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Interview: Questions for Laurie Anderson from a Two-Year-Old

When my son, Alasdair, was two, he embraced an unlikely children’s entertainer: Laurie Anderson. It began when he found her 1982 debut album, Big Science, in my vinyl collection and asked about it. After watching the “O Superman (For Massenet)” music video on YouTube, he moved on to her “Sharkey’s Day” video and then the […]

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Mission Creek show report: April 1-2

Having a Mission Creek pass is like having a two pound box of chocolates. You can get sated early, but you keep eating because it’s just so good! My number one tip for Mission Creeksters is to pace yourself, and don’t try to see everything. Take your time and soak it all in.
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The sound of her voice: Laurie Anderson in Iowa City

Laurie Anderson

Starting Mission Creek 2014 with Laurie Anderson was simultaneously comforting and unsettling, not unlike her body of work. I attended a discussion she had with MFA students Tuesday on-stage at the Englert Theatre, prior to her lecture that evening. My experience with her performances made her a tall person, inhabited by large ideas. But she’s […]

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Laurie Anderson interview: An artist of her own invention

Laurie Anderson

Laurie Anderson isn’t solely responsible for me turning out a little bit weird, but she still played a significant role in skewing my worldview. I stumbled across her Big Science album not long after it was released, when I was an impressionable young teenager. This 1982 record contains her unlikely hit single “O Superman (For […]

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