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    • Hip Hula
    • Hip Hula

      Theater Preview: Keo Woolford's I Land
      Who is the true Hawaiian, or kama’aina, in this group: Senator and presidential candidate Barack Obama, famously the son of a white mother and…
    • Star Turn
    • Star Turn

      Montpelier's Tim Tavcar takes a Giant step
      When a wild-eyed man in a red feather boa appeared on Seven Days’ B Section cover two weeks ago, the box-office phones went crazy…
    • Wolf Tales

      Tim Jennings and Leanne Ponder spin ageless yarns for new audiences
      Once there was a wolf - a hungry wolf - who lived alone. It had always been that way. Now, when he'd been a young…
    • An Actor Prepared...

      Hardwick actor Edgar Davis turns in a powerfully taut performance as Walter Lee Younger
      Hardwick may be a long, long way from Hollywood, but for the past two years, it's hosted a rare dramatic talent. In the summer of…
    • Classical Urban Ambassador

      Music Preview: Daniel Bernard Roumain
      Harlem-based violinist, composer and educator Daniel Bernard Roumain hardly looks the part of a classical music aesthete. With his flowing braids and multiple piercings, Roumain,…
    • Holy Role

      Actor Tracey Girdich goes undercover as a born-again for The Bus
      Tracey Girdich does not believe that Jesus is her personal savior. But for the past four Sundays, she's surrounded herself with people who do. She's…
    • Dorky Dad, Dirty Mind

      Performance Preview: Bob Saget
      Back in the reality TV-free 1990s, a broad-grinned comedian named Bob Saget was a major prime-time player. His boyish looks and safe-as-milk demeanor endeared him…
    • Building Characters

      Theater Preview: The Riot Group
      From the moment he picks up the phone in northern New Jersey, Adriano Shaplin begins to reveal himself: he's just poured himself a cup of…
    • McKenzie's Lead

      Keeping up with Burlington's biggest ballet success
      When he was dancing full-time with American Ballet Theatre in the 1980s, Burlington native Kevin McKenzie was its preeminent prince. The tall, dark danseur noble…
    • Broad Humor

      Performance preview: Cindy Pierce
      Cindy Pierce says her stand-up act "illustrates my lifelong determination to find humor rather than humiliation from my anatomy." Like some of the best comics,…
    • Being John Alexander

      Bad guy, bishop or Barre stonecutter, this Burlington actor takes center stage
      A talent for mimicry got John Alexander his first acting gig. As a 5-year-old at his mother's cocktail parties, he'd entertain the guests with impersonations…
    • O Superwoman

      Performance preview: Laurie Anderson
      Laurie Anderson isn't a "star" in the traditional, hit-parade sense. In fact, the popularity of her futurist anthem "O Superman," in 1981, came as a…
    • Great Dane

      Interview with Dana Cook
      Moms the world over would bristle to know a comedian like Dane Cook is on the loose. The poster boy for Attention Deficit Disorder, his…
    • Merry and Gay

      Performer profile: Daddy
      Did you hear the one about the deli worker who thought "gblt" was a gay bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich? You will at the Flynn's…
    • Black Attack

      Having words with the angriest guy on "The Daily Show"
      As the bile-filled host of the "Back in Black" segment of Comedy Central's "Daily Show with Jon Stewart," Lewis Black doesn't take any prisoners. His…
    • Furious George
    • Furious George

      Performance Preview: George Carlin
      Voltaire once said, "If you can't dance, you fuck a lot of waitresses." Granted, I'm no expert on 18th-century French philosophy. But it's pretty…
    • Blade Runners
    • Blade Runners

      Paul Ugalde shows musketters-in-training how to make the cut
      Three musketeers raise their swords in salute, blades meeting tip-to-tip with a clink of steel on steel. The swordsmen regard the apex with pride,…
    • Riotous Grrrls
    • Riotous Grrrls

      Dressed for excess, a daughter of Bread and Puppet stages a feminist fest of her own
      Cowgirls and superheroines are a far cry from bread and puppets, but the source is the same — sort of — in a show…
    • A Separate Piece
    • A Separate Piece

      A Local mover explores the boundaries of break-up dancing
      Annette Urbschat pokes her head up out of the box, her face expressionless. She looks around, but without seeming to really see anything. Soon…
    • Saving Grace
    • Saving Grace

      One actress stages a "comeback" with a not so funny Valentine
      Grace Kiley is certain she should have been Ophelia. As a teenager, the Charlotte native spent two summers in an apprentice program with the…

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