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Jan
22
2018

2017 Year in Review: Music

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What were they thinking? Singer Dianne Reeves gave a performance at City Recital Hall that became the arena-rock version of jazz, with extended singalongs and massed phone lights waving in the air. She already had us eating out of her palm by doing what she does so well, so why stoop to that? By contrast […]

Jan
20
2018

Feeling Guilt in Trumptopia

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I went with no expectations. Thirty-seven years as a critic does that to you. You absorb music or theatre not on your terms, but on that of the musicians, composers, actors, directors, designers and playwrights. The latter’s was my hat this time, and the destination was Washington DC, where Scena Theatre was mounting the world […]