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Queer Across The Years

September 7, 2016 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches A lot can happen in a decade. We chronicle our lives by them, be it culture, politics, or personal histories. The Eighties were the “Me” decade while the Roaring Twenties and Swinging Sixties really need no explanation. So when two musicians and performers born ten years apart [...]

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REVIEW: Why Drag? by Magnus Hastings

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by Steve Desroches Will drag ever go mainstream? While it’s been a fixture in the culture of Provincetown in one way or another for close to a century now, the idea of men reveling in femininity still elicits strong reactions in a variety of ways. But most of all it [...]

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REVIEW: Buyer & Cellar

August 31, 2016 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches The story told in Jonathan Tolins’ hilarious comedy Buyer & Cellar is fiction.  The audience knows that, as it’s stated in the opening few lines of the play. What is true is that Barbra Streisand has a replica of an old time shopping mall in the basement [...]

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Shock and Awe

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Karen Finley Returns to Provincetown by Steve Desroches Karen Finley captures rage and grace with a resonance that registers on the Richter scale. The artist and writer is perhaps best known as one of the NEA Four and from the free speech debates of the early 1990s. But as time [...]

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REVIEW: Alabama Story

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by Rebecca M. Alvin Shortly after she died in 2000, Emily Wheelock Reed was awarded the American Library Association’s Freedom to Read Award, an annual award given to those who have made extraordinary efforts at protecting intellectual freedoms. But in 1959, the ALA was nowhere to be found, declining to [...]

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

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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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