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In response to Thursday’s (March 27) speech by President Bush, Senator Chuck Hagel had this to say on CNN: “I think this is another episode of Alice in Wonderland. What’s up is down, and what’s down is up.” The whole interview can be viewed here: http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/politics/2008/03/27/blitzer.hagel.interview.cnn?iref=videosearch

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Pittsburgh and Colorado Springs, but not Sunderland

As mentioned in the last issue of the Knight Letter, the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre will be performing the ballet of Alice in Wonderland April 17 to 20. Originally created for the English National Ballet, the performance is danced to pieces by Tchaikovsky and includes illusions such as roses that change color and the Duchess’s “flying… [read full post]

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Only in SF, and London, and…

Apparently there is an Alice for everyone… Next month, “Cocktailgate,” a drag troupe in San Francisco, will present Alison Wonderbra, featuring excerpts of dialog and song from the 1976 Alice in Wonderland: An X-Rated Musical Comedy: http://music.sfweekly.com/search/events.php?oid=944935 Starting March 28 and continuing for a year, the Alice-inspired “Seasons Through the Looking Glass” installation will decorate… [read full post]

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Arty Alice

Sue Johnson’s “Alice Redux” panorama will be on display at New York City’s Schroeder Romero/Winkleman Gallery Project Space through April 26. “The 20-foot-long panorama imagines Alice grown up and finding her way through a dream world cluttered by the flotsam and jetsam of modern consumer culture. Advertising images of everyday products appear alongside allusions to… [read full post]

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Fun stuff

According to The Muppet Newsflash blog, “The Sesame Street characters are set to appear in a retelling of a classic story in the all-new film “Abby in Wonderland”. Giving Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” a Muppety twist, the new DVD will star everyone’s favorite Fairy-in-training, Abby Cadabby in her very own film. The musical film… [read full post]

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Bits & Bobs

Is it me or is it just sad that the “Jabbawockeez,” winners of “America’s Best Dance Crew” discuss how much they like Mexican food but fail to acknowledge the source of their name? www.mtv.com/ontv/dyn/dance_crew/crews.jhtml?crew=jabbawockeez Xanthic Eye’s Wonderlost series of paintings gives the Wonderland characters the look of pale white porcelain dolls, with white clothing and… [read full post]

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Upcoming Events

This weekend, March 8 and 9, the Gwinnett Ballet Theatre of Snellville, Georgia, performs a ballet of Alice with what look like wonderful costumes: www.gwinnettballet.org. On Saturday, March 15, the Leeds [U.K.] Centre for Victorian Studies, is holding the 19th Northern Victorian Studies Colloquium, on Victorian Ethics. In the section titled: Children and Literature: Zoe… [read full post]

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An exhibit for everyman

The Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill has an exhibit, “The ABC of Collecting Everyman’s Library,” which includes an Alice originally owned by Alice (Liddell) Hargreaves. The exhibit is free and runs from January 17 through March 31. From our Australian correspondent: “The Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s “Sunday Arts” program of… [read full post]

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