There are more than enough musicalizations of kitschy, middlebrow comedies out there, so it's nice to see a musical version of Dogfight, the serious 1991 cult period film about a marine who takes plain Jane to a party without telling her the goal is that the guy with the ugliest date gets a prize.
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Hard-bluesing, hard-boozin' wailer Janis Joplin's story has long seemed like a natural for the big screen, but any realization of that has always sputtered out like an empty bottle of Southern Comfort.
Bette Midler did some kind of riff on it in 1979's The Rose, but it was very loosely based.
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Stop the Virgens
St. Ann's Warehouse
Wednesday, October 19
Better than: Your average mass fatality.
There ought to be something lethal at the heart of a rock show, some hurts-so-good death drive that reminds you how glorious it is to live, to breathe, to dance. Karen O's "psycho rock opera ... More >>