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Beaumont Community Players to Present BUTCHER HOLLER HERE WE COME, 6/5-14
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

1973, West Virginia. Following a cave collapse, 5 coal miners struggle to survive the dwindling supply of oxygen, the lack of food and water, the unraveling sense of passing time, and, even more threatening, their own competing natures. Brutally weaving through family histories, complicated friendships, crooked politics, childhood visions, audacious hopes, eerie dreams, criminal addictions, and fervent spirituality in this run-of-the-mill Appalachian community, Butcher Holler Here We Come is a descent into the male psyche-in-crisis where secret desires, carnal urges, and hidden memories come boiling to the surface in a primitive territory of Earth that mirrors the subliminal mind. (more...)

Mary Lou Barber, Edward Pleasant and Ben Rauch to Perform at 2014 Interfaith Awards Gala, 6/5
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Musical theatre performers MARY LOU BARBER, EDWARD PLEASANT and BEN RAUCH will be performing dramatic readings of excerpts from The Very Reverend James Parks Morton's forthcoming memoir at the 12th Annual James Parks Morton Interfaith Awards gala on Thursday, June 5 at the New York Hilton Midtown. This is the first time in the history of the Interfaith Center of New York (ICNY) awards dinner that a theatrical event has been presented. (more...)

The Richmond Symphony Chorus to Hold Auditions for New Members, 7/1 and 7/8
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

The Richmond Symphony Chorus will audition prospective new members at Epiphany Lutheran Church on Tuesday, July 1 and July 8, 6:30-9:30pm. Visit to read about the Chorus and its audition process, access audition preparation materials, and complete a short audition questionnaire. The deadline for submitting the questionnaire is Friday, June 20. (more...)

Rabbi and TV Minister Helps Readers Overcome Fear
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

Internationally known author and messianic rabbi, K.A. Schneider, and Destiny Image Publishing set to release his newest book, "Do Not Be Afraid!" (more...)

Deb Margolin's TURQUOISE Set for Dixon Place, 6/13-21
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

Dixon Place presents TURQUOISE by award-winning playwright Deb Margolin. Ms. Margolin's first multi-character play in three years, TURQUOISE is an intergenerational comedy presented by an ensemble who are age 20 - 80. Directed by Charlie Polinger (Marina Keegan's Independents, Matthew George's Cow Play) and featuring music by composer Amy Reich, TURQUOISE will play a strictly-limited engagement at Dixon Place (161a Chrystie Street) - four performances only on Friday, June 13 and Saturday, June 14; and Friday, June 20 and Saturday, June 21 (all performances at 7:30pm). Tickets are $17 in advance, $20 at the door, $15 for students and seniors. For tickets, call 212.219.0736 or go to (more...)

Richmond Symphony Closes Season with THE DAMNATION OF FAUST This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2014

The Richmond Symphony closes their 2013-14 season with The Damnation of Faust, Berlioz's vivid and bold Masterpiece which asks the question, “Are we willing to sell our souls to get what we believe we desire?” (more...)

Blue Notes Art Show Opens 6/27 at Church of the Messiah Parish Hall
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

Thomas Cale, artist, of Rhinebeck, New York, has announced details of the Blue Notes Art Show, scheduled to open with a reception on Friday, June 27th, 2014, from 6pm-9pm at the Church of the Messiah Parish Hall, located on Montgomery Street in Rhinebeck, New York. This collection of paintings is dedicated to honoring iconic figures who have brought jazz music to the masses through the years. The show is inspired by greats like Sonny Rollins, Louis Armstrong, Chet Baker, and Charlie Parker, among others. (more...)

Oakland East Bay Symphony Closes 25th Season with BERLIOZ REQUIEM Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

Every inch of the historic Paramount Theatre stage in Oakland will be packed with the complete, 25-year-old Oakland East Bay Symphony, the 55-year-old Oakland Symphony Chorus, 50-year-old Oakland Youth Orchestra, Music Director and conductor Michael Morgan and guest tenor Thomas Glenn, who will collectively pull out all the stops in one performance only of Berlioz' monumental Requiem tonight, May 16, at 8 pm. (more...)

Apollo's Fire Announces a New Summer Program, GLORY ON THE MOUNTAIN, 6/12-22
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

For its 2014 Countryside series, Apollo's Fire proudly premieres "GLORY ON THE MOUNTAIN: An Appalachian Journey." Created and directed by Jeannette Sorrell and starring singers Amanda Powell and Ross Hauck, the program will be performed in 8 concerts in rustic venues in Hunting Valley, Chardon, Bay Village and Bath, during June 12-22. (more...)

