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    CAUSE AND DEFECT

    The difficulty in reviewing Scott McPherson's Marvin's Room is knowing how much consideration to give to the playwright's personal life. The cast of the production at Phoenix Little Theatre wore red ribbons at the curtain call, pointing out to audien...

    by Kathleen Ellison on March 2, 1994
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    SOMETHING WICK THIS WAY COMES

    Sierra Vista sculptor Robert Wick has a heart bigger than his art. And that's pretty big, considering that some of his bronze sculptures are more than 13 feet high and weigh so much they have to be lifted by cranes and transported by flatbed. Wick ...

    by Kathleen Vanesian on February 23, 1994
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    COMEDY OF ERAS

    Legend has it that movie mogul Louis B. Mayer once stated: "If you've got a message, send a telegram." With Past History, a new play written by Arizona State University's Michael Grady and presented at the school's Galvin Playhouse, Western Union wou...

    by Kathleen Ellison on February 23, 1994
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    OH, SHAW

    No one served George Bernard Shaw's satirical purposes better than the religious hypocrite. In The Devil's Disciple, you can almost hear Shaw smacking his lips in anticipation as he sets forth his plot of the rogue and his pious family. The rogue, of...

    by Kathleen Ellison on February 23, 1994
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    BEYOND THE BLACK VELVET CANVAS

    Given the recent increase of ugly--and often violent--anti-Mexican sentiment in the wake of the North American Free Trade Agreement, it took a lot of huevos for Scottsdale Center for the Arts to mount "Cruzando Fronteras/Crossing Borders." The center...

    by Kathleen Vanesian on February 9, 1994
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    Stages

    Somebody thought it was a good idea for a play. Four guys sit around and say what's on their minds, sexual betrayal is discovered, somebody ends up getting shot. I don't know. Maybe there's an idea in there somewhere. But these are about the most bor...

    by Kathleen Ellison on February 9, 1994
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    THEY SWOOP TO CONQUER

    :The Seagull, as staged by Arizona Theatre Company, treats Anton Chekhov's play about love, art and lost youth with the utmost respect. But not with passion, or tenderness, or intelligence, or even the tongue-in-cheek humor that would have breathed s...

    by Kathleen Ellison on February 9, 1994
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    BLACK LIKE SHE

    For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf was an exotic sight to Broadway theatregoers of 1976: Onstage were black women speaking and dancing to the words of a contemporary, black, feminist writer, Ntozake Shange, and her...

    by Kathleen Ellison on February 2, 1994
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    NADA THIS EARTHGRINGO ART HITS THE CANVAS IN NEW "SOUTH OF THE BORDER" EXHIBITION

    @body:After seeing the work in "South of the Border: Mexico in the American Imagination" at Phoenix Art Museum, if I knew nothing about Mexican art history, I would have to conclude that all American artists who traveled to Mexico between 1914 and 19...

    by Kathleen Vanesian on January 26, 1994
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    NADA THIS EARTHGRINGO ART HITS THE CANVAS IN NEW "SOUTH OF THE BORDER" EXHIBITION

    @body:After seeing the work in "South of the Border: Mexico in the American Imagination" at Phoenix Art Museum, if I knew nothing about Mexican art history, I would have to conclude that all American artists who traveled to Mexico between 1914 and 19...

    by Kathleen Vanesian on January 26, 1994
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    NADA THIS EARTHGRINGO ART HITS THE CANVAS IN NEW "SOUTH OF THE BORDER" EXHIBITION

    @body:After seeing the work in "South of the Border: Mexico in the American Imagination" at Phoenix Art Museum, if I knew nothing about Mexican art history, I would have to conclude that all American artists who traveled to Mexico between 1914 and 19...

    by Kathleen Vanesian on January 26, 1994
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    EROS IN JUDGMENT

    Recently, the Tucson Police Department's child-abuse detail confiscated artwork by local artist-photographer Robyn Stoutenburg from the city's downtown Gallery Six & 13--without a validly executed search warrant. Twelve of the artist's photographs we...

    by Kathleen Vanesian on December 29, 1993
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    TRUTH OF DARE

    I'll be honest. "Too Late for Goya," the multimedia exhibition of Spain-born artist Francesc Torres currently showing at ASU Art Museum, is not for the politically or philosophically impaired. If the only thing you know about Hegel is that it rhymes ...

    by Kathleen Vanesian on December 15, 1993
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    SCENT OF AN ARTIST

    If artist Frances Whitehead had lived in 16th-century Europe, she probably would have been burned at the stake for being a witch. Whitehead's sculptural installations, which can be seen at Scottsdale's Lisa Sette Gallery in an exhibition titled "The ...

    by Kathleen Vanesian on December 1, 1993
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    CLEAN, SOBER AND STANGE - A NORTHERN ARIZONA FOLK ARTIST REVEALS HIS ALTER EGO

    You can't miss the funky, Thirties motor court next to Shep's Liquor on Main Street in downtown Cottonwood. Hallucinogenic folk art on its front porch makes your head swirl and throb, like a recurrent acid flashback. Someone has turned the first four...

    by Kathleen Vanesian on November 3, 1993
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    GLAZE OF GLORY

    Always borrowing, American artists are the greatest cultural debtors on Earth. And few among them owe the world more than potters do. Over the years, potters have rummaged the cupboards of virtually every mud-baking civilization--often extending th...

    by Edward Lebow on March 24, 1993
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    ATTACK OF THE SAGACIOUS ANTS

    Everything that could have gone wrong did. The puppeteer hadn't shown up. Instead of the five or six friends Lee Breuer was expecting, an audience of 35 adults and children had materialized. He wanted to cancel the performance but was told he couldn'...

    by Anna Dooling on November 11, 1992
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    TERRY AND THE PIRATESWHY DOES EVERYONE MAKE A BIG PRODUCTION OUT OF THIS WOMAN'S PLAYS?

    When writers write books, they're published as they've written them. Photographers' photographs are displayed as they've printed them. But playwrights and their plays, which require middlemen, are at the mercy of the actors and directors who produ...

    by Paul Braun on July 15, 1992
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    DOGS ARE US

    Anne Coe is a captivating conversationalist. Her passion for environmental issues is evident in her dialogue and in her artwork, and she can hold forth for hours on aspects of life in the desert you've never considered before. Too bad her painting...

    by Robrt L. Pela on June 17, 1992
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    PLAYING WITH THE BLOCKHEADS

    Artist Linda Mundwiler used to collect pieces of dead birds. Today she gathers lists of stupid questions about her art instead. Among her favorites are: Do you ever paint the tender moments?" Do you do a lot of drugs before you paint?" Don't y...

    by Robrt L. Pela on May 20, 1992
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