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Tuesdays with James and his Stories

September 6, 2017 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches James Judd is in his hotel room in Columbus, Ohio. The stand-out storyteller on NPR’s hit show Snap Judgment has a show at the Davidson Theatre with the nearly 1,000-seat venue sold out. After all, between live broadcasts and podcasts Snap Judgment has about 5 million listeners, [...]

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REVIEW: Unitard: Tard Core

August 30, 2017 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches The pen is mightier than the sword, but nothing conquers vocal cords. And when it comes to the most effective method of attack it’s best to lunge with comedy. It’s hard to ignore the palpable tension and anxiety in the air that has only increased since Election [...]

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It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World!

August 23, 2017 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches The two opera stars take a deep breath and step forward in unison to the lip of the stage. The full house settles down after finishing a mid-show standing ovation for the previous performance by the towering opera diva who is now joined on stage by her [...]

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The Voice of Lea DeLaria

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by Rebecca M. Alvin If there’s one thing you can say about Lea DeLaria, it’s that she has got a voice. Whether it is her outspoken political commentary on Twitter, her in-your-face comedy, or the exceptional jazz she sings—or all of that combined— she has never been one to hold [...]

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REVIEW: Trixie Mattel: Now With Moving Parts

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by Steve Desroches If the Federal Bureau of Investigation needs new recruits it should look no further than fans of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Almost immediately after Sasha Velour was crowned America’s Next Drag Superstar the subject of fan blogs and social media posts turned to who would be on season [...]

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First Things First

August 16, 2017 2:56 pm0 comments

Bob The Drag Queen Enters Provincetown Purse First by Steve Desroches After watching the first season of RuPaul’s Drag Race in 2009 Christopher Caldwell began his life in drag. Watching that first crop of queens, like Tammie Brown, Nina Flowers, and the winner BeBe Zahara Benet inspired him. Like a [...]

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A Poem in Images

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Bringing Bergman’s Persona to the Harbor Stage by Rebecca M. Alvin In recent times, it has become increasingly common for films to find their way from the big screen to the stage. Usually, they are made into musicals, with most of the original qualities of the movie disappearing into the [...]

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A Head Above the Rest

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by Steve Desroches It’s been the summer of Salome. The scandalous Oscar Wilde play opened at the Provincetown Theater for a spring run, but the response to this decadent tale of seduction and murder was so incredible that it returned in July and continues to sizzle through the dog days [...]

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The Road Home

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by Steve Desroches Beth Malone first came to Provincetown a bit by chance back in 1990. She’d never heard of it. Neither had her girlfriend, now wife. They were on Cape Cod visiting a friend who worked at the Chatham Squire, the popular pub on Main Street of the white-picket [...]

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The Clock Strikes Twelve

August 9, 2017 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches The idea came out of New York. Actor and singer Sam Bolen thought of a story about a romance between two men, one a singer and the other a songwriter. Though they only existed in a fog of imagination, the characters knocked on the edges of his [...]

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