Frankie Cassavetes to Sponsor Second Reading of Francis T. Perry Williams' Environmental Screenplay 'Pollen and the Ring of Harmony'
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

LOS ANGELES, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Actor/Producer Frankie Cassavetes sponsors second reading of science fiction environmental screenplay 'Pollen and the Ring of Harmony.' The invitation-only event will be held at Hotel MdR Marina del Rey on Saturday, May 17 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. PST. This is the second in a series of readings before Mr. Cassavetes brings a reading for the general public. (more...)

VIDEO: Tony Winner LaChanze Dedicates 'Amazing Grace' to Her Late Husband at Today's 9/11 Memorial
by Stage Tube - May 15, 2014

Broadway's LaChanze, a Tony Award-winner, performer whose husband Calvin Joseph Gooding perished in the September 11, 2001 attacks, performed a stunning a cappella version of "Amazing Grace" (more...)

Met Opera Rising Stars, POTTED POTTER, Audra McDonald, Bela Fleck and More Set for NJPAC's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

John Schreiber, NJPAC's President and CEO, and David Rodriguez, Executive Producer of the Arts Center, announced today a 2014-15 season packed with new, NJPAC- created, season-long series', collaborations with renowned artists and companies, an expansion of diverse programming, further integration of NJPAC's arts education programs within mainstage performances, and a continuation of the Arts Center's 17-year tradition of presenting world-class artists. With over 100 performances and special events announced for the acoustically superb 2,800- seat Prudential Hall, intimate 514-seat Victoria Theater, 250-seat Chase Room, and outdoors in Theater Square, by artists ranging from Patti LaBelle to The Metropolitan Opera Rising Stars; from Chris Botti to Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience; from Golda's Balcony with Tovah Feldshuh to the Brick City Jazz Orchestra; from Bela Fleck to Lula Washington Dance Theatre; from Beres Hammond to Audra McDonald; and from The Second City to Dinosaur Train Live!, NJPAC's new season has something for everyone. (more...)

Tony Winner LaChanze Dedicates 'Amazing Grace' to Her Late Husband at Today's 9/11 Dedication Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Broadway's LaChanze, a Tony Award-winner whose husband Calvin Joseph Gooding perished in the September 11, 2001 attacks, performed a stunning a cappella version of 'Amazing Grace' during this morning's dedication of the 9/11 Museum in New York City. (more...)

Jim Broadbent to Play Winston Churchill in New TV Drama?
by TV News Desk - May 15, 2014

The Daily Mail writes that Jim Broadbent is being courted for the role of Winston Churchill in a new, eight-part television drama about the days leading up to the start of World War II in 1939. (more...)

L.W. Deutsch Pens THE ENGINEER
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

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Houston Chamber Choir Announces 19th Season, THE VOICES OF HOUSTON
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

Robert Simpson, Artistic Director and Founder of the Houston Chamber Choir is pleased to announce the Chamber Choir's 19th season: The Voices of Houston. Each of this season's offerings highlights the Houston Chamber Choir's multi-talented musicians in a wide range of diverse choral repertoire. 'The Voices of Houston' is a season of thrilling firsts as the Houston Chamber Choir welcomes Grammy Award-winning conductor Paul Hillier to Houston for the first time, celebrates its inaugural performance with the Houston Ballet, and makes its Miller Outdoor Theatre debut. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

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Eric Idle and John DuPrez's NOT THE MESSIAH and More Highlight The Collegiate Chorale's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

The Collegiate Chorale announces its 2014-15 season: the New York City Premiere of Eric Idle and John DuPrez's Not the Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) at Carnegie Hall, followed by George F. Handel's Susanna at Town Hall, and the US Premiere of Kurt Weill and Franz Werfel's The Road of Promise at Carnegie Hall. (more...)

Handel and Haydn Society Branches Out with Concerts Across Northeastern MA, Beg. 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

Handel and Haydn Society musicians will present three chamber-sized performances to audiences across Northeastern Massachusetts. H+H's expanded presence stems from strategic initiatives to broaden H+H's audience as it prepares for its upcoming Bicentennial Season. (more...)

Bay City Players Announces Summer 2014 Workshops
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

In July and August, Bay City Players Stages of Discovery will hold a series of workshops focusing on some of the performance and technical aspects of theatre. Students will participate in activities that help to develop skills in theatre arts. (more...)

