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Stanford Summer Theater roots for the middle-class man in ‘Curse of the Starving Class’

On the surface, “Curse of the Starving Class,” written by Pulitzer Prize winner Sam Shepard, is the story of an American family that slowly deteriorates thanks to a fraudulent land speculator who toys with their lives in the countryside. However, the play also addresses many deeper, modern issues, such as poverty, overbearing corporations and alcoholism.

Reviews: ‘Uncaged’

In the past few years, Zac Brown Band has been best known for its sad but touching acoustic singles that consistently achieve the top spot on the Billboard country charts. However, its latest album, “Uncaged,” connects more with the band’s roots: relaxed and upbeat music that brightens the soul.