Author: Kevin Lee

Comic ballet at Civic Center

Though it first premiered in Paris in 1870, most modern versions are derived from the Marius Petipa re-tooling done for the stage in St. Petersburg. Alternative versions have also cropped up in New York and San Francisco over...

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Patching together history

As one of the most time-honored folk art forms in the South, quilt-making has reached a new level of appreciation in the past couple of decades. Though the quiltmakers of Gee’s Bend quickly come to mind, the state is rich in...

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Vocal salute at Laidlaw

Mobile vocalist Joyce Sylvester has made quite a name for herself in the past decades, displaying her bravura and beautiful tones with Mobile Opera, Musica Sacra, Bella Voce and as an instructor at both the universities of...

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Shakespeare for the short ones

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is one of William Shakespeare’s most beloved and whimsical comedies, awash in magic and classical Greek inspiration. Let’s face it, you can’t go wrong when a central character is suddenly bestowed...

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Expanded arts coverage, with your help

Change is exciting. As hopeful creatures, we let our better natures cavort in the new spaces opportunity unveils. This port city periodical is about to experience a sea change of sorts when we double our publication rate, going...

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Bottom lines and brush strokes

Art is more than a passion or sideline pursuit for many of us, it’s a calling or a way of life and making it work as a vocation is tougher than ever imagined. Local gallery owners past and present can testify to the vagaries and...

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