• November 24, 2009   BY Tom LeGro 

    Bill T. Jones has long been recognized as one of this country’s leading contemporary dancers and choreographers, known for his mix of athleticism and his willingness to take on big subjects from the world around him.
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  • May 29, 2009   BY Arts Desk 

    Geoffrey Rush is well-known for many film roles, including “Shine,” for which he won an Academy Award, “Shakespeare in Love” and much more. “Exit the King” is his debut on Broadway, and he’s been nominated for a Tony Award for best actor in a play.
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  • May 5, 2009   BY Arts Desk 

    The nominations for the 2009 Tony Awards bear a distinctly Tinseltown glint, with big- and small-screen heavyweights leading the list. A number of the recognized performers — Angela Lansbury, James Gandolfini, Jeff Daniels, Marcia Gay Harden, Allison Janney and Jane Fonda, just to name a few — have had incredibly successful careers on television and in film. And many of the nominated works have been adapted from movies.
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  • December 26, 2008   BY Arts Desk 

    Eartha Kitt’s first album, “RCA Victor Presents Eartha Kitt,” was released in 1954, featuring “Santa Baby.” The song has since remained a radio staple every holiday season, and there’s no doubt countless heard it on Christmas Day, the day she died.
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  • June 12, 2006  

    The William Inge Theater Festival started on Monday in the small town of Independence, Kansas. The festival has honored America’s great playwrights for the past twenty-five years.
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