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Dralion

Any company that has two extravaganzas playing simultaneously in Las Vegas has definitely entered the rarefied world of the juggernaut. But the wonderful thing about Montreal’s Cirque du Soleil, now appearing at the United Center in its first performances here in three years, is that it defies knee-jerk cynicism. In Dralion the company explores the […]

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In Fashion: DIY designer makes it look easy

“I can’t stop making things,” says 24-year-old Selina Van Den Brink. “I dream about constructing shirts and dresses. I’m obsessed.” A tiny room in her apartment is flooded with scraps of fabric, spools of thread, Polaroids, and racks of her simple, cheerful handmade clothes. Some of them are recycled thrift store items–bright polyester kimonos fashioned […]

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Critic’s Choice

BILLY JOE SHAVER The fatal drug overdose of Eddy Shaver this past New Year’s Eve colors the words his dad sings on The Earth Rolls On (New West)–even though the pair made the album before his death. Most of the life-after-death tunes, including the gripping blues-rock title track, are actually about the passing of Billy […]