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Too Real It All Seems

Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations is about survival.  In the near-sixty years since the band first formed, The Temptations have provided the soundtrack to integration, to Vietnam protest, even to the presidency of Barack Obama.  They have gone through twenty-four members.  Successive generations of musicians have lived through entire careers—indeed, […]

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Poetry’s an Indulgence

“A Moscow aristocrat, by your accent,” Strelnikov (Paul Alexander Nolan) tells the doctor/poet Yurii Zhivago (Tam Mutu) in the musical bearing his name.  I suppose it’s possible pre-revolutionary Moscow aristocrats spoke in crisp BBC English, but more likely director Des McAnuff has told his actors to avoid integrating any Slavic into their performance.  It may […]

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