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Review: Tom Waits’ Bad As Me

October 28, 2011
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Review: Tom Waits’ Bad As Me

by Trevor Fraser We await a new Tom Waits album with bated breath mainly because, in light of the centuries-old hard-living carny character he’s played since he hit the scene in 1973, it’s difficult to convince us he’s really a clean-and-sober gent of 61. But he’s survived his caricature once again, and so we...
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Cattle Call: Who needs sets?

March 19, 2010
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Yep, it’s Our Town over at the Osceola Center for the Arts. But then it’s Bye Bye Birdie. Be deep or be sweet. It’s wide open. Auditions for Summer ShowsOur TownDirected by Ron Colburnauditions: April 25 & 26 from 6-8pmshowdates: June 18-27 (Studio Theatre show)audition info: be prepared to do a cold-read from the...
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Cattle Call: The Big Apple bites back

March 16, 2010
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Tired of saying that you’re better than this town and thinking that the only city that would get you is the mythical New York (not, you know, Spike Lee’s New York, of course; more like Friends‘ New York)? Wanna prove it? WHO:                  The prestigious New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts comes to Florida to...
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Ends: That’s just the title; it’s happening on time.

March 14, 2010
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This is an incoming notice about a free reading at the Winter Park Playhouse. Enjoy! You’re invited to the FREE reading of the brand new and original musical comedy, DELAYED; written by Elaine Pechacek and Katie Hammond! Katie and Elaine have been working on “DELAYED” for the past six months and are so incredibly...
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Ends: No, really, this one is about ends.

March 9, 2010
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It’s a shame, the recession and all. Looking to put a human (if a bit nerdy) face on things? Urban Think! Bookstore is closing on March 31. Here’s the letter they’ve sent out. We are sorry to have to inform our customers and supporters that we will be closing Urban Think! Bookstore at the...
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Ends: Um, isn’t it called CHILLounge?

February 25, 2010
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Orlando ChilLounge Night, the cosmopolitan party planned for Lake Eola this Saturday, has been postponed due to weather. Apparently, it’s going to be too cold or wet or something to have an open bar. No word yet on a reschedule date.
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Cattle Call: By your age, David Helfgott was insane

February 19, 2010
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Here’s a fairly self-explanatory note from Steve Goldman of the Young Composers Challenge, imploring would-be participants to attend a free workshop. I’ve really just given the whole thing away. Enjoy! Friends: We NEED your help to get the word out to all young musicians in thecentral Florida area who could benefit from the FREE...
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Ends: Those things on my Kindle?

February 11, 2010
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Hey, there, fans of old media! The University of Central Florida is having a book festival this Wednesday! It runs from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and will feature signings by 60 “renowned national and local authors,” as well as sales, appraisals, exhibitors and readings, including one from former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins. No word yet...
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Cattle Call: Lots of cattle needed

January 22, 2010
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Folks, there are the proverbial gajillion auditions going on, so I’m not gonna waste anytime on cutesies and cut right to copying and pasting the press releases. Enjoy! ASPIRING BALLERINAS AUDITION FOR SUMMER CLASSES AT WORLD-RENOWNED SCHOOL OF AMERICAN BALLET   Dozens of Orlando-area ballerinas will glide, leap and pirouette with the dream of...
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Ends: No, really, what is it good for?

January 13, 2010
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War might be hell, but it has given us a lot of great theater. This is quite possibly the most creative approach to the problem of PTSD ever presented. And it’s got some decent talent involved. “THEATER OF WAR” TO HELP SERVICE MEMBERS, FAMILIESCONFRONT PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF WAR The Shades of Green Armed Forces...
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