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Spine: Hip-Hop, Flow, and ‘How We Got On’

When I think of Hip-Hop my imagination immediately flies to urban America, to a gritty, “tougher than leather” New York City filled with N.W.A, LL Cool J, and of course Public Enemy (#1). When I think of Rap, I think of Hip-Hop as well, but also consider something much older, perhaps even as old as […]

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‘How We Got On’ at Forum Theatre

How We Got On, a brilliant new play from Forum Theatre by playwright Idris Goodwin, tells the story of three kids in 1988 who fall in love with rap and hip hop and set out to make a record together. Or How We Got On tells the story of the first few black and Latino […]

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Comtemporary American Theater Festival (CATF): ‘Uncanny Valley’

We are definitely a culture acraze with technology. I-Phones are only on the lower end of the spectrum: we have virtual realities, simulated sports, robotic housecleaners, robotic warehouse workers, and all sorts of artificial intelligences waiting to assist us to drive, calculate, think, believe, do. In other words, it is no longer difficult for most of us to imagine […]

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‘Pocket Opera x2: ‘The Spirits & The Heart’ at The In Series by Jessica Vaughan

The In Series has launched another unique and intimate production of two very different operas, Puccini’s Le Villi [The Spirits] and Heart of Madrid, which explores the zarzuela or light opera tradition of Spain. Le Villi was Giacomo Puccini’s first opera. Ferdinando Fortuna wrote the libretto. It is a one-act opera-ballet he originally submitted to a competition. He didn’t win, but […]

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