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Soprano Alyson Cambridge Among Those Honoring Marian Anderson

A special concert this weekend will commemorate Marian Anderson's historic performance on Easter Sunday 1939 at the Lincoln Memorial. Soprano Alyson Cambridge will be among those performing.
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The Inimitable Mickey Rooney Dies At 93

The 5-foot-3 dynamo poured his uncanny energy into a lifetime of roles alongside Hollywood's biggest stars. Rooney, whose sunny portrayals of youth earned him an honorary Oscar, died Sunday.
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History And Faith Collide On Stage In 'Camp David'

The new play recounts two tense weeks at the mountain retreat as President Jimmy Carter helped broker a peace between Israeli prime minister Menachim Begin and Egyptian president Anwar Sadat.
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From Walter White To LBJ, Bryan Cranston Is A Master Of Transformation

While Breaking Bad fans were watching him portray Walt in the series' final episodes, Cranston was already reinventing himself — playing Lyndon B. Johnson in the play All the Way.
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At 81, Playwright Athol Fugard Looks Back On Aging And Apartheid

"It is under the pressure of desperation that extraordinary things can happen in a human life," says the South African playwright. Fugard staged an interracial play in Johannesburg in 1961.
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They Cast Whom?! Actor Choices To Offend Every Racial Sensibility

Should an actor's ethnicity match a character's ethnicity? Does it matter, or does it not? Whatever your line of thinking, you're probably irked by these recent casting developments.
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Deepwater, Center-Stage: Disaster Through Survivors' Eyes

Spill tells the story of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Eve Troeh of WWNO reports that the playwright, who helped create The Laramie Project, crafted the drama from interviews with real participants.
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'Fresh Air' Remembers Comedian David Brenner

Brenner appeared on The Tonight Show more than 150 times, often as the substitute host. The comic died Saturday at 78. He spoke to Fresh Air in 1990.

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Road Between Broadway And Hollywood Isn't A One-Way Street

For years, the relationship only went one way: from stage to screen. But this spring, four big musicals are based on films, including favorites like Rocky, Aladdin and The Bridges of Madison County.
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The Unforgettable Performance Ed Harris Doesn't Remember

In a community theater production in 1973, Harris went into another zone. The Oscar-nominated actor says he totally embodied his character, and he's been chasing that high ever since.

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