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Faking Sincerity

People say things all the time, but how can you tell if they even believe what they’re saying? Of course out here in Hollywood that’s a meaningless question. The industry, as they call it out here, is built on the … Continue reading

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The Battles Worth Fighting

In classical music they call them the old warhorses – the pieces that please the crowds and bore the musicians to tears – the 1812 Overture, Ravel’s Bolero, Bizet’s Carmen Suite and that sort of thing. And in musical theater … Continue reading

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Full Stop Fool Stop

Okay, September begins – the French call it La Rentrée – that’s when everyone comes back from their month off and Paris kind of reopens for business. The kids go back to school and everyone goes back to work, and … Continue reading

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The Limits of Political Gamesmanship

And other forgettable August ended with another burst of the surreal: Any hopes that a kinder, gentler bipartisan Washington would surface once Congress returns after Labor Day were summarily dashed on Wednesday when President Obama and Speaker John A. Boehner … Continue reading

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