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Today in history for Poetry Month: Shakespeare on Robben Island

After he became president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela continued to read, to quote and to love William Shakespeare.

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Nukes and oil: Environmental themes at Full Frame festival

The two films relating to environmental themes that I was able to catch were "Containment," and "Bikes vs. Cars."

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Human interest stories shine at Full Frame film festival

Full Frame offers a full plate of, shall we say, heavy fare: Very serious issues not ordinarily treated with a light touch. 

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China is near: Reds versus rednecks in “Occupation”

In this play, in the not-too-distant future an indebted USA sells Florida to the People's Republic of China.

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The Americans: "One Day in the Life of Anton Baklanov"

"As we near the end of the season, many of the pieces that have been laid out are coming together."

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Today in history: An occasional poem for the first night of Passover

Tonight begins the Jewish festival of Passover, which celebrates the exodus of the Hebrew slaves from Egypt.

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Love and Mozart conquer all: "The Marriage of Figaro"

The overture to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's 1786 masterpiece "The Marriage of Figaro" is among the most popular in opera.

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Monkey biz: "Trevor" on stage

Circle X Theatre Co.'s production of Trevor is a true gem that makes venturing forth to L.A.'s live stages a rewarding endeavor well worth the effort.

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The original working class hero: Figaro, Figaro, "Figaro"!

This noisy production of Figaro is playwright Charles Morey's freewheeling adaptation of the 1786 "The Marriage of Figaro."

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"The Americans": interesting story arc on "Walter Taffet"

In this episode, Martha's world begins to fall apart, both on a professional and personal level.

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