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Laughter Alert: Forbidden Broadway Alive and Kicking

Friday, September 7th, 2012
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Attention Broadway theater denizens! After a three year hiatus, the inimitable Gerard Alessandrini, master of “arsenic and rhyme,” Al Hirschfeld with a poison pen, is

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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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Wearin’ Of The Green in Books

Friday, March 16th, 2012
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It’s impossible to calculate the ramifications of the potato blight in mid-nineteenth century Ireland. The Great Irish Famine led not only to the death of

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Entourage—The Boys Get Ready to Say Goodbye

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011
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The HBO series Entourage is such a hit, it’s hard to believe that in the early days the show had a hard time finding places

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Spider-Man Bites

Sunday, June 19th, 2011
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A couple of months ago, I was anxiously waiting my turn in the dentist’s office when a jaunty young man of seven or eight sauntered

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The Irish…And How They Got That Way

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010
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“In the beginning was the word. And the IRISH got it.” Honoring the one year anniversary of playwright, Frank McCourt’s passing, The Irish Repertory Company

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HBO & (RED) on the Red Carpet for The Lazarus Effect

Sunday, May 9th, 2010
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HBO & (RED) presented the New York premiere of The Lazarus Effect on Tuesday, May 4, at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). The film

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