Debating “Disgraced”

unspecified-15The play Disgraced is bound to get people talking…

My fellow critic Jim Farmer and I had a conversation about the debate-starting, Pulitzer Prize-winning show for ArtsATL.

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René Marie pays tribute to Eartha Kitt

01_highres-1024x682Eartha Kitt was no stranger to controversy… The beloved singer and actress, who passed away in 2008 at the age of 80, remained outspoken and unconventional throughout her career.

It’s somewhat unsurprising, then, to learn that jazz singer René Marie, who will pay tribute to Kitt in her upcoming Spivey Hall show, has also had to deal with her own share of controversy. Read all about it in my ArtsATL preview of the show.

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I and this mystery…

walt-whitmanIn Lauren Gunderson’s new play I and You, the character Anthony enters speaking the words of Walt Whitman: “I and this mystery here we stand.” Check out my review of the show–and its mysterious and surprising ending–on ArtsATL.

I also have new reviews of Actor’s Express’ production of Sweeney Todd and this year’s Oscar-nominated short films. I also previewed dancer Sean Dorsey’s show The Missing Generation at Atlanta’s 7 Stage, and for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, I interviewed filmmaker Katie King, who recently completed a short documentary about Atlanta’s only municipal market, the Sweet Auburn Curb Market.

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Review of “Heart of a Dog”

dog1“This is my dream body, the one I use to walk around in my dreams…”

So opens the new documentary film Heart of a Dog by performance artist Laurie Anderson. I took a look for BurnAway.

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Review of “Mustang”

mustang-cannes-film-festivalI review the new film Mustang, which has been nominated for the Best Foreign Language Oscar, 2016. The film opens today, January 15, at the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema in Atlanta.

 

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2015 in review

indexHappy new year! I had a look back at 2015 in a couple of recent articles. Fellow theater critic Jim Farmer and I discussed the year in theater for ArtsATL, and I also contributed to ArtsATL‘s year in dance piece, which took a look at some of the most memorable moments in dance performance from 2015.

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Recent reviews

Jayne Mansfield, Berlin 1961I reviewed Joel Holmberg’s installation You’ll never know if you don’t ask yourself at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Paris Crayton III’s play Brothers of Affliction, Topher Payne’s comedy Let Nothing You Dismay and the new Worlds of Puppetry Museum at the Puppetry Arts Center.

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Would you kindly look the other way?

12313610_10153677854697707_2348673944697519917_nMy curatorial project for the prestigious online arts journal The Art Section has been published in the December issue; I selected and wrote about a short collection of music videos.

Would you kindly look the other way?

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My review of “Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict”

Peggy-in-Venice-468x636“It’s hard to imagine what Peggy Guggenheim might have wished for when she blew out the candles on a birthday cake. She had all the money in the world, collected the era’s most significant art, was surrounded by fascinating people, and lived, literally, in a palace…”

A new documentary sheds light on the 20th century’s most famous art collector.

Check out my review on Burnaway.

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Review of Atlanta Opera’s “Soldier Songs”

111415-opera-review_2Check out my AJC review of the Atlanta Opera’s production of David T. Little’s Soldier Songs running at the Rialto Center for the Arts through November 15.

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