Shock Jock

Blue Barn is ‘On The Air’ with Talk Radio at Downtown Space Talk Radio struck a timely chord when it was a Pulitzer-nominated play. It seems even more timely 22 years later as it opens at the Blue Barn’s Downtown Space. Then America had shock jocks like Howard Stern and liberal voices such as Alan […]

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Long Time Coming

Lovely, Still enjoys wide release When Martin Landau spins anecdotes about icons he’s worked with during a celebrated acting career, it is a Who’s Who of Hollywood. James Dean, Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Joe Mankiewicz, Sidney Poitier, Steve McQueen, Jeff Bridges, Francis Ford Coppola, Angelica Huston, Claire Bloom, Woody Allen, Johnny […]

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Back Beat

* Not really sure what happened to September, but as I write this I’m being dragged kicking and screaming into October. I do love October, so full of colorful leaves, thick sweaters, pumpkins and warm, spiked beverages — I just don’t appreciate the time warp. Ah well, when in October, I suppose … Dundee’s 1020 […]

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Style Savvy

It has always been a firm belief of mine that models should be seen and not heard. Partly because them talking has often historically ended in catastrophe. Think: Naomi Campbell’s cell phone assaults or the now infamous Helena Christensen interview circa 1994 where she felt the need to incessantly rant about the importance of vegetarianism […]

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Retribution Gospel Choir

Sept. 29 Retribution Gospel Choir Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St., 9 p.m., $10, myspace.com/retributiongospelchoir With an upbeat, yet melodic and psychedelic medley, Retribution Gospel Choir adds to the ingenious consistency of great bands released by Sub Pop Records over the last three decades. With songs like “Hide It Away” and “Working Hard,” the three-piece outfit […]

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Aetherplough presents Full Circle

Sept. 25 Aetherplough presents Full Circle Metropolitan Community College, 32nd and Sorensen Pkwy. Sacred Hoop Prayer Garden, 4-10 p.m., $10, aetherplough.com As the leaves start to turn vibrant hues of orange, yellow and red, the autumn equilux sets in just a few days after the autumn equinox. “Equilux” simply means “equal light” and to commemorate […]

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Almost Paradise

Footloose song and dance shines at Playhouse Let’s begin with an important admission. I am all but culturally illiterate when it comes to ’80s cinema and its legacy. Having spent that decade knee-deep in raising kids, my world was one of diaper changes, school activities, Scouts and youth sports. When we did go to movies, […]

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