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Laurie and the Whale

Performance artist Laurie Anderson has charted new waters with Songs and Stories from Moby Dick, a contemporary "opera" based on Herman Melville's classic whale of a novel. Seen for 10 performances in November as part of the 1999 Next Wave Festival at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (after a US tour and before shipping out to Europe for a series of dates in Italy and the Festival d'Automne in Paris, France), Moby Dick combines Anderson's sharp visual design sense with her signature vocals and

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