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In Performance: the healing arts

Paul McComas felt like he had to do something positive after Kurt Cobain’s suicide. McComas, a video and performance artist, created a Nirvana tribute band called Lithiumand decided to stage a benefit concert series called Rock Against Depression (RAD). “The goal is youth outreach,” says McComas, who’s 34. He hopes the concerts have sent a […]

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In Performance: the healing arts

“I’m a writer who tries to include clinical psychology in my material,” says Paul McComas, explaining why Lithium, his Nirvana tribute band, actually tried between songs to educate the audience about the symptoms of depression and the warning signs of potential suicides. Now working in video and theater, McComas, who studied literature and psychology at […]