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What DADT Repeal Symbolizes

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Hundreds of celebratory events took place throughout America this past Tuesday as the discriminatory policy of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” came to an end. Passed in 1993 under President Bill Clinton, DADT was the only policy in America which mandated termination, or in this particular case – discharge, should someone disclose identifying as LGBT.

 

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“Rabbit Hole” @ Insight

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There is much to appreciate in David Lindsay-Abaire’s Rabbit Hole, and credit for Insight’s thoughtful production needs to go to director Jason Cannon for giving this often-performed domestic tragedy a deliberate and coherent reading. 

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TFTE: Life in the Canopy

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High above the streets of Saint Louis there are those who make their home in the canopy of the urban jungle. If you have traditional ideas of what a home is, say a house with yard, the idea of living among the clouds can seem foreign and intriguing. For access to this unique world I called on the man I’ve dubbed my “Luxury Czar”, Steven Lange of Dielmann Sothebys International Realty.

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“Victor/Victoria” @ Stages St. Louis

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Victoria Grant (Janna Cardia) is a divorced, unemployed opera singer who is hungry and cold when she wanders into Chez Lui late one night.

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“Addams Family” @ Fab Fox

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The weird and wonderful Addams Family comes to devilishly delightful life as the new hit musical The Addams Family makes its St. Louis debut, Sept. 27th-Oct. 9th at the Fabulous Fox Theatre.

 

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REBEL YOUTH – Part I

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Author’s Note: Rebel Youth is a three part narrative feature series that looks into the lives of St. Louis’ young, twenty-something queer community. We wanted to know how these kids live, how they work, how they identify themselves and stand out in an increasingly homogenous LGBT community. Some of the stories and language may shock you but the series is not about sensationalism. We wanted to give voice to the young, queer rebels in our community and let them speak for themselves. (Names have been altered in Part I for reasons of anonymity).

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Dirty Blonde @ DLP

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Mae West was a tiny woman who was larger than life and a drag queen’s dream. Her distinctive walk which led from the hip is unmistakably her own, as is her voice and intonation.

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Red @ The Repertory Theatre

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The audience at the Rep’s 45th anniversary opener is “seeing red,” and maybe for the first time. In this case, the phrase has nothing to do with anger; rather, it means a way of receiving visual art per Mark Rothko, leading 20th century abstract expressionist painter.

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