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45 min ago | WTOP-FM Washington

Making the case for young adult literature

Some of my favorite books are intended for younger audiences: the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling; "The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton; His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman; and pretty much anything written by Neil Gaiman or Terry Pratchett.


Related Topix: Harry Potter, Books, Crime Movies, The Outsiders, J.K. Rowling, Drama Movies, Authors, Pop/Rock, Philip Pullman

1 hr ago | Fermanagh Today

Fond enduring memories of - Gentleman' Jim Reeves

Fifty years ago this Thursday a small private plane crashed in a thunderstorm outside Nashville in Tennessee.


Related Topix: Jim Reeves, Country, Air Accidents, Manuel, Texas, Patsy Cline

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Evanston Review

Celebrate Harry Potter's birthday like a wizard with these 7 ideas

In honor of Harry Potter's birthday July 31, we bring you stories about and local guides to J.K. Rowling's magical world.


Related Topix: Harry Potter, Books, J.K. Rowling, Authors, Naperville, IL

Andy Jones, Kecia Lewis, Blake Hammond & More Join Paige Faure in CINDERELLA Tour

Producers of the Tony Award winning musical Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, Robyn Goodman , Jill Furman and Stephen Kocis , have announced additional casting for the First National Tour launching in Providence, RI at the Providence Performing Arts Center onOctober 10, 2014.


Related Topix: Providence, RI, Celebrities, Julie Andrews

Early learning breakthrough hailed

A NONDESCRIPT school in Perth's east is at the centre of a strategy touted as a shining light for education in Australia.


Related Topix: Australia, World News, Oceania, Parenting, Early Learning Centre

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Now Playing Onstage in Salt Lake City - Week of 7/27/2014

DISNEY'S CINDERELLA KIDS HALE CENTRE THEATRE OREM 7/21-8/1/2014 The timeless fairy tale meets the magic of Disney in this adaptation of the treasured animated film.


Related Topix: Animation Movies, Comedy Movies, Music!, Family, Drama Movies, Musical Movies, Salt Lake City, UT, Recreational Vehicle, Heartland Rv'S, Julie Andrews

Star Tribune

TV picks for July 28:  James Garner, "Running Wild with Bear...

TCM's James Garner marathon includes “The Americanization of Emily,” a dramedy set in 1944.


Related Topix: The Americanization of Emily, Comedy Movies, War Movies, Drama Movies, Celebrities, James Garner, Julie Andrews, Entertainment, Television

Now Playing Onstage in Jackson, MS - Week of 7/27/2014

PINOCCHIO Actor's Playhouse 6/26-8/2/2014 Based on the book by Carlo Collodi this lively musical follows Pinocchio, "an almost real boy" on his many mis-adventures.


Related Topix: Animation Movies, Comedy Movies, Music!, Family, Drama Movies, Musical Movies, Julie Andrews

Now Playing Onstage in Louisville - Week of 7/27/2014

CATS Paramount Arts Center 7/31-8/2/2014 Based on the universally popular poetry of T.S. Eliot , CATS tells the story, in song and dance, of the annual gathering of Jellicle cats at which time one special cat is selected to ascend to the Heaviside layer.


Related Topix: Animation Movies, Comedy Movies, Music!, Family, Drama Movies, Musical Movies, Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Celebrities, Julie Andrews, Arkansas

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Producer is super happy with Kaaviya Thalaivan album

A.R.Rahman has delivered the master copy of 'Kaaviya Thalaivan' to the producers of the movie and Sashikanth is absolutely delighted after hearing the entire album.


Related Topix: A. R. Rahman

Alabama Live

The Alabama Theatre comes alive with 'The Sound of Music' on Sunday; here's a preview

Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer are shown here with the actors who played the von Trapp children in "The Sound of Music."


Related Topix: The Sound of Music, Family, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Musical Movies, Country, Alabama, Celebrities, Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Entertainment

The Orlando Sentinel

'Sharknado 2' arrives; 'Bachelorette' departs; James Garner honored

The coming week offers the sequel to a TV movie phenomenon, a romantic reality finale and a tribute to a TV legend.


Related Topix: The Americanization of Emily, Comedy Movies, War Movies, Drama Movies, The Thrill of It All, Celebrities, James Garner, Today, Entertainment, Television, Julie Andrews

Grand Island Pennysaver

'Mary Poppins' brings magic to Artpark

In a "sneak preview" video, credits read, "For 50 years, one film has defined ... Disney magic," as dramatic music and imagery unfolded in the background.


Related Topix: Mary Poppins, Comedy Movies, Family, Drama Movies, Musical Movies, Theater, The Sound of Music, Biography Movies, Celebrities, Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke

Fri Jul 25, 2014


Fiddler's 50-year stage appeal

The show's star Zero Mostel was a 'comedic genius' and 'extraordinarily inventive' but that talent ultimately became problematic, says Sheldon Harnick It's exactly half a century since the premiere of Fiddler on the Roof - among the most successful stage musicals written to date.


Related Topix: Fiddler on the Roof, Family, Drama Movies, Comedy Movies, Musical Movies, Broadway

301 Moved Permanently

Charles Troy returns to the Wilmette Theatre

Charles Troy will present "Bernstein, Comden & Green's Two 'Town' Triumphs" Monday, August 4 at the Wilmette Theatre.


Related Topix: Wilmette, IL, Bernstein, Classical, Broadway

BWW Reviews: Doris and Me a Smash at the El Portal

Doris and Me/ conceived, written & performed by Scott Dreier / directed by Richard Israel / with musical accompaniment by Bob Remstein and Paul Morin/ Monroe Forum Theatre at the El Portal, NoHo/ through August 3 Actor/singer Scott Dreier is, by self-description, consumed with Doris Day .


Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Romance on the High Seas, Musical Movies, Young at Heart, Drama Movies, Doris Day, Valerie Harper, Carmel, CA

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Opera News

Leading a cast that features Alexandra Silber and Cheyenne Jackson,...

Silber, Vosk, Bullock, Hansen; C. Jackson, Vortmann, Markgraf; San Francisco Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, Tilson Thomas.


Related Topix: Symphony, Arts, Opera, Musical Theater, Theater, Broadway

Goodspeed's 'Fiddler' a delightful, intimate take on classic musical

' Fiddler on the Roof ' refashioned as a chamber musical? How could this Broadway behemoth possibly be repackaged to fit on the Goodspeed Opera House's smallish stage, where it is playing now through September 12? In actuality, all it took was some insightful refocusing by director Rob Ruggiero , with the net result being a "Fiddler on the Roof" as ... (more)


Related Topix: Broadway


Kristen Bell Sings for a Minimum Wage Increase as Mary Poppins

In this political Funny or Die parody, Kristen Bell channels the legendary Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins.


Related Topix: Mary Poppins, Family, Drama Movies, Comedy Movies, Musical Movies, Celebrities, Julie Andrews

USA Today

Book Buzz: TFIOS's streak at No. 1 ends

Book Buzz: TFIOS's streak at No. 1 ends Teen love story was No. 1 for 11 straight weeks Check out this story on Your Take contributions have not been reviewed for accuracy by USATODAY.


Related Topix: Books, J.K. Rowling, Authors, Arts, Literature