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Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland: The Anti-Dystopian Sci Fi Movie

Friday, May 22nd, 2015
by on Playing Around

I get that things are bad.  But what can we do to fix them? So says Tomorrowland’s spunky heroine Casey Newton (Britt Robertson of The

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August Wilson’s Fences – When Dreams Are Shattered

Friday, May 22nd, 2015
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“I think that my plays offer  a different way for white Americans to look at black Americans. For instance, in ‘Fences’ they see a garbage man…They

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The Art of Forgery – The Minds, Motives, and Methods of Master Forgers by Noah Charney

Thursday, May 21st, 2015
by on Reading Around

According to The New York Times, Christie’s Auction House just had its first one billion dollar week. One billion dollars. The aesthetics of a work

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1. photo, kate shippen roosevelt, metropolitan opera house, patrons, sketch from nypl

The Dowager’s Diary: New York City’s Downton Abbey – Week Fifteen

Thursday, May 21st, 2015
by on Living Around

“Cab to Met.”  That was the inscription in Kate Roosevelt’s diary for January 21, 1913. Could she be referring to the revered Metropolitan Opera House

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On Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon
Marc Courtade’s Entertaining and Enlightening Lecture

Thursday, May 21st, 2015
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Marc Courtade is infectiously enthusiastic about his subjects. Giving us a glimpse of two artists who changed the world of dance in film and on

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Jessica

Jessica Kubzansky – Directing with a Writer’s Touch

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
by on Woman Around Town

There’s little doubt at the end of My Fair Lady that Professor Henry Higgins and Eliza Doolittle, the cockney flower girl he turned into a

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Tuesdays At Tesco’s – Why?

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
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Simon Callow is a good actor. We believe kindhearted Pauline (born Paul) spends every Tuesday taking care of her elderly father because she loves him.

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Bills

Fifty Dollars and a Dream –
The Remarkable York Theatre Company

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
by on Playing Around

Imagine the challenge of mounting a “modest” production of On the Twentieth Century in its first New York revival because the authors are concerned theaters

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