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Salad-Making Is Performance Art At The Getty In Los Angeles

Brooklyn photographer and writer Julia Sherman first established salad as a serious medium with her Salad for President blog. Now she's making salad with artists from around the country at the Getty.
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George Takei Debuts On Broadway In 'Allegiance'

Inspired by Takei's own childhood experiences, the musical spotlights a dark era in American history: The internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II.
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Lea Salonga's Big Break(out): An Allergy Attack At The Audition

Tony Award winner Lea Salonga has long been a star on stage and screen. But she learned her grit and confidence years earlier — when she overcame allergy (and dog) attacks to win the role of Annie.
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'Hopscotch' Opera Jumpstarts Traveling Concert Scene

Hopscotch is a new opera that does just that — it literally hops from location to location across Los Angeles. Cars shepherd the audience and the performers from place to place.
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A New Kind Of Tragic Prince In 'King Charles III'

Mike Bartlett's play King Charles III is a Shakespearean meditation on what might happen if Prince Charles became king — and caused a crisis by sticking to his principles rather than what's popular.
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Stephen Park On Playing A Code-Switching Character In Steinbeck's 'East Of Eden'

Park plays Lee, a Chinese servant with an interesting approach to getting by in America, in a new theatrical adaptation of John Steinbeck's classic.
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Dramatist David Hare Says, Like Many Writers, He's Driven By Doubt

"My ability to see what's going on in a room or analyze what's going on inside a person comes from my own doubts about what's going on inside myself," he says. Hare's memoir is The Blue Touch Paper.
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Steve Knopper: "MJ: The Genius Of Michael Jackson"

Veteran Rolling Stone magazine writer Steve Knopper, who has a new book on the complicated life and enduring legacy of Michael Jackson, talks about how the pop legend rose from humble beginnings in Indiana to become one of the world’s most beloved stars.

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Storytelling With The Moth And Story District

Long before humans created the written word, stories were passed down from one generation to the next orally. We consider the ancient and modern art of storytelling and what it takes to keep an audience rapt.

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After Decades On Stage, Arthur Miller's Works Defy The Final Curtain

The great American playwright was born a century ago Saturday. An activist as much as he was a writer, Miller challenged social ills in playscripts — and set a new standard for the citizen-artist.

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