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Morena Duwe

Boogie With Friends at Woogie Weekend

Morena Duwe | July 1, 2016 | Arts
From the famed event production group, the Do Lab, comes the second annual Woogie Weekend taking place at Oak Canyon Park in Silverado from July 8th-10th. The little sister of the larger and longer-running, Lightning in a Bottle, Woogie Weekend takes you back...
Egyptian Streets

Adele's Egypt-Inspired Dress Sparks Cultural Appropriation Controversy

Egyptian Streets | July 1, 2016 | Arts
By: Enas El Masry Adele at the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury wearing a Siwa-inspired dress (via Chloe's Facebook page). In a hype of entertainment news coverage that spurred from the 45th annual Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts in Somerset, England, English...
Hoyt Hilsman

Actors Equity's Plan to Kill LA Theater

Hoyt Hilsman | July 1, 2016 | Arts
Actors Equity is trying to kill Los Angeles theater. Sounds outrageous, right? Why would a union that represents more than 50,000 stage actors and stage managers around the country want to destroy a thriving center of American theater? Here's a bit of...
Lita Barrie

Marc Fichou's Playful Installation At Chimento Contemporary

Lita Barrie | July 1, 2016 | Arts
Marc Fichou is a French-born, L.A. based artist who consciously defies categorization. This playful defiance makes Fichou a free spirit in the art world who refuses to be limited by restrictive definitions of what it means to be an artist.
Francis Levy

Diasporic Dining: Should You Put Your Napkin In Your Lap?

Francis Levy | July 1, 2016 | Arts
Should you put your napkin in your lap? You might also ask, did the mountain come to Muhammad? There are those who believe in manners which may go back to famous theoreticians of cooking like Escoffier or derive from the kind...
Lionel Rolfe

We Are An Inferior And Superior Beast

Lionel Rolfe | July 1, 2016 | Arts
Cousin Kron Menuhin, a rural kingpin Lionel Rolfe, Kron's citified cousin, speaking from the streets. Photo by Gary Leonard I know of someone who had almost nothing to recommend him. You wouldn't really want me to...
Francis Levy

Diasporic Dining: Remember Schrafft's?

Francis Levy | June 30, 2016 | Arts
Remember Schraffts and Longchamps. Remember the Madison Delicatessen, Ratners, Gitlitz's and Tip Toe Inn. (the once elegant deli that was a fixture on the Upper West Side during the 50's and which was recreated for an episode of Mad Men). And...
David Finkle

First Nighter: London's Impressive "Macbeth," "The Taming of the Shrew," Charlene James's "Cuttin' It," Daniel Evans's Sizzling "Show Boat"

David Finkle | June 30, 2016 | Arts
London--Emma Rice, formerly the joint artistic director of the superb Kneehigh company, is now the Globe Theatre artistic director and offering her first season after the departure of Dominic Dromgoole, who succeeded Mark Rylance. Judged by the productions of Macbeth and The Taming of the Shrew, she's happy to encourage...
Courtney M. Soliday

Joyce Carol Oates, Ben Arthur, Ted Leo Answer To Joe's Pub

Courtney M. Soliday | June 30, 2016 | Arts
JOE'S PUB, NEW YORK - On June 27th, Joyce Carol Oates, Ben Arthur and Ted Leo hit the stage for the one-night-only engagement, "Joyce Carol Oates: Answer Songs featuring Ben Arthur & Ted Leo." "Right now the mother is about to confront the daughter about the bruises that...
Quora

Three Things You Didn't Know About The History Of Photography

Quora | June 29, 2016 | Arts
What are some of the most interesting things about the history of photography? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Sarah Meister, Curator, Department of Photography, MoMA, on Quora....
Charles Karel Bouley

Friends, Lovers, Legends King And Goffin Classic Duo, Classic Theatre In Biographical Musical 'Beautiful'

Charles Karel Bouley | June 29, 2016 | Los Angeles
This Los Angeles opening night was the conquering of Hollywood Blvd. and the Pantages Theatre by a musical over six decades in the making: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical now through July 17th at the Hollywood Pantages.
Bustle

How To Get Better At Saying No

Bustle | June 29, 2016 | Women
With these suggestions in mind, your schedule will stay just that: Yours. You won't ever have to do outings and activities you don't want to.
Frank Browning

Maps To Time, Water & War

Frank Browning | July 1, 2016 | Arts
Etniopian Bamboo Water Collector Warka Water, Ethiopia, Architecture and Vision © Architecture & Vision To reside. To inhabit. For most people the two words are synonyms. Not so, argues geographer Michel Lussault. The two terms have really nothing to do...
Thane Rosenbaum

Theater Of War -- And Everything Else

Thane Rosenbaum | June 29, 2016 | Arts
When Doerries puts on a show, a Greek chorus from the heavens sings praise of the scale of his ambition, and well, yes... hubris. He has taken the very same Greek dramatists that have inspired the culture wars and the politics of identity, and redeployed them in the service of public health.
Timothy N. Welbeck, Esq.

Brooklyn's Finest

Timothy N. Welbeck, Esq. | June 29, 2016 | Entertainment
In the twelve years since 800 people piled into a cramped parking lot in Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival has grown into one of the most respected festivals in the nation.
Ben Evans

Chris Bathgate in the Les Cheneaux Islands

Ben Evans | June 29, 2016 | Arts
In September 2015, Fogged Clarity flew 15 musicians and poets to an island in Michigan's Upper Peninsula to film a series of short performance films. The aim of the series, The Les Cheneaux Sessions, was to celebrate being, creativity, and collaboration amidst a secluded landscape of sun-stitched cedars, turquoise bays, and open skies inked with cormorants.
Meghan McDonald

What I Learned From Sharing My Guitar in Nashville, Asheville

Meghan McDonald | June 29, 2016 | Arts
I was first asked to hand over my guitar on Nashville's John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge. The temperature was in the upper 90s, and Music City was flooded with tens of thousands of country lovers crossing the bridge from lower Broadway to Nissan Stadium for the Country Music Association Music Festival earlier this month.
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Nychos Slays In New York: IKONS Revealed As Never Before

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | June 29, 2016 | Arts
"Scientists, psychologists, surgeons ... in the end we're all driven by a similar curiosity." This month has been a whirlwind in New York for an Austrian street artist/fine artist/illustrator named Nychos, and he's made quite the iconic impression. Anchored by a show that opened last weekend of canvasses and illustrations...
The University of Central Florida Forum

University Theatres Should Open People's Eyes to New Ideas

The University of Central Florida Forum | June 29, 2016 | Arts
By Heather Gibson UCF Forum columnist Content guides and advisories, which list all of the parts of a production that a viewer might find offensive, are becoming commonplace with theatre companies. I initially had mixed thoughts about providing one for Theatre UCF productions. While I do believe that customers...
Edward Goldman

Three Books, Three Ladies On My Nightstand

Edward Goldman | June 28, 2016 | Arts
For some mysterious reason, three dramatically different books ended up on my nightstand -- three books written by three authors, all of them women. Over the past few weeks, these books and these ladies kept me happy and intrigued night after night. ...
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