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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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Hugh Jackman, Back On Broadway And Having A Blast

The star of The X-Men and Real Steel returns to the New York stage for the first time since his Tony-winning turn in The Boy from Oz. He tells Jeff Lunden that he's dancing his behind off — and enjoying the heck out of it.
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At Arena Stage, A Million-Dollar Toast To Playwrights

In Washington, D.C., the newly expanded Arena Stage has established a program that provides playwrights a few basics — including housing, a salary, and health benefits — so they can focus on their work.
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Michael Kahn On Directing Theater, Ditching Exams

Michael Kahn began directing plays as a child, and since then has become one of the most respected directors in classical theater. He formerly taught at New York's famed Julliard School. Now he's celebrating his 25 years leading the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. He speaks with Michel Martin about casting more actors of color, boosting culture in Washington and causing trouble as a college student.
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Doris Day Wins Career Achievement Award

Steve Inskeep reports on the Los Angeles Film Critics Association's Career Achievement Award. The 2011 recipient is Doris Day.
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Houdini Relative Unlocks Some Family Secrets

You'd think if you were a relative of someone as famous as Harry Houdini, you'd know it. But George Hardeen, 59, didn't find out he was Houdini's great-nephew until he was a teenager. His grandfather was Houdini's brother. But the family DNA wasn't something anyone really talked about.
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'Chinglish' Opens On Broadway

Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Henry Hwang's new play Chinglish opens on Broadway after a sell-out run in Chicago. Author of the hit play M. Butterfly, Hwang is back to exploring the complexities of the clash of Asian and American cultures.

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