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CONCERT REVIEW: Caribou at Union Transfer, 11/13

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I’m going to be honest, I’m not a huge fan of seeing shows at the Union Transfer. The security there is sometimes a bit touchy-feely, there’s always some random fan girl twirling all up in my space, and, well, let’s just say Molly seems to be plentiful. Last night, when I went to see DJ Caribou, all of those things were in place, but I didn’t even notice because the show was absolutely explosive. Both acts that performed took me to another place that was worlds away from the Union Transfer and the twirling sister at my side.

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Corrina Burns | Photo by Jauhien Sasnou

Corrina Burns | Photo by Jauhien Sasnou

The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence
November 5-23
Off-Broad Street Theater
Time and time again, we’ve heard that there’s a dearth of roles for actresses of a certain age. “But I think that might be changing,” says Corinna Burns, the female lead in Azuka Theatre’s The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence, a 2014 Pulitzer Prize finalist. Last season, the 42-year-old Swarthmore grad was cast in just one show. This season? “I have five shows,” she says, including Revolution Shakespeare’s just-wrapped Macbeth and a Fringe play that won accolades from the New York Times. “I feel very lucky. It’s an embarrassment of riches.”

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New Mural Illuminates Backside of Union Transfer

Photo by Steve Weinik

Photo by Steve Weinik

Tomorrow afternoon Union Transfer is hosting a ceremony to dedicate a gorgeous new mural that now adorns its backside. The work, called Amplify, was created by artist Ben Volta, and members of Mural ArtsRestorative Justice Guild program. Mural Arts explains how the concept for Amplify, which incorporates radiant stain glass windows and a variety of designs symbolizing “properties of music, sounds and the amplification of voice,” came about:

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