Author Archives: Barbara Motley

Theater Musings: Land of abundance

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There is nothing like leaving New Orleans to make you appreciate our unmatched array of choice. We recently returned from a series of trips designed to put NOLA summer and hurricane season at bay: Connecticut; Lake Michigan shores; ... Read More »

Final days for 'Normal'

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I am a University of Texas graduate, so I paid attention when Austin began chanting “Keep Austin Weird.” I have been musing lately that an authentic "brand" for New Orleans would be “Next To Normal.” After all, no one ... Read More »

Dissonance provides the balm in 'Gilead'

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Confession time: Dissonance makes me squirm. I am old school; I am drawn to harmony in folk music, The Great American Songbook and hummable Broadway hits; to the Impressionists’ pastoral scenes; to Opera stoppers; to ethos we middle-classers ... Read More »

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