Arts & Entertainment

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“Pleasures of Being Out of Step”: Nat Hentoff, music, politics

Even if its subject is unconventional, "Step" is conventionally crafted, including archival footage and photos, as well as original interviews .

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“We Are the Best!”: Little anarchists start a band

Clearly, "We Are the Best!" is a remembrance of someone's 1982 life on the cusp of womanhood.

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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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