Arts & Entertainment

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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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"Fugue": Tell Tchaikovsky the news - sexual atonality

It was with great interest that I attended the world premiere of the cleverly titled "Fugue."

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"Hitler's Rival": Book shines spotlight on Ernst Thalmann

While this book isn't a history of Nazi Germany or of the GDR, it does provide a historical glimpse into both societies.

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Let them eat opera: "The Ghosts of Versailles"

A specter is haunting opera in this epic about revolution by Academy Award-winning composer John Corigliano and librettist William Hoffman.

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"Birdman," "Turner," "McFarland": Triple-header film review

My movie buddy and I didn't really mind seeing a movie about pretentious people, but we felt that the entire thing was pretentious.

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Today in African American history: Happy birthday, Fats Domino!

World-renowned performer Antoine "Fats" Domino was born on this date in New Orleans in 1928. 

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Spirit Awards for Indies; Academy Awards highlights

The 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards on Feb. 21, was held beneath an elaborate tent constructed at Santa Monica Beach.

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“This Land is Your Land”: 75 years and the fight’s still on

"I have decided long ago that my songs and ballads would not get the hugs and kisses of the capitalistic experts." - Woody Guthrie

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