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Writer Will Power Talks New Musical Stagger Lee at Dallas Theater Center

The plot concerns folk heroes—two couples, Billy and Delilah, Frankie and Johnny—and the enigmatic specter of Stagger Lee, who pops up as the characters attempt to make their way in the world.

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‘Punk-rock’ Organist Cameron Carpenter to Play Bach at the Meyerson

To say that Cameron Carpenter’s persona is unique among classical organists would be a gross understatement. He is, in fact, an anomaly: a Juilliard-trained classical organist with a flamboyant, punk-rock image more stereotypically found in an underground Berlin club than on an organ bench in a church or concert hall. Carpenter’s instrument of choice is commonly – and mistakenly, according to him – regarded as religious, conservative, and archaic. Carpenter himself is none of those things; he is vocal about his secularism and passionate about his very radical, very forward-looking, 21st-century philosophies about both the organ and music in general.

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Passion for Documenting War Creates Odd Reunion Between Father and Son

n almost four decades as a war correspondent for two major news networks, Mike Boettcher has been kidnapped in El Salvador and almost died from a roadside bomb in Baghdad. He’s captured it all on camera, putting himself in harm’s way to tell the story instead of becoming the story.

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Questions With: Hilary Maiberger of “Beauty and the Beast” On Captain America, Crafts, and Junk Food

Hilary Maiberger didn’t go to school intending to wear that famous yellow dress. In fact, after attending San Diego State University, she got a master’s degree in Vocal Performance from Bowling Green State University to become a teacher. “I wanted to know everything about the voice and how it works,” she says. While living in […]

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