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Dead Man Walking Intensified In Operatic Form

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Opera Index

Staff Report The most famous operas are some of the most powerful tragedies of all time, said professional opera singer and Fayetteville native, Tamara Ryan. “Like Carmen, and Madame Butterfly; they’re so tragic, but they’re two of the most commonly performed operas,” she said. That’s not why she chose Jack Heggie’s Dead Man Walking as…

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…

Keller Williams Brings Funky to Fayetteville

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Index Keller Williams

By Mason Carr The loopy and funkadelic grooves of the one-pretty-damn-talented-man jam band, Keller Williams, will be shaking the hineys of Fayetteville’s freaky Nov. 29 at George’s Majestic Lounge on Dickson Street. Williams has had a kaleidoscopic touring year, from playing with Larry Keel, gruff-voiced guitar guru and Americana eccentric, and Keel’s wife, Jenny, to…