Orchestra Seattle and the Seattle Chamber Singers Close Their Season with REFLECTION AND WONDER Today
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2014

Orchestra Seattle and the Seattle Chamber Singers (OSSCS) closes their 2013-2014 season with Reflection and Wonder at the First Free Methodist Church in Queen Anne. Clinton Smith conducts the following pieces for the final concert of his inaugural season as music director. (more...)

Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra Presents SEASON FINALE: BEETHOVEN WITH ALON GOLDSTEIN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2014

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra and music director LARRY RACHLEFF celebrate the finale of the Philharmonic's 69th season tonight, May 10. (more...)

"The Inside Story: Biblical Personalities" is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

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Sherman Chamber Ensemble to Open 2014 Summer Concert Series, 7/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

The Sherman Chamber Ensemble is pleased to announce the opening concerts of its 2014 Summer Concert Series on July 11th at St. Andrew's Church in Kent and July 12th at the Lake Mauweehoo Club in Sherman with a program featuring Haydn's Symphony Quintetto, the Beethoven String Quartet in F Major, Opus 135 and the String Quartet in F Major by Ravel.. Performers will include Ensemble regulars Eliot Bailen (cello), Susan Rotholz (flute), Jill Levy (violin) and Mary Hamman (viola), joined by violinist Doori Na in his SCE debut. (more...)

The Project Rushmore Theatre Company Presents WORLD OF SINATRAS and EXQUISITE POTENTIAL in Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

WORLD OF SINATRAS takes place in suburban New Jersey during the 1960s. Vietnam, civil rights, the assassinations, and sex, drugs, and rock n' roll burn up the American streets, mirroring the turmoil inside the Murdoch home. Once a star athlete and student, 15-year-old Sam is engulfed by alcohol, drugs, and vandalism . . . As well as his rage towards his father, Jack, a brilliant, charismatic, Sinatra-obsessed NYC psychiatrist who can't escape the alcohol and rage of his working class past. (more...)

J. Robert Spencer to Play Abraham Lincoln in BAYONETS OF ANGST at 2014 NYMF, 7/9-16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

J. Robert Spencer (Tony nominee "Next to Normal," original Broadway company "Jersey Boys") is set to play the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, in the world-premiere 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) production of BAYONETS OF ANGST - an original musical comedy set to a bluegrass soundtrack and narrated by the last remaining veterans of the American Civil War - Book by Rick Kunzi & Justin Zeppa, Music by Rick Kunzi & Adam Barnosky, Lyrics by Rick Kunzi, and Directed by Michael Lluberes. General Management Team for BAYONETS OF ANGST is Suellen Vance and Good People Management Group. (more...)

The Collegiate Chorale to Perform at the 2014 Verbier Festival, 7/21-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The Collegiate Chorale will make its seventh appearance at the Verbier Festival from July 21-27, 2014, in concerts with Charles Dutoit, Yuri Temirkanov, Marc Minkowski, and Daniel Harding. (more...)

Allied Wallet's CEO Discusses E-commerce in China with BRIC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Khawaja was featured under the "Success" section, highlighting his inspiring story. This section typically covers success stories, featuring celebrities, entrepreneurs, and prominent individuals who are making an impact globally. (more...)

The New York Choral Society Presents 54th Annual SUMMER SINGS on Wednesdays, 7/23-8/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

The New York Choral Society produces six Summer Sings that feature the most popular masterworks of the choral literature. The 54th annual Summer Sings takes place on consecutive Wednesdays at 7:30pm from July 23rd through August 27th at Symphony Space in the Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, For these Summer Sings, six prominent choral conductors from the New York area will lead audience members to sing through these popular works. (more...)

The Vancouver Opera Announces the 2014-2015 Yulanda M. Faris Young Artists Program Participants
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

Five talented singers, one skilled pianist and one up-and-coming stage director will be the latest group to receive specialized industry training, one-on-one coachings and exclusive performance opportunities when the third year of Vancouver Opera's Yulanda M. Faris Young Artists Program commences in September 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Rambunctious FERGUS OF GALLOWAY Musical Takes the Stage at the Rosebank
by David Fick - Jun 2, 2014

FERGUS OF GALLOWAY makes for a great night of new musical theatre, a South African premiere of which the Rosebank can be proud of hosting in its intimate theatrical haven. (more...)

