Arts & Entertainment

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Cirque Du Soleil's The Beatles LOVE Show

Once the show begins, "somebody calls you... A girl with kaleidoscope eyes," into a production that's more an evocation of the Beatles, their music and philosophy, than a chronological narrative.

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"Porgy and Bess": Gershwin - You is my man now!

Inspired by a newspaper clipping about a true-life crime, this perennial classic takes place in Charleston's fictionalized Catfish Row .

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A triumphant must-see show about Paul Robeson

Daniel Beaty doesn't miss a beat in his one-man tribute to African American Paul Robeson, the son of a runaway slave who went on to become an actor, activist and Renaissance Man.

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Labor says "NO" to outsourcing of "Draft Day's" music

"Some people think music drops from heaven. But it doesn't. It takes talented union musicians to make music."

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"Floyd Collins": heaps of social commentary on musical stage

One day in late January 1925, while searching out a new entrance to the underground,Floyd Collins  fell into a narrow crawlway, got trapped there, and ultimately died of starvation and exposure on Friday, February 13.

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Did homophobia cut singer, LGBT activist Otep out of metal festival?

It may be no coincidence that the festival's main sponsor is Rockstar Energy Drink, a corporation with ties to a homophobic, conservative political pundit.

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Hugh Masekela: 75th birthday celebration tour

South African trumpeter and activist Hugh Masekela has entertained audiences with his special blend of jazz and world music for over 50 years.

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“Harmony”: A band in Nazi Germany, a powerful, Broadway-ready musical

Besides the theme of harmony itself, another theme of Manilow and Sussman's show is regret: both living with it, and living so as not having to regret.

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Go see Duke Ellington’s sweet, tangy “Queenie Pie”

Ellington was one of the most versatile figures in music of the 20th century, but most people do not know that from the 1930s on,  Ellington worked intermittently, all the way up to his death in 1974, on an opera.

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Poem: “Pete Seeger and Arlo Guthrie at Riverfest, St. Paul, Minnesota"

From "The Death of Communism" (Partisan Press) and reprinted with permission.

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