Monthly Archives: September 2008

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Swing State Strategies

Just got an email from Rachel Chavkin, thought I’d pass along: TEAM performer Frank Boyd and a friend of Frank’s and I went down to South Philly yesterday to volunteer for the Obama campaign and I have to say the experience was unbelievable.  Truly.  The

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Soho to L.I.C. to Philly and Back Again

[I’m tired, I’ll try and add links later!] Okay so Wednesday I headed down to HERE ARTS CENTER to see OH WHAT WAR, Mallory Catlett & Co.’s new multimedia meditation on war from the doughboy’s perspective. The set looks like a WWI trench populated by

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PS122: “The Passion Project”

Photo by Paula Court. A ten-by-ten-foot cube in the middle of a dark room acts as the stage for Reid Farrington’s The Passion Project, a half hour long installation which will run through September 20 at PS122. The cube is defined by hanging ropes (these

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My weekend.

Hello all! First of all, my apologies to Andy who seems to have really missed his writers. I was gone from New York and from the country, with often limited internet access and even more limited access to theater, dance and music events. In any

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Seven Years After

I remember where I was. And here we are, seven years later. No memorial is built at Ground Zero, we’re in an quagmire in Iraq, Al Qaeda is going  strong, the Taliban is back in Afghanistan, the economy is in the toilet, oil prices are

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Last Dance, Clown.

I just heard that our pals at The Foundry are puttin’ on a show! It is called Ugo’s Last Dance and I don’t know anything about it but a friend of mine knows the producer and said it should be cool. Here’s some words from

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Confluxity All Over

I can’t remember if I posted about this already but its way cool, the Conflux Festival Starting September 11th, over one hundred local and international artists will transform New York City streets into a laboratory for exploring the urban environment at the Conflux Festival. Located

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It Hasn’t Always Been This Way

Why So Serious?: Musical Events: The New Yorker Most people are aware that this clockwork routine—reassuringly dependable or drearily predictable, depending on whom you ask—is of recent origin, and that before 1900 concerts assumed a quite different form. It’s always a shock, though, to confront

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Gloria Steinem on Sarah Palin

“Palin: wrong woman, wrong message! Sarah Palin shares nothing but a chromosome with Hillary Clinton. She is Phyllis Schlafly, only younger.” read the article here. Also, Palin’s -and Giuliani’s – incredibly stupid remarks about Community Organizers have sparked a small backlash and a blog which,

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Pittsburgh Explodes onto the Scene

Kudos to Pittsburgh -and I’m assuming the inimitable Ben Harrison had a lot to do with this – for their upcoming Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts. I wish I had a travel budget and could go see this – it has a great and fascinating

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Remember and Relive

According to the NY TIMES For the Brain, Remembering Is Like Reliving: Experts said the study had all but closed the case: For the brain, remembering is a lot like doing (at least in the short term, as the research says nothing about more distant

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Philly Weekend Two

This is a quick trip. Last night I got into town and saw Jerome Bel’s Pichet Klunchun and Myself which I didn’t get to see in NYC. It was just a wonderful and everyone said, really fantastic. And it was in a relatively intimate space