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    Adhesive 44: Fulfilling art writer John Berger's prediction that museums of the future would ultimately disappear and be replaced by personal arrangements of reproductions and printed ephemera, Brazilian artist Jac Leirner unpacks her decalcomania at...

    on August 26, 2004
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    Fascinating S.O.B. - Blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo was an American original By RONALD MANGRAVITE

    He was called, among other things, fascinating, abrasive, wise, vain, ruthless, tenderhearted, indefatigable, and contentious. His wife once commented: "How glad I am that I married this crazy man instead of some dull son of a bitch." Such was the im...

    on August 19, 2004
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    Call It Dead Serious - And call it seriously funny, too

    Nicky Silver is one twisted playwright, and his Raised in Captivity is too much. Now on stage at PS 742 in the heart of Little Havana, the deadly serious, seriously funny black comedy begins at a funeral: After years of not seeing each other, Sebasti...

    by OCTAVIO ROCA on August 19, 2004
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    Current Art Shows

    Adhesive 44: Fulfilling art writer John Berger's prediction that museums of the future would ultimately disappear and be replaced by personal arrangements of reproductions and printed ephemera, Brazilian artist Jac Leirner unpacks her dec...

    on August 19, 2004
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    Current Stage Shows

    Betty's Summer Vacation: To playwright Christopher Durang, hell is psycho roommates screwing up your seaside holiday. That's the freakish situation in Betty's Summer Vacation, a comedy of menace that is receiving a first-rate staging from Miami's Mad...

    on August 12, 2004
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    She Loves Bugs - Montse Guilln's experiments with insects and art

    According to artist Jack Bowman, performance art entails the following: It must be brief, unprecedented, and relevant. It involves an audience with taste (smell and sounds). It should occupy the environment with specific objects and actions for a spe...

    by Alfredo Triff on August 12, 2004
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    Current Art Shows

    All You Can Eat: The works here tend to blind with their glittery, luxe surfaces, but featured artists Sue Irion, Gavin Perry, and Mette Tommerup aren't really engaged in an activation of surfaces in a traditional manner. Sporting glossy, protective ...

    on August 12, 2004
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    U.S. of Scapegoat - America gets blamed for just about everything in the Sol's new production

    Americans can't seem to agree on much these days, but all must allow that these are tense, restless times. War, terrorism, a divided electorate, and a widespread debate about the nation's purpose are everyday subjects on television, in newspapers, an...

    by Ronald Mangravite on August 5, 2004
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    Current Stage Shows

    Betty's Summer Vacation: To playwright Christopher Durang, hell is psycho roommates screwing up your seaside holiday. That's the freakish situation in Betty's Summer Vacation, a comedy of menace that is receiving a first-rate staging from Miami's Mad...

    on August 5, 2004
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    The Case for Critics - There must be more than simple judgments of good or bad

    Though critics have been the witnesses, commentators, and archivists of modern art's important achievements, they remain dubious figures who can be found "roaming through culture, looking for prey," as aphorist Mason Cooley once said. Regardless of...

    by Alfredo Triff on August 5, 2004
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    Current Art Shows

    All You Can Eat: The works here tend to blind with their glittery, luxe surfaces, but featured artists Sue Irion, Gavin Perry, and Mette Tommerup aren't really engaged in an activation of surfaces in a traditional manner. Sporting glossy, protective ...

    on August 5, 2004
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    All That Glitters - For these three artists, bright, shiny surfaces also have depth

    Perhaps this exhibition at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood would be more aptly titled "Brave New World." I kept thinking of soma, the addictive pleasure drug in Aldous Huxley's dystopic narrative. The consumption referred to by curator Sama...

    by Michelle Weinberg on July 29, 2004
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    A Mad Mad Mad Cat World - Betty's Summer Vacation is wild and woolly, but it seems to last way past Labor Day

    "Hell is other people," Jean Paul Sartre once opined. To Christopher Durang, hell is psycho roommates screwing up your seaside holiday. That's the freakish situation in Betty's Summer Vacation, Durang's comedy of menace that is receiving a first-rate...

    by Ronald Mangravite on July 29, 2004
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    Current Art Shows

    Drawing Conclusions 2: Curated by Nina Arias, this show features the work of more than twenty locals, most from the Rocket Projects stable. Arias curated the first installment of "Drawing Conclusions" during the inaugural Art Basel, but quickly dismi...

    on July 29, 2004
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    Current Stage Shows

    Heaven Help Us! The Swingin' New Rat Pack Musical: This toe-tapping world premiere about God sending the Rat Pack back to Vegas to help a suicidal lounge owner is stylishly presented, with the terrific cast belting out some great tunes -- some 29 hit...

    on July 29, 2004
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    Triple Vision - Summer doldrums? Not with these three local shows

    A weblike charcoal-and-gouache drawing in "Beyond Havana: Intersecting Time and Place" at the Bettcher Gallery clues you in that artist Nereida Garcia Ferraz is picking up strands from her old life to spin the new. In this exhibit, her first solo sho...

    by Carlos Suarez De Jesus on July 22, 2004
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    Current Art Shows

    Florida Artists Series: R.F. Buckley and Clive King: FIU visual arts faculty members Buckley and King exhibit way too many artworks in a small museum. Overhung inevitably leads to overworked. In the case of Buckley, despite a few serendipitous still ...

    on July 22, 2004
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    Current Stage Shows

    Fit To Be Tied: Tormented Arloc hates his promiscuous mother and falls for an "angel" in a local dramatic production. Long, somewhat aimless, and without conjuring any discernible interest, Nicky Silver's play needs about three more drafts and some q...

    on July 22, 2004
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    The Corporate Life for Me! - The Actors' Playhouse keeps it light and cool around The Water Coolers

    Whew! Summer is here with a vengeance, a fierce season that is, in some ways, a little like winter up north. Most everyone starts spending more time indoors and plotting how to minimize the time spent walking in full sunlight between car and destinat...

    by Ronald Mangravite on July 15, 2004
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    Not Ready for Prime Time - This one is fit to be reworked

    The EDGE Theatre's self-appointed mission is to "find new playwrights and produce the neglected works" of well-known writers. That this charge knowingly does not lend itself to works with tremendous commercial appeal is admirable. However, that same ...

    by DAN HUDAK on July 15, 2004
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