Tag Archives: Southern Tier Actors’ Read (STAR)

Reviewed by George Basler Back in 1960, Gore Vidal lobbed a grenade at American politics in the form of his satirical play The Best Man. While the intervening years have made the play seem positively quaint, it still packs some sting in a staged reading being performed this weekend by Southern Tier Actors Read (STAR) at the Phelps Mansion Museum in downtown Binghamton. The play is “somewhat of a period piece,” acknowledged Judy McMahon, STAR’s director, who is in the cast. That means dated. References to Joseph Alsop...
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Did you participate in the monthly art walk (as either a walker or an artist)? Were you in the audience for a high school musical? Did you, like me, try to catch up on Oscar winners that you hadn't seen yet? (First thought after finally seeing Argo: Christoph Waltz must have been absolutely amazing in Django to have been deemed more worthy of the Best Supporting Actor award than the hilarious Alan Arkin.) Please join our conversation....
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[caption id="attachment_3313" align="alignleft" width="106"] Heidi Weeks, Jim Hull[/caption] By George Basler The night of Jan. 12, 1955, was one that changed Rod Serling's life. On that night, his teleplay, "Patterns," appeared on the Kraft Television Theatre during what is  now called "the Golden Age" of live television. The play, which focuses on psychological bloodletting in the corporate boardroom, was an immediate smash hit and won Serling the first of his six Emmy Awards, said Larry Kassan,...
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I headed to Roberson for the inaugural Two Rivers arts festival, but there were so many things on my "to do" list that didn't get done. Maybe you could tell me ( and the rest of BAMirror's readers) what I missed. Please share what you did in the arts this past week....
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