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  • Mayor Bloomberg Names Muppets As City Ambassadors

    Mayor Bloomberg Names Muppets As City Ambassadors
    Mayor Michael Bloomberg unveiled the Muppets as New York City's official "Family Ambassadors" Friday in a press conference in Times Square. For the next year, Kermit, Miss Piggy and the rest of the gang will encourage families to travel to the Big...
  • Top 5 Christmas Comedies

    Top 5 Christmas Comedies
    When producers asked me to compile a list of the best holiday films, I didn’t think that would be very fun. Everybody has seen Miracle on 34th Street and It’s a Wonderful Life a million times. I remember when I worked morning radio, we did a...
  • Muppets for the mature crowd

    Muppets for the mature crowd
    Henson Alternative's off-Broadway comedy "Stuffed and Unstrung" isn't the kind of puppet show you might have grown up with. Part of the Jim Henson Co. — which brought children "Sesame Street" and "The Muppets" — "Stuffed and Unstrung" is a...
  • Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey

    Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
    Sesame Street debuted in 1969, the year I was born. I grew up watching it and then watching as Jim Henson brought his puppet creations to The Muppet Show. I was done watching Sesame Street before the Elmo character ever debuted, but when the Tickle Me...
  • Emmet Otter Bloopers: Turn any belly into a bowl full of jelly

    Emmet Otter Bloopers: Turn any belly into a bowl full of jelly
    Happy holidays, you guys! Today is Festivus, Christmas and Kwanzaa are almost here, and we're smack dab in the middle of Hanukkah. We all have our own holiday traditions, and the work of Jim Henson has been a big part of this time of year for me for many,...
  • '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...