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Laurie Anderson: Rebel from Decade of Greed

Steve Turner, Times, The, 22 November 1990

Laurie Anderson’s first big work since United States, the two-part, eight-hour show she took on the road in 1983, is Empty Places. Shorter (ninety minutes long) and more political, it includes songs along with familiar visual images, monologues and music, and was premiered last June at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, Virginia. She had planned to bring it to Europe in June but, "the soccer matches got in the way. A lot of the shows were to take place in Italy."

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