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Entries by George Heymont from 03/2011

'They Don't Make Movies About Boring People:' Two New Documentaries Tackle AIDS, Government

| Posted 03.08.2011 | Arts

Imagine someone with the bluntness of the George Carlin, the wardrobe of the Kinsey Sicks, and the following of Dame Edna and you'll get an idea of what kind of social catalyst Pieter-Dirk Uys became for South Africans.

Creative Cultural Cross Referencing (How to Link Stephen Sondheim to the Original Siamese Twins)

| Posted 03.10.2011 | Arts

Let's look at two recent events, play a little cultural mashup, and examine the results.

At A.C.T., The Family That Plays Together Doesn't Always Stay Together

| Posted 03.14.2011 | Arts

"Home" is a loaded word. For many people it evokes memories of warmth, nostalgia, safety, and security. For others, the home in which they grew up may...

Follow The Money: Playwrights Tackle The Global Financial Crisis

| Posted 03.17.2011 | Arts

During the 1992 Presidential election, Bill Clinton's campaign team hit on a slogan that was easy to pronounce and just as easy for people to understa...

The Music and Its Message: Songs of Protest and Cultural Identity

| Posted 03.22.2011 | Arts

2011-03-22-ochs.jpg Two thrilling new musical documentaries place great emphasis on the importance of a song's lyrics while paying homage to their creators.

The Best of BOA: Bay One Acts Festival Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary

| Posted 03.28.2011 | Arts

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Medical Documentarians: Putting A Human Face on the Search for a Cure

| Posted 03.29.2011 | Arts

Back in the early 1980s, when AIDS was making its first cruel advances through the population, many of us felt an overwhelming sense of hopelessness a...