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REVIEW: 'Inala: A Zulu Ballet' at Sadler's Wells

Meghan Feeks | Posted 11.19.2014 | Arts
Meghan Feeks

Twenty years of democracy in South Africa is ample reason to celebrate the coming-together of cultures. And that's what Inala, which kicked off a three-week national tour on Wednesday at London's Sadler's Wells, is clearly all about.

Screwing Up

Daniel Menaker | Posted 04.19.2013 | Arts
Daniel Menaker

The Skivvies appeared. They took off all their clothes, except their underwear, which was not minimalistic but pretty revealing. There was a drummer who also took off his clothes. All three were ... well-made.

Paul Simon's Graceland Turns 25 -- Part Four: A Track by Track Review

Michael Giltz | Posted 10.20.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

It's not often pop music can acknowledge the uncertainty of life without succumbing to dread or pomposity. Simon slips in the needle when we're not looking, giving us the comfort of the music even as he details exactly how scared we truly are.

'Graceland' at 25: Paul Simon's Masterpiece Sounds Brand New

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 08.05.2012 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

I was flattered when I was asked to write the introduction to the twenty-fifth anniversary edition of Paul Simon's 'Graceland.' There is music that sticks to you and sustains you and grows with you and pushes you to grow with it. 'Graceland' is all those things, and more.

'Under African Skies': A Documentary Film Review

Zorianna Kit | Posted 07.23.2012 | Entertainment
Zorianna Kit

The documentary pays tribute to the 25th anniversary of Graceland and chronicles Paul Simon's 2011 visit to South Africa since the '80s to reunite with the album's musicians.

CDs Of The Week: Ladysmith Black Mambazo and David Wax Museum

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Album sales may be slower than ever, but there's more great music out there than ever before -- and you can check it out more easily than ever. So eve...