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'Once' And Again: A Love Story Gets A Second Life

Once, the 2007 film about a street musician and Czech immigrant who pen songs during an unforgettable week in Dublin, is now an off-Broadway musical. John Tiffany, the acclaimed director of Black Watch, collaborates with Irish playwright Enda Walsh to tell the emotionally charged love story.
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Curtain Could Fall On A Dazzling Arts Center In Spain

The Niemeyer Center for the arts in northern Spain is slated to close on Dec. 15, after barely nine months of operation, because of budget cuts. The fate of the Niemeyer could be an omen for the future, as conservative politicians slash funding for the arts and public projects.
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'Shakespeare On Demand' In Kabul

Tyrus Lemerande's one man show, Shakespeare on Demand has played to packed houses and won rave reviews internationally. Those audiences were filled with coalition troops, international diplomats and others working on a base in Afghanistan, where Lemerande's been deployed for the last six months. Host Scott Simon talks with Lemerande, a Navy Reserve officer and Shakespearian actor.
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Danny Burstein On Living Up To Sondheim's 'Follies'

Burstein has played a wide range of roles, from casino owner Lolly Steinman in HBO's Boardwalk Empire, to his current role as Buddy Plummer in the Broadway revival of Follies. He talks about his lengthy career on stage, screen and television.
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Healthy Cooking, A Performance Artist's Statement

Performance artist Robert Karimi has made it his mission to fight Type 2 Diabetes by making healthy cooking the basis for his performance art installations. Karimi takes his show on the road to the unlikeliest places to show his audience that healthy cooking can be exotic and fun. Yowei Shaw reports.
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A 'Christmas Story' Musical? Sing Out, Ralphie!

If you want a Red Ryder BB gun really badly, shouldn't you belt out your dreams? And if you win a Major Award, doesn't that call for a chorus line? Jeff Lunden reports on a song-and-dance extravaganza that may be coming to a theater near you.
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At Pop-Up Magazine Shows, No Recordings Allowed

The live magazine in San Francisco showcases documentary filmmakers, writers, radio producers, photographers and artists. They present their work live onstage — just once — and there is no record it ever happened. Editor Douglas McGray says he likes how it makes audiences' "brains work."

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