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  • The ripple effect of the arts

    The ripple effect of the arts
    Popular among economists, sociologists and software engineers, the phrase "ripple effect" has also been adopted by arts and cultural thought leaders to describe the powerful impact of the creative sector on our shared communities. Here at Center Stage,...
  • Spike Lee awarded $300,000 Gish Prize

    To hear it from the Gish Prize Trust, Spike Lee did the right thing. The trust announced Wednesday that Lee -- the firebrand writer-director-actor-educator behind such films as 1992’s “Malcolm X” and the hit “Inside Man”...
  • Anna Deavere Smith to bring new show to Harris Theater

    Anna Deavere Smith to bring new show to Harris Theater
    Playwright and actress Anna Deavere Smith ("Fires in the Mirror") will present her newest show, "On Grace," a collaboration with cellist Joshua Roman, at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance on Jan. 21, the theater announced on Thursday. As in her...
  • Baltimore's Center Stage looks very good in PBS documentary on 'Raisin' cycle

    Baltimore's Center Stage looks very good in PBS documentary on 'Raisin' cycle
    These are hard times for PBS. Vast changes in technology and lifestyle, coupled with withering economic forces and timid leadership, threaten the existence of public television as we’ve known it for the past 43 years. So on the rare occasions these...
  • 'Macbeth' Reset As Vietnam Soldiers' Story At Long Wharf

     'Macbeth' Reset As Vietnam Soldiers' Story At Long Wharf
    Eric Ting respects superstitions, especially the one that says you can't say "Macbeth" aloud in a theater without dire consequences. ("The Scottish Play" is used instead.) "I think superstition is a powerful force," says the fate-conscious Ting,...
  • HBO's 'Game of Thrones' gets April 1 premiere date

    HBO's 'Game of Thrones' gets April 1 premiere date
    HBO's "Game of Thrones" will return for its second season April 1, the network announced Friday. The 10-episode Season 2 will see the rise of the Imp (Emmy winner Peter Dinklage) as the Hand of the King and several new characters coming to Westeros. It...
  • With 'Ameriville,' a new artistic director makes a statement at Victory Gardens

    With 'Ameriville,' a new artistic director makes a statement at Victory Gardens
    The Chay Yew era at the Victory Gardens began in earnest Monday night with "Ameriville," an intensely politicized and energetic performance collage that starts in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and ends up as a poetic indictment of all manner of...
  • Story of Amish school shooting keeps its distance

    Story of Amish school shooting keeps its distance
    In the very best moment of Jessica Dickey's "The Amish Project," the new solo show at American Theater Company performed by Sadieh Rifai, a telling truth is observed about what invariably happens when an outsider — an "English" in Amish...
  • Anna Deavere Smith wins $300,000 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize

    Anna Deavere Smith wins $300,000 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize
    Anna Deavere Smith, famed for creating one-woman, documentary theater pieces about taut social issues in which she portrays multiple people she’s interviewed, has won the $300,000 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, one of the most lucrative awards in...
  • Play About Walt Disney, Igor Stravinsky To Premiere In Newtown

    Play About Walt Disney, Igor Stravinsky To Premiere In Newtown
    A play about Walt Disney and composer Igor Stravinskiy about the making of the animated film "Fantasia" sounds intriguing. Newtown's Stray Kats Theatre Company will present Frederick Stroppel's "Small World: A Fantasia" with actors Scott Bryce as Disney...
  • Power of healing, as lead by Anna Deavere Smith for National Nurses United

    Power of healing, as lead by Anna Deavere Smith for National Nurses United
    Anna Deavere Smith has, in essence, combined a career doing serious, interview-based theater work like "Fires in the Mirror" and "Twilight: Los Angles" with more lucrative acting gigs on TV shows like "The West Wing" and, currently, "Nurse Jackie."...