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Meet the Director and Cast of Prince George’s Little Theatre’s ‘Once Upon a Mattress’: Part 3: Linda Swann and John Shackleford

In Part 3 of a series of interviews with the director and cast of Prince George’s Little Theatre’s Once Upon a Mattress, meet Linda Swann and John Shackleford. Joel: Tell our readers where they may have seen you on local stages. Linda: I was last onstage as the Queen in 2nd Star’s Cinderella. I just love being royalty, what […]

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‘The Two Gentlemen of Verona’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company

What’s not to like about Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s presentation of The Two Gentlemen of Verona? The playwright has had some good reviews. So, too, has the show’s director/choreographer Sally Boyett, the company’s producing artistic director. Get thee to this merriment-now! The cast is terrific, and there are no quibbles about their environment, thanks to the results […]

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Standout CDs of Three Rising Classical Artists: Einav Yarden, Yevgeny Kutik, and Danielle Talamantes

Debut recordings by emerging classical performers face enormous challenges. There’s the issue of finding unique material or a unique voice after so much music has been recorded so many times. And just to get these projects done, there’s a huge financing and marketing challenge in the rapidly changing music industry. Three of the artists I’ve […]

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‘The Kronos Quartet 40th Anniversary’ at Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center by Bev Fleisher

I never expect less than the finest performances from the the Kronos Quartet. The Quartet presented yet another outstanding demonstration of their virtuosity at Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland last night. The program featured the East Coast Premiere of String Quartet No. 6 by Philip Glass. The piece was co-commissioned […]

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