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Culture Watch


  • When the Future is the Past: A ‘Star Wars’ Summer at Tanglewood

    by Bruce Chadwick

    This Sunday afternoon, the star fleet from the evil Empire, the storm troopers of Darth Vader and the nasty masters of the Death Star will once again battle the good guys at, of all places, the renown Tanglewood music center in Lenox, Massachusetts, as part of a three-concert film tribute to music composer John Williams.


  • Tangled Lives, Tangled Culture, Tangled History

    by Bruce Chadwick

    Today, Falsettos is more than a good play; it is an historic look backwards at the suddenly open lives of gay men and women and the troubles they were besieged by--legal, cultural and medical--in the early 1980s.


  • The Fall of Communism in TV’s The Weissensee Saga

    by Walter G. Moss

    The most impressive educational aspect of The Weissensee Saga is that it presents a realistic and convincing portrait of the differing lives and reactions of East German individuals in the final decade of the GDR’s existence.


  • Susan Sarandon Shines in Happy Talk

    by Bruce Chadwick

    Written by Jessie Eisenberg, Happy Talk focuses on a woman enthralled by South Pacific, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein show about life in the Pacific during World War II.


  • A Bloody Mary Bar and a Barroom Full of Fun

    by Bruce Chadwick

    The story includes the history of the Bloody Mary, Irish Coffee. Champagne and the Bellini, brunch drinks, told in spirited, light hearted songs presented by a seasoned and a deliciously giddy cast.