Arts & Entertainment

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Last tango in Kabul? “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” and the embedded reporter

"Tango" perpetuates that age-old Hollywood tradition of setting stories in the "exotic" Third World.

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In Memoriam: Joey Martin Feek

This strength of conviction, expressed by a quiet rebel, is a legacy well worth remembering.

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“Anthracite Fields” earns Pulitzer for music about Pennsylvania coal miners

The working class has gained a new champion in the concert hall with the rise of composer Julia Wolfe.

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This week in history: Hattie McDaniel, first African American Oscar winner

On February 29, 1940, Hattie McDaniel became the first African American to win an Academy Award.

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“Race” and “Risen”: Two films, two very different kinds of hero

What does it mean to be a hero? What can we learn from our heroes? How shall we treat them? 

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Bringing Eleanor Roosevelt’s lover Lorena Hickok out of the shadows

The play's frank assertion that Hick and Eleanor were lovers represents a departure from earlier dramatizations of their relationship.

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“Detroit Jazz City”: New CD celebrates the Motor City

Music enthusiasts may rarely think of Detroit when it comes to jazz ... but a new CD might change that. 

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“I kill a man…/I love a man…”: The Emile Griffith jazz opera

Of the hundreds of opera performances I have attended over a lifetime, rarely have I been so emotionally stirred as I was by this one.

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A new opera focuses on Frau Schindler of “List” fame

In three acts, the opera features more than 20 roles, plus chorus, in scenes that alternate between the Schindler home and the factory.

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New L.A. play says: Beware the catch in every dream

The new play "Dream Catcher" provides an uninterrupted 80 minutes of high drama between two passionate characters.

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