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Feb
5
2017

Susan Gai Dowling Trio

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Hotel Blue, February 4 7.5/10 It’s no coincidence that the 1920s and the 1960s gave us a swag of the last century’s best songs: these were the two most culturally revolutionary decades, sharing a mad optimistic energy that the world could be changed for the better. In the ’20s, of course, it was a reaction […]

Jan
31
2017

Sex, Lynch and Video Games

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City Recital Hall, January 19 8.5/10 Here was a genuinely audacious piece of festival programming. Canadian composer Nicole Lizee leaves you wondering whether you have just witnessed pop culture being turned into high art, or vice versa. The answer, of course, is that the line has been obliterated. Also a turntablist and electronics wiz, Lizee […]

Jan
28
2017

1967: Music in the Key of Yes

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Concert Hall, January 17 7.5/10 The 1967 referendum was merely a start, but it remains loaded with symbolism. Now, as its fiftieth anniversary approaches and the mood for further change – even a treaty – is in the air, this performance exuded a healthy optimism as it celebrated in song that belated starting-point for constitutional […]

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