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400 Years After His Death, Shakespeare's First Folio Goes Out On Tour

The First Folio is the first printed collection of all of Shakespeare's plays, assembled by two of his buddies after he died. Without it, plays like Macbeth and Twelfth Night might not have survived.
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100 Years On, Cleveland Play House Stays True To Its Regional Mission

It's been called the oldest professional regional theater in the United States. The Cleveland Play House was founded in 1915 by a group of artists and social activists dissatisfied with the commercial fare that dominated theaters at the time. The theater has had its ups and downs, but it's stayed true to its original mission of presenting challenging work with a primarily local cast and crew.
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A New Biography of Soul Legend and Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer Otis Redding (Rebroadcast)

"Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay" was one of the most popular songs of the 20th century. Three days after he wrote it, Otis Redding died in a plane crash. We dive into a new biography of soul legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Otis Redding.

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Egypt Raids 2 Major Independent Cultural Institutions In 2 Days

Authorities targeted an art gallery and a publishing house in Cairo that are pillars of the independent cultural scene. The raids have raised concerns about freedom of expression in Egypt.
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A Princess In Patchwork: Sewing For The Miss Florida Seminole Princess Pageant

The Miss Florida Seminole Princess Pageant features intricate outfits that combine traditional Seminole patchwork techniques with modern twists, like rayon and lace.
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Song From Broadway Musical 'Hamilton' Celebrates Founding Mothers

As part of NPR's year-end series "One That Got Away", reporter Jeff Lunden tells us about his favorite song from the hit Broadway musical Hamilton. It's not about the founding fathers; it's about some founding mothers.
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Edie Brickell, Steve Martin Broadway Bound With 'Bright Star'

In 2014, Steve Martin and Edie Brickell won a Grammy for the title track to their Bluegrass album Love Has Come for You. Now the duo is headed to Broadway with a musical inspired by that album.
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Encore: Among Santa And Mistletoe, A British Christmas Includes Comedy

For many people in the United Kingdom, the Christmas season includes a visit to a pantomime or a silly comedy musical. This story originally aired on Dec. 25, 2014 on All Things Considered.
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Deborah Voigt: "Call Me Debbie: True Confessions Of A Down-to-Earth Diva" (Rebroadcast)

Deborah Voigt started singing as soon as she could talk. She eventually became one of opera's most sought after performers. But struggles with weight and addiction plagued her. A conversation with opera singer Deborah Voigt.

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Brits Doing Brooklyn: 'A View From The Bridge' Crosses The Sea To Broadway

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with actor Mark Strong about his Broadway debut playing Eddie Carbone in Arthur Miller's, A View from the Bridge.

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