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Mayapple: Native plant sometimes mistaken for ancient mandrake

The mayapple plant is sometimes referred to as "American mandrake". While it is true that mayapples appear similar to mandrake plants found in the Mediterranean region and mentioned in the Book of Genesis in the Bible, Shakespeare's plays, and J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets , the two plants are entirely different species and ... (more)

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Related Topix: Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling, Authors, Books, Life, Fruits, Food

Sat Apr 19, 2014

NOLA.com

Broadway legend Chita Rivera was a class act at Le Petit Saturday

Superstar dancer/singer/actress/raconteur Chita Rivera was beyond charming Saturday evening at Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre , where she belted out a few career classics and bantered with the affable Broadway authority Seth Rudetsky.

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Related Topix: Broadway, Chita Rivera, Arts, Ballet, Comedy Movies, Family, Drama Movies, Bye Bye Birdie, Musical Movies

Southland Times

Finding success in failure

In a world where we covet success, where winning is our goal and the pursuit of excellence seems paramount, can the dreaded concept of failure actually help us reach these dizzying heights, asks Bess Manson.

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

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Henry Mancini and the Pink Panther Sneak into Record Store Day

Record Store Day is upon us, and coincidentally, so is the late Henry Mancini 's 90th birthday .

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Daily Mail

Was this woman murdered to cover up Cyril Smith's sex ring?:

We found him living in a shabby block of flats of the kind you don't imagine exists in the genteel Thames-side suburb of Teddington.

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Business Journal

Challenges faced by Ark Group's Music Factory in Texas familiar to Charlotte?

Charlotte developer Ark Group is moving forward with its $165 million entertainment complex in Irving, Texas.

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The News Tribune

A musical dream comes true

Pink Martini, Portland's frothy and sweet "little orchestra," is playing Wednesday in Olympia with the von Trapps.

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Related Topix: The Sound of Music, Family, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Musical Movies, Celebrities, Julie Andrews

Thu Apr 17, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

York Theatre Company Extends Inventing Mary Martin Through 5/25

Due to popular demand, The York Theatre Company has announced a one-week extension of the world premiere production of the new musical revue, Inventing Mary Martin , that will now play through Sunday afternoon, May 25, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at The York Theatre Company 's home at Saint Peter's where performances began earlier this week on April 15.

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BroadwayWorld.com

Mary Bogue to Bring a Sentimental Journey to Joslyn Center, 5/11

Los Angeles singer Mary Bogue will bring "A Sentimental Journey" to the Arthur Newman Theatre at The Joslyn Center in Palm Desert on Sunday, May 11th at 2 PM as part of Sunday's In Summer Cabaret Series presented by Les Michaels Life Is A Cabaret, currently in it's 5th season.

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Examiner.com

Toledo's Stranahan Theater will present 'West Side Story' in May

Theaterleague.com announced yesterday that the Broadway revival of " West Side Story " will play at the Stranahan Theater May 1-4 for a total of six performances in four days.

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The Daily Gazette

Sing-along a Sound of Musica set

Sing-along "Sound of Music" is Timber Lake Playhouse's upcoming screening of the classic Julie Andrews in full-screen technicolor, complete with subtitles so that the whole audience can sing along.

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Related Topix: The Sound of Music, Family, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Musical Movies, Celebrities, Julie Andrews, Mount Carroll, IL

BroadwayWorld.com

Theatrical Throwback Thursday: Fiddler For Passover, With Bette Midler

Today, we continue BroadwayWorld's newest feature column with a special Passover Week tribute to one of the most cherished and beloved musicals ever written, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF.

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Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Fiddler on the Roof, Family, Drama Movies, Musical Movies, Broadway, Music!, Tony Awards

Wed Apr 16, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

West Side Story National Tour to Play National Theatre, 6/3-8

West Side Story returns to its theatrical home at the National Theatre for one week only, June 3 through 8. The landmark American musical made its world premiere at the National in 1957 prior to heading to Broadway, as did its revival in 2008, and now the North American tour of this celebrated story concludes in Washington at the place where it all ... (more)

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BroadwayWorld.com

50th Anniversary Limited Edition of the Pink Panther Soundtrack to Be Releaed 4/19

Sony/Legacy Recordings will celebrate American composer Henry Mancini with a variety of collectible commemorative titles to be released throughout 2014.

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Related Topix: Gunn, Mystery Movies, Dance, Crime Movies, Comedy Movies, The Pink Panther, Drama Movies, Peter Gunn, Days of Wine and Roses

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Southtown Star

The Journey TO Neverland

Of course, there is no one around now with first-hand memories of Peter's first appearance in Scottish writer J.M. Barrie's novel, "The Little White Bird," or his play, "Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up," that arrived on stage in 1904 - a "fairy play" about an ageless boy and an ordinary girl named Wendy who have adventures in the fantasy ... (more)

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Related Topix: Animation Movies, Peter Pan, Family, Adventure, Musical Movies, Mary Martin, Theater, Peter and the Starcatcher, Recreational Vehicle, Award, Arts, Entertainment

Time

RECAP: Dancing with the Stars Watch: Donny Osmond Will Make A Man Out Of You

While the Dancing with the Stars is normally just a bedazzled and be-Spanxed excuse for D-list celebrities to squeeze 15 more minutes of fame out of one last drop of notoriety, week five's Dancing with the Stars has an extra sprinkle of desperate celebrity magic.

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Related Topix: Dancing With the Stars, Reality TV, Entertainment, Television, Animation Movies, Comedy Movies, Family, Drama Movies, Mulan, Adventure, Musical Movies, Donny Osmond, Short, Aladdin, Celebrities, Julie Andrews

Real Bollywood

Aamir Khan's 'P.K.' set for Dec 19 release

New Delhi, April 15: Christmas season seems to spell magic for Aamir Khan's films and continuing with the trend, the makers of his upcoming film "P.K." have decided to release it about a week before X-Mas.

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BroadwayWorld.com

Photo Flash: York Theatre's Inventing Mary Martin World Premiere Begins Tonight

Inventing Mary Martin is the World Premiere of a new multi-media musical revue celebrating the life and career of one of Broadway's greatest stars, Mary Martin , who created leading roles in One Touch of Venus, South Pacific, The Sound of Music and Peter Pan, becoming one of the most glamorous and beloved stars of the American musical theatre.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Playbill

Emily Skinner, Cameron Adams, Lynne Halliday and Jason Graae Are...

The York Theatre Company , which is under the leadership of producing artistic director James Morgan and executive director Andrew Levine, presents the world premiere of the new musical Inventing Mary Martin , which begins performances at the Off-Broadway venue April 15 prior to an official opening April 27. The four-member cast comprises Cameron ... (more)

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Examiner.com

'Somewhere' is the land between dreams & delusions in Hartford Stage production

"There's a place for us, somewhere a place for us" reminds a Stephen Sondheim lyric from "West Side Story."

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Related Topix: Classical, Stephen Sondheim, Broadway

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