Achin' for art 

Get your fix with CL's annual Fall A&E Guide

Suffering for one's art is a cliche because it's true. From dancers who torture their toes until they swell and bruise, to visual artists who live on canned beans because all their money goes to art supplies, the fact remains: The life of an artist ain't easy. But when the compulsion to create overrides a desire for creature comforts, what's an artist to do? Lucky for audience members, the reward of suffering is experience, and this fall is busting out all over with cultural experiences, from the world premiere of the Broadway-bound musical The Color Purple at the Alliance Theatre to the Sally Mann show at Jackson Fine Art. So CL has put together this handy-dandy Fall A&E Guide to help you plan the season. Mark your calendars now! Order those tickets today! Don't let all that sweat and toil go to waste.

And to all you suffering artists out there, just remember: Pain passes, but art remains.

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