The Project Rushmore Theatre Co. Presents WORLD OF SINATRAS and EXQUISITE POTENTIAL in Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

The Project Rushmore Theatre Company (Adrienne Doucette, Artistic Director) presents the New York premieres of Sean O'Connor's WORLD OF SINATRAS and Stephen Kaplan's EXQUISITE POTENTIAL, directed by Sydnie Grosberg Ronga, performed in repertory at The Arclight Theatre (152 West 71st Street) from Wednesday, July 16th through Sunday, August 3rd, 2014. WORLD OF SINATRAS and EXQUISITE POTENTIAL are humorous and poignant new plays about the trials and tribulations of family. The Press Opening for WORLD OF SINATRAS is Wednesday, July 16th at 7:30pm, and the Press Opening for EXQUISITE POTENTIAL is Friday, July 18th at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $18.00 and can be arranged by calling 212-927-6403 or online at (more...)

Michael Levesque's JULES to Open 6/18 at Teatro LATEA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Third Eye Theatre Company & Teatro LATEA present JULES, written by MICHAEL LEVESQUE, from June 18-28, 2014, at Teatro LATEA, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center. Directed by ANDREW GLANT-LINDEN with Musical Direction by TIM DI PASQUA, JULES has music by Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin & Julian Eltinge. Set Design is by Zachary Serafin, Lighting design by Alex Moore, Costumes & Wigs by Marla Speer, Assistant Costumes & Wigs by Jamie Metzger & Stage Management by Abby Judd. (more...)

The Minnesota Orchestra Announces 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Music Director Osmo Vänskä guides Orchestra's flagship classical series, September 2014 to June 2015, featuring a lineup of classical masterworks, star soloists and conductors (more...)

Marc Maron Coming to Comedy Works Larimer Square, 7/18-19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

For over twenty years, Marc Maron has been writing and performing raw, honest and thought-provoking comedy for print, stage, radio and television. A legend in the stand-up community, he has appeared on HBO, Conan, Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Real Time, The Green Room and has two Comedy Central Presents specials. Marc's first book based on his solo show - The Jerusalem Syndrome: My Life as a Reluctant Messiah - is available on Marc's first three CDs - Not Sold Out, Tickets Still Available and Final Engagement - are comedy cult classics, while his newest album, This Has To Be Funny, was named #1 Comedy Album of 2011 by (more...)

TURQUOISE Opens Tomorrow Night, 6/13-21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

TURQUOISE is a disruption-of-memory play. Exploring the interconnectedness of everything through disruption, this intergenerational comedy examines seven lives across a spectrum: a couple married 71 years; a middle-aged concert pianist with a brain injury and his loving day nurse; and two 15-year-old boys trying to figure their way through a timeless set of adolescent passions. (more...)

Ethiopian Reggae in NYC, 6/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2014

When Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia, the man known as Ras Tafari, visited Jamaica on April 21, 1966, more than one hundred thousand Rastafarians were waiting at Kingston Airport to see the man they revered as the Messiah. For a brief moment, still celebrated by the faithful as Grounation Day, the two countries came together. 18 years later, in 1984, an Ethiopian Jewish family, members of the lost tribe of Israel, walked across the desert, making the long trek to their homeland. And now those three cultures – Jamaica, Ethiopia, and Israel - merge on the new album by Tel Aviv-based Zvuloon Dub System, called Anbessa Dub. (more...)

Erica Papillion-Posey and Clayton G. Williams to Perform at Michigan Lay Organization's Annual A.M.E. Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Following a sold-out European tour, Erica Papillion-Posey, mezzo-soprano and Clayton G. Williams, baritone will perform selections from their blockbuster concert series, Souls of the Soil, for Michigan audiences. (more...)

Madonna Shares Lyric Sampling from Upcoming New Single 'Messiah'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

Madonna took to Instagram to tease a sampling of lyrics from her upcoming single, 'Messiah'. Just last week, the singer posted sheet music from the track as well as a teaser of an orchestra performing the song. (more...)

Pacific Symphony to Kick Off SYMPHONY IN THE CITIES Concerts, 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Pack a picnic and gather the family for an evening of free music and outdoor summer fun when Pacific Symphony presents 'Symphony in the Cities' (SITC) in Irvine and Mission Viejo. Music Director Carl St. Clair takes the orchestra out of the concert hall and into Orange County cities for the first in a series of community concerts (more to be announced) this 2014-15 season celebrating the maestro's milestone 25th anniversary with the orchestra. (more...)

