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“White” Blends Pigments Artfully, at Shotgun, Berkeley

“White” Blends Pigments Artfully, at Shotgun, Berkeley

Millennial Notes James Ijames Casts Black Magic by Tyler Jeffreys In James Ijames “White,” Black girl magic steals the show. Diana Ross. Gay White Man Gus’s imaginary friend Diana Ross tells him that his art needs to come from inside. Standing behind her microphone and swaying her hips, Diana advises Gus to let out his inner Black Girl! Diana Ross (sparkling Santoya Fields) magically appears from a hidden fog machine and multicolored lights. She dazzles in a shiny silvery, tight-fitting…

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“RENT” Reflects Bay Area 20 Years Later, at Broadway San Jose

“RENT” Reflects Bay Area 20 Years Later, at Broadway San Jose

Jonathan Larson’s Renters Remain Compelling & Moving by Rosa del Duca “RENT” is one of those Broadway shows that has a life far beyond the stage. Ask anyone on the street, and they can probably tell you “RENT” is about young artists living with AIDS, whether they’ve ever seen the show or not. Even more likely, is they know the melody and more than a few lyrics to the musical’s most famous song “Seasons of Love.” More than twenty years…

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