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At the Met: Bartholomeus Spranger’s
Eroticism Unveiled In A Major Exhibition

Sunday, December 7th, 2014
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Bartholomeus Spranger (1564-1611) isn’t a name that readily comes up on a who’s who among late 16th century European old masters, yet he was one

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Wild

Reese Witherspoon Walks the Walk in Wild

Friday, December 5th, 2014
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Anyone who has ever gone on a long hike will immediately connect with Reese Witherspoon’s character in the opening scene of Wild. In the middle

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Peter Pan

Peter Pan Still Captivates Kids
Who Never Want to Grow Up

Thursday, December 4th, 2014
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When I was a child, I loved the TV broadcast of Peter Pan starring Mary Martin. Decades later when the musical was given another life

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Benedict

The Imitation Game – Breaking the Code

Friday, November 28th, 2014
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The Imitation Game, if nothing else, confirms the enormous talent of the British actor, Benedict Cumberbatch. Not only is he a compelling performer but someone

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Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao’s Breathtaking Panoramas

Thursday, November 27th, 2014
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Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao came to New York from Taiwan in 1999 to study photography. He was only 22, but as he learned he began to

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Sheldon Craig.Nat King Cole close up

An Unforgettable Night Out in Seattle

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014
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Unforgettable: The Nat King Cole Songbook, brought to Bellevue’s UPAC Auditorium, by Purple Phoenix Productions; played to a full house: where the audience was kissed

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Bill

Saints and Sinners – Two Must See Films

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014
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Challenging roles often separate the great actors from the good actors. And when an actor plays against type, the results can be award caliber. Two

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Brown 1975

Forty Years of the Brown Sisters

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
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There is a fascinating exhibit now on display in the Museum of Modern Art’s lobby. Some people have heard about it and come to the

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