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Edward Gero as Justice Antonin Scalia in The Originalist

Saturday, March 21st, 2015
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An actor takes a risk when playing a well known person who is still living and much in the public eye. Edward Gero spent more

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Hazel Flagg: A Curiosity

Friday, March 20th, 2015
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Hazel Flagg (1953) is based on 1937’s charming, screwball comedy film Nothing Sacred starring Carole Lombard. Ben Hecht wrote both the screenplay and book for

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C.O.A.L. (Confessions of a Liar): Good Writing, Problematic Realization

Thursday, March 19th, 2015
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A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself as a liar.   Mark Twain There are lies meant to keep from hurting/offending people,

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Two New Exhibitions at the Met: From Pre-Modern Native Indian Art to Post-Modern Photography

Thursday, March 19th, 2015
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A breathtakingly beautiful exhibition of North American Plains Indian art recently opened at the Met. Adena Pipe, 1st Century BC Many of the 130 pieces

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Lonesome Traveler: Go, Sway, Remember (Singing Optional)

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
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‘Think folk music is no longer relevant? Think again. This entertaining, beautifully put together cavalcade, illuminating genre roots and performing numbers from the height of

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The Feast: Not a Lot of Food, but Plenty of Voices

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
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The great “man versus…” conflicts in literature have been: man versus man; man versus nature; man versus society; and, man versus self. Now, with the

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Elaine de Kooning: Portraits – National Portrait Gallery

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015
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Asked once if she ever felt trapped working in the shadow of husband Willem de Kooning—one of the fundamental figures of the Abstract Expressionist movement—Elaine

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Marsha Solomon’s From Rhythm to Form:
Ethereal, Evocative Abstractions

Monday, March 16th, 2015
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Throughout the course of history, art has served many purposes. Documentary, promotional, devotional, public and private communication and reflection are some of art’s roles. Just

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