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That Lionel Barts Oliver! has huge universal appeal and relevancy today is not in question. Bart crafted his iconic musical from the Dickens classic, drawing on themes of love, kindness, desperation and redemption to circumscribe the [...]
My ears perked up straight when I heard the first energetic hum of the harmonica on the Decemberists sixth album, The King is Dead. Then, as the album progressed, they slouched a little. This must be [...]
Kurtis Blow said it best in his 1979 disco-infused hip-hop classic, Christmas Rappin: Dont you give me all that jive / about things you wrote before I was alive / cause this aint 1823 it [...]
It was in Montreal where I saw Canadian DJ Joel deadmau5 Zimmerman, almost accidentally, behind the mixers at a club while wearing an overgrown mouse head. Once I heard and saw his aurally [...]
The Mead Center for American Theaters choice of Oklahoma! as its inaugural show for its glamorous new theatre complex has been questioned around town for weeks. Ive heard comments ranging from, I cant imagine why they [...]
Named after a movement intent on inciting controversy through progressive art, The Russian Futurists truly disappoint with their tame and mundane The Weights on the Wheels. [...]
Black Dubs debut album makes me think of Kindergarten class when Miss DAgostino dispensed paper plates filled with pieces of dried corn, beads, feathers and construction paper: Heres some glue, now get creative. [...]