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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Theater Review

Acacia Theatre closes out its 30th year with Smoke on the Mountain, a musical filled with traditional hymns and Bible-quoting one-upmanship one Saturday night at the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. Set in rural North Carolina in 1938, Smoke tells the story of the singing Sanders Family, who end up taking over the church service from the well...
Album Reviews
Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Never Cry Another Tear (Universal Motown)

For hardcore fans of New Order and Joy Division, the wait is over—somewhat. Even though the erupting Icelandic volcano postponed Bad Lieutenant’s U.S. tour, the band’s music remains intact. Former New Order lead singer Bernard Sumner stands at the helm, and drummer Stephen Morris plays on a number of...
Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Theater Review

Playwright Horton Foote’s 1953 television play, The Trip to Bountiful, carries strength and beauty in its language. Better known for its 1985 film adaptation (starring Geraldine Page, who won the Best Actress Oscar), Bountiful is not only a place in time and memory, it also serves as a metaphor for the journey of faith and its powers of healing...
Thursday, March 11, 2010

Theater Review

The Wiz had the children in the audience at First Stage Children’s Theater enthralled throughout the show, from the moment Dorothy took to the stage with a real-live Toto in her arms to the finale 90 minutes later when her long, strange trip through Oz brought her full circle...

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