razzle-dazzle


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razzle-dazzle

Excitement, attention, or fanfare. This is actually an event for a very serious cause, once you get past all the razzle-dazzle.

razzle-dazzle

(ˈræzlæˈdæzlæ)
n. flamboyant publicity; hype. After all the razzle-dazzle dies down, we’ll see what things are really like.
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For all its razzle-dazzle, ours is a writer's theatre--it thrives when its writers thrive and falters only when we fail to champion their contributions.
CARDIFF: New Theatre (029 20878880), Chicago - the razzle-dazzle of the Broadway musical comes to Cardiff, 7.
Like the razzle-dazzle man, schools have fooled their clients by miscounting in what appears to be the clients' favor.
Camp queens have always thrilled to the sequence in which the Ethel Merman-esque Helen Lawson character, played by Susan Hayward, wows the audience of a New Haven theater with a show-stopping, razzle-dazzle anthem of personal autonomy performed in the psychedelic shadows of a whirling, Calderian mobile.
This sickening objectification of Kennedy, transforming him into a crash-test dummy for expert scrutiny, speaks volumes about the media's obsession with violent images, their sadistic voyeurism, and the way they use razzle-dazzle media gadgetry to get us to focus on the small frame instead of the big picture.
The conference also had its share of high-tech razzle-dazzle.
What should be clear from the Martini's fade-out and razzle-dazzle reentry is it is not a static drink.
We are bored by preventive medicine but captivated by the technological razzle-dazzle and soap-opera drama of procedures such as artificial heart implantations, which prolong life for a short time at tremendous expense.
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And, in the midst of the razzle-dazzle is Brian Conley, who proves a natural fit as PT Barnum, the irrepressible showman whose greatest delight was to "humbug" his audience - whether it be the punters drawn to his shows or his long-suffering wife Chairy (Linzi Hateley).
A supernatural costumer about a fox demon's hunger for true love and live hearts, "Painted Skin II: The Resurrection" combines technical razzle-dazzle with a competently told yarn that allows its stars to shine.
Set in the 19th Century, journalist Jane Sullivan's second novel is full of intrigue, mixed with the drama and razzle-dazzle of the travelling show.
Through an irresistible blend of Broadway razzle-dazzle, old-fashioned show biz moxie and soon-to-be musical classics like Some Hebrews, Mose's Turn and of course, the title number, Moses tirelessly shepherds the Children of Israel to the Promised Landwhether they like it or not.
Like the Patriots and Red Sox of recent years, a group of highly talented athletes, any one of whom might have carried a lesser franchise on his back, instead were called upon to set aside egos, razzle-dazzle and individual goals, and focus instead on meeting the shared challenge of being the best team in the league.
It's no surprise that Blair should choose to go out with a bit of showbiz razzle-dazzle.