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05.28.2012 | | Posted at 08:20 AM

Uprooted and the importance of human connection

By Russ Bickerstaff
  The big challenge of any stage drama is essentially the  same. The  characters need to connect up with the audience in a way that is strong enough to create a deep and powerful empathy with the story. From a certain point of view, everything else is secondary to that. Some dramas take a while to let that empathy sink-in. Caleen Sinnette Jennings' Hair, Nails & Dress finds a way to  make th...
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts continued its diverse offering of performances by touring and regional groups with last Saturday's “Broadway Today!,” a show that deserved more than a single performance. The show's lackluster title...
05.17.2012 | | Posted at 03:31 PM

Uprooted Stages World Premiere of a piece by Caleen Sinnette Jennings

By Russ Bickerstaff
  The theatre year continues to transition from the standard season to the summer as Uprooted stages its latest. Caleen Sinnette Jennings; Hair, Nails & Dress makes its debut here. A longtime professor at American University in Washington D.C., Jennings has had work published and staged both adult works and children's fare.  She'd received a $10,000 grant from the Kennedy Center for her work.�...
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
There's a new place in town to channel our inner “bombshell.” Pin Up (1224 E. Brady St.), a blow-dry bar and eye boutique that is the latest creation of Leroy Buth, is a “whole different animal” than Halo Hair Spa, Buth's endeavor across the street...
Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011

Today @ Marcus Center, 1 and 6:30 p.m.

One of the earliest rock musicals, James Rado, Gerome Ragni and Galt MacDermotâeuro;™s 1967 counter-cultural celebration Hair remains one of the most popular. Set to songs like âeuro;œAquariusâeuro; and âeuro;œLet the Sun Shine In,âeuro; the story follows...
Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011

Today @ Marcus Center, 2 and 8 p.m.

One of the earliest rock musicals, James Rado, Gerome Ragni and Galt MacDermot’s 1967 counter-cultural celebration Hair remains one of the most popular. Set to songs like “Aquarius” and “Let the Sun Shine In,” the story follows...
Friday, Feb. 25, 2011

Tonight @ Marcus Center, 8 p.m.

One of the earliest rock musicals, James Rado, Gerome Ragni and Galt MacDermot’s 1967 counter-cultural celebration Hair remains one of the most popular. Set to songs like “Aquarius” and “Let the Sun Shine In,” the story follows...
Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011

Tonight @ Marcus Center, 7:30 p.m.

One of the earliest rock musicals, James Rado, Gerome Ragni and Galt MacDermot’s 1967 counter-cultural celebration Hair remains one of the most popular. Set to songs like “Aquarius” and “Let the Sun Shine In,” the story follows...
02.22.2011 | | Posted at 01:05 PM

Touring Broadway show raises money for non-profit group

By Russ Bickerstaff
Life is difficult enough for people entering their teens. As difficult as it might seem for most people, the pressures of suddenly expanding quasi-adulthood must be extremely difficult for kids entering adolescence with serious chronic diseases. Local non-profit CHOIR Stars�looks to give these kids some creative direction through instruction in the arts. With programs in art. Dance, music, theat...
Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011

Tonight @ Marcus Center, 7:30 p.m.

One of the earliest rock musicals, James Rado, Gerome Ragni and Galt MacDermot’s 1967 counter-cultural celebration Hair remains one of the most popular. Set to songs like “Aquarius” and “Let the Sun Shine In,” the story follows...

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