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Bruce Dow – Having Fun at The Forum

Monday, December 2nd, 2013
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For Bruce Dow, the third time’s the charm. The first time he performed the role of Pseudolus in the Stratford Shakespeare Festival’s production of A

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Oscar 2012—An Abundance of Riches

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012
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Billy Crystal is back and so is the excitement. There were so many wonderful films and performances this year, that the 2012 Academy Awards will

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Beginners—Christopher Plummer’s
Oscar-Worthy Performance

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012
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Christopher Plummer’s career spans seven decades, perhaps his best known role as Captain von Trapp in 1965‘s The Sound of Music. But this Canadian actor

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo:
Helping James Bond Nab a Killer

Saturday, December 24th, 2011
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The opening credits of David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo mimic the beginning of a James Bond film; female forms slither across the

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The Last Station—The Last Year of Tolstoy’s Life

Thursday, February 25th, 2010
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Like Meryl Streep, Helen Mirren is a favorite choice come awards season. At a time when older actresses see fewer starring roles come their way,

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We Could Have Listened All Night

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009
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They came from as far away as New Zealand and Australia. One gentleman flew over from London dressed in a tuxedo for the occasion. An

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Up, Up and Away with Beautiful Balloons

Saturday, June 6th, 2009
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One of my children’s favorite books and movies was The Red Balloon. The sight of a young boy soaring above the rooftops of Paris with

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