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Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010

Theater Review

The great South African actor Andre Huguenet (Kenneth Albers) is dying of unimportance, a classical performer at the end of his career. But the lessons he teaches the playwright (David Daniel) in Athol Fugard’s Exits and Entrances, which opened Tuesday at American Players Theatre’s Touchstone Theatre, are some of the most meaningful that the young man...
Album Reviews
Monday, Aug. 16, 2010

Cabbage (Lost Again Records)

Cabbage furthers the Celtic quintet’s absorption of multiple influences, including rock, bluegrass, Jamaican, African and Middle Eastern music, but its strongest cuts remain its firmly Gaelic instrumental rave-ups (“Blind Monkey,” “Jimmy’s Bucket” and “Crazy Eyes McGullicuddy”). Part of the Titanic house band’s...
Music Feature
Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010
Melissa Etheridge’s heart beats with a courage and conviction unmatched by most performers. But the musician’s greatest strength may be her ability to look within and embrace herself as she is, something that has given her a unique niche in the traditionally male-dominated rock ’n’ roll landscape. Such courage lies at the heart of Fearless Love...
Theater
Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Theater Review

A tree swing without the tree, a large patchwork textile drape done in earth tones and one enormously talented performer were all it took to bring to life American Players Theatre’s most moving and compelling play of the season. Actor Colleen Madden and Director C. Michael Wright teamed together once again to bring Pamela Gien’s The Syringa Tree to APT’s Touchstone...
Album Reviews
Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Imagine Project (Hancock Records/RED)

Imagine a jazz CD by piano virtuoso Herbie Hancock that isn’t entirely—or, in this case, even primarily—instrumental and you’ll have a sense of where The Imagine Project is going. But it takes repeated listening to understand how far the 70-year-old Hancock has pushed the jazz genre...
Theater
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
The trials and tribulations of the Hubbard family occupy Another Part of the Forest, American Players Theatre’s fourth seasonal offering, which opened on a suitably steamy, damp Saturday night. Love and honor are in short supply in Lillian Hellman’s Southern Gothic tale, which takes place in post-Civil War Alabama. At times it’s anyone’s guess...
Theater
Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Theater Review

Alas, poor Bertram (Matt Schwader). Sent to make his way in the court of France’s king (Jonathan Smoots) by his widowed mother, the Countess of Rossillion (Tracy Michelle Arnold), young Bertram thinks this is his way to escape the clutches of Helena (Ally Carey), a comely physician’s daughter who pines for his troth...

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