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'Trapped In Time,' The Last Showgirl Revue On Vegas Strip, Closes

With its elaborate headdresses, colorful sequined gowns and statuesque dancers, Jubilee was the classic Las Vegas show. But times and tastes change, and the last performance took place on Feb. 11.
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To Sorkin A Mockingbird: Screenwriter Will Adapt Novel For Broadway

How will Aaron Sorkin's rapid-fire dialogue fit with Harper Lee's tale of racism and justice in the South?
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Video: UCLA Gymnast Sophina DeJesus Whips, Nae Naes, And Slays

The viral video of DeJesus' routine doesn't show an athlete dominating in a traditionally white sport despite her race. She's an athlete celebrating her identity in the sport she loves.
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At 82, Broadway 'Master Of Ceremonies' Joel Grey Says, 'Life Seems Full'

Grey explains how he brought his decadent Cabaret character to life on both the stage and screen, and reflects on coming out as gay after years of living closeted. His memoir is Master Of Ceremonies.
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'We're Mostly Republicans': New Hampshire Voters Explained By 'Our Town'

After NPR's Bob Mondello used The Music Man to help explain the Iowa caucuses, he wished there was a musical of Our Town so he could do the same for New Hampshire. It turns out there is one.
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At 42, Matthew Rushing Might Just Be The Peyton Manning Of Dance

Dancers typically retire at a relatively young age. Rushing, however, is still going strong — and he's about to kick off a 20-city tour.
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From Football To Opera: Singer Morris Robinson Takes Center Stage

Once Morris Robinson dreamed of fame on the football field. Now, he's moving audiences across the world with the power of his voice, and changing the face of opera.
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Can't Buy A Ticket To That Concert You Want To See? Blame Bots

A report from New York's attorney general points to abusive practices in the market for live-event tickets on sites such as StubHub. Computer programs snap up seats faster than humans can.
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Young Theater Fans Find Their Tribe At The First Ever BroadwayCon

For one 14-year-old fan, BroadwayCon was a chance to meet people who understand her theater obsession. "We can share what we love," she says.
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From Streets To Stage, Two Dance Worlds See Harmonization And Chaos

When a San Francisco-based choreographer decided to take turf dancers off of the streets and trains of Oakland and put them on stage with ballet dancers, chaos ensued. Until she let them all improv together.

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