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Witty, racy, soigné, shaded, tuneful ... Use what words you will to describe the songs of Cole Porter, Hoosier turned bon vivant and homosexual Broadway composer. The Decline and Fall of the Entire World as Seen through the Eyes of Cole Porter isn't the first or most recent of the many revues his brilliant tunes have inspired, but it's a gold mine. Devised in 1965 by the late Ben Bagley, it chronicles Porter's songs from 1914 to 1944, focusing on some lesser-known gems such as Farming and Most Gentlemen Don't Like Love. Stylishly produced by Light Opera Works Second Stage, 1420 Maple Avenue, Evanston, through Nov. 12; 847-869-6300; $24-$39.
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