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2012 Stories by Robin Edwards

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  • Folk Festival

    published September 20, 2012

    When composer David Amram was commissioned by Woody Guthrie’s family to write a tribute to the folk legend, he experienced an intense bout... More >>

  • Story Time

    published September 13, 2012

    Listening to stories is something many people have been doing ever since they were kids and Eloise and Goodnight Moon got top... More >>

  • Express Yourself

    published September 13, 2012

    “Almost every moment in my life is defined by what Madonna album was out, by what Madonna movie, by something that she performed,”... More >>

  • Unmasking the Museo

    published September 13, 2012

    Be prepared to see a lot of unfamiliar faces tonight at the Museo de las Américas. The art museum’s year-long twentieth-anniversary... More >>

  • Magic Realism

    published September 6, 2012

    In 1850s England, it was cheaper for a man to commit his wife to an insane asylum than to get a divorce. So that’s what many men did. This... More >>

  • Art for All

    published August 23, 2012

    Buying original art can often seem like an activity reserved for the rich — but it doesn’t have to be. The Affordable Arts... More >>

  • Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction

    published August 9, 2012

    Jenny Lawson grew up in West Texas as the daughter of a taxidermist and a lunch lady -– a childhood that loaded her with bizarre... More >>

  • Funny Things Happen

    published August 2, 2012

    Though laugh tracks conjure up unfunny sitcoms and forced chuckles, the Laugh Track Comedy Festival offers real belly laughs that don’t need... More >>

  • Elliott Smith on Screen

    published July 26, 2012

    While making his documentary Searching for Elliott Smith, director Gil Reyes discovered that the late musician’s story was a... More >>

  • Take to the Skies

    published July 19, 2012

    It's rare to see the work of George Peters and Melanie Walker in an art gallery; it's usually in the sky. The two are known for creating colorful... More >>

  • Way Off Broadway

    published July 19, 2012

    The folks at Obscene/Courageous Theatre hope that after you see one of their productions, you’ll leave feeling entertained — and a... More >>

  • An Artist with Nine Lives

    published July 19, 2012

    Throughout 92-year-old Jimmy Tsutomu Mirikitani’s long and tumultuous life — losing his citizenship during World War II, then... More >>

  • Fighting Back with Art

    published July 19, 2012

    Sex trafficking and gender violence continue to be serious problems around the world, says RedLine director PJ D'Amico, which is why the art... More >>

  • The Gloved One

    published July 12, 2012

    Donning elbow-length gloves and an evening gown, Natasha Leggero delivers biting commentary on everything from reality television to women... More >>

  • Bare Bones Art

    published July 12, 2012

    "No matter how much money you have, no matter how much power you have, everyone's gonna die," says Emmanuel Gallery director Shannon K.... More >>

  • Flying High

    published June 28, 2012

    When pilot Gary Rower started planning his July 4 air show in the mountain town of Dillon, he had no idea he’d also be attempting to set two... More >>

  • They Really Are a Scream

    published June 21, 2012

    The Addams Family debuted in the pages of The New Yorker in 1938 as cartoonist Charles Addams’s creepy creation: a wealthy family who... More >>

  • Words to Live By

    published June 14, 2012

    The Lighthouse Writers Workshop is well known among local writers, but it has also become a stop for visiting authors, who give readings and teach... More >>

  • To Infinity and Beyond

    published June 7, 2012

    Look out for twisters tonight at Infinity Park. No, not the dangerous ones. We're talking about magical twisters -- the ones that drop houses on... More >>

  • The Sound and the Fury

    published May 31, 2012

    Even though it's a Nobel Prize-winner, Elis Canetti's novel Auto da Fe is still a pretty esoteric text. But not for much longer, says Brian... More >>

  • Hail to the Chiefs

    published May 24, 2012

    Instead of choosing between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney this November, there's another candidate you might want to consider: the Kinsey... More >>

  • Chance Encounters

    published May 17, 2012

    While Veronica Reeves recognizes that there's a place for calculated, meticulously planned art, that place isn't NEXT Gallery. Not right now.... More >>

  • Mommy Time

    published May 10, 2012

    For moms who are sick of tradition, the Corner Office is planning a funkier way to celebrate Mother's Day this year: the Sexy Mama Disco... More >>

  • Dance Fever

    published May 3, 2012

    The time is ripe for bizarre adaptations. The Book of Mormon is now a musical, music from The Legend of Zelda has been adapted for... More >>

  • Bedroom Humor

    published April 26, 2012

    In her comedy, Amy Schumer gets boldly, hilariously personal, whether she's discussing HPV, divulging ridiculous sexual encounters or... More >>

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