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A Pleasant Surprise: Reviewing a Play I Did Not Expect

This past Sunday, I visited a local college to attend, what I thought was, a lecture about comic books and the Congressional hearings that almost shut them down for good. 871 more words

William Harrison

4th Installment of SPOTLIGHT: The Quarterly Series

We are gearing up for our 4th Installment of SPOTLIGHT: The Quarterly Series on Wednesday, March 18th at the Jazz Cafe inside the Music Hall in downtown Detroit. 73 more words

Music

The politics of the auditorium

Bertolt Brecht’s theatre was intellectual. He believed that, to induce social and political change, the audience needed to be incited and aroused intellectually. In other words, theatre had to appeal to the audience’s powers of reason rather than to its emotions – which is what the earlier schools of theatre (for instance, Shakespearean theatre) depended on. 192 more words

Social Culture

Be Happy!

Yesterday evening I visited the local Jazz club. They had a Big Band playing that featured five saxophones, four trumpets, four trombones, a piano, an upright bass and drums. 647 more words

Music