Shakespeare in a saloon, a 1980s musical on roller skates, a grown-up playground fight and a powerful remembrance of the AIDS crisis are at the center of just a few shows on area stages. Our critics discuss the picks--and the pans--in theaters now, and look ahead to some highly anticipated summer and fall shows (Hint: get ready for Kathleen Turner sightings).
During the Cold War, successive U.S. leaders supported the white South African government because it staunchly opposed communism. Mandela's African National Congress, meanwhile, had many ties to the Soviet Union and viewed it as more sympathetic to their cause than the U.S. and other Western countries.
New York state is gearing up for what officials hope is high volume on its health insurance exchange website in the weeks leading up to the Dec. 23 enrollment deadline. It's fixing technical and design issues that came up when the site debuted in early October.
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