The Pacific Symphony Presents SYMPHONY IN THE CITIES, 7/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Pack a picnic and gather the family for an evening of free music and outdoor summer fun when Pacific Symphony presents “Symphony in the Cities” (SITC) in Irvine and Mission Viejo. Music Director Carl St.Clair takes the orchestra out of the concert hall and into Orange County cities for the first in a series of community concerts (more to be announced) this 2014-15 season celebrating the maestro's milestone 25th anniversary with the orchestra. Now a long-standing summer tradition, SITC brings thousands of people together for great music and entertainment in local parks each year. With a potpourri of popular classics, Americana and patriotic tunes, this year's concert includes Bizet's sultry Suite from “Carmen,” featuring mezzo-soprano Ola Rafalo, and four talented young violinists from Pacific Symphony Santiago Strings (PSSS) performing Vivaldi's Concerto in B Minor. Classical KUSC's radio host Rich Capparela serves as emcee and also narrates Copland's “Lincoln Portrait” before a final audience sing-along of patriotic favorites. (more...)

FIAF Announces 2014 Crossing the Line Festival, 9/8-10/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, today announces the full program for Crossing the Line 2014, the eighth annual edition of its celebrated fall arts festival, presenting interdisciplinary works and performances by artists from around the world. Crossing the Line runs from September 8 through October 20 in venues throughout New York City. Nespresso returns as Presenting Sponsor of Crossing the Line in 2014. Tickets will go on sale in late July. (more...)

PATS Inducts New Members Into Pennsylvania Athletic Training Hall of Fame
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Gettysburg, PA (more...)

Gerard Floriano Named New Artistic Director of Rochester Chamber Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

The Rochester Chamber Orchestra is pleased to announce that Gerard Floriano has been named as Artistic Director for the 2014/2015 season, and he will become the orchestra's Music Director in August, 2015. David Fetler will continue in his role as Music Director for the upcoming season. The Rochester community has been very fortunate to experience the high quality of the RCO under Dr. Fetler's innovative and strong leadership. When Gerard Floriano becomes Music Director at the conclusion of the upcoming season, David Fetler will become Conductor Laureate, whereby he will direct the annual performance of Handel's Messiah (more...)

The University Musical Society Choral Union Announces Auditions For Its 2014-2015 Season, 8/25 and 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

The University Musical Society Choral Union announces auditions for membership during the 2014-2015 season. Auditions will be held Monday, August 25 and Monday, September 8, from 6-10 p.m. in the Great Lakes Room of Palmer Commons (located at the intersection of Washtenaw and Palmer Drive). Singers must schedule an audition time in advance by contacting Choral Union Manager Kathy Operhall, by email at or by phone at (734) 763-8997. Auditions are open to singers ages 18 years and older. The 175-voice Choral Union performs choral music of every genre in historic performance venues in Detroit and Ann Arbor. Members of the UMS Choral Union believe in sharing the joy and hard work of music-making, a moving and memorable activity with rewards that last a lifetime. (more...)

TheatreZone Partners with FGCU to Present GODSPELL this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Mark Danni, artistic director of TheatreZone in Naples, announced today that the non-profit Equity professional theatre group will partner with Florida Gulf Coast University's Bower School of Music & the Arts to produce the Tony-nominated musical Godspell. (more...)

Chorus Director Charles Hausmann Retires from the Houston Symphony After 28 Years
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Today, the Houston Symphony announced the retirement of long-time Houston Symphony Chorus Director Charles Hausmann. Over an illustrious tenure of 28 years, Dr. Hausmann has prepared and conducted the Chorus for more than 700 concerts. Since he became director of the Chorus in 1986, Dr. Hausmann has collaborated with many of the world's great conductors, including Hans Graf, Christoph Eschenbach, Claus Peter Flor and Robert Shaw. (more...)

Ophelia Lovibond Set to Recur on New Season of CBS's ELEMENTARY
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Ophelia Lovibond is set to recur on ELEMENTARY in the series' upcoming third season as famed detective Sherlock Holmes' new protégé, Kitty Winter. (more...)

Claybourne Elder & Brynn O'Malley to Lead Signature Theatre's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Signature Theatre is proud to announce the cast of Sunday in the Park with George, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning musical (more...)

A DANCE OF DEATH to Play Finborough Theatre, Begin. 5 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Commissioned by the Finborough Theatre from Cerberus Theatre, the UK premiere and the English world premiere of controversial German playwright Rolf Hochhuth's Sommer 14 - A Dance of Death in a brand new translation opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 5 August 2014 (Press Night: Thursday, 7 August at 7.30pm). (more...)

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