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Artists and Aliens

by B.A. Nilsson March 29, 2012


If, like me, you’re an insomniac, and/or you enjoy the early antemeridian hours, you’ve tuned in to the radio program Coast to Coast AM. Which means you’ve heard the callers, the people phoning in from ...

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Step Right Up

by Jeff Nania February 16, 2012

The live variety show has made a comeback in a big way. This performance by the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus was part of a monthly series that Club Helsinki and the Cirkus presented this winter, and ...

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Super Trouper

by B.A. Nilsson January 18, 2012


Bebe Neuwirth has a distinctive singing voice, and that’s the first thing many critics mention when appraising her cabaret performances. It’s lauded as an asset or damned as a distraction, but all such observations miss ...


Dancing With God

by Shawn Stone October 27, 2011


The Shakers, a religious society that flourished mostly in the 18th and 19th centuries (and were not unknown around these parts), were an offshoot of the Quakers. This fact was reflected in the opening of ...

Out of the Blue

by B.A. Nilsson April 13, 2011


At the heart of it are three bald men of similar size and shape, clad in boots and black jumpers, their heads and hands a deep, shiny blue. Their faces are impassive. All expression is ...

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