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Spike Lee Sees It All

DO THE RIGHT THING **** (Masterpiece) Directed and written by Spike Lee With Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson, Giancarlo Esposito, Sam Jackson, Joie Lee, Spike Lee, Bill Nunn, Rosie Perez, John Savage, and John Turturro. I can’t say that I’ve been an unqualified Spike Lee fan. His flair for publicity has tended […]

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Phil Guy

It’s long overdue that Phil Guy be recognized as a major contemporary bluesman and not just “Buddy’s younger brother.” Phil plays traditional south-side standards with the reverence and enthusiasm you’d expect from someone literally born into the heart of the blues tradition, and he gives even pop tunes like “Miss You” an unmistakable and totally […]

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Hard Feelings

HARD FEELINGS BDI Theater Company at Stage Left Theatre They were careless people, Tom and Daisy–they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness . . . and let other people clean up the mess they had made –The Great Gatsby The English yuppies and trendies in […]

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Robespierre, We Hardly Knew Ye

INCORRUPTIBLE Bailiwick Repertory Christopher Cartmill’s epic about the rise and fall of Robespierre is quite a bit longer than it is deep. Performed in two installments, with a total playing time of close to six hours, Incorruptible is grossly overwritten. It makes Barry Lyndon seem pithy. But the most remarkable thing about the play, other […]