This Week's Voice: Laurie Anderson, Devo, Theo Bleckmann, Omar Souleyman, and Ahem, "Jersey Shore"
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In this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla interview Laurie Anderson, Francis Davis visits the Murray Hill apartment of jazz vocalist Theo Bleckmann, Richard Gehr basks in the sheer urgency of the polarizing 'Syrian techno' superstar, Omar Souleyman, and Christopher R. Weingarten insists that when it comes to high-art subversion, Devo still has everyone whipped.
In Film, Dan Kois wishes Tom Cruise would shut up in Knight and Day, J. Hoberman says that Alain Resnais does his carrot-topped muse no favors in Wild Grass, Michael Atkinson picks seven of the best from the Asian Film Fest, and Karina Longworth reviews Oliver Stone's South of the Border.
In Art, Robert Shuster rounds up Leon Levinstein's NYC photos at the Met, Lee Bontecou at MOMA, and Boris Lurie's early work at Westwood.
In Theater, Michael Feingold offers thoughts on Broadway and the state of theater in New York and Stacy Gueraseva introduces us to comedian Greg Barris, who hosts a 'Tent Revival' at Park Slope's Union Hall.