Arts & Entertainment

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Staceyann Chin takes Chicago by storm in one-woman show: “MotherStruck!”

The Chicago-based one-woman show brings audiences to tears of laughter and pain.

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“Turn Me Loose”: Dick Gregory brought to life on NYC stage

Provocative and at times hilarious, the new one-man show captures Gregory's way of afflicting the comfortable.

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“The Fits”: An adolescent girl at the edge of transformation

A girls' dance competition in Cincinnati sets the stage for this art-house film.

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Eugene O'Neill's "The Hairy Ape”: A shocking protest against capitalist barbarism

It's a product of the post-World War I Expressionist school, with exaggerated characters, writ in bold strokes, often with harsh, mordant commentary.

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New releases: Elvis, Dick, Nina and the King of Saudi Arabia

Some of the films shown at New York's Tribeca Film Festival are receiving immediate theatrical release. Here's what to check out.

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“Ramona”: California history at the intersection of Native, Spanish and white

This outdoor pageant, a broad-based community project, has been playing here for 93 years and counting.

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Tribeca Film Festival in its 15th year of provocative cinema

Once again the Tribeca Film Festival offers a wide array of thought-provoking cinema. 

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“It’s Just Sex!” - Hit play in a (mostly) all-Black version

The premise is simple: Three upwardly mobile, thirtyish couples get together for a party and, shall we say, things just spiral out of control.

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The power of music: Alexander the Great and Handel in wartime

Handel composed Alexander's Feast in early 1736; it became one of his most popular and most often revived works during his lifetime.

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This week in history: 400 years since death of Shakespeare

What immortal characters, prescient visions, fantastic worlds, and all-comprehending humanity did this writer pluck from his imagination!

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