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Restoration at StL Shakespeare

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The playwright Edward Bond is the most prolific and important theatrical figure in the last 50 years or so that I’ve never heard of. The Manchester Guardian calls him “one of Britain’s most shocking and uncompromising playwrights.” He has written poetry, criticism, and screenplays. He is a director. Born in 1934 and self-educated after the age of 15, he is still working, and to date has published 40 plays that have received production, and a number of others that haven’t or are not available at this time.

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Black Pride Is Needed

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“Amy Winehouse: Dead and Addicted at 27”—I read those words in shock last month on my computer screen.

 

I also read these words with horror about three days ago: “Why should there be a black pride? We are all equal. Makes no sense to keep separating yourselves from everyone else. Those days should have been long gone”

 

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Debbie Does Dallas

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Debbie Does Dallas: The Musical is ridiculous in both senses of the word. It is “silly” ridiculous, and “ridiculous” in the current slang meaning “that was so much fun, it was ridiculous!” The NonProphets played to a full house Friday night, which just goes to prove that if you give ‘em what they want, they’ll come out for it. Clearly, what St. Louis theatre-goers have been pining for is a comedy musical based on a classic porno flick. Who knew?

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Finding Your Passion for Politics

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When I started this column, I promised that it wouldn’t be your standard political analysis. In fact, I stated that we would examine the “fire in your belly” kind of politics that can drive our movement. If you will indulge me, I would like to share with you where my own fire comes from and what keeps me anchored to our movement.

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The Leopold and Loeb Story

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They were the world’s most infamous gay couple, and as St. Louis audiences will soon discover, relationships can be murder.

 

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Meet Audrey Pearson

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Audrey Pearson has played a key role in the growth and development of St. Louis Black Pride ever since coming on board the area LGBT Pride organization in 2007.

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Vital VOICE A&E Luminaries 2011

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“The imagination will not down. If it is not a dance, a song, it becomes an outcry, a protest. If it is not flamboyance it becomes deformity; if it is not art, it becomes crime,” William Carlos Williams 1923.

 

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Star’s House of Monology

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ST. LOUIS – You can run, but you sure can’t hide…forever! In your family, on your job, in the church, maybe even you!

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