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A group of identically dressed dancers poses frozen on the dance floor. The get up is odd for a west coast swing competition: dark pants below bondage vests over white shirts with period style puffed sleeves. They stand with their arms at their sides, heads tilted towards the floor. One person looks up and nods...
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  “It’s not going to get any lighter.” –Performance @CommonPlace, July 2015   To start a review of a musician, I will start with a consideration of a sociologist. Brene Brown, a TedX viral hit, studies vulnerability and shame and how those things affect our ability to live full and meaningful lives. In particular, she...
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I said, “I’m leaving Dana the Tolkien Purist at the Door.” I said, “I’m not going to have high expectations.” I said, “Going at midnight will be fun. I’m taking Gretchen!” I said, “It’s Peter Jackson. Could I go too terribly wrong?” I said. Humph. The late summer before my fifth grade year, my mother...
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