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BWW Reviews: NEW YORK CITY BALLET'S ¬"Swan Lake¬" Gets Dance 10, Costumes and Scenery 0BWW Reviews: NEW YORK CITY BALLET'S ¬"Swan Lake¬" Gets Dance 10, Costumes and Scenery 0
by Sondra Forsyth - Sep 28, 2015

New York City Ballet's 'Swan Lake', which opened the 2015 fall season with performances from September 22nd to 29th, is a testament to the old adage that goes 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it.' In creating this iteration of one of the most beloved staples in ballet's classical canon, Artistic Director Peter Martins and his colleagues tinkered mercilessly with everything from the choreography to the costumes and sets. The dancing on the evening of Friday, September 25th when I saw the production was gorgeous and the story line was suitably moving, but those positive aspects didn't make up for the other glaring flaws. Not only that, but the orchestra was definitely not in fine fettle. Tchaikovsky's glorious score deserves better. (more...)

2016 London International Mime Festival to Kick Off in January2016 London International Mime Festival to Kick Off in January
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2015

The London International Mime Festival, directed by Helen Lannaghan and Joseph Seelig, is a unique event in the theatre calendar, a once a year chance to see the very best and newest contemporary visual theatre, including cutting edge circus-theatre, animation and puppetry, mask, physical and object theatre. (more...)

Bitcoin Company Miners Center Has a New Strategy on the MarketBitcoin Company Miners Center Has a New Strategy on the Market
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

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IPsoft Humanizes Artificial Intelligence with the Next Generation of its Cognitive Agent, AmeliaIPsoft Humanizes Artificial Intelligence with the Next Generation of its Cognitive Agent, Amelia
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

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MoMA PS1 to Display GREATER NEW YORK Art Exhibit, 10/11MoMA PS1 to Display GREATER NEW YORK Art Exhibit, 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

LONG ISLAND CITY, NY, October 5, 2015—MoMA PS1 presents the fourth iteration of its landmark exhibition series, begun as a collaboration with The Museum of Modern Art in 2000. Recurring every five years, the exhibition has traditionally showcased the work of emerging artists living and working in the New York metropolitan area. Greater New Yorkarrives in a city and art community that has changed significantly since the first version of the survey. With the rise of a robust commercial art market and the proliferation of art fairs, opportunities for younger artists in the city have grown alongside a burgeoning interest in artists who may have been overlooked in the art histories of their time. Concurrently, the city itself is being reshaped by a voracious real estate market that poses particular challenges to local artists. The speed of this change in recent years has stoked a nostalgia for earlier periods in New York—notably the 1970s and 1980s, and the experimental practices and attitudes that flourished in the city during those decades. Against this backdrop, Greater New York departs from the show's traditional focus on youth, instead examining points of connection and tension between our desire for the new and nostalgia for that which it displaces.  (more...)

BWW Review: Ancient ANTIGONE Lives Again with Juliette BinocheBWW Review: Ancient ANTIGONE Lives Again with Juliette Binoche
by Jeffrey Walker - Oct 27, 2015

Stripped to the essentials - a stage, a handful of actors, a rapt audience - ANTIGONE recently proved once again its place in the pantheon of the world's finest tragic plays. The international production of the Sophokles drama made a short stop in Washington for the last leg of a national tour of select American cities, helmed by the Belgian theatre wunderkind Ivo van Hove. French film and theatre star Juliette Binoche led an ensemble of U.K.-based actors who clearly illuminated the timeless tale of family devotion versus the law. (more...)

Discovery to Premiere All-New Series PACIFIC WARRIORS, TodayDiscovery to Premiere All-New Series PACIFIC WARRIORS, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

Beneath the pristine waters of Hawaii, ancient volcanoes have forged steep underwater cliffs, resulting in the best deep-sea fishing in the world. For centuries, generations of Hawaiians have caught these monster fish from small, hand-made canoes, using nothing more than a fishing pole and their bare hands. (more...)

Review Roundup: TICKING Starring Tom Hughes, Niamh Cusack and Anthony HeadReview Roundup: TICKING Starring Tom Hughes, Niamh Cusack and Anthony Head
by Review Roundups - Oct 13, 2015

BAFTA nominated writer and director Paul Andrew Williams made his theatre debut with original play Ticking which opened at London's Trafalgar Studios on the 6th October for a five week run. (more...)

