Category Archives: Short Pieces

Not Dead Yet

“I’d been waiting for the vampire for years when he walked into the bar.” This is hardly “Call me Ishmael,” but I suppose it gets the job done. It begins Charlaine Harris’ 2001 novel Dead Until Dark. For the uninitiated, this is the first installment in the massively-popular Southern Vampire Mysteries, perhaps better known by the title of the HBO show it inspired, True Blood. Continue reading

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I Know It When I Hear It

I do not profess to be an expert in musicology, but to use a colloquialism, I know it when I hear it. I can therefore say the recent performance of Handel’s Israel in Egypt by the Nassau Sinfonia and the Princeton Glee Club was most certainly good.
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Anything But Normal

Next to Normal Book & Lyrics by Brian Yorkey Music by Tom Kitt Directed by Steven Tran February 21-23 and February 28-March 2, 8:00 PM March 2, 2:oo PM Class of 1970 Theater at Whitman College $8 for students, $10 … Continue reading

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A Lesson in Two Extremes

Sympoh’s new dance show “Break Out” suffers from being uneven in quality. The stellar pieces are clean, crisp, and a joy to watch, but their brilliance only painfully highlights those pieces that fall far short.
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A Box of Delights

As a BodyHype alumnus once told me, dancing is not just labels and movement; it’s a story-telling catharsis, a way to generate “hype” and breathe the fire and enthusiasm of performing arts into an audience. Continue reading

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