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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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“The Americans”: Considering evil and electric sheep

This episode largely concerns the secrets that women so often carry, some of them to the grave.

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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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"The Americans": episode explores what-if bomb scenario

Philip and Elizabeth thwart the bombing of an American university, yet they're unlikely to receive a medal for their actions.

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Today in women’s history: Queen Latifah’s birthday

Dana Elaine Owens was born on this March 18, 1970, in Newark, New Jersey.

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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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Today in women’s history: "A Raisin in the Sun" opens in 1959

The Lorraine Hansberry drama "A Raisin in the Sun" opened at New York City's Ethel Barrymore Theater on March 11, 1959.

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NYU exhibit highlights Communist role in American music

A new exhibit highlights the CPUSA's role in the renaissance of folk music and U.S. popular music in general during the 30s and beyond.

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