Category: "Performing Arts"

To Bare or Not To Bare

It's been more than a few years since New York's highest court ruled that women in that state can bare their chests anyplace men are permitted to do so.  However, full nudity is still not something you can get away with in Central Park.  That is,… more »

A Work in Progress

The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture issued a statement saying it will continue its plans to feature an exhibit about Bill Cosby, but it will do so with a reference to the accusations of sexual misconduct… more »

The More Things Change...

As the saying goes, the more things change, the more they stay the same. It wasn't long ago that the United States declared it was going to try to re-establish diplomatic relations with the long disassociated nation of Cuba.  Why?  Well, fifty years… more »

In This Play, the Writing's on the Wall

What is theater if not an opportunity to raise consciousness and sometime stir up controversy? Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre's young adult program produced a play titled This Is Modern Art (Based on True Events), by Kevin Coval and Idris Goodwin.  The… more »

Plaintiff Slips on Banana Appeal

It's a classic moment in American jurisprudence when a dancing banana can have its day in court.  Such was the case when Catherine Conrad, a woman who makes her living performing in a costume resembling a large banana, filed a copyright infringement… more »