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Woman Around Town: Rachel Stratton-Mills—
The Coach Behind the Olympic Swimmer

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012
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Brooklynite Lia Neal, 17, has made the 2012 Olympic team and will compete in the 400-meter free relay in London. Neal, a rising senior at


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The Bad and The Better: A Noir-ish Rubic’s Cube

Thursday, June 21st, 2012
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The Bad and The Better is a dense, convoluted modern noir piece filled with questionable principles, over the top family loyalty, subterfuge and revenge. As



Shira Tarlo Named First Place Winner
In Our Essay Contest for High Schoolers

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012
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Shira Tarlo, from Tenafly High School in Tenafly, New Jersey, has been named the First Place Winner in Woman Around Town’s Essay Contest for High



Amelia, the Play—P.O.W.’s in the Civil War

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012
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Andersonville National Historic Site began as a stockade built about 18 months before the end of the Civil War to hold Union Army prisoners captured


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Woman Around Town: Arena Stage’s Molly Smith—
Showcasing American Musicals and Plays

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012
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When The Music Man won the 1957 Tony Award, it beat out another musical heavyweight, Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story. The two productions opened on


Sisters Blanche (Parker) and Stella (Rubin-Vega) talk about Stanley (Underwood) unaware he is in the room. Photo by Ken Howard.

Way Down Yonder In New Orleans

Friday, April 27th, 2012
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There’s an inherent challenge in reviewing a classic play like A Streetcar Named Desire. Why is it being resurrected now? What’s new about it? How



Cross That River: Allan Harris

Thursday, April 26th, 2012
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Those of you familiar with musical artist Allan Harris may think of him as a jazz man whose riffs circle melody like a territorial lover;


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Jazz Appreciation Month Recalls Sinatra the Activist

Saturday, April 7th, 2012
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The act of a single person—even through music—can influence history. The Smithsonian We remember Frank Sinatra as perhaps the greatest singer who ever lived. Overlooked


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