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There Is Opera; there Is Opera Light, and Opera Without Walls

John M. Eger | Posted 08.14.2015 | Arts
John M. Eger

Rising ticket prices, declining attendance, lack of sufficient philanthropic contributions and an aging and dying patron base all contribute to the Opera, and for that matter, many performing arts organizations.

9 Movies To Get You Through The Dark Days After Divorce

James J. Sexton | Posted 08.13.2015 | Divorce
James J. Sexton

Divorce can be an isolating experience. Especially when those around you haven't been through it themselves. They can try to comfort you and say the right things, but sometimes you need someone who knows what it's like, who's been through it. Someone like my old pal Holly...wood.

Club De Cuervos Is Netflix's Freshest New Series of the Year

Xaque Gruber | Posted 08.10.2015 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Netflix's brand new series is not only this summer's most binge-worthy delight, but should be applauded as a game changer in the burgeoning world of globally-designed entertainment.

"The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey:" A 21st-Century Play for a 21st-Century Audience

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 08.06.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

His sensitivity and thoughtfulness contrasted my first impression of him from a few days before, when he primarily portrayed a gruff detective from the Jersey Shore in his one-man show at the Westside Theatre.

Pause and Leave Your Drama Behind

Rachael O'Meara | Posted 08.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rachael O'Meara

"Leave Yo Drama with Yo Mamma." -- Unknown "I can't believe he's late again!" "How was I supposed to know?" "It's not fair!...

United in Laughter: Syria's Untold Story

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 07.28.2015 | World
Chaker Khazaal

The most influential works of art are those that connect people on a personal level. An artistic expression with powerful social or political symbolism can unite us by resonating with the thoughts, ideas, and emotions of our society.

CBS Loves Geniuses

Rick Rosner | Posted 07.15.2015 | Entertainment
Rick Rosner

CBS has more shows about geniuses than any other network ever -- forensic and detective shows, threat-of-the-week shows, The Big Bang Theory -- at least a dozen programs, dwarfing the number of CBS shows about idiots (Big Brother).

These Three New Series Depict LGBTQ Lives

Anita Dolce Vita | Posted 07.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Anita Dolce Vita

Dyke Central, Eden's Garden, and Brothers are three new web series that are providing viewers a more diverse glimpse into the lives of LGBTQ individuals. I sat down with the creators of all three to learn more about the inspiration behind and future of these promising series.

The Science Of Drama: Same Old Stories

Robert Orlando | Posted 07.14.2015 | Entertainment
Robert Orlando

Next to religion, movie making (screen writing) suffers the most from audience mystification. While no one can pinpoint the initial spark of inspira...

Stage Door: Awake and Sing

Fern Siegel | Posted 07.14.2015 | Arts
Fern Siegel

One of Clifford Odets' masterpieces, Awake and Sing, a sprawling drama about the travails of a 1930s lower-middle class Jewish family in the Bronx, is now off-Broadway at the Public Theater. And it's always a good choice.

Relationship ROI: What Are Your Friendships Really Costing You?

Cy Wakeman | Posted 07.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Cy Wakeman

So how do you determine whether or not these individuals are adding to your quality of life? Believe it or not, the true value of a relationship can be quantified using this simple equation:

You Only Live Once... And Life Is Long

Sarah Burkhart | Posted 07.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sarah Burkhart

My career path up to this point can be best described as... tangly. After four years spent earning my BS in mechanical engineering, I joined the ranks...

Drama in the Wild Rhodope Mountains: Natterings From Northern Greece on the Looney Front, Part 3

Mike Arkus | Posted 06.22.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

No, not psycho-drama, nor social drama, but a town in Macedonia at the foot of the Rhodope Mountains about an hour by bus from Kavala -- thus called not for any Thespian reason but apparently shortened from its classical name Hydrama meaning rich in water, which it indeed is.

Women In The Performing Arts: Cathy McNeela

Mary Anna Dennard | Posted 06.18.2015 | College
Mary Anna Dennard

This is the second to last entry in my series, Women In The Performing Arts. Cathy McNeela is the director of the musical theatre degree on the beautiful campus of Elon University. She has built a dynamic performing arts program "with a heart." Another example of a power house female college theatre educator.

Sean Pomposello On Photography And Writing

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 06.18.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

All Photographs (c) Sean Pomposello Sean Pomposello attracted my attention because he is both a photographer and a writer - like me! The lines betwe...

Tired Lately? It May Have Nothing to Do With You

Danielle Vaughn | Posted 06.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Danielle Vaughn

The vampires are out, have you been bitten? Not Dracula or the teens with six pack abs from Twilight, I'm referring to the vampires that you and I co...

Not Your Mother's James Baldwin

Chase Quinn | Posted 06.09.2015 | Black Voices
Chase Quinn

A collage of song, multi-media and narrative poetry, Notes of a Native Song is as much an ode to the prolific artist and author of the essay Notes of a Native Son, as it is a critique of the canonization of Baldwin's work and the sterilization of his public image.

Women In The Performing Arts: Karen Kohlhaas

Mary Anna Dennard | Posted 06.05.2015 | Entertainment
Mary Anna Dennard

As I enter the home stretch of my series, Women In The Performing Arts, I am struck by the enormous and diverse talents of these remarkable women and the difference they are making in the lives of young artists.

Reach Your Highest Potential By Checking Your Ego At the Door

Cy Wakeman | Posted 05.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Cy Wakeman

Releasing instead of feeding the ego will be painful at first. But a bad day for the ego is a great day for the soul and self-growth, so don't be afraid to go there. Here's how we can begin to move past it to reach our fullest potential and live happy.

The Secret Language of Hotel Staff Is Your New Vacation Entertainment

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 05.19.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

A short glossary of the behind-the-scenes lingo used by bellhops, cleaning staff and concierge at your favorite hotels.

Women in the Performing Arts: Lyn Cramer

Mary Anna Dennard | Posted 05.15.2015 | College
Mary Anna Dennard

This week, in my series, Women in the Performing Arts, I am spotlighting University of Oklahoma faculty member Lyn Cramer, who generously and remarkably took time out from her wedding weekend in Taos to answer my questions.

A Curious Incident

Dan Rockmore | Posted 05.14.2015 | Arts
Dan Rockmore

The most curious moment in the math-riddled Broadway hit The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has nothing to do with the dog.

Women in the Performing Arts: Barbara Mackenzie-Wood

Mary Anna Dennard | Posted 05.08.2015 | College
Mary Anna Dennard

During this Spring and Summer, I am spotlighting a handful of remarkable women educators in college theatre in my blog series entitled, Women In The Performing Arts.

Jenny Packham Unveils Autumn/Winter 2015 Collection

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 06.25.2015 | Style
Lauren Kruczyk

A red carpet favorite, Packham is known for her impeccably detailed, ultra feminine gowns. Fans of the British designer include Charlize Theron, Angelina Jolie, Kate Winslet, Taylor Swift and Rihanna. Kate Middleton may be her biggest fan of all, often sporting custom-made gowns by Packham.

A Queer Movie That Doesn't Lead With Its Queer Foot

Sarah Beauchamp | Posted 06.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Sarah Beauchamp

While the film doesn't revolve around sexuality, through the character of Shirin, Akhavan sheds light on an otherwise underrepresented group of people. "No one believes in bisexuality," Akhavan says.