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 Aug 2 - 8, 2012 
Ray Orley, Ed Chavez and Brian Haney are a comedic tour de force in   The Winter’s Tale  .

Performance Review

In the Head of Winter

Vortex cures a case of bipolar Shakespeare

By Leigh Hile
Shakespeare’s Winter’s Tale is a fascinating yet problematic play. But director Paul Ford boldly tackles its challenges in The Vortex’s final installment of Will Power, the theater’s annual summer Shakespeare festival.
Media Literacy Project staff, including Rusita Avila (second from top right), with Roadside Theater’s Edward Wemytewa and Donna Porterfield (second and third from top left)

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Calls From the Pen

Media Literacy Project’s one-night extravaganza keeps the line open for inmates

By Christie Chisholm
Rusita Avila says she knows a simple way to keep people out of prison: Let them talk on the phone. This is one of the issues Avila and her organization hope to bring attention to on Saturday, Aug. 4, with a parade, theatrical performances, film, live music and poetry.

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Howdy, Neighbor

Doublewide, Texas

By Joshua Lee
A hilarious, fast-paced comedy, where residents of one of the smallest trailer parks in Texas are thrown for a loop when they realize the nearby town of Tugaloo is determined to annex them.
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Photo by Rachel Garcia

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Esmail and Dvorak

Chatter Sundays

By August March
Reena Esmail's Rang De Basant for solo piano and Antonin Dvorak Piano Trio in F minor.
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Photo by Vanessa Briceno-Scherzer

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Jasper String Quartet

By August March
The Oberlin-trained quartet performs the works of Beethoven, Mozart and Debussy.
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courtesy of Page One Events

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An Ode to Space Opera

Persepolis Rising: The Expanse Book 7

By Maggie Grimason
Local authors Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck under a pseudonym James S.A. Corey talk about and sign their latest space opera novel.
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