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  • Jane Henson dies: Muppets collaborator and widow of Jim Henson was 78

     
    The widow of Jim Henson diedTuesday, following a battle with cancer. Jane Henson met her future husband in a puppetry class in the 1950s....
  • Walt Disney World vs. Disneyland -- A Disney throw down

    Walt Disney World vs. Disneyland -- A Disney throw down
    Which U.S. Disney park reigns supreme? Loyal Walt Disney World fans balk at the idea of deigning to visit the, in their minds, inferior Disneyland. Meanwhile those loyal to the original Disney park may visit Florida's Disney World for its additional...
  • Home of the Week: A hillside hideaway with a Hollywood vibe

    Home of the Week: A hillside hideaway with a Hollywood vibe
    Two-time Oscar-nominated actress Natalie Portman slept here. So did pop sensation Joe Jonas. Just not at the same time. A quintessentially Hollywood vibe blends with echoes of Roaring '20s elegance in this well-preserved Spanish Colonial Revival home....
  • Broadway in Chicago gets 'Stuffed and Unstrung' plus Cathy Rigby, flying again

    Broadway in Chicago gets 'Stuffed and Unstrung' plus Cathy Rigby, flying again
    An adult-oriented puppet show called "Stuffed and Unstrung" is headed this June to the Bank of America Theatre, Broadway in Chicago announced Monday. Produced by Westbeth Entertainment and Henson Alternative, the show uses the talents of the famed Jim...
  • 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...
  • '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...