Marty Fugate

  • Theater Review: Cabaret by Marty Fugate

    Theater Review: ‘Cabaret’ by Marty Fugate The Nazi party wasn’t much of a party. Not a fun-loving bunch, those guys. Even so, their jackboots, leather accessories and sweaty outdoor rallies had a sadomasochistic, decadent association — a hint that, deep down, those Nazi boots were kinky boots. When it comes to this theory, “Cabaret” is […]

  • Art News: Syd Solomon Exhibition by Marty Fugate

    Art News: Syd Solomon Exhibition by Marty Fugate   “Syd Solomon: Concealed and Revealed” is a traveling exhibition looking back at an often-overlooking influence on Solomon’s abstract art —  the techniques of camouflage. Like many brilliant inventions, it was a product of wartime. In 1941, the artist had enlisted in the First Camouflage Battalion of […]

  • ‘Spunk’ cries the blues in Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe production by Marty Fugate

    ‘Spunk’ cries the blues in Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe production by Marty Fugate  “Spunk” is now working its spell on the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe stage. It’s a faithful adaptation of three short stories by Zora Neale Hurston, the Harlem Renaissance writer and folklorist. Playwright George C. Wolfe reworked her words; Chic Street Man wove […]

  • A Parisian Art Odyssey by Marty Fugate

    A Parisian Art Odyssey by Marty Fugate Paris is the city of lights — and the city of hype. The hype is especially thick when it comes to Paris’ art and artists. Blame that on “La Bohème,” “Moulin Rouge” and José Ferrer’s knee-walking portrayal of Toulouse-Lautrec. Movie and theatrical clichés fill our American noggins. (Close […]

  • Excerpt: New Yorkers In Space by Marty Fugate

    NEW YORKERS IN SPACE by Marty Fugate Imagine an alien starship. Close your eyes and try real hard. See it now? Got a clear picture in your mind? It’s wrong. Whatever you’re imagining is a rip-off from faded memories of Star Trek, Star Wars, the Alien series or something. That’s not it. Now try to […]

  • Artist’s Insights: Cassia Kite

    Artist’s Insights: Cassia Kite by Marty Fugate “You can take a girl off of the farm, but you can’t take the farm out of the girl.” The art of Cassia Kite offers proof of that statement. She was born and raised on a family farm in Auburn, Nebraska. Her upbringing continues to inform her creations. […]

  • THEATER REVIEW: ‘Thurgood’ by Marty Fugate

    THEATER REVIEW: ‘Thurgood” by Marty Fugate “The law is a weapon.” Thurgood Marshall was fond of saying that. The current production of George Stevens Jr.’s “Thurgood” at Florida Studio Theatre shows how he put this principle into action over a lifetime spent as a warrior of the law. Thurgood Marshall was the first African-American to […]

  • Exhibit Review: /& Editions by Marty Fugate

    Exhibit Review: /& Editions by Marty Fugate “/& Editions” celebrates the power of the print through July 15 at Alfstad Contemporary. This greatest hits sampling of the gallery’s first three years features pieces by Betsy Cameron, Alain Huin, Marsha Kazarinov-Owett, Andrea Dasha Reich, Mike Solomon, Bruna Stude, Michael Taylor and Michael Wyshock. Thanks to state-of-the-art, […]