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Augusta Read Thomas

AUGUSTA READ THOMAS A decade after graduating from Northwestern, Augusta Read Thomas is already a shining example for the under-40 generation of American composers. Her resumé charts an establishment-certified, fast-rising career that resembles that of the University of Chicago’s Shulamit Ran. After Northwestern, where she studied with William Karlins and Alan Stout, the Long Island-born […]

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Object Relations

Mercedes Teixido: The Nothing and the Everything at ARC, through December 21 Louise LeBourgeois at Lyons-Wier & Ginsberg Contemporary Art, through December 21 Karen Savage at Ten in One Gallery, through December 21 By Fred Camper Each of Mercedes Teixido’s tiny sculptural installations is its own little world, as if an actual event were depicted […]

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Nick Colionne, Herb Walker, George Freeman

Nick Colionne, Herb Walker & George Freeman The Bop Shop’s annual December Guitar Series–a community-chest operation that grants you half-price admission if you bring a Christmas toy as a charitable contribution–lacks the pizzazz of last year’s proceedings, but you can still count on some fireworks. Nick Colionne hosts this Friday’s event; his band does triple […]

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News of the Weird

Lead Stories In a procedure denounced by the Association of Professional Piercers, piercing apprentice Joe Aylward of Phoenix recently had a plate implanted just under the skin of his skull to allow him to screw decorative spikes into his head. Another man reportedly plans to have devil-type horns made of coral similarly implanted. Incriminating fingers: […]