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Theater & art

Stage Review

A fan’s life, entwined with a star’s career

Since we live in a time when the currency of fame has been Kardashianed to near-worthlessness, it helps to be reminded how much a genuine star can matter to a kid in need of inspiration, consolation, or just plain diversionary entertainment.

Patti LuPone was that star, and Ben Rimalower was that kid, and he tells us all about it in his heartfelt and cleverly constructed solo show, “Patti Issues,’’ which he performed at Club Cafe on Friday night.

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