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2012 Stories by Stacy Davies

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  • Dramarama

    published August 2, 2012

    Known by millennials as the band that plays “that one song that goes ‘anything, anything,’” the New Jersey-spawned '80s... More >>

  • Doomsday Darlin' Amy Caterina

    published July 26, 2012

    At an air show at Niagara Falls when fiber artist/photographer Amy Caterina was 13, she witnessed a midair collision of two Blue Angel planes... More >>

  • Diana: Legacy of a Princess

    published July 26, 2012

    No matter how much some people long for the vanquishing of the British Monarchy, the rest of us continue to go nuts over publicly-funded fairy... More >>

  • Men Alive: Von Trapped!

    published July 19, 2012

    Always out to debunk damaging and tired gay stereotypes, the OC Gay Men’s Chorus, also known as Men Alive, presents “A tribute to The... More >>

  • The Who: Quadrophenia—The Complete Story

    published July 19, 2012

    In 1973, the Who released their sixth studio album and second rock opera, which once again centered on the social, musical and psychological... More >>

  • Macbeth

    published July 12, 2012

    For some, The Tragedy of Macbeth is his downfall due to power, corruption, murder and wishy-washy masculinity—for others, the tragedy is... More >>

  • 'The Great American Trailer Park Musical' Puts the 'Class' Back in Trash

    published July 5, 2012

    One might think, with the array of garbage on television—from filthy hoarders and illiterate swamp people to shrewish dance moms and... More >>

  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture

    published July 5, 2012

    In 1970 everyone in Hollywood thought sci-fi films were dead—except Gene Roddenberry, the prolific creator of the newly cancelled Star Trek... More >>

  • Chely Wright: Wish Me Away

    published June 28, 2012

    B-level country star Chely Wright moved into the “A” category when she became the first country music star in history to publicly come... More >>

  • Lolita

    published June 28, 2012

    Based on Vladimir Nabokov’s novel, director Stanley Kubrick’s 1962 hotbed of pedophilia was shredded by the censors for its depiction... More >>

  • The George Gallery On Princesses and Perversions

    published June 21, 2012

    I was stuck in gridlock the other day and started thinking about princesses. My older sister had wanted to be one back in 1972, flitting around... More >>

  • Jaws

    published June 21, 2012

    “There is a creature alive today that has survived millions of years of evolution without change, without passion and without logic. It... More >>

  • 36th Annual Irish Festival

    published June 14, 2012

    In celebration of those who hail from the twentieth-largest island on Earth, the 36th annual Irish Fair and Music Festival presents the finest... More >>

  • Hedwig and the Angry Inch

    published June 7, 2012

    This multi-award-winning 1998 gender-bending glamfest by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask features one of the most amazing rock scores of... More >>

  • 35th Annual Cairo Caravan

    published May 31, 2012

    It didn’t happen in Treasure Island, it didn’t happen in the The Pirates of Penzance, and it certainly didn’t happen in any of... More >>

  • American Idiot

    published May 24, 2012

    Taking their inspiration from concept albums like The Who’s Tommy and rock musicals Rocky Horror Picture Show and Jesus Christ Superstar,... More >>

  • The Jerk

    published May 17, 2012

    In 1979, wild and crazy guy Steve Martin threw in the stand-up towel (after generating crowds bigger than rock stars while on tour) to co-write... More >>

  • 'Girls, Girls, Girls' Is Hot, Hot, Hot!

    published May 10, 2012

    Now that I'm wading into my 40s, one of my favorite pastimes is to drone on and on about how much better everything was when I was a kid. It's... More >>

  • Mrs. Smart’s Spectacular Circus

    published May 10, 2012

    Those gang of nuts at the Found Theatre—infamous for their productions of Donner Party: The Musical and Dysfunctional Family Trailer... More >>

  • Manic de Mayo Celebration

    published May 3, 2012

    It’s once again time for that great day of unity when blanquitos and Mexicans pretend that Cinco de Mayo actually means more to them than... More >>

  • Natalie Merchant

    published May 3, 2012

    As part of the poet-genius lyricist cannon of the 1980s-1990s (other members include Tori Amos, Ani DiFranco and Johnette Napolitano), Natalie... More >>

  • 'Unrelenting Relaxation' Is Just a Little Bit of History Repeating

    published April 26, 2012

    Amanda DeMaio debuted Unrelenting Relaxation three years after our nation declared 1992 "The Year of the Woman," which was a response... More >>

  • Bodas de Sangre

    published April 26, 2012

    This 1938 film of the Federico Garcia Lorca play Blood Wedding stars Margarita Xirgu in the story of a family vendetta and a bride who runs away... More >>

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    published April 26, 2012

    Determined to make a science fiction film that raised the bar from the popular “monsters and sex” craze, director Stanley Kubrick met... More >>

  • Japanther

    published April 19, 2012

    Not to be confused with the trancey Japancakes or the punky Japandroids—or even JapanCupid, where you can meet “1000s of Japanese... More >>

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