Performing Arts


Sat June 22, 2013

'I'm So Excited': Pedro Almodovar's Spanish Metaphor

Originally published on Sun June 23, 2013 6:29 am


Wed June 12, 2013
Deceptive Cadence

A Loaded Bible Story, Tweaked For The Opera Stage

Originally published on Wed June 12, 2013 4:20 pm

Nathan Gunn and Sasha Cooke star in the new opera The Gospel of Mary Magdalene as Yeshua (the Hebrew name of Jesus) and the title character.
San Francisco Opera

Composer Mark Adamo has made beautiful music out of classic books. His Little Women is among the most produced American operas today. He also wrote the words and music for his operatic adaptation of Aristophanes' Greek drama Lysistrata.

His latest work, The Gospel of Mary Magdalene, has proved more controversial. The opera, which premieres June 19 at the San Francisco Opera, tells the story of Mary, Jesus and his disciples.

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Thu May 30, 2013
Business Report

New Regional Tax To Fund Larimer County Arts Could Be Headed For 2014 Ballot

Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art
Charles Willgren Creative Commons/Flickr

Larimer County arts groups are gearing up to ask voters to approve a new taxing district that could mean millions of dollars for dozens of arts organizations.

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Mon May 20, 2013
Performing Arts

At L.A.'s UnCabaret, 25 Years Of Letting It All Hang Out

Originally published on Mon May 20, 2013 7:07 pm

Beth Lapides (with music director-producer Mitch Kaplan) is the founder and ringmaster at UnCabaret, a Los Angeles comedy institution that's marking its 25th anniversary this year.

A lot of the stand-up comedy that gets done in Los Angeles is really just comics auditioning for parts in TV or movies.

Not at UnCabaret: For 25 years, it's been a place to hear unvarnished, rough-edged ideas being tried out — mostly for the first and possibly only time.

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Fri January 11, 2013
Arts & Life

Opera Colorado Trims Season Due To Lack Of Funding

Romeo and Juliet
Lyric Opera of Kansas City

Opera Colorado is cutting its schedule by a third after a lacking year end fundraising campaign in 2012. The company will now perform only two productions for the 2013 and 2014 seasons.

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