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

Having seen n been bored in the Original London version of Love Never Dies i had grave doubts about the Australian Production apart from the fact the Cast n Creative Team were top notch!
I decided against seeing it in Melbourne n waited for the show to transfer to Sydney's glorious Capitol Theatre.
I bought the cheapest ticket in the house along with family n friends who i strongly advised NOT to attend.......by end of Act 1 my group of attendees turned on me and proclaimed the show was EXCELLENT.
I was knocked off my seat also by this transformation of a "dog" of a show to something visually n aurally awesome!
It was truly a different show! True, the premise for a sequel and of course the storyline still are very weak. BUT!!! the actual show as a whole was beautiful and i saw it two more time in Sydney!
My surmise is that this Show should have really been NOT about Phantom n Christine but could have been a brand new show, concept, story, etc, and stood on its own feet easily!

Posted by Anthony Henry Smith on 03/17/2015 at 8:48 PM

Re: “Start your drills: Fracking can begin in North Carolina today

god this country is stupid

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Posted by Jake Anthony on 03/17/2015 at 3:28 PM

Re: “Talking to The Pour House about its canceled Black Pussy show

First of all, threats are not okay. But that doesn't take away from the fact the band is just using its name as a cheap way to generate attention that their bland music is incapable of doing for them. When the show was first announced on the Pour House's website I saw the name of the band, saw what all the members of the band looked like, clicked on the youtube sample, and was immediately underwhelmed. It was pretty obvious to me at that point what the band was doing. Too bad edginess that a middle schooler might find funny doesn't add quality to music. I'm almost more surprised that anyone took up enough interest in such a mediocre bunch to cause all this mess than I am that such a low class tactic would be used when choosing a band name. They literally could've called themselves anything else. I don't see much artistic value in it. All I see is an unfunny "joke" name that some people are offended by and generates stories like the one in the article.

However, I am also a bit curious as to where the line is. Like the owner of the Pour House says in the article this isn't the first band with a questionable name or have music that contains questionable content. For example, will the Peter Hook plays Joy Division show coming up at Cat's Cradle be cancelled because that band is named after concentration camp prostitutes? Google it if you don't believe me. Or is that somehow okay because Joy Division became incredibly influential when they were active and actually made high quality music? I think the Pour House made the right move to cancel the show. I just don't understand why some acts seemingly 'get away with it' while others don't.

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Posted by Roy B. on 03/17/2015 at 2:28 PM

Re: “Start your drills: Fracking can begin in North Carolina today

Does anyone know where they are going to be, or are fracking now in NC?

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Posted by Keith Ryan on 03/17/2015 at 2:17 PM

Re: “Start your drills: Fracking can begin in North Carolina today

This uttlerly short sighted poisoning of our earth is crazy! How do we hold the 39 men/women that voted to allow this permanent poisoning of our precious water supply accountable for their choice to allow the companies to drill?? We know the companies are exempt from any liability due to Bush/Cheney making the exemption possible. One of the first things Cheney/Bush did when arriving at the White House was to allow "energy" companies exempt from the Nixon Clean Water Act 1972 (http://www2.epa.gov/laws-regulations/summary-clean-water-act), and free and clear of ANY wrong doing EVEN from letting landowners know what they are doing. See: http://frackwire.com/halliburton-loophole/

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Posted by Keith Ryan on 03/17/2015 at 2:16 PM

Re: “Talking to The Pour House about its canceled Black Pussy show

Great article - I do think that Adam has a responsibility here even in booking the band. I don't think he's really in an unfortunate spot, more a powerful position to speak out against / make a statement by denying the band access to his venue b/c of their racist name. I love the Pour House and am also glad the show is canceled. I wish the Black Girls show was canceled as well. If a band of dudes named themselves stupid sluts I would want that show canceled or not even booked in the first place. We can't keep giving space to people that use it in a derogatory way. No way. That's our responsibility.

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Posted by Kym on 03/17/2015 at 2:11 PM

Re: “Talking to The Pour House about its canceled Black Pussy show

Great article, props for putting the responsibility on the band where it belongs without fetishizing the extreme threats a small contingent of protesters made against someone in an unfortunate spot.

