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Where are the Conservatives in the arts?

Music, News & Commentary, Stage |

Shawn Lent writes for the US arts website, The Clyde Fitch Report, about using the arts to bring “different social circles in closer proximity to one another’’ to counter the political and /or religious beliefs that increasingly drive them apart. There’s a conversation I want to have. It is about the relationship between conservatives and liberals in

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Are there no funny women on FM radio?

Music, News & Commentary, Recorded |

Mass culture has produced no form more lifeless than radio journalism. If you’re yet to read this stuff, please, don’t start now. That modest rise in Radio Shitstack’s 18-24 demographic is only of interest to shareholders, and that monumental rise in some twit’s salary can be only of interest to masochists. Reports of broadcast radio

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Human Requiem music review (Adelaide Festival)

Live, Music, Reviews, Stage |

Brahms composed his German Requiem between 1865 and 1868. His longest composition, with text not in the requiem’s traditional Latin but derived from the German Luther Bible, its conception is humanist rather than religious, the libretto – written by Brahms himself – a meditation not on Christian redemption but on mortality and suffering, consolation and

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