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Unicorn production of ambitious war drama rides on fine direction, choice performances

During the second Iraq war that began in 2003 we had plenty of movies, books, plays, documentaries and news stories about the impact of the war on those who fought it, and on the Iraqi people who lived through it.

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COMING OUT IS (STILL) HARD TO DO

WHEN YOU KNEW: Heartland Men’s Chorus program confronts tough topics about gay awareness, bullying, and more
The Heartland Men’s Chorus has an uncanny knack for picking timely, even “hot” topics for their programs. In 2003 they performed The Few, the Proud, a multimedia concert that told stories about gays and lesbians in the armed forces throughout American history – literally the same week that we entered into the Iraq war.

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WORLD TOUR: Harriman lineup for 2012-2013 features wide variety, international fare

HARRIMAN-JEWELL SERIES ANNOUNCES BOLD NEW SEASON                     
Italy, Ireland, Mexico, Cuba, Russia, Scotland, China, Canada, Australia: The Harriman-Jewell Series’ 2012-2013 season boasts one of the most cosmopolitan rosters in its 46-year history, and also one of the most varied. The goal, says executive director Clark Morris, is to maintain the international excellence for which the Series is known while achieving an impressive variety of content.

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LIKE A PHOENIX

Renowned tenor makes American recital debut on Harriman-Jewell Series
In 2007, Giuseppe Filianoti feared his opera career might be over. The Italian-born singer, whom critics were calling one of the leading tenors of his generation, underwent surgery to remove a cancerous thyroid gland, and in the aftermath one of his vocal chords became completely paralyzed.

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In Review

Tenor displays suave lyricism, broad emotional range

Italian tenor Giuseppe Filianoti possesses a clear, honest voice that is imbued with pathos and a sort of sunny heroism in the upper range, as well as firm pitch control overall. But his real strength is his wide emotional range, which can embrace everything from sorrow to ebullience, resignation to determination.

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