BWW Review: BROKEN GLASS in WestportBWW Review: BROKEN GLASS in Westport
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Oct 12, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse closed its season by honoring the centennial of Pultizer prize-winning playwright Arthur Miller with his 1994 play, Broken Glass. The title partly refers to Kristallnacht, the pogrom during which the windows of Jewish-owned homes and businesses and synagogues were smashed and nearly 100 Jews murdered during those attacks and 30,000 more were arrested and sent to concentration camps. However, it really refers to the broken spirtis of a Brooklyn couple. (more...)

Too Good To Be True:  Ten Years Worth Of Frankie Vallis Talk Starring On Broadway In JERSEY BOYSToo Good To Be True: Ten Years Worth Of Frankie Vallis Talk Starring On Broadway In JERSEY BOYS
by Michael Dale - Nov 8, 2015

Find out what it's like to play a pop music legend on Broadway from the boys who did it. (more...)

Red Turnip Theater Stages THIS IS OUR YOUTH, Now Thru 11/22Red Turnip Theater Stages THIS IS OUR YOUTH, Now Thru 11/22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2015

THIS IS OUR YOUTH, a comedy by Kenneth Lonergan, features rich but problematic young adults--consumed by the society's latest fads-- 'slacking' in Manhattan's Upper West Side in the early '80s. Produced by Red Turnip Theater, the play is directed by Topper Fabregas and stars Jef Flores as Dennis, Nicco Manalo as Warren, and Cindy Lopez as Jessica. (more...)

BWW Interview: Alice Ripley of ALL SONDHEIM at The Bijou TheatreBWW Interview: Alice Ripley of ALL SONDHEIM at The Bijou Theatre
by Kathryn Kitt - Nov 5, 2015

Tony Award winner Alice Ripley brings a brand new show directly from New York City's famed 54 Below to our very own Bijou Theatre in Bridgeport, CT on Saturday, November 7th. In Alice Ripley: All Sondheim, the multi-talented star of Broadway's Next to Normal, Sunset Boulevard, The Who's Tommy, Side Show, and The Rocky Horror Show explores the provocative lyrics and enduring melodies of songs written by the legendary Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

BWW Review: The Minstrel Show RevisitedBWW Review: The Minstrel Show Revisited
by Barnett Serchuk - Nov 5, 2015

Frederick Douglass once described blackface performers as '...the filthy scum of white society, who have stolen from us a complexion, denied them by nature, in which to make money, and pander to the corrupt taste of their white fellow citizens.' (more...)

Ricki Lake, Wesley Stromberg, Sammy Wilkinson, Megan Nicole and Melvin Gregg Team up with PEPFAR to Launch #TreatmentForAll on FacebookRicki Lake, Wesley Stromberg, Sammy Wilkinson, Megan Nicole and Melvin Gregg Team up with PEPFAR to Launch #TreatmentForAll on Facebook
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

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Knott's Celebrates Ghost Town's 75th Anniversary With New Entertainment and the Re-launch of GhostRiderKnott's Celebrates Ghost Town's 75th Anniversary With New Entertainment and the Re-launch of GhostRider
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

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Groundling Theatre to Launch with THE WINTER'S TALE at Coal Mine Theatre This WinterGroundling Theatre to Launch with THE WINTER'S TALE at Coal Mine Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2015

Groundling Theatre Company's inaugural production, a full staging of William Shakespeare's THE WINTER'S TALE, will be presented as part of the Coal Mine Theatre's second season of adventurous theatre, running January 28 - February 20, 2016. One of the most psychologically engaging romances in the English language, this intimate chamber production of THE WINTER'S TALE will be directed by Graham Abbey, founder and artistic director of Groundling Theatre Company. (more...)

The Robot Cameraman Grows Up: SOLOSHOT3 Launches Major New Camera CategoryThe Robot Cameraman Grows Up: SOLOSHOT3 Launches Major New Camera Category
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

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The Global STEM Alliance of the New York Academy of Sciences to Host Media Briefing on STEM WorkforceThe Global STEM Alliance of the New York Academy of Sciences to Host Media Briefing on STEM Workforce
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

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TWITTER BREAK: Ten Terrific Tweets From SHE LOVES ME's Laura BenantiTWITTER BREAK: Ten Terrific Tweets From SHE LOVES ME's Laura Benanti
by Michael Dale - Nov 17, 2015

Quirky humor from the star of Roundabout's upcoming revival of Bock and Harnick's classic, SHE LOVES ME. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

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by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

