They Know They Can Do It

Nearly two decades after the New York drag-night documentary Paris Is Burning pushed the Vogue beyond Harlem ballrooms, Madonna’s favorite dance form has once…

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Medicine for Melancholy

“How do you define yourself?” It’s not until its third act that Medicine for Melancholy’s lead male character explicitly asks the question at the…

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Rock and Historical Roles

Just as it lurks in the bay, often behind a wall of fog, Alcatraz lurks in most Bay Area residents’ minds as a legend…

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Medicine for Melancholy

“How do you define yourself?” It’s not until its third act that Medicine for Melancholy’s lead male character explicitly asks the question at the…

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Blues States

The operative word here is “verbatim”: The Word for Word theater company performs short stories that way. In this case, the company takes on…

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Harry Belafonte, Patriot

From the outset of his recording career, Harry Belafonte took a stand. He refused to appear in the segregated South, vocally and financially supported…

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