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First-Time Tony Award Nominees Enjoy New Fame, But Keep Day Jobs

This year, several writers are up for Tony awards for the first time. But while the experience may be a time to celebrate, they're sticking to their day jobs and already eyeing the next project.
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'Gershwins And Me' Tells The Stories Behind 12 Songs

Musician Michael Feinstein chronicles his experience working as an archivist and cataloger for legendary songwriter Ira Gershwin. Originally broadcast Oct. 17, 2012.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, June 3, 2015

A play and an exhibit explore luxury, power and how women present themselves and are perceived.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, May 28, 2015

You can check out a photojournalism exhibit that peeks into the past and present of a U.S. region. A physical comedy troupe presents a classic play that skips through time. 

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, May 27, 2015

Life is hard, confusing, funny and devastating. You can see two plays that focus on characters who are just trying to figure things out.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, May 21, 2015

You can shut your eyes and pretend you’re miles away with two concerts that present Eastern and Western European musical styles.

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'My Fair Lady' Couldn't Actually Dance All Night, So These Songs Had To Go

The musical has some of the best-known songs in Broadway history, but it originally had other tunes that almost no one knows. Some of those songs were recently performed for the first time in decades.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, May 20, 2015

You can see two plays that focus on African-American families and history.

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Athol Fugard Breaks Fences Around 'The Painted Rocks At Revolver Creek'

The 82-year-old playwright says he thought he was done writing about South Africa after apartheid ended — but there were more stories in him, like this tale of a farmer who paints his life on rocks.
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He Couldn't Stop Painting Rocks — And Now He Has Inspired A Play

Tonight, a new play by Athol Fugard opens off-Broadway. It's based on the story of Nukain Mabuza, a poor farm laborer in South Africa who was obsessed with creating a garden of painted rocks.

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