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Dr. John Fleming, Mark Traphagen Join #BankSocial Conference Line-upDr. John Fleming, Mark Traphagen Join #BankSocial Conference Line-up
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

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Producer Jonah Hirsch Developing Anne Frank Virtual Reality FilmProducer Jonah Hirsch Developing Anne Frank Virtual Reality Film
by TV News Desk - May 3, 2016

Jonah Hirsch, the producer from the acclaimed VR film 'First,' and filmmaker Danny Abrahms will build on the success of Hirsch's VR Wright Brothers film and are in production on a new virtual reality film entitled 'Anne,' announced Hirsch this week. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

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Breaking News: Stephanie J. Block, Christian Borle, and Andrew Rannells to Lead FALSETTOS Broadway Revival!Breaking News: Stephanie J. Block, Christian Borle, and Andrew Rannells to Lead FALSETTOS Broadway Revival!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

            Lincoln Center Theater, in association with Jujamcyn Theaters, has announced that Stephanie J. Block, Christian Borle, and Andrew Rannells will head the cast of its new production of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical FALSETTOS.  FALSETTOS  begins previews Thursday, September 29, and opens on Thursday, October 27 at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48 Street). (more...)

Broadway Legend Barbara Cook Will Return to the Stage This Spring in BARBARA COOK: THEN AND NOWBroadway Legend Barbara Cook Will Return to the Stage This Spring in BARBARA COOK: THEN AND NOW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Producer Roy Furman, in association with Sandy Robertson and Luigi Caiola, just announced the return to the stage of one of the greatest voices and storytellers of our time. The legendary Tony and Grammy Award winner Barbara Cook will share the stories and songs that shaped her life and career in Barbara Cook: Then and Now, a candid and intimate evening conceived by 3-time Tony Award winner James Lapine and directed by 10-time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune.  (more...)

BWW Recap: Just One Man on THE GOOD WIFEBWW Recap: Just One Man on THE GOOD WIFE
by Jacqueline Bublitz - Mar 28, 2016

I don't usually gasp. Then need to hit pause, so I can pour a wine and raise my glass at the TV screen. You'd think the episode title might have given it away, hey? ¬ďUnmanned¬Ē. Whatever. It's been a long time coming ... (more...)

Rehearsal Begins for BARBARA COOK: THEN AND NOW Off-BroadwayRehearsal Begins for BARBARA COOK: THEN AND NOW Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Rehearsal begins today for BARBARA COOK: THEN AND NOW, a candid and intimate evening conceived by three-time Tony Award winner James Lapine and directed by ten-time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune. (more...)

BWW Review: THE FLICK at Signature TheatreBWW Review: THE FLICK at Signature Theatre
by Heather Nadolny - Mar 20, 2016

Theatre and film nuts alike will be both entertained and affected by Annie Baker's Pulitzer Prize-winning play THE FLICK, a work which shows high emotions and drama can happen even in the most mundane of places. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LAUNCH PRIZE World Premiere at Bridge RepBWW Review: THE LAUNCH PRIZE World Premiere at Bridge Rep
by Nancy Grossman - Mar 14, 2016

Bridge Repertory Theater of Boston presents the world premiere of local playwright MJ Halberstadt's THE LAUNCH PRIZE under the direction of Tiffany Nichole Greene. A quartet of visual arts graduate students anxiously awaits the announcement of the prize winner and their friendship is challenged by the competition. Over the course of eighty minutes, the foursome unleashes a virtual herd of elephants in the room as issues of race, gender, entitlement, and duplicity bubble up from deep wells of resentment. (more...)

BLACKBIRD's Jeff Daniels On Doing The Plays That Scare YouBLACKBIRD's Jeff Daniels On Doing The Plays That Scare You
by Michael Dale - Mar 10, 2016

Not satisfied with the way he played the role Off-Broadway in 2007, the actor searches deeper into disturbing emotions. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 1/8; OLIVER! in Cape Cod, DANGEROUS DREAMS TOUR in DC and More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 1/8; OLIVER! in Cape Cod, DANGEROUS DREAMS TOUR in DC and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 8, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Boston, Washington DC, Los Angeles, and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include OLIVER! at Cape Cod, DANGEROUS DREAMS TOUR in DC, and highlights of LA's NEXT GREAT STAGE STAR 2016, just to name a few. (more...)

