From Donald Trump miming putting on a veil, to a version of Cats as a political spoof, is politics becoming more like entertainment . . . or vice versa?
Nothing is likely to move the vacant Mohawk Theatre in North Adams into an actual facility until it is no longer a political football to be tossed around at election time. It can be done, and there’s a new round of Mass. Cultural Facilities grants that offer a real possibility to get the project moving again.
The power of memes and propaganda can be seen in this detail of Die Partei, Arno Breker’s statue representing the spirit of the Nazi Party that flanked one side of the carriage entrance to Albert Speer’s new Reich Chancellery.
El Reno is a medium security prison facility located in central Oklahoma, which houses 1,300 inmates convicted of violating federal law.
A major celebration that brings Michelle Obama together with 50 theatre companies and 50 new plays by women in the nation’s capitol.
Buildings that host the arts are the focus of the Mass. Cultural Facilities Fund which has invested $85 million to date. The long empty Mohawk Theatre in North Adams would be an ideal candidate, but it is owned and neglected by its own city.
When Mike Barnacle takes the stage at the Colonial on May 22, the public will get fresh insights into current affairs from one of America’s most observant commentators.