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Pretty Ugly by Colin Kelly

Pretty much anything audible can be interpreted as music.  Music is one of the most primitive forms of communication there is.  And it's always...

Daniel Barbiero on (the) nature (of things) likes to hide

On 1 February 2014 Nancy Havlik’s Dance Performance Group will premier (the) nature (of things) likes to hide, a score for five dancers and...

Stargazing by Angella Foster

With the premiere of my newest work, Stargazing, rapidly approaching, I've been spending a lot of my time attending to all the minutiae of...

Nick Leitzke on Plenty

“Crisis struck when I ran out of record sleeves. I had no need to worry, though. This is America where nothing runs out.”

Daniel Barbiero on Musical Space and Texture

"When we find ourselves listening to silence, we are in effect listening to listening."

Campello — The Most Recorded Song in the World

"I am told that the most recorded song in the world is the Beatles' Yesterday. But among the top 10 most recorded songs in the world, and also the most recorded Spanish language song in history is the Guantanamera."

Making Charlie Chan + The Mystery of Love by Dana Tai Soon Burgess

"The recurring images that I have for this new piece have been relating to how I grew up, and fundamental mid-life questions of love, identity, and home."

Try and Try Again: Lessons from Rehearsal by Heather Desaulniers

Should critics watch dances more than one time? One critic reflects on lessons from attending a recent rehearsal.

Creating ‘The Mountain’ by Jason Garcia Ignacio

"When I applied for the Commission it was just supposed to be a story about the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo... As I started creating, the idea came to connect the volcanic eruption to other kinds of environmental destruction."

Creating The Fugitives for La Rinascita

Theater artist Anne Veal writes about the creative process of writing and producing La Rinascita Theatre's new adaptation of Oresteia, which opens February 10th, 2010 at the Capital Hill Arts Workshop.

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Two Poems by Casey Catherine Moore

Calliope Teaches Me How to Write It’s dusk, and these hallowed groundsare motionless and silentOrange radiates from the horizon,and the oak trees loom like shadowsof...

Joan, Bob and Ginsberg by Anant Dhavale

Joan, Bob, and Ginsberg If you had known Joan and Bob you would have said they were such crazies - her hauntingly beautiful voice his wildly cataclysmic fantasies...

Three Poems by Lenny Liane

Little Creatures The teacher who looked ancientto her circle of first gradersleaned forward and explained that the typical lightning bugwas simply the twinklein an angel’s eye,...
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