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The World On Stage

By Corrie Glanville FILMS The Endurance (2000) With narration by actor Liam Neeson, this award-winning documentary on Ernest Shackleton’s 1914-16 expedition to Antarctica in an effort to be the first man to cross the entire continent includes new footage of the actual locations and interviews with surviving relatives of Shackleton’s crew. Along with still photos taken at the time, the documentary features archived audio interviews with expedition members.   Shackleton (2002) Using first hand accounts…

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By Corrie Glanville MUSIC Chauncey Moore After years as a musician and songwriter, Alabama native Chauncey Moore embarked on a solo career as a singer in 2008 and took on the coveted role of Music Director of The Lyric Stage Company’s production of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill last April. Come out to see this thrillingly talented performer as he accompanies Robbie McCauley in Sugar. Sedition Ensemble After seeing Robbie McCauley perform in…

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By Corrie Glanville FILMS/THEATRE Ken Burns’ The Shakers (2004) Ken Burns, our preeminent documentarian of American history, crafts a detailed picture of the sect that referred to themselves as the United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing, but came to be labeled Shakers after their frenetic dancing. Living by their motto “hands to work, hearts to God,” the Shakers created a community based on social and economic equality for men and women as well…

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By Alyssa Mulligan Actor Conor Lovett began reading Beckett at the age of eighteen.  Shortly thereafter, he performed the role of Hamm in Endgame.  And his love for the 20th century writer didn’t stop there…  Today Conor is considered by many to be “the definitive Beckett performer,” bringing the culture of Ireland to cities around the world with his wife and director, Judy Hegarty Lovett.  The actor-and-director married duo are the joint artistic directors of…

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By Corrie Glanville FILMS Moby Dick (1956)  Although there are numerous film adaptations including a recent television mini-series with William Hurt and Ethan Hawke, John Huston’s 1956 Moby Dick might arguably be considered the definitive version. With a screenplay by Huston and sci-fi writer Ray Bradbury, the film starred Richard Basehart as Ishmael and beloved Hollywood star Gregory Peck as the tortured Captain Ahab. The story may have been streamlined from Melville’s giant, rambling novel, but…

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