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The Lady Organist and the Tramp 

Wednesday, Dec 23 2009
"The Little Tramp" is undoubtedly the stage name of some burlesque performer by now. But this New Year's Eve, the Goth cathedral screens three short films by the original proprietor of that sobriquet, Charlie Chaplin. Not only are you looking at The Cure (drunk goes to spa, creates havoc), The Immigrant (tempest-tossed arrives in U.S., creates havoc), and The Adventurer (con escapes from prison, saves lady and baby), but also at "Quintessential Chaplin," Dorothy Papadakos accompanies them. The church's huge Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ is the only magnificent beast of its kind west of Chicago, and Papadakos knows how to tickle it til it roars. Because it is what Charlie would do, and 'tis the season, bring a new hat, scarf, or sock, or a can of food to donate.
Thu., Dec. 31, 7 & 10 p.m., 2009

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