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 Jan 21 - 27, 2010 

Culture Shock

By Erin Adair-Hodges

Help for Haiti

At the time of this writing, the full devastation wreaked by the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti is not yet known. What is clear is that, at a minimum, tens of thousands of people have lost their lives in the initial destruction. I say initial because, inevitably, more will pass due to starvation, infection and disease in the days and weeks to come. Though no place can be fully prepared for a cataclysm of this proportion, Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, and much of its infrastructure has been damaged or destroyed.

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Thane Kenny and Alexa Bauer act up in “Hip Replacement” by Kerry Gildea Beck.
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Performance Review

Ladies’ Night

Womensworx at The Vortex Theatre

By Christie Chisholm

Last year The Vortex Theatre put out a nationwide call for short plays for a brand-new festival called Womensworx, which would feature only pieces both written and directed by women. It received 186 submissions and culled eight winners from the pile, with playwrights from seven states (Virginia, California, Massachusetts, Indiana, Arizona, Utah and New Mexico). At the end of the festival’s four-week run, two plays will receive honorariums, one for being an audience favorite (you get to vote) and another for winning the hearts of a panel of judges.

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Freedom, Not Fear

No Borders: Social Struggles Across the USA

By Maggie Grimason
Engaging social and political interviews with organizations, individuals and musicians who share their histories regarding the social struggles in their cities.
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Baile Para Siempre

Latin Dance Festival

By Renée Chavez
A city-wide dance festival highlighting Latin and Hispanic cultures from around the world.
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Laugh It Off, Soldier

Bobby Lee

By Joshua Lee
A breakout star of Mad TV comedian and ping-pong enthusiast Bobby Lee performs live.
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Do Your Own Viewing

D.I.Y. P.I. Opening Reception

By Rini Grammer
As artist Jessamyn Lovell pursues her private investigator’s license, she uses photography and performance to draw attention to social and cultural power dynamics. Runs through 9/30.
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