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2009-09-24 05:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing in its long-standing heritage of supporting innovation in the arts, the Levi's(R) brand has signed on as the lead sponsor of Berkeley