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Posted by Greg Sheriff on 03/17/2015 at 1:07 PM

Re: “Talking to The Pour House about its canceled Black Pussy show

I'm excited to see how many people who left the angry messages will be seen at The Pour House on 3/25.

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Posted by Hepstyle on 03/17/2015 at 12:55 PM

Re: “Talking to The Pour House about its canceled Black Pussy show

... we should understand why a club owner would cancel a show, they have every prerogative to do so , especially after such an over-reaction from threatening do-gooders. headlining Black Pussy on show flyers stapled all over town would probably gain more attention than usual, even from people whose musical experience hasn't gone further than AM radio - today is definitely not the Hillsborough Street punk/hardcore scene from the early 80's anymore, music culture has become like sappy jelly just like its listeners - maybe change the name to Black Pansies

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Posted by wideNCawake on 03/17/2015 at 10:52 AM

Re: “Talking to The Pour House about its canceled Black Pussy show

So happy this show was canceled!!!!

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Posted by Gemynii Evolving on 03/17/2015 at 9:39 AM

Re: “Talking to The Pour House about its canceled Black Pussy show

Couldn't agree more, the pour house has made the right decision.

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Posted by Miranda Wulfing on 03/17/2015 at 12:47 AM

Re: “Talking to The Pour House about its canceled Black Pussy show

Can't wait for their set at Hopscotch!

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Posted by Richard Fitzpatrick O'Connor on 03/16/2015 at 9:27 PM

Re: “Dancing Bruce, free after 34 years in the system

I've danced with this man many times. Always says namaste in passing, always willing to talk. I'm so glad to hear that he's finally free.

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Posted by Sabrina Mather on 03/15/2015 at 2:21 PM

Re: “Contemporary Russian corruption tangles with timeless human struggles in Leviathan

"Harga dan Spesifikasi Handphone Terbaru"

Posted by Hud Ozil on 03/15/2015 at 12:09 PM

Re: “R5: All Day, All Night

This will be the BEST DOCUMENTARY EVER...

Posted by Ileana Dennis De la Cruz on 03/15/2015 at 11:06 AM
Posted by Leslie Land on 03/14/2015 at 2:32 PM

Re: “A brief history of the ACC Tournament—and how television and money are killing our good basketball

I love how former BIG EAST teams kick all the ACC ass.

Posted by Shocka Kahn on 03/14/2015 at 9:43 AM

Re: “Provenance of Craig Hicks' guns a mystery

After reading the comments on this article it is overtly obvious that a window was inadvertently opened to cast light into a dark and dank back-room of a liberal lair where bad grammar and nefarious schemes against liberty are conjured up by liberals in a Prozac induced delusional state. I like it! It's similar to turning over a rotten log and watching all the bugs running to escape the sunlight. Those Prozac-colored glasses may offer some temporary relief, but the truth will inevitably find you.

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Posted by William Campbell on 03/13/2015 at 11:01 PM

Re: “Provenance of Craig Hicks' guns a mystery

Oh, goody. NRA astroturf.

The concern, of course, is not that Hicks broke any laws in having his firearms, but rather that he most likely didn't.

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Posted by BullCityBrian on 03/13/2015 at 7:03 PM

Re: “Provenance of Craig Hicks' guns a mystery

If the ATF wants to trace a gun they use the serial number that every gun has, they trace it through the wholesaler to the retailer and they can go to the gun store and check the records to find out who bought the firearm.
The Durham registration law is/was in violation of the second amendment and SCotUS rulings. It was purely devised to prevent Negroes from having said weapons. It has been rightfully removed from the books.
The use of inflammatory verbiage to describe irrelevant and innocuous things (such as the word "arsenal") is redolent of the yellow journalism most Americans despise.
This article is therefore despicable in content and presentation.

But the (disputed?) fact that he had Shoguns in his possession suggests slavery and that is certainly an additional charge that needs to be considered.

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Posted by Noah Vaile on 03/13/2015 at 6:52 PM

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