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By Alyssa Mulligan Creating a puppet theatre company wasn’t always the goal for the husband-and-wife duo of Phantom Limb Company.  In fact, Erik Sanko was originally a “closet puppet maker,” crafting marionettes out of papier-mâché only as a hobby.  Meanwhile, he was creating music with his band Skeleton Key, in addition to collaborating with The Lounge Lizards, John Cale and Yoko Ono.    Then in 2006 his wife and installation artist, Jessica Grindstaff, decided to include…

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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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Before 69˚S. (The Shackleton Project) comes to the Paramount Center Mainstage FEB 7-12, Emerson College Professor Magda Romanska talks to polar explorer John Huston. John and his expedition partner Tyler Fish are the first two—and so far the only—Americans to travel unsupported from land to the North Pole. This 55-day, 475-mile journey has been accomplished by only 11 other expeditions and has been called the “toughest expedition on the planet.” Magda Romanska: In your recently…

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By Corrie Glanville Robbie McCauley’s remarkable career spans four decades and throughout Sugar she recalls the actors, writers and directors who changed her life. Here is just a few names you should know: Debbie Allen Although many might know Debbie Allen from her role as dance teacher Lydia Grant in the film and television series, Fame, Allen  spent years on stage as an actress, singer and choreographer in such musicals as Raisin, Sweet Charity and…

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Robbie developed Sugar through story circles—a process that encourages people to listen and talk about their own experiences. If Robbie’s own story moved you, we invite you to share your own by commenting below.

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