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Where Are All the Naked People?

To the editors: I read with interest your article about nude beaches in the Midwest [“Heliotherapy,” September 7]. Why is it that the same people appear in most of the pictures that accompany the article? Could it be that there are a lot less nudists at the various beaches than the “couple hundred naked people” […]

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MoMing’s Reach

To the editors: MoMing Dance & Arts Center has an impact far beyond the Lakeview neighborhood, although Peter Tumbelston modestly did not bring this up in the neighborhood news (or the reporter did not report it) [August 31]. MoMing is a presenting rather than producing organization. That is, they bring in existing outside ensembles to […]

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Earl King

Earl King is one of New Orleans’s great postwar music figures, spanning generations and genres with his canon of blues and R & B. King’s “Those Lonely, Lonely Nights” in 1955 helped define the Louisiana ballad style, and his “Trick Bag” was an R & B landmark in 1962. These accomplishments barely scratch the surface, […]

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Frank Moore

“I have a body that is ideal for a performance artist,” says Frank Moore, who was born with cerebral palsy and is 99 percent physically disabled. Moore’s performances are touching in the most literal and provocative sense. A recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts performance art fellowship in 1985, Moore shares with Karen […]

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Eddie Kirkland

Jamaica-born, Alabama-bred Eddie Kirkland is a Detroit legend, having accompanied John Lee Hooker in the late 40s and early 50s and then gone on to make a name for himself as a flamboyant soul-and-blues shouter with such R & B greats as King Curtis and, briefly, Otis Redding. But no mere biographical sketch can do […]