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September 10, 2023: A date that will surprise the audience. That night, at the Buell Theater at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert and her date took a stroll early in Act 2 of the touring production of “Beetlejuice: The Musical.” This happened at the …

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Lyric Opera’s new SoundShirt lets you feel the music

The opening bars of Wagner’s “The Flying Dutchman” are as visceral as in opera: the icy clang of tremolo strings, followed by a full-breasted, long woodwind chorale. For those listening, that is. There doesn’t seem to be much going on for hearing-impaired audiences during the overture to Lyric Opera’s “The …

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Queens of the catwalk and magazine covers

Even if you don’t follow fashion, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, and Christy Turlington were pop culture fixtures and household names throughout the 1990s. No other group of fashion show and print models has captured the public imagination quite like this since. “Supermodels,” a four-part docuseries streaming on Apple …

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Bijou Phillips files for divorce from Danny Masterson

LOS ANGELES — Bijou Phillips has filed for divorce from Danny Masterson, days after the former “That ’70s Show” star was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison for two rape convictions. Actor Phillips, 43, filed a petition in Santa Barbara Superior Court on Monday to end his nearly …

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Sales for Anderson’s event in Naperville halted due to cyberattack

Ticket sales for the highly anticipated meet-and-greet with best-selling author Rebecca Yarros at Anderson’s Bookshop were suspended Tuesday after the Naperville store’s ticket partner was cyber-attacked, employees said. As of Tuesday evening, tickets for the event scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 11 are still available, but all sales are closed until …

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“Blues for the Alabama Sky” by Remy Bumppo

74-year-old author Pearl Cleage is about to have a moment in Chicago. Next week, Goodman Theater Opening the first Chicago production of Cleage’s 2010 game, “The Nacirema Society”, an article about black debutantes in Montgomery, Alabama, Martin Luther King Jr. He leaves as he prepares to walk towards Selma. Various …

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“Baked!” Theo Ubique is both interesting and touching

When a bright-eyed valedictorian finds tuition at Harvard University inadequate, the next logical step is to open an underground business selling edibles from his family’s bakery, right? At least protagonist Jane Huang’s “Baked! Deepak Kumar and Jord Liu’s sweet, fun coming-of-age show The Musical. Although billed as a developmental production, …

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