Violet

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Violet is the only musical I watched and then promptly walked to the box office to buy tickets to see it again. And now it is playing again in NYC, but this time on Broadway. This lovely, moving musical is the tale of a woman who is hoping to heal the scare on her face by going to a televangelist who promises as much. Her healing comes in many unexpected ways. The show is playing for a limited time on Broadway having originally run off-Broadway in 1997. Poignant, haunting, uplifting.

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Violet The Musical

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Urban Dictionary

 

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Urban Dictionary is written by youDefine your world

7,724,899 DEFINITIONS SINCE 1999

Ever notice how quickly words and phrases are constantly changing. New words are born, new meanings emerge. Especially in this information age. It can be challenging to keep up, or to just know what people are talking about. The folks at Urban Dictionary figured this out years ago and the site was created in 1999 by Aaron Peckham according to wikipedia.

There is a new word or phrase published on the site everyday.

Here are a few examples:

n: someone who thinks about being an entrepreneur or starting a business but never gets started.
Bill is such a Wantrepreneur. Always talking about starting a business, but never getting there.
When men have quality time together, and do “guy” things. This is usually referred to when a guy wants to hang out with his friends. A man might tell his girl friend or significant other that he’s about to or would like to participate in this.
“Hey babe, me and my friends are gonna have some guy time this week…”
A group selfie; a picture one takes with themselves and many others in the photo. One takes an usie to be silly with friends and have fun taking random pictures of themselves.
Guys, let’s take an usie!!
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Warning: The site contains adult content. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

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Savage Lovecast

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It’s probable that I have listened to every Savage Lovecast. Yes, that means all 389 episodes and 17 seasons. Having to commute to work lends itself to the desire to listen to music, sing at the top of your lungs, play an audio book, and listen to podcasts. This particular podcast caught my attention years ago because I knew Dan Savage as a sex advice columnist and read his column in the Village Voice when I lived in NYC. The topics range from the familiar to the bizarre to the hysterical to the heartbreaking. Thought provoking, informative, provocative, bold, progressive, and human.

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Cabaret

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It’s possible that Cabaret is my favorite musical. I saw the 1998 Revival 4 times. And now, by the stroke of pure luck and genius the production has returned to NYC. Starring Alan Cumming and Michelle Williams. I can’t wait to see it. The cast have to be quadruple threats: acting, singing, dancing, and playing instruments as they are also the band. But it’s the story that really resonates. Hatred and bigotry still ring true today, unfortunately, but so do themes of grit and perseverance through adversity. 

What good is sitting alone in your room?
Come hear the music play.
Life is a Cabaret, old chum,
Come to the Cabaret.

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