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REVIEW: King Crimson, Handle With Care

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Photo courtesy Rubin Fogel Productions

(Originally published on November 20, 2015) It’s exceedingly difficult to explain just how important and influential a band King Crimson is.

Their first studio album, 1969’s In the Court of the Crimson King, hit the music world like a bolt of lightning and served as a blueprint for the progressive rock movement for years to come. Larks’ Tongues in Aspic established the sonic and tonal framework for metal over a decade before the popularization of the genre. And lest we forget Red, a record that hinted at the clockwork rhythmic stylings of late-80s math rock.

And they did all this within a 5 year timeframe. Continue reading REVIEW: King Crimson, Handle With Care

Merton of the Movies: Singing and Dancing for a Place in Your Heart

A rollicking musical set in the silent movie era.

It was a packed house this Saturday at the Calixa-Lavallée Centre, for a performance of the musical comedy Merton of the Movies.

Within the crowd of eager musical theatre aficionados, there sat at least one person who could not accurately be called a fan of the art form: this very writer. But over the two-hour performance, that didn’t stop me from having one hell of a good time! Continue reading Merton of the Movies: Singing and Dancing for a Place in Your Heart