Tag Archives: George Basler

By Barb Van Atta Even the most empathetic person cannot truly know how the recipient of prejudicial remarks feels. And sometimes efforts at understanding, no matter how well-meaning, come off as insensitive. That point was hammered home to us at Broome Arts Mirror yesterday (May 17) through responses to our review of SRO Underground’s production of Avenue Q. Here on the blog -- and in emails and on Facebook -- cast members and their supporters took reviewer George Basler to task for opining that the production lacked...
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Laura Knochen-Davis won't become the executive director of the Broome County Arts Council until January, but that doesn't mean we at Broome Arts Mirror won't have any questions for her until then. She's still very busy working and teaching at SUNY Broome, so we invited her to a quick "online press conference," answering by email questions posed by BAMirror volunteer reviewers. GEORGE BASLER: What do you see as gaps in the local arts scene (such as the lack of opportunities for a young audience)? How do...
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Did you catch an opening weekend performance of The Twilight Zone at BU or Miss Saigon at EPAC as BAM reviewers Nancy Oliveri and George Basler did? Were you gallery-hopping during First Friday? Or perhaps you just caught a good act playing at a bar? How were the arts part of YOUR weekend? Please join in the conversation....
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EDITOR'S NOTE: George Basler is a blogger and reviewer for Broome Arts Mirror. He was a long-time reporter and writer for the Press & Sun-Bulletin. In his retirement he’s helped produce a book. Here are, as he phrased it, "the bloody details": A few years back Broome County Historian Gerry Smith and I had what we thought was a great idea. We planned to do a book together about notables of Broome County’s past. Actually, notables is the wrong term, because we had no intention of writing about...
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