We’ve all heard of that mythical Match.com couple—some of us have even met one or two—that fell in like at first “wink” and in love at first meeting. Though all too often it’s the horror stories that garner more attention: the sweetheart that turns into a stalker or the self-professed “casual dater” who’s actually on […]
Archives for July 23, 2012
The Faustian bargain, or “Deal with the Devil”, is often used to explain virtuoso musical talent, and none looms larger in American lore than the fabled deal struck between Satan and legendary Delta bluesman Robert Johnson at a moonlit Mississippi crossroads.
Daydreams is a tap-infused journey through time brought to stage by NYC-based company “The Call Me Crazy Dancers”. Mixing the choreographic and lyrical talents of John Curtis and Amy Smith, along with an ambitious blend of ballet, swing, modern and tap by the company’s dancers, Daydreams proves whimsical and engaging, even in its roughest moments.
Suspense and intrigue reign supreme at the Unexpected Stage Company’s summer offering of two one-act plays. In some ways, pairing The Dumb Waiter, an early work of Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter, with Trifles, first performed in 1916 and based on a real life murder trial, seems curious and incongruous and in other ways perfectly natural. […]
Paul Gonsalves holds a place in the pantheon of jazz artist heroes for the brilliant performance he gave at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1956. Fortunately it was recorded and is immortalized in what has become Duke Ellington’s best-selling album of all time, Ellington At Newport 1956.
“Known fabulist” or not, Mike Daisey is an incredible storyteller. Despite the still simmering controversy over fact manipulation and hyperbole discovered in previous incarnations of his smash monologue The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, Daisey has reappeared on the Woolly Mammoth Stage, chastened yet still near the peak of his powers. And Mike […]
Making Love Legal is funny, ambitious in its plot twists, and concludes the way comedies are supposed to Hint: there’s a ceremony in the final scene focused on two people in love.