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1 hr ago | Contra Costa Times

Review: City Lights' 'Spamalot' a deliciously daffy production

And now for something completely different. The sublimely silly Monty Python spoof "Spamalot" is holding court at City Lights Theater Company in San Jose through Aug. 31. While Jeffrey Bracco's exuberant revival lacks the comic virtuosity of the original Broadway version, there's no denying the sheer giggle-inducing catharsis of spending a few ... (more)

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Graham Chapman, Terry Gilliam, Theater

5 hrs ago | WHDH

'Of Mice and Men' leaves Broadway on a record high

The show, co-starring Chris O'Dowd and Leighton Meester, said Monday it earned $1,038,106 for the week ending Sunday, setting a new eight-performance weekly record gross at the Longacre Theatre and marking the first time the theater ever housed a show that crossed the $1 million mark.

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Related Topix: Theater, John Steinbeck, Vocal

6 hrs ago | WNWN-FM Battle Creek

Holocaust victim, artist Charlotte Salomon's life ...

The Berlin-born Jewish artist Charlotte Salomon left behind a body of watercolors and text she called "Life? or Theatre?" before she was killed at Auschwitz in 1943 at age 26, carrying her unborn child.

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Related Topix: Opera, Suicide, Theater

10 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

Interiors: How to light your kitchen

Lighting your kitchen properly has many rewards. Reason No. 1 being so you don't cut your finger when chopping things, but also for the overall look and feel of your kitchen, proper lighting is important.

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Related Topix: Interior Design

14 hrs ago | The Island Packet

Concert pianist is all smiles in his new career

VanBeck graduated from the Eastman School of Music and the University of Rochester with bachelor's degrees in piano performance and mathematics.

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Related Topix: University of Rochester, Rice University, Symphony, Dentistry, Medicine, Benton Harbor, MI

18 hrs ago | Myrtle Beach Online

Italian tenor Bergonzi dies at age 90

Bergonzi served in World War II in an anti-aircraft artillery unit, and was interned in a German forced labor camp for three years.

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Related Topix: Opera, Entertainment

21 hrs ago | The News Tribune

8 new dancers join Miami City Ballet

Rainer Krenstetter of Staatsballett Berlin joins the company as a principal dancer.

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Related Topix: Ballet, Damascus, MD, France, World News

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Rediff.com

Salman Khan's Kick sets box office on fire

The movie, Khan's second release of the year, raked in Rs 26.4 crore in India on the first day of release.

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Related Topix: Bollywood, Cinema

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Los Angeles Philharmonic director scores his first movie soundtrack

What: Conductor Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic conclude the Americas & Americans festival with a celebration of film composers and a special guest performance by Gustavo Santaolalla and a suite from Dudamel's own score to “Libertador.

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Related Topix: Classical, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Conductor, Opera, Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA), Los Angeles, CA

GPB.org

With Judges Overriding Death Penalty Cases, Alabama Is An Outlier

Courtney Lockhart is appealing a death penalty sentence that a judge gave him in 2011, which overrode the jury's recommendation of life in prison.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, Prison, Auburn University, Theater

Richmond and Twickenham Times

Live music to celebrate Wandle Park restoration

Free live music performed by artists from across south London, alongside a touch of Shakespeare and poetry readings, will be staged today.

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Related Topix: Poetry

The Modesto Bee

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2."The Silkworm," by Robert Galbraith The case of a missing novelist whose leaked tell-all manuscript, if published, would ruin lives.

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Related Topix: The Goldfinch, Books, Painting, All the Light We Cannot See

Bellingham Herald

Cuban ballet master gives classes in US

Ramona de Saa is teaching for the first time in the United States at the Sarasota Cuban Ballet School.

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Related Topix: Ballet, Lughnasadh, Life, Holidays

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Panorama photo essay captures Valley scenes in 180 degrees

It used to take a sophisticated camera, special tripod and a computer to stitch together images to make a full panorama.

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Related Topix: Cameras, Photography, Instagram, iPod touch App, iPad App, Twitter, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, iPhone

The Macon Telegraph

Nude models, artists take to New York City streets

Artists in Manhattan painted the bodies of 40 nude models on Saturday, turning the Columbus Circle entrance to Central Park into an outdoor celebration of the human form.

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Related Topix: New York, NY, Manhattan, NY, Painting

National Public Radio

Fresh Air Weekend: 'Trans Bodies, Trans Selves,' 'Hard Day's Night,' Arthur Allen

Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends.

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Related Topix: Photography

Silver City Sun-News

TV team: Actor, detective role paired for 25 years

This photo provided by ITV/Acorn TV shows David Suchet as Hercule Poirot in Agatha Christie's "Poirot: Curtain, Poirot's Last Case," premiering exclusively on Acorn TV.

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Related Topix: Poirot, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Emmy Awards, David Suchet, Theater

WUNC-FM Chapel Hill

Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014

There's ambition rooted in the pursuit of personal glory, and then there's creative ambition, rooted in a desire to do what hasn't already been done.

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Related Topix: Opera

Myrtle Beach Online

Middletown woman's art passed down from mom

"She used to use an ancient technique with the glass and cutting out museum print," Ortiz said.

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Related Topix: University of Hartford, New York, Painting, Entertainment

Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Reporter

Mira's 'black box' theater features 'City Sugar'

Director Tina Arriola sits at the deejay console set for the Mira Theatre Guild black box theater production of 'City Sugar,' which is currently being performed, while Arriola is in rehearsals with 'Play Misty for Me' at the Vallejo venue.

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Related Topix: Theater, Vallejo, CA

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