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Re: “At the Belger, a look at the architectures of victory and decay

Tracy, thanks for such a great article. Your pieces are part of that history too…producing documents that one day will be glimpses into the past. We saw the show and its amazing! Both of our maternal grandfathers worked at the Pratt-Whitney facility during and after WW II. As you implied too there are many great industrial sites that are still going as well as the others that are gone. I think of seeing the hot steel roll out of the mills in Sheffield while on the bus or the old Northeast power station that used to sit just east of the Capri casino that I used to work at. The turbine room at the steam plant, 2nd and Grand, is incredible still. Garry Noland

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Posted by Garry on 04/09/2014 at 7:04 AM

Re: “At the Belger, a look at the architectures of victory and decay

Wow! Beautifully written Ms. Abeln. Thanks for this review. - Mo Dickens, Gallery Assistant, Belger Arts Center

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Posted by Bothsides on 04/08/2014 at 10:06 PM

Re: “Heartland Men's Chorus executive director Rick Fisher answers our Stage Questionnaire

As Rick stated, this chorus is really so much more than just a chorus. Many have joined the chorus looking for an entrance into the gay community and have found it to be their primary source for friendships and relationships. There are also several straight who sing with the chorus because they identify as allies or enjoy the range and variety of the programming and appreciate the high performance standards. The combination of those standards and the repertoire make it unique.

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Posted by dajawood on 03/26/2014 at 11:04 AM

Re: “The Unicorn's Grounded doesn't quite have it all

I saw this show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and thought it was fantastic. Although I missed taking in the production here in KC I have enjoyed reading the reviews about the show. The point in your review that you refer to as a "perhaps unintended message" is interesting and a theme I did not pick up on. It's possible it's due to my male point of view. However, I think we all understand that men and women are not equal to one degree or another, no matter how much we stress that point. Our bodies are different and have some different functions, at least as far as genetic birth is concerned. Man does not equal woman and woman does not equal man.

Perhaps the most interesting perspective on that theme is that Brant derived his female character and point of view from authentic interviews with women in the military - women who have experienced childbirth while serving in the armed forces. To that end, I give him the benefit of the doubt that there is realistic truth in the extreme emotional tendencies and actions or Pilot's character during the climax of the production. And knowing that I have a strong emotional connection to my own son and that many men have experienced post-traumatic stress from careers in military service and I had no trouble connecting to Pilot's character during her story, or understanding her duress in her assumed connection to her target and the target's family in the climax of the play.

Thank you for sharing your thoughtful and generous review.

- Jordan Fox

Posted by Jordan on 02/14/2014 at 5:15 PM

Re: “Jun Kaneko's art is big yet rich with tiny detail

Ran into Sherry Leedy Gallery today to see this show. It was heaven, and enjoyed some really fantastic input and tidbits from Dean in the gallery about Kaneko's work and processes. Very glad for the article, thank you.

Posted by Rane Bo Nutsch Cross on 01/11/2014 at 12:38 AM

Re: “Jim Sajovic raises a blush at the Todd Weiner Gallery

great read

Posted by the final word on 12/04/2013 at 9:03 PM

Re: “Bill Burr on doing theaters, berating Philadelphians, and topping his last hour

I agree with the original commenter. What I watched from Burr on YouTube was nothing that anyone should EVER be proud of. First point, we admire comedians for their comic genius. The type of insults that Burr hurled at Philly were nothing more than things I came up with in 7th grade (and I "improvised" these insults one after another). He insulted the NFL team for Philly- big whoop. He said "Suck a d***" over and over- wow, pure comic genius there... How can I buy my tickets now for the show a year from today? Secondly, Burr's actions should have started a riot. Near the end of his "genius" rant, he started saying he would like to get a gun and start shooting people. This man has no place on that stage at that point and should be barred from returning. People should have been storming the stage... but, unfortunately, Americans have become soft and pliable. We all know very well that if we, as average citizens, said those things, we would be locked up and interrogated. Third, it's a shame to see anyone look up to Burr for these actions. That rant was foul! Bill won me over before on skits about feminism and women, but this undid it all. I won't be paying any attention to this clown anymore.