THIS IS OUR YOUTH to Play Belrose Theater in San RafaelTHIS IS OUR YOUTH to Play Belrose Theater in San Rafael
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

THIS IS OUR YOUTH, a comedy by Kenneth Lonergan, opens 2016 for Marin Onstage in San Rafael.  The play runs from January 15 to January 30 at the Belrose Theater with performances on Friday and Saturdays at 8pm and matinees on Saturday January 23 and 30 at 2pm.  Tickets may be purchased in advance at www.marinonstage.org or at the door.  Ticket prices are $20 for General, $18 for Seniors, $15 for Students.  The play contains adult language and situations and is not recommended for children under 17. (more...)

THIS IS OUR YOUTH to Open Marin Onstage's 2016 Season in San RafaelTHIS IS OUR YOUTH to Open Marin Onstage's 2016 Season in San Rafael
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

THIS IS OUR YOUTH, a comedy by Kenneth Lonergan, opens 2016 for Marin Onstage in San Rafael. The play runs from January 15 to January 30 at the Belrose Theater. (more...)

BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC Blends Realism, Romanticism at Dr. Phillips CenterBWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC Blends Realism, Romanticism at Dr. Phillips Center
by Matt Tamanini - Jan 6, 2016

There is something both familiar and jarring about the brand new North American tour of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, running at Orlando's Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts through Sunday, January 10th. While the beloved musical about a nun turned governess still has all of the iconic songs by Richard Rodgers (music) and Oscar Hammerstein II (lyrics), including 'My Favorite Things,' 'Do-Re-Mi (complete with solfege hand signs),' and the title song, this production focuses more intently on the real-world danger that the Trapp family faced leading up to the outbreak of World War II. (more...)

Shakespeare's THE WINTER'S TALE to Play Coal Mine TheatreShakespeare's THE WINTER'S TALE to Play Coal Mine Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

Groundling Theatre Company's inaugural production, a full staging of William Shakespeare's THE WINTER'S TALE, will be presented as part of the Coal Mine Theatre's second season of adventurous theatre. One of the most psychologically engaging romances in the English language, this intimate chamber production of THE WINTER'S TALE will be directed by Graham Abbey, founder and artistic director of Groundling Theatre Company. (more...)

Loft Ensemble Presents AEROPLANELoft Ensemble Presents AEROPLANE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

After a successful weekend of previews, Loft Ensemble is excited to open our newest world premiere this Saturday. The Aeroplane is a world premiere drama written and directed by Mitch Rosander that deals head on with the issues of addiction, recovery, and self-identity. (more...)

Broadway Revival of Tony-Winning Musical FALSETTOS Will Bow This Fall; James Lapine on Board to DirectBroadway Revival of Tony-Winning Musical FALSETTOS Will Bow This Fall; James Lapine on Board to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

This fall, Lincoln Center Theater will join forces with Jujamcyn Theaters to bring William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical Falsettos back to Broadway, it was announced today. Falsettos will begin previews Thursday, September 29 and open on Thursday, October 27 at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48 Street). Lapine will return to helm the production. (more...)

BWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET Wrestle with Love and Hate in a Modern-Day WorldBWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET Wrestle with Love and Hate in a Modern-Day World
by Ellen Dostal - Feb 24, 2016

In director Damaso Rodriguez's version of ROMEO AND JULIET, a group of actors gathers to put on the play in a graffiti-covered alley. A pair of dumpsters, two wooden pallets, and a movable iron ladder makes up the bulk of the set pieces. Everything is covered in spray paint and decay. (more...)

BWW Preview: MKE Ballet and Michael Pink Elevate Ballet Culture in World Premiere of Wilde's DORIAN GRAYBWW Preview: MKE Ballet and Michael Pink Elevate Ballet Culture in World Premiere of Wilde's DORIAN GRAY
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Feb 15, 2016

If as Oscar Wilde wrote, 'Beauty is a form of genius, indeed a higher form of genius, and needs no explanation,' the Milwaukee Ballet and Michael PInk affirm this statement with a resounding performance of their World Premiere ballet Dorian Gray. Based on Wilde's late 19th century novella, Pink and his 'dream team,'--Lighting Designer David Grill, Composer Philip Fenney and Costume/Scenic Designer Todd Edward Ivins--sparked magical genius in the first full length ballet staged in the Historic Pabst Theater. Ivins spoke the essence of The Moment When he stated, 'A historic occasion in a historic theater.' (more...)

