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Critical Thoughts: Performers Take Heed! Cabaret Is Back, and So Are Its Faux Pas

Critical Thoughts: Performers Take Heed! Cabaret Is Back, and So Are Its Faux Pas

August 22, 2021 | By | 3 Comments

After a year and a half of pandemic-induced exile, cabaret performance is at last returning to New York. It has been rewarding to attend a club, imbibe a two-drink minimum and, perhaps, a meal, while being entertained by established performers flexing their long dormant muscles and by newcomers making their long- delayed debuts.  I have […]

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We Have to Laugh!   Finding Humor in Terrible Times

We Have to Laugh! Finding Humor in Terrible Times

May 31, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

“Aside from that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you enjoy the show?” That famous joke was obviously not made at the time of Lincoln’s assassination but many years later, a prime example of how, as comedian Steve Allen put it, “comedy equals tragedy plus time.” It’s usually difficult to joke about tragedy while it’s happening, but […]

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