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Ben Katchor’s Comic Opera

Written by Jim Knipfel on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Three years ago, after a Bang on a Can festival in Italy, BOAC’s three founders–composers Gordon, Lang and Wolfe–were approached with a commission. The idea was for the three of them to collaborate on an opera–the only major stipulation was that it be something very American, very New York. The three decided that there wasn’t [&hellip
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Sin Eruptions

Written by Jim Knipfel on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

I’m not. I’m not crazy. Believe me when I say that. These people are sorely mistaken. Still, though, I’ve been getting a lot of strange looks lately when I start telling people about these weird, lumpy, fleshy eruptions I’ve been experiencing on my body. Maybe they’re all just looks of disgust or "why must he [&hellip
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Punk Madman GG Allin

Written by Jim Knipfel on . Posted in Posts

“I knew who he was. I knew what he did. I’d never been to one of his shows. I really wasn’t a fan,” Cohen said, when I asked how familiar he’d been with Allin at the time. “I wasn’t put off by it, but it was nothing that I’d want to see in person, unless there were safeguards.” Cohen [&hellip
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