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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Controlled Burn by Bret McCabe

Bessma Khalaf: Yes, Even You At Gallery Four through June 7. A beach at sunset is a chill sight to behold. Waves roll in, and the only music that floats into the ears is their gentle r…

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

National Identity by Bret McCabe

Atlanta-based photographer Shelia Pree Bright remembers what it felt like when people let her know she was in some way different from them. A self-described Army brat, in the 1970s her fathe…

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Stage Review: Sweeney Todd by Bret McCabe

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Words and music by Stephen Sondheim; book by Hugh Wheeler Directed by Ryan Haase Presented by Stillpointe Theatre Initiative at Area 405 thr…

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Stage Review: Chronotony by Bret McCabe

“I love thinking about time in a trippy way and what it means to be outside of time,” says Connor Kizer by way of introducing the ideas percolating through his new play, Chronotony, whic…

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Stage Review: By the Way, Meet Vera Stark by Bret McCabe

By the Way, Meet Vera Stark By Lynn Nottage Directed by Walter Dallas Through May 11 at Everyman Theatre Vera Stark (Dawn Ursula) is doing that thing she swore she’d never do: …

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The All-American Genderf*ck Cabaret by Bret McCabe

The All-American Genderf*ck Cabaret Written by Mariah MacCarthy Directed by Susan Stroupe Presented by Glass Mind Theatre at Gallery 788 through April 19 At some point in Glass M…

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Art Review: InDirect Effect by Bret McCabe

InDirect Effect: Christian Benefiel / Jennifer Gilman Through April 19 at Area 405 Jennifer Gilman’s “Liminal Drift #5” takes up almost the entirety of Area 405’s front gal…

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Alex Queral Face|Book by Bret McCabe

Face|Book Through March 29 at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson’s Amalie Rothschild Gallery Alex Queral’s portrait of Robert Crumb looks just like Robert Crumb—at least, the…

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Mr. Marmalade by Bret McCabe

Mr. Marmalade Written by Noah Haidle, directed by Johanna Gruenhut At the Stillpointe Theatre Initiative through March 29 Lucy (Kelsey Painter) says she’s 7 years old. She has an im…

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Bret McCabe

4 by Chekhov Written by Anton Chekhov At Fells Point Corner Theatre through April 6 Elena Ivanovna Popova (Zarah Rautell) loved her husband. He was a good man—yes, he was prone to disres…

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

BiPolar by Bret McCabe

What in the Sam Hill is going on in Katie Duffy’s “Searching for Medusa, Pussy Protector (Door Guardian)”?

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The BIG 1-0 by Bret McCabe

Act 1 ends with a man holding the two guys who swindled him hostage at gunpoint. He was just trying to get a puppy for his wife. A red puppy.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Art of War by Bret McCabe

Baltimore’s rebooted Contemporary museum debuts its 2014 programming with the launch of its CoHost speaker series this week.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

No Safe Harbor by Bret McCabe

Laura Amussen: AFLOAT through Nov. 23 At the Creative Alliance at the Patterson

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

God Is Love by Bret McCabe

Michelle Antoinette Nelson has a problem with religion. Well, not religion as an idea, more how people use it and its artifacts such as the church and the Bible, that ostensible word of God.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Biblical Imagery by Bret McCabe

Ignore, just for the moment, Joan M.E. Gaither’s gorgeous “My Spiritual Family” mixed-media quilt that greets you when you first walk into the Ashe to Amen: African Americans and Bibli…

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Such Stuff as Dreams are made on by Bret McCabe

The Tempest Written by William Shakespeare, performed by Daydreams and Nightmares Aerial Theatre At Theatre Project through Aug. 31 Every director, actor, stage manager, backstage crew …

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Psychokinesis, Qu’est que c’est? by Bret McCabe

D’Metrius Rice: Psychokinesis At the Metro Gallery through Sept. 14 The figure that appears in D’Metrius Rice’s acrylic-on-panel painting “Motion Censor,” currently on view in …

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Stage of Aquarius by Bret McCabe

Hair By James Rado and Gerome Ragni Presented by the Stillpointe Theatre Initiative at the Strand Theater through Aug. 24. It’s easy to forget that “Let the Sunshine In,” the oste…

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Moving Art by Bret McCabe

In the photo, she’s boxed in. She stands with her arms above her head, tending to her hair. She’s a marble nude statue, and she’s being crated. Plywood runs on either side of her, abov…

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Colors of the Rainbow by Bret McCabe

The Rainbow Plays By Rich Espey At Fells Point Corner Theatre through July 21 The penguins did it. The two football players who maybe flirt after getting knocked out and rejected …

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

I am, I said by Bret McCabe

I Am: A Night of Monologues At the YES Drop-in Center (2315 N. Charles St.) July 12. Damien Haussling arrived in Baltimore about a year and a half ago. He’s originally from the W…

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Stage Review: Romeo and Juliet, by Baltimore Performance Workshop by Bret McCabe

Baltimore Performance Kitchen’s production of Romeo and Juliet begins like many other summertime Shakespeare productions: outdoors. That’s where the comparisons to stock summer Shakespea…

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Smoke and the Water by Bret McCabe

Venice By Alexey Titarenko Smoke Drawings Dennis Lee Mitchell At the C. Grimaldis Gallery through July 6. Time is as malleable as clay for Alexey Titarenko’s camera.

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Screwballs by Bret McCabe

Act a Lady Written by Jordan Harrison Produced by Iron Crow Theatre at the Theatre Project, through June 8 The opening scene of playwright Jordan Harrison’s Act a Lady, currentl…

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Community Metal Killing Machine by Bret McCabe

Barbara Geary is teaching Derek Brown how to slice a throat. About two weeks before the May 10 opening of the new Baltimore Rock Opera Society production, Murdercastle, the cast and crew occ…

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Say you want a revolution by Bret McCabe

The VIP Written and directed by Aldo Pantoja Through May 12 at Single Carrot Theatre Bow down on one knee or two—those are the options the Spanish offered Atahualpa

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Uncanny Valley by Bret McCabe

Timothy Horjus: Solo Exhibition At the Creative Alliance at the Patterson through April 13

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Persian Visions by Bret McCabe

The eye in the picture is distracting, alarming, demanding all at once. It’s presumably female—the lashes mascaraed, the eyelids lined, the brows sculpted—and it’s open very wide, as…

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Cotton Matters by Bret McCabe

Preach! New Works by Jeffrey Kent By Jeffrey Kent At the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park Museum through March 31 Yes, that is a blindfolded preacher hanging on the wa…

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