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On Our Radar: April 27, 2017

April 26, 2017 5:00 am0 comments

Cape Cod Festival of Arab & Middle Eastern Cinema Returns The biennial Cape Cod Festival of Arab & Middle Eastern Cinema is back with four days of film in Chatham, Wellfleet, and Provincetown. This year’s festival runs May 4 – 7 and features an opening night reception and screening at [...]

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The Big Bang

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by Steve Desroches The new Miss Gay Massachusetts USofA and Bette Davis have a lot in common. They’re both originally from Lowell and both of them came to Provincetown when they were ingénues, albeit close to a hundred years apart, attracted by the town’s creative legacy and seeking inspiration. And [...]

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Opening Up

April 12, 2017 5:00 am0 comments

Dave Davies on His New Album and Working with Family by Rebecca M. Alvin Dave Davies will forever be connected with the distinct, raw sound he and his fellow bandmates created as The Kinks. The legendary guitarist may always bring to mind amazing rock songs like “You Really Got Me” [...]

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Aurora Australis

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Miss Gay USofA and Cate Blanchett Share the Spotlight by Steve Desroches Since Aurora Sexton won the Miss Gay USofA Pageant in Dallas last May it’s been a year of adventure. As she’s crisscrossed the country performing in big cities and small towns she’s met all kinds of people and [...]

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The Maple Syrup in the Clam Chowder

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by Steve Desroches As technology and tastes continue to change at a rapid pace, so too do our habits. Much has been made about the decline of the movie going public to an actual theater as many chose to watch films from the comfort of their own homes. But at [...]

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Jingle All the Way!

October 26, 2016 5:00 am0 comments

The Holidays on the Outer Cape by Steve Desroches One of the hallmarks of living in New England is how much the rhythms of life change depending on the season, both those that occur with a solstice or equinox, and those that are culturally created. And true to form, Provincetown [...]

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Provincetown and the Queen of Halloween

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by Steve Desroches In the summer of 1977 Cassandra Peterson starred in a disco comedy revue called Mama’s Boys at the Post Office Cabaret, featuring her and seven gay men. For three years the group toured the country landing in Provincetown at a wild and decadent time, much to their [...]

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Scout’s Honor

October 12, 2016 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches One day when Scout Durwood was a teenager a flyer advertising a beauty pageant arrived at her home in Mission Hills, a suburb of Kansas City, just across the border from Missouri. At the time she was a self-proclaimed tomboy with no interest in such things. That [...]

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REVIEW: Operator

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by Rebecca M. Alvin For eternity, we’ve all learned the major conflicts in literature (and theater and film) are man vs. man, man vs. nature, and man vs. self. But more and more, the conflict that has come to the fore is man vs. technology. In Logan Kibens’ new feature [...]

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A Courageous Crusader

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Maria Giese Crashes Hollywood’s Glass Ceiling by Rebecca M. Alvin Maria Giese came into this world surrounded by people who knew the challenges of a creative life, who understood the benefits of community, and had the courage to make change in their respective fields. Her mother is Rachel Brown, a [...]

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