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Month: August 2019

Grant Freeman’s An R-Rated Magic Show Is a Couple of Hours of Wonder, Accompanied by a Generous Measure of Somewhat Raunchy Humor, Wit, and Sarcasm

Grant Freeman’s An R-Rated Magic Show falls into a category known as comedy magic, and he is a master of the genre. His self-imposed rating of “R” is well-earned by some of the adult language, themes, subject matter, and sight gags that he uses. Really, though, there is nothing truly offensive (to the adult mind)… Read More ›

PlayMakers Repertory Company’s No Fear and Blues Long Gone: Nina Simone Testifies to Art’s Power to Drive Social and Political Change

If Nina Simone were alive today, she would probably be Yolanda Rabun. Wake Forest, NC powerhouse actor/singer Yolanda Rabun can belt out a song with the best of them, and PlayMakers Repertory Company’s second-stage series (PRC2) has supplied the perfect vehicle to showcase her amazing talents, while sharing a poignantly moving story with an important… Read More ›

Beck

Beck @ Walnut Creek Amphitheater  I know a few people who skipped this show because of rain. I was just hoping there was no lightning. This would be number two of seven that did not get held back, postponed or canceled due to severe weather for me at Walnut Creek this year. I have to… Read More ›

Backstreet Boys

Backstreet Boys @ The PNC Arena Review by Sharon Chen Photos by Michael Macsuga I fell head over heels in love with the Backstreet Boys as a young kid in the mid-90s growing up in Charlotte, NC.  I’d always dreamed and fantasized about seeing them perform live in concert, but had never gotten the chance…. Read More ›

Wickedly Funny Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder Is a Diamond in RLT’s Crown

Raleigh Little Theatre’s production of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder opens with a warning to the audience of the grisly contents of the story. Even though the plot line does involve ambition, lust, class privilege, and murder, the show itself is absolutely delightful and as ambitious as its protagonist. From the live orchestra… Read More ›