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  • 'Sesame Street' veteran heads 'Jitney' cast at MSU

    'Sesame Street' veteran heads 'Jitney' cast at MSU
    August Wilson's "Jitney," set in 1977, focuses on a poor urban neighborhood where "urban renewal" just means demolition and neglect. The plot revolves around a company of unlicensed cabs trying to maintain service for an African-American community ignored...
  • 'The Muppets'

    'The Muppets'
    Jim Henson's long-popular creations get a major, hugely entertaining reboot in this comedy-fantasy that reunites Kermit and Miss Piggy to restore their former base of operation and save it from the oil tycoon (Chris Cooper) who wants it for his own...
  • Day Trips: From arts to action sports

    Philadelphia "X-tink-shun" exhibit at the Philadelphia Zoo Featuring puppets by the Jim Henson Company, "X-tink-shun" has characters of endangered or extinct species stationed throughout the zoo, educating visitors about the plight of their particular...
  • Unstrung and uncensored

    Unstrung and uncensored
    Jim Hammond, second from left, and some very bad puppets. Photos by Eric Bojanowski. On a cracked wooden stage inside the World and Eye Arts Center in downtown Fort Lauderdale, the scene, for exactly 30 seconds, seems ripped from a lost episode of Jim...
  • 'The Muppets': Kermit the Frog commands Jason Segel's respect

    'The Muppets': Kermit the Frog commands Jason Segel's respect
    In the world of amphibian celebrities, there's no bigger star than Kermit the Frog. Yet back in January on the set of Disney's upcoming film "The Muppets" — the first big screen outing for Jim Henson's beloved menagerie since 1999's "Muppets in...
  • Movie review: 'Janie Jones'

    Movie review: 'Janie Jones'
    Bad notes, old song in 'Janie Jones' In "Janie Jones," the guitar-slinging pre-teen girl with the long black hair is 15-year-old Abigail Breslin, a little tougher-looking since her "Little Miss Sunshine" debut but sporting the same appealing mixture of...
  • Movie review: 'The Other F Word'

    Movie review: 'The Other F Word'
    Punk rock dads open up In the documentary "The Other F Word" the word implied in the title is fatherhood; the film takes a look at the seemingly contradictory transition into middle age for men who are in a working rock band and also trying to settle...
  • Movie review: 'Silenced'

    Movie review: 'Silenced'
    'Silenced' is harrowing A recent hit in Korea, "Silenced" ("Dogani") is based on a true story in which administrators at a school for deaf children received extremely light penalties for sexually abusing their young charges. In the film, a teacher (Gong...
  • A film as warm and fuzzy as Elmo

    A film as warm and fuzzy as Elmo
    I must admit I never paid much attention to Elmo, the red furry “Sesame Street” character. I preferred my muppets more feral, and with attitude, like Animal, Cookie Monster or Oscar the Grouch. They always seemed more interesting than the...
  • Kevin Clash shines in new documentary 'Being Elmo'

    Kevin Clash shines in new documentary 'Being Elmo'
    When Kevin Clash was a boy in Baltimore County, he'd watch TV mere inches from the screen and wish he could walk right into "Sesame Street." It didn't take him long to get there. At 15, the kid from Turners Station became the regular puppeteer on a...
  • 'Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey' review: A nice glass of milk to wash down the warmth of "The Muppets"

    'Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey' review: A nice glass of milk to wash down the warmth of "The Muppets"
    *** (out of four) “The Muppets” star/co-writer Jason Segel sees nothing wrong with adults loving to entertain children of all ages with puppets. Neither does Kevin Clash, who grew up admiring Jim Henson and later befriended the...