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches When Dina Jacobs was a growing up in Honolulu she would walk with her mother to Dykes Market, a small grocery store owned by a Japanese family. Attached was Dykes Tavern, a local bar that also had entertainment. One particular day a poster in the window advertising [...]

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Waiting For Franco

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by Steve Desroches It seems like every writer’s dream: write a critically acclaimed memoir receiving the respect of your peers and the literary world, and then Hollywood comes knocking with a check to buy the rights for a film adaptation. And it is a good thing. It’s something writer Stephen [...]

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Politics, Pageantry, and Puppets

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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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REVIEW: The River

August 17, 2016 5:00 am0 comments

by Rebecca M. Alvin Jez Butterworth’s The River moves gently from scene to scene culminating in a place you barely had time to suspect he was taking you. We begin in a cabin in the English countryside where a man (Robert Kropf) and a woman (Brenda Withers) are planning their [...]

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Loving Life

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Melissa Manchester Makes Her Provincetown Debut by Steve Desroches The Academy Award-winning 2013 documentary Twenty Feet From Stardom gave the world a glimpse into the lives and history of being a backup singer in the world of popular music. And in that film Bruce Springsteen says that for a backup [...]

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What Would Joan Do?

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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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Ani Difranco: The Connection

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by Jeannette de Beauvoir Ani DiFranco remembers a trip she took to Burma. “I had nothing in common with these people,” she recalls. “I was a privileged American, and these were people who had been imprisoned, tortured, and who were still fighting for democracy. People in refugee camps, women’s shelters… [...]

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