OK Go Premieres New Video 'Upside Down & Inside Out', Shot in Zero GravityOK Go Premieres New Video 'Upside Down & Inside Out', Shot in Zero Gravity
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

OK Go is celebrating its 10th year of making pioneering music videos by unveiling its most ambitious clip yet. 'Upside Down & Inside Out' - which premiered today on 'Good Morning America' (more...)

BWW Interview: Daniel Patrick Smith of ELF! THE MUSICAL at Music Hall At Fair ParkBWW Interview: Daniel Patrick Smith of ELF! THE MUSICAL at Music Hall At Fair Park
by Kyle Christopher West - Dec 3, 2015

On Monday, I caught up with Daniel Patrick Smith, who plays Buddy in the national tour of ELF. Daniel had just arrived in Atlanta, Georgia for a one-week stop on the show's brief holiday tour. A proud 8-year New York City veteran performer (and graduate of New York University's prestigious Tisch School), Daniel spoke about stepping into Will Ferrell's iconic shoes, being away from home over the holidays, and his joy of improvising every night onstage. (more...)

Fells Point Corner Theatre to Present TIME STANDS STILLFells Point Corner Theatre to Present TIME STANDS STILL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Capping off the final main­stage show of Fells Point Corner Theatre's sizzling 2015­2016 Season (#FIREintheHOUSE) is a moving and deeply compelling drama by Donald Margulies. (more...)

VIDEO FLASHBACK: How THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA Changed The Careers of Its Authors, Stars and DirectorVIDEO FLASHBACK: How THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA Changed The Careers of Its Authors, Stars and Director
by Michael Dale - Apr 4, 2016

Barrtlett Sher and Adam Guettel made their Broadway debuts with this complex romantic musical. (more...)

Patricia Gucci Pens Memoir, IN THE NAME OF GUCCIPatricia Gucci Pens Memoir, IN THE NAME OF GUCCI
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

In the Name of Gucci: A Memoir, by Patricia Gucci (Crown Archetype: May 10) is the first book written by a direct descendant of Guccio Gucci—Patricia's grandfather and the company's founder.  It chronicles her life as the secret love child of Aldo Gucci and Bruna—the woman he fell in love with when she was just eighteen.  Woven throughout the book is the relationship between Aldo and Patricia Gucci, the first woman in the family to be elected to the Gucci board of directors and his sole universal heir. (more...)

Explosions in the Sky Announce Additional 'Wilderness World' Tour DatesExplosions in the Sky Announce Additional 'Wilderness World' Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Fresh off the release of the band's sixth album, The Wilderness, Explosions in the Sky confirm additional dates for their juggernaut headlining tour through Europe and North America. (more...)

BWW Opera Review: Met's New ELEKTRA Has the Cast and Conductor--But Where's the Catharsis?BWW Opera Review: Met's New ELEKTRA Has the Cast and Conductor--But Where's the Catharsis?
by Richard Sasanow - Apr 26, 2016

The Met's new production of Richard Strauss's ELEKTRA is something to behold, with Vincent Huguet recreating the original by the late Patrice Chereau from France's Aix-en-Provence Festival. Starring the glorious Nina Stemme in the title role--and backed by the stellar performances of Waltraud Meier as Klytamnestra, Adrianne Pieczonka as Chrysothemis and Eric Owens as Orest--this is a cast that would be hard to better. Add to it conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen's insightful, propulsive performance with the great Met orchestra. And, yet, there was¬Ösomething missing: catharsis--no burst of rapture and the urge to jump up and applaud. (more...)

Happenstance Theater's BrouHaHa Set for Baltimore Theatre Project May 5-22Happenstance Theater's BrouHaHa Set for Baltimore Theatre Project May 5-22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

BrouHaHa: A state of social agitation when a minor incident gets out of control. Typically, it is marked by controversy and fuss that can seem, afterwards, irrational. (more...)

BWW Review: Fever Dream: STREETCAR at EverymanBWW Review: Fever Dream: STREETCAR at Everyman
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Apr 18, 2016

We in the audience are continually torn between cheering the gumption and the desire behind Blanche's lies and being appalled at the human cost the lies inflict, not least on the teller of them. (more...)

Explosions in the Sky Unveil Special Visual Collaboration Project 'Scenes From the Wilderness'Explosions in the Sky Unveil Special Visual Collaboration Project 'Scenes From the Wilderness'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

On what is proving to be a whirlwind release day, Explosions in the Sky ardently unveil a surprise aural and visual art collaboration, Scenes from the Wilderness. (more...)

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