Every review of the national tour of “The Sound of Music” (this one included) notes that the production dusts off some traditions and discards others, giving us a clearer view of its creators’ intentions. What emerges is a version like no other I’ve seen and the first about which I cared deeply.
The question in the headline above popped into my mind as I waded happily into “Joy Ride,” a collection of interviews, essays and reviews by former New Yorker theater critic John Lahr. (It’s from Norton; $29.95.)
Universities around the state — and the nation — have recently grappled with concerns about lack of inclusion and representation of different voices on campus. One of the ways Washburn University has addressed this is through its Diversity Committee, which held an event entitled "Other Stories."
The slow road to build a permanent memorial at the site of a nightclub fire that killed 100 people 12 years ago is getting shorter, as organizers said they are inching closer to raising the $2 million they need to complete it.