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  • Soup's On

    Taking Stock: Ani DiFranco The annual Queerstock music festival is predicated on a radical idea -- that the fight for liberation is useless if you...

  • Killer Diller

    Razzle-dazzling: Gere A musical is only as great as its songs. Which would make John Kander and Fred Ebb's Chicago one of the greatest musicals...

  • Domestic Drama

    Maternal instinct: Coleman as BettyAnn (Photo by Carol Pratt) ''You don't have a family,'' says the successful R&B singer Paul (Sekou Laidlow) to BettyAnn (Rosalyn...

  • Mad About Musicals

    ''Whatever happened to class?'' Just like the delicious duet ''Class'' sung by prison matron Mama Morton and celebrity double-murderer Velma Kelly, that's a question a...

  • Soundwaves

    Electro Nouveau Various Artists Moonshine Soul Sessions 2 Various Artists Giant Step Records Has this happened to you? A friend asks you to recommend your...

  • Film

    Was it my imagination or were movies actually better in 2002? Certainly, the record-breaking box office reflected the willingness of moviegoers to give an big...

  • Going Mental

    Probing for answers: Mendenhall, Roy and Brown. Photo by Stan Barouh      Existential farce.      Now there's a couple of words to strike terror in...

  • Sorry Sunday

    Poor Alice Ripley. The Tony-nominated Broadway veteran made such a charming impression last summer in the Sondheim Celebration as the rattled bride-to-be Amy in Company....

  • Stage

    Head of the Class: The Shape of Things (Photo by Carol Pratt) Another year, another hundred shows scrutinized. Luckily for local audiences, there was a...

  • Music

    Trey Anastasio Millions of people heard -- and continue to hear -- the worst album of the year. Very few heard the best. Maybe this...

  • Soundwaves

    There was plenty of good music in danceland in 2002, but it just wasn't selling. So record labels large and small cut back on dance...

  • Towering

    Hobbit hunt: Wood Kneel, George Lucas, to the shrine of Peter Jackson. Ye have met your match. With The Lord of the Rings: The Two...

  • Shore to Please

    On the halfshell: Redmond as Luther Billis. Photo credit: Scott Suchman For all the familiarity such a hit-laden musical theatre warhorse brings with it, Arena...

  • Soundwaves

    Mad'House Absolutely Mad Radikal Records Puretone Stuck in a Groove V2/BMG Picture Jennifer Love Hewitt making a tribute album to Madonna: It's not at all...

  • Soundwaves

    INXS The Best of INXS Atlantic/Rhino Vic Latino Vic Latino Presents 80's Now Tommy Boy INXS only briefly lived up to its name in the...

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