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Comment Archives: stories: Arts & Culture

Re: “A Musical Mess

The sound needs work, yes. The set needs more money, Yes. This production is fantastic, YES!

My wife and I loved the production and the performers! Why don't you just stop writing.

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Posted by Peter & Mary on 11/16/2011 at 9:48 PM

Re: “A Musical Mess

I don't know what production you went to, Sherilyn. But, maybe you and Kathy Allen need to take a house by the sea together.

This was a WONDERFUL production with WONDERFUL performances by these college-aged actors. I preferred the "children" being these 2 actors as opposed to real children. The depth of character in both portrayals was excellent - something a child hardly ever has going for them. I do agree about the orchestra being too loud but that is the problem for the sound designer.

I saw last year's Into the Woods as well - both productions were directed by a person who knows musicals and what makes audiences come back to ART time and time again. This production was top-notch!

Try to be LESS cynical!

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Posted by Jimmy75 on 11/16/2011 at 9:38 PM

Re: “O'odham Colors

I've seen Olen Perkins' work, and specifically, the pieces Miss Portwood chose to write about. I suspect that the pieces were designed to provoke a reaction and, obviously, they did. I think it's really a shame that Miss Portwood spent the better part of her article slamming Perkins. I wish I could type more but, I smell the sweet perfume of a critic's burning flesh and I must go eat.

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Posted by Peter on 11/07/2011 at 11:39 AM

Re: “A Peek Into 9/11

Though referencing the playwright who famously claimed, "Hell is other people," is certainly No Error.

Posted by jeremy on 10/28/2011 at 8:48 AM

Re: “A Peek Into 9/11

Good, and I didn't say "easily." I said "tends to."

Posted by oscar on 10/27/2011 at 5:12 PM

Re: “A Peek Into 9/11

Sorry about the mistake, oscar (although it's a stretch to say that such an error means the rest is easily discountable). It's been fixed.

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Posted by Jimmy Boegle on 10/27/2011 at 2:04 PM

Re: “A Peek Into 9/11

Jean-Paul Sartre wrote No Exit. This blatant error alone tends to make one discount the rest.

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Posted by oscar on 10/27/2011 at 6:51 AM

Re: “Picking on Papa

Re: Jarret Keene review of Hemingway: A Desperate Life by David Ray

Keene is quite entitled to his opinion of David Ray’s opinion of Hemingway, but Ray’s book is no more a critique of Hemingway’s writing than Keene’s review is of Ray’s. Other than a general dismissal of Ray’s book, Keene has ignored Ray’s poetry, so I guess we can justifiably ignore Keenes’s review. Read Ray’s book and decide for yourself: poet’s revenge or a scholar and admirer of Hemingway’s work who is able to separate the man from his writing?

Peter Lowenthal

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Posted by I. Lowenthal on 10/26/2011 at 5:51 AM

Re: “The Cowboy Way

Jon Shumaker is a class act. Tucson Weekly's brand is counterculture, we're for the underdog, but you are the very establishment the anti-Wall Street is protesting. “Man the fuck up,” (thanks Zel) and either pay him what he's worth, or fire his ass so he’ll write the Tom Wolfe novel burning inside of him you lame ducks have been too arrogant and self-absorbed all these years to recognize. Your pittance reminds one of what Godfather author Mario Puzo was variously quoted as saying, "If you want to get paid from a publisher, go in with a mask and a gun." Shame on the fish wrapper Tucson Weekly! The Big Dog

Posted by Alex Aribba on 10/25/2011 at 10:39 PM

Re: “Borders and Bridges

I believe the fence, unlike the Berlin Wall, is to keep Aliens out not to keep U.S. Citizens in!

Posted by ebb on 10/18/2011 at 11:01 AM

Re: “Cult Concerns

Darrell James has written an wonderful book. I just finished reading this book and stay up past my bedtime doing it, but it was such a good storyline that it was worth it. I cannot waite to see where Darrell takes Del in the next installment.

Posted by nece on 10/16/2011 at 1:00 PM

Re: “Prized Place

What a thoughtful, fabulous article! Would it be possible to put a note at the ad break saying that the article is continued after the ad? I didn't realize the article was longer until I saw it in the print edition.

Posted by Desert Nightingale on 09/11/2011 at 3:04 PM

Re: “Despair and Its Antidotes

I went to this Exhibition yesterday, and I would have to say, it was AMAZING!

Posted by Dyana Kimburlee on 09/11/2011 at 1:19 PM

Re: “Prized Place

The expressive power of the visual arts combined with scientific knowledge is a strong tool to awaken awareness about pollution and the depletion of natural resources. The artwork isn't only aesthetic and fine but carries its somber message to the viewer with beauty and significance.

Posted by Tisha on 09/10/2011 at 8:28 AM

Re: “Heat Strokes

I love the pictures I have seen, too bad I can't fly to Tuscon

Posted by Gerard on 08/29/2011 at 5:21 AM

Re: “Heat Strokes

It is really a great show - don't miss it before it closes September 18th.

Posted by downtowner on 08/25/2011 at 1:48 PM

Re: “Fall Arts Preview

MUSIC - Opera, What operas are going to be done by the University of Arizona Opera Theater? Thanks.

Posted by Scarpia, B on 08/20/2011 at 2:56 PM

Re: “Good Drama

Quite frankly, theater at THMS saved my life. I didn't fit in, school was boring, and I was depressed. Then I found drama with Mel Baker, Esther Rosen, and John Hemetter, and I survived because the arts made my life magical. Art was kind enough to give me a tour of the remodeled little theater a few years ago, and it was great to see that he had a vibrant program. The majority who went through when I did are no longer acting, but those who are are doing reasonably well, and we are all still as close as our complicated lives let us. I did continue in the arts, working in music for 18 years, but now I am finishing a doctorate in geography. And art in school made that possible.

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Posted by Fletcher Chmara-Huff on 08/18/2011 at 1:54 PM

Re: “Top Ten in Books

must we have smutty ads on this page?

Posted by lpgretzil on 08/14/2011 at 1:55 PM

Re: “Teacher's Pedagogy

This review was absolutely scintillating and the book even more. Also, I found that he has a website at http://mcilroywritingservices.com which other readers may enjoy as a biographical companion.

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Posted by Casual Reader on 08/11/2011 at 2:08 PM

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