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    Breakfast of Champions - A snort with your coffee, Scotch for lunch, and other Bogosian obsessions at the Sol Theatre

    To many, modern art is all about provocation. That was the case with gonzo journalist and novelist Hunter S. Thompson, whose booze- and drug-fueled rants were the stuff of popular legend for decades before he committed suicide last week. Trailing alo...

    by Ronald Mangravite on February 24, 2005
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    Current Stage Shows

    Action: Mad Cat Theatre Company's new production of this Sam Shepard one-act play has a lot going on: screaming and chair-throwing, fish-filleting on stage, what looks like a Pollo Tropical chicken passing for a Christmas turkey, lots of drooly finge...

    on February 24, 2005
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    Current Art Shows

    Andrew Wyeth: American Master: Now an octogenarian and as committed to his mtier as ever, Wyeth continues to work prolifically at a high level of skill and artistic resonance. His show at the Boca Museum must be seen. It spans a 60-year career, begi...

    on February 24, 2005
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    Maugham-y Dearest - The Constant Wife still slashes and burns in the satiric tradition of Wilde and Swift

    With plays, as with people, old does not necessarily mean stale. Such is decidedly the case with The Constant Wife, now at the Coconut Grove Playhouse. This drawing-room comedy from 1926 comes across with a lot more bite than most of the trendy but e...

    by Ronald Mangravite on February 17, 2005
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    Unanswered Questions - Is Sam Shepard bogus? Why stage this play?

    It might have worked. Mad Cat Theatre Company's new production of Sam Shepard's Action, a one-act play passing for a full evening of theater, has a lot going on: screaming and chair-throwing, fish-filleting onstage, what looks like a Pollo Tropical...

    by OCTAVIO ROCA on February 17, 2005
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    Current Stage Shows

    Clarence Darrow's Last Trial: It's a trial all right. Shirley Lauro's new play takes a long time to bring to life the minor last chapter of a major life in law. There is certainly nothing wrong with Rafael de Acha's production or with his cast, which...

    on February 17, 2005
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    Going It Alone Andrew Wyeth neverliked crowds, especially art-world crowds BY FRANKLIN EINSPRUCH

    Essayists have spilled copious puddles of ink regarding Andrew Wyeth's relationship, or lack thereof, to art history. But bottom line -- he is his own man. Now an octogenarian and as committed to his mtier as ever, he continues to work prolifically ...

    by Franklin Einspruch on February 17, 2005
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    Current Art Shows

    Animal Xing: Joshua Levine's viscerally mutated animal sculptures are fiercely contemporary and relevant, dynamic figures resulting (in concept) from the conflation of biology and technology. Starting with taxidermic models of squirrels and beavers, ...

    on February 17, 2005
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    Good Evening, Heartache - Billie Holiday self-destructs on the M Ensemble stage

    It takes no time at all to get into the swing of the M Ensemble's latest production, a revival of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill. To one side of a small stage swathed in red velvet, a trio of jazz veterans in porkpie hats are laying down some smoo...

    by Ronald Mangravite on February 10, 2005
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    Current Stage Shows

    Clarence Darrow's Last Trial: It's a trial all right. Shirley Lauro's new play takes a long time to bring to life the minor last chapter of a major life in law. There is certainly nothing wrong with Rafael de Acha's production or with his cast, which...

    on February 10, 2005
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    Through New Eyes - The experience of travel as self-discovery

    Don't be afraid. Really, there's nothing to worry about. Take a moment to breathe, alone. Only the individual can discover the true human spirit. Out of fear, most people shield themselves by hiding amid their communities, something Herman Hesse desc...

    by Omar Sommereyns on February 10, 2005
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    Current Art Shows

    Animal Xing: Joshua Levine's viscerally mutated animal sculptures are fiercely contemporary and relevant, dynamic figures resulting (in concept) from the conflation of biology and technology. Starting with taxidermic models of squirrels and beavers, ...

    on February 10, 2005
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    Where's the Bang? - The Florida Stage leaves its audience waiting for the fireworks to begin

    What's going on at Florida Stage? After establishing a reputation for presenting provocative, substantial new plays, the award-winning Manalapan company has recently swerved toward a series of pleasant but dramatically insipid works. The latest in th...

    by Ronald Mangravite on February 3, 2005
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    Unhappy in Love - The unraveling of a marriage is a dreary thing to behold

    You know there's trouble brewing when you get this bit of conversation between husband and wife: "How was your day?" "I wish you wouldn't talk to me like that." This snippy exchange in The Retreat from Moscow acts as prologue to the pathetic ...

    by OCTAVIO ROCA on February 3, 2005
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    Current Stage Shows

    Clarence Darrow's Last Trial: It's a trial all right. Shirley Lauro's new play takes a long time to bring to life the minor last chapter of a major life in law. There is certainly nothing wrong with Rafael de Acha's production or with his cast, which...

    on February 3, 2005
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    Please Be Seated - When artists design chairs, comfort isn't always a high priority

    The chair figured as a central allegory in Plato's legendary Theory of Forms. Marcel Proust once observed there was something unique about this piece of furniture that elicited people's temperament. In Artificial Paradises, French poet Charles Baudel...

    by Alfredo Triff on February 3, 2005
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    Current Art Shows

    Animal Xing: Joshua Levine's viscerally mutated animal sculptures are fiercely contemporary and relevant, dynamic figures resulting (in concept) from the conflation of biology and technology. Starting with taxidermic models of squirrels and beavers, ...

    on February 3, 2005
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    The Head in the Oven - Paul Alexander's play about Sylvia Plath blames the poet's death mostly on her husband

    American poet Sylvia Plath has long been a hallowed, haunted figure in American literary culture. Dead at 30 in 1963, a presumed suicide, Plath had a short career, but her intense, dense poetry and harrowing private life have made her the ultimate po...

    by Ronald Mangravite on January 27, 2005
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    EloquenceLost - A gripping story about a great orator shouldn't be a bore

    It's a trial all right. Now on stage at the New Theatre, Shirley Lauro's Clarence Darrow's Last Trial takes a long time to bring to life the minor last chapter of a major life in law. The play actually had a snazzy buzz before its world premiere in...

    by OCTAVIO ROCA on January 27, 2005
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    Attuned to Tunes - Four singers, five musicians, eighteen lovely songs

    Four voices sing in beautiful harmony about hope, dreams, and the dilemma of happiness in Songs for a New World, a musical revue that meshes gospel, R&B, and jazz into eighteen heartfelt melodies of surprising emotional depth. As poignant and deftl...

    by DAN HUDAK on January 27, 2005
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