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The Black Swans Are Not a Movie

In typical fashion, Hollywood rolled out its best dramas this winter, each vying for Oscar consideration. Few, though, have been the subject of as much conversation and praise as Black Swan. Anchored by Natalie Portman’s virtuoso performance as an unbalanced dancer, the film has spent the last few months firmly embedded in the national zeitgeist.

Amid all the film talk, it would be easy to overlook The Black Swans. The Columbus, OH folk act isn’t even a movie, but rather a band. And though Black Swan prominently featured music — specifically ballet — you probably won’t find the flannel-wearing trio doing jetés or pirouettes. Continue reading…