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  • Pop songs on the Middle East, put in their place by Silk Road

    Pop songs on the Middle East, put in their place by Silk Road
    In 2009, Silk Road Theatre Project took their mission of exploring stories from people of the Silk Road (the trade route that ran from the Far East to the Mediterranean) and gave it a cunning musical spin. "Silk Road Cabaret: Broadway Sings the Silk Road" combined songs penned by Westerners with autobiographical anecdotes from the diverse cast on the difficulties of carving out show-biz careers in the face of sparse — and insulting — roles for performers of Asian and Middle Eastern descent.
  • Sherman Hemsley dies at 74; star of TV's 'The Jeffersons'

    Sherman Hemsley dies at 74; star of TV's 'The Jeffersons'
    Sherman Hemsley, who was rooted in the minds of millions of television viewers as Archie Bunker's bombastic black neighbor, George Jefferson, in"All in the Family" and later as the star of his own long-running sitcom, "The Jeffersons," has died. He was...

    Cate Blanchett, Isabelle Huppert teaming up for 'The Maids'

    Cate Blanchett, Isabelle Huppert teaming up for 'The Maids'
    Some casting news is too intriguing to ignore. Cate Blanchett will team up with French film star Isabelle Huppert in a staging of Jean Genet's  "The Maids"  next year at the Sydney Theatre Company in Australia. The company unveiled its 2013 season on...

    Happy scandalous anniversary to Allen Ginsberg's 'Howl'

    Happy scandalous anniversary to Allen Ginsberg's 'Howl'
    On this date, March 25, in 1957, Allen Ginsberg helped make literary history. That's because 520 copies of his poem "Howl" were seized by U.S. Customs agents on charges of obscenity. Ginsberg and his publisher, City Lights, would fight those charges --...

    Oakland Park man self-publishes book about the pleasures of testicles

    Oakland Park man self-publishes book about the pleasures of testicles
    Balls. Nuts. Stones. Eggs. Bullocks. That's what Oakland Park's James L. Riedy self-published book "The Pleasures of Testicles: A Celebration and Exploration of All Things Balls" ($10.95, Outskirts Press) is all about. Of course, the retired...