I was lucky to catch Nick Cave’s recent show in Chelsea before it closed. As a fan of all things Afro-carnivalesque — from Jonkonnu to Mardi Gras Indians to RuPaul to Dr. Suess — I was bedazzled by Cave’s fine and furry suits, which brought sparkle and texture to a drab February day.

I hear tell Ronald K. Brown is premiering a dance piece using Cave’s suits in San Francisco this May. I might have to get over my recently heightened fear of flying and try to catch that.

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