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March 26, 2020

March 26, 2020

“I want gay music by a gay composer.”

“I want gay music by a gay composer.”

In Terrence McNally's Love! Valour! Compassion!, I saw gay men laughing with one another for the first time. This was 1995.


March 24, 2020

March 24, 2020

My Ode to Terrence McNally, Great Musical Book Writer

My Ode to Terrence McNally, Great Musical Book Writer

When most people go to see a musical, they don’t think about the book writer. Honestly, they probably don’t even know what a book writer does. Terrence McNally, who passed away today at the age of 81, was a great book writer.


March 02, 2020

March 02, 2020

Inside the Actor Studio’s James Lipton Dies at 93

Inside the Actor Studio’s James Lipton Dies at 93

James Lipton, the multi-hyphenate actor-iconoclast of Inside the Actors Studio fame has died at 93. Inside the Actors Studio, his most well-known creation has been viewed by over 80 million people in over 125 countries.


February 05, 2020

February 05, 2020

Kirk Douglas, Spartacus Legend, Passes at 103

Kirk Douglas, Spartacus Legend, Passes at 103

Legendary actor Kirk Douglas has passed away at 103. Douglas […]


January 31, 2020

January 31, 2020

How Black History Month Came to Be and Why We’re Celebrating It

How Black History Month Came to Be and Why We’re Celebrating It

Black History Month began in 1926 as a weeklong celebration of the achievements of African Americans. Historian Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH) chose the second week of February to celebrate “Negro History Week” to coincide with the birthdays of former president Abraham Lincoln and activist Frederick Douglass. 


December 19, 2019

December 19, 2019

Ovation’s Top 10 “Artsy” Films of 2019

Ovation’s Top 10 “Artsy” Films of 2019

These are the "artsy" and indie movies that left our staff debating for weeks.


December 19, 2019

December 19, 2019

Ovation’s Top 10 Powerful Moments in Art in 2019

Ovation’s Top 10 Powerful Moments in Art in 2019

Our staff compiles the most compelling art news of the year.


December 16, 2019

December 16, 2019

Ovation’s Top 10 Fun Movies of 2019

Ovation’s Top 10 Fun Movies of 2019

These movies delivered the most fun times in the movie theatres for our staff.


December 12, 2019

December 12, 2019

Ovation’s Top 10 Albums to Download in 2019

Ovation’s Top 10 Albums to Download in 2019

Picked by staff, these albums range from pop earworms to jazz and rap, and we had them on repeat during 2019.


December 09, 2019

December 09, 2019

Ovation’s Top 10 Art Exhibits Around the U.S. in 2019

Ovation’s Top 10 Art Exhibits Around the U.S. in 2019

Art exhibits can be a divisive endeavor. These exhibits in 2019 have thrilled, delighted, challenged, and inspired people all over the country.


October 28, 2019

October 28, 2019

André Aciman returns to the world of “Call Me By Your Name” in the sequel “Find Me”

André Aciman returns to the world of “Call Me By Your Name” in the sequel “Find Me”

Before Sunset. Elio and Michel share an evening at a café. ILLUSTRATIONS […]


August 06, 2019

August 06, 2019

“Beloved” Author and Literary Titan Toni Morrison Dies at 88

“Beloved” Author and Literary Titan Toni Morrison Dies at 88

Toni Morrison, the author of important American works such as “Beloved,” “Sula,” and “The Bluest Eye” has died at 88.