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Re: “Movie Review: Blair Witch Takes Us Back to Ground Zero of the Found-Footage Horror Explosion

I think that this sequel is a good movie to watch. It is frightening and has a lot of scenes that make you jump. I haven't seen the first one but after watching this, I think I should have watched it and it will be as good as this one.

Posted by Hannah James on 09/25/2016 at 1:34 AM

Re: “Movie Review: Gus Van Sant's The Sea of Trees Reduces Japanese Culture to a Backdrop for American Angst

such low key, warm, psychedelic cinematography (and Naomi Watts). beautiful film.

Posted by aria dac on 09/24/2016 at 9:34 PM

Re: “Assessing the First Outing—and the Future—of the Women's Theatre Festival

The opportunity to work with this event, as a volunteer behind the scenes and as a newly minted 69 year-old actress, has led to a passion in me for the stage. I have been cast as Abby Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace. We open on Friday in Wake Forest-- thank you to Ashley Popio for lighting the fire in my heart to take on such a demanding, and delightful, role!

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Posted by Judy McCord on 09/11/2016 at 11:22 AM

Re: “Theater Review: Something Rotten in the State of Kansas Delights in Maccountant

How lucky we are to have so much talent and such wonderful performances in Durham; keep it up gang - it just gets better and better!!

Posted by JInglesIDavis on 09/10/2016 at 2:30 PM

Re: “Assessing the First Outing—and the Future—of the Women's Theatre Festival

I appreciate this honest and realistic assessment of WTF 2016, and I applaud the bravery and audacity of Ashley Popio and all of the WTF collaborators for putting on the festival knowing that it was never going to be perfect. I am so glad we did not wait. I am so glad we did not try to find the right time. I am so glad we went for it.

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Posted by RowenHaighMahoney on 09/09/2016 at 6:13 PM

Re: “Assessing the First Outing—and the Future—of the Women's Theatre Festival

Succeed or fail, Popio and all the women and allies who made WTF happen deserve major kudos. This has been long overdue and sorely needed in our theatrical community -- and beyond. Looking forward to seeing its continued growth and strength.

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Posted by Jesse R. Gephart on 09/09/2016 at 4:28 PM

Re: “Theater Review: Something Rotten in the State of Kansas Delights in Maccountant

I loved this performance. It was dark, very funny and incredibly entertaining.

Posted by Geoff Dunkak on 09/08/2016 at 11:03 AM

Re: “A Loss of Words: Remembering PlayMakers Repertory Company's Connie Mahan

Well written and I am sure she is smiling down on all of you at PRC. I know you all will miss her always.

Posted by ttcooper on 09/06/2016 at 8:12 PM

Re: “Remembering Quail Ridge Books Founder Nancy Olson, a Reader's Best Friend

Hi Zack,

I'm reading this again after seeing it almost 5 months ago. Our new Quail Ridge Books is open at North Hills. It is large, eclectic, and colorful. The children's section is magical and there is an upstairs that includes books, magazines, a reading nook, and a great view of the first floor. I never would have imagined 5 years ago that I would own a bookshop, especially one that was opened and lovingly kept by a rockstar like Nancy. Now I have put my stamp on it, under hers.

There are nuances of the former store there: the fireplace and comfy chairs, book club meetings, the "paperback boat," special sections that include Southern writers and NC writers, and the framed author photos in the bathrooms. Of course we have a beautiful picture of Nancy prominently placed, as she should be.

It's a different store with a different vibe. But the booksellers are the same genuinely kind people you always knew. The same great literature is shelved. We continue to present wonderful authors, poets, and town hall guests.

If you haven't already, I hope you will come in to see us. Bring your coffee in and have a seat, for as long as you like.

Sincerely,

Lisa Poole

Posted by Lisa Robie Poole on 08/28/2016 at 7:08 PM

Re: “Theater Review: Three Shakespeare Plays Are Pared Down to a Ninety-Minute Game of Dramatic Chess in Henry VI

Thanks RobU. This review ran online only.

Posted by Brian Howe, INDY managing editor for arts & culture on 08/10/2016 at 11:13 AM

Re: “Theater Review: Three Shakespeare Plays Are Pared Down to a Ninety-Minute Game of Dramatic Chess in Henry VI

Great review! Since it was out in previous paper, how do we get this in print? Possible to order it?

Posted by RobU on 08/08/2016 at 11:09 AM

Re: “Love never dies, but many terrible musicals have: Sitting through Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom sequel.

This show is dreadful. I watched clips of the London production which lacked the wonderful sets in the Australian production. Overall, the story and music are dire. None of the songs have the lasting impact of Phantom of the Opera. It's as if everything that worked before was annihilated.

Posted by mrappleby on 07/30/2016 at 3:09 PM

Re: “Dance Review: Tap Genius Michelle Dorrance Brings It Home at the NC Rhythm Tap Festival

Awesome summation of the beauty and skill surrounding this tap festival! Great Job Dan!
Annabel's mom💕

Posted by Dcable on 06/17/2016 at 3:34 PM
Posted by wolfvet on 06/16/2016 at 10:43 AM

Re: “Movie Review: Whit Stillman's Classist Nostalgia Is Untempered by Wit in Love & Friendship

A very good review that captures the movie's strengths (few) and weaknesses (many). The entire movie is summarized by "a lack of narrative tension and ... flatness of the characters." I cannot understand the rave reviews the movie is getting elsewhere.

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Posted by Ralph T. Soule on 05/31/2016 at 12:49 AM

Re: “Announcing Open Auditions in Raleigh for the Inaugural Women's Theatre Festival

Williamstown Theatre Festival also has the abbreviation WTF...and it's one of the most well-known and respected theatre festivals in the country. Don't go by abbreviations only.

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Posted by AmyEile on 05/24/2016 at 9:08 AM

Re: “Announcing Open Auditions in Raleigh for the Inaugural Women's Theatre Festival

The shows haven't been announced yet. As the post says, those who can't make it to Raleigh that day can audition online. We noted their embrace of the WTF moniker in the original story linked here. It doesn't mean the plays are "adult," it's just funny. There is no F-bomb except an implicit one. The kids will be OK.

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Posted by Brian Howe, INDY arts & culture editor on 05/23/2016 at 2:53 PM

Re: “Announcing Open Auditions in Raleigh for the Inaugural Women's Theatre Festival

Given the very adult connotations revealed when using the abbreviation of this festival (did no one notice the rather obvious F-bomb??!!) would I be right in thinking that the plays under consideration are only appropriate for adults? The notice says that they are also auditioning children, but would these be roles for children within adult shows or are some children's shows included in this festival? Can we get a list of shows to be included? Finally, why are auditions being held on a day when so many are away on vacations for the three-day holiday weekend? If we can't make it on this Saturday are we just out of luck?

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Posted by Sansativity on 05/23/2016 at 2:02 PM
Posted by BullCityBrian on 05/05/2016 at 6:02 PM

Re: “Video: Raleigh Murals Project Mashes Up Vibrant People and Public Paintings

To whomever disliked my comment. I dislike your support of erasing people of color.

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Posted by Gheist on 04/22/2016 at 12:48 PM

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