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 V.15 No.19 | May 11 - 17, 2006 
Dancers from Keshet’s professional company
Pat Berrett

Culture Shock

Keshet—Several nationally acclaimed choreographers—Henning Rübsam of Sensedance in New York City and Maggie Bergeron of Minneapolis' Shapiro and Smith Dance, as well as Keshet Dance Company's founder and artistic director, Shira Greenberg—have created a series of original new works specifically for Keshet Dance Company. These new pieces will be featured at the South Broadway Cultural Center (1025 Broadway SE) on Saturday, May 13, at 8 p.m. during Keshet's inaugural repertory concert, Delirious Whisper. “This is the first time we're having a production that is purely focused on our professional company,” says Greenberg. “Before this, we've always incorporated mixed ability dancers from the community.” Next year, Keshet plans to tour a new repertory concert to the Minnesota Fringe Festival and several places in Mexico. Greenberg is particularly excited about the idea of touring in Mexico. “That way,” she says, “we can sit on the beach between shows.” Tickets to Delirious Whisper are $16 general, $12 students/seniors. 224-9808.

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Ben Lowney takes a cruise on the weirdest bike in his collection. “I saw an ad for the 'Swing Bike' in 1975,” says Lowney. “Donny Osmond used to ride one on stage during 'The Osmond Show'.” The rear tire has its own fork that's attached to the frame with springs. This allows both the front and the rear tire to turn. Lowney says you can do all kinds of tricks on it, including riding with one tire on the curb and one in the gutter. When I took it for a spin, I could barely stay on it—it made me feel drunk.
Wes Naman

Gallery Review

Chitty Chitty Bike Bike

Ben Lowney lets me take his antique bikes for a spin

My job isn't always a big sloppy barrel of monkey fun. Last week, though, when Ben Lowney let me take his antique bikes out for a roll, I honestly felt like I had the best job in the world.

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Book Review

A Gay Ol’ Time

A Writer's Life

A writer’s life can be so solitary and formless that it would hardly be a surprise if every aspiring scribbler had Wallace Stevens’ poem "The American Sublime"—“What wine does one drink? / What bread does one eat?"—tacked above his desk. For those who write themselves into being one sentence at a time, a little guidance can be necessary.

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John Leech

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Best in Snow

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol

A retelling of the classic tale from the messenger's perspective.
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“The bigger the crime, the greater forgiveness.”

Simon Gronowski

Hear the harrowing expierence of the Belgian holocaust survivor and jazz pianist followed by a performance and a question and answer session.
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Twirling Skirts of Tradition

Mariachi Christmas

Ring in the holiday season with exuberant music and dances from Mariachi Juvenil Aztlán and Ballet Folklórico University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
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Hanukkah Menorah
Gil Dekel via Wikimedia / Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International

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Chag Urim Sameach! • חג אורים שמח

Hanukat Shalom

A Hanukah party with food, silent auction, activities for kids, live klezmer music with dancing and a sing-along with The Neo-Weavers.
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Courtesy of the JCC

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Oy Vey

OY! A Comedy with Chutzpah

A collection of short comedies which are a comic tribute to all things Jewish and all things human.
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No Good At Goodbyes

Kicking the Bucket List: 100 Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You Die

Death educator Gail Rubin discusses her newest book on organizing your life, death and legacy.
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Today's Events

Twentieth Annual Nutcracker on the Rocks at Keshet Center for the Arts

A rock 'n' roll re-telling of the Nutcracker story with contemporary dance styles.

Writing Wednesdays at Tractor Brewing Taproom

Holiday Small Works Art Show at Blue Lily Atelier

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