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Lives of the Saints – David Ives Is As Wry As He Is Smart

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
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New York theater is about to be flooded with comedy for the first time in a good long while. In an era when lightness/levity is

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The Broadway Musicals of 1916-1940

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
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Broadway By The Year begins its 15th season with a bang-up concert offering talent drawn from diverse vocal geography. Plumbing this rich period, impresario Scott

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Academy Awards 2015 – Been There, Won That

Saturday, February 21st, 2015
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The Academy Awards ceremony, which will be broadcast on ABC Sunday, February 22, has evolved into nothing more than a rubber stamp. With so many

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Subtle Body – Absorbing Play, Acting Issues

Thursday, February 19th, 2015
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1702. British Doctor John Floyer (Michael Zlabinger) has taken wife, Charlotte (Stephanie Wright Thompson) to China in order to learn about indigenous medicine. Floyer plans

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Dianne Reeves – Spellbinding

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
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“Now here you go again, you say/You want your freedom/Well who am I to keep you down?..” ‘Think you know this Stevie Knicks song? Listen

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Two Oscar Nominees Raise the Question:
How Much Discipline Is Too Much?

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
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Two actors nominated in the best supporting category tackle roles that set them up as serious disciplinarians. In The Judge, Robert Duvall plays a patriarch

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Mel Miller: Impresario and Fan

Monday, February 16th, 2015
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At one point or another, Mel Miller’s overstuffed, home closets contained: five sets of goose feather wings with halters (necessary because of their weight), a

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Hebrew Illumination For Our Time:
The Art of Barbara Wolff

Monday, February 16th, 2015
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You Renew the Face of the Earth from Psalm 104. The Morgan Library and Museum, well known for its collection of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts,

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