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Posted by Tyler Smith on 11/20/2013 at 11:37 PM

Re: “With Mount, Haw Contemporary opens big — and small

Thank you Liz Cook for taking the time to review Mount. Rarely do I get to read something written with such critical and heartfelt consideration. The fact that this is a review of one of my projects makes me proud to know such fantastic artists and be able to bring them together under one roof.
Sincerely,
Peregrine Honig

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Posted by Peregrine Honig on 10/09/2013 at 10:46 PM

Re: “The Rainmaker weathers well at MET

We're very happy to hear of MET's production and we invite cast and crew to post on the Facebook page of the play's author, N. Richard Nash. http://www.facebook.com/nrichardnash We're especially interested in the cast's stories about what happened behind the scenes and personal reminiscences. Enjoy the production, one and all!

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Posted by Jennifer Nash Flower on 10/02/2013 at 12:34 PM

Re: “Venus in Fur brings the whip down at the Unicorn, and it feels good

My wife definitely sauntered. Great Play.

Posted by Earney on 09/16/2013 at 6:06 AM

Re: “Venus in Fur brings the whip down at the Unicorn, and it feels good

Two great actors in a very provocative play. Beautifully directed too.

Posted by Charles on 09/11/2013 at 2:37 PM

Re: “Asheer Akram collaborates to put his heritage on moving display

From a 2nd grade Cub Scout with my son, Andrew Hergert also an Artist, your Den Mother and Den Father our VERY PROUD OF YOU! LUV U! Kaye

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Posted by Sandra Kaye on 08/29/2013 at 10:45 AM

Re: “Asheer Akram collaborates to put his heritage on moving display

I am so proud of everyone involved!I will have to say its been rough the past 3 Weeks not having my husband home with three kids, but after seeing this completed tomorrow night it will all be worth it.Blood sweat and tears put into lots of timeand money and donations I am truly in awe of how quickly everyone came together to whip this thing into shape this last month The detail alone in each price is just awesome! Something you can only see up close!.Its wonderful! But MAN will I be glad when its done! I want my husband back! lol Kevin Fain you have exceeded all of my expectations of your talents, you truly are an amazingly talented genius of a man! I love you!

Posted by Dani Wallace on 08/28/2013 at 9:13 PM

Re: “Asheer Akram collaborates to put his heritage on moving display

This is such a cool project!

Posted by amjam on 08/28/2013 at 8:45 PM

Re: “Asheer Akram collaborates to put his heritage on moving display

Excellent article!

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Posted by Blair Schulman on 08/28/2013 at 2:30 PM

Re: “Bill Burr on doing theaters, berating Philadelphians, and topping his last hour

I was there that night in Philly. I did like Bill Burr going to the show. If someone would have told me before the show that Rich Vos would kill it, and Burr would get his ass handed to him. I would have never believed them. The boo's were all Burr's FAULT. He knew the crowd he was going up in front of, but yet he comes out with a bunch of lame stuff, "how about that name Hitler" & "Cheeseburger" jokes. F@*king pathetic. The material may be good for 50year old couples & bachelorette parties, but not for O&A crowds. Opie got it all WRONG, Burr didn't turn the crowd. The where giving him a standing ovation because he was DONE. He sucked that night, and Burr knows it! You can tell that night affected him badly. The O&A gang love to talk about that night, and how Burr handled the Philly crowd. But this is completely false. Truth is Burr was destroyed in front of 10,000 people. Burr know this and hates to talk about that night in Philly. Because he was destroyed in front of the biggest crowd he had ever performed in front of. So, Opie stop spinning it, Burr got his ass kicked in Philly because he sucks, not because we were drunk

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Posted by hblackb on 08/14/2013 at 12:03 AM

Re: “Jeff Becker hatches a new Justus-adjacent art space in Smithville

Love the way her art spills across the walls in the linked photos

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Posted by H on 08/09/2013 at 5:16 PM

Re: “Start your Fringe Festival with these shows

So excited about the lineup this year! Go Fringe!

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Posted by Cnaughtin on 07/18/2013 at 7:19 AM

Re: “Is Bill Maher a "Christ-hating, half-Jew, half-pedophile, rape-enabling Catholic"? We report!

Bill Maher is a National Treasure.

May God bless him.

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Posted by Jerry Howe on 07/11/2013 at 9:06 AM

Re: “The Death of Cupid doesn't dilute Lysistrata

Thank you for calling out the stage manager! Well done, Alex.

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Posted by John Rensenhouse on 07/03/2013 at 11:10 PM

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