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There's little to add to Ben Ratliff's wide-lens New York Times review of Anthony Braxton's Saturday night concert at the Kennedy Center. There is, however, a section of the review that may merit some closer attention:
Many knew in a general sense what they were coming for. Mr. Braxton, 67, is an American musical force with [...]
A closeted gay lawyer named Paul (Garret Dillahunt) catches the eye of a star drag queen, Rudy (Alan Cumming) who lives in a West Hollywood slum. What begins as a hook-up quickly turns to love. OK, so Any Day Now starts out feeling pretty clichéd. But its twist is what makes it resonate. Read more [...]
Thursday, December 13
The extraordinary performance by the Mary Halvorson Quintet last night was a triumph for its leader/guitarist—but it also betrayed her bassist, John Hébert, as something of a secret weapon. Hébert showed himself to be an extremely dexterous and imaginative player with an elastic sense of time and melodic interpretation. He injects these same qualities [...]