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Hope During Labor Class Injustice in Billy Elliott

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Billy Elliott Index

Staff Report Billy Elliot the Musical plays out amid the turmoil of the 1984 coal miners’ strike in Northern England, one of the darkest times in modern British history. As young Billy studies ballet, the mining town where he lives experiences relentless hardship and despair. Director Stephen Daldry, book writer and lyricist Lee Hall, composer…

Ska and Charity Make For Funky Holiday Sound

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Ska Alliance

By Terrah Baker When 18 local and professionally-trained musicians come together under the Fayetteville Ska Alliance for one holiday album, the result is fun, festive and one well-orchestrated musical production. The album makes remaking classics like “Jingle Bells” into something worth listening to after years of overplay look easy. Until you talk to Chris Harriman,…

Making Ripples

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Periods for the Planet: Alternative Menstrual Products “Eventually, I discovered there were plenty of milk options that wouldn’t lead to ovarian cancer and bowel issues, including milk made from soy, almonds, rice, and hemp. There is no scarcity of options when it comes to menstrual products, too, but no one told me this until college.”…