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IN REVIEW

Trey McIntyre Project enchants Harriman-Jewell Series opening night audience
Richard Harriman would have been happy to see the activity on September 18 at the teeming Folly Theater. Harriman, who died in August of leukemia, had an eye for what was going to be the Next Big Thing in music, dance and theater. That’s how he made the Harriman-Jewell Series into a national presenting powerhouse.

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TREY CHIC

Kansan who took dance world by storm opens Harriman-Jewell season
Nobody knows for sure why the Basques came to Idaho, but come they did: The state boasts one of the largest Basque populations in the world. Even the mayor of Boise is Basque.

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READY, SET, DESIGN

Lyric’s scenic genius creates bold visuals for new Carmen
It began with a circle. R. Keith Brumley’s scenic design for the Lyric Opera’s new production of Carmen took as its point of departure the circular shape of the bullfight ring of Act 4, where the searing drama of Bizet’s opera reaches its breaking point.

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IN REVIEW

Lyric’s new Carmen soft at center despite some fine performances
In the final moments of the Lyric Opera’s new production of Bizet’sCarmen, mezzo-soprano Sandra Piques Eddy came quite close to saving the whole show for me.

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IN MEMORIAM RICHARD CASS

Friends, family, former students organize tribute concert for beloved teacher
Kansas City lost one of its greatest artists in November, when pianist and UMKC Conservatory professor Richard Cass died after a brief illness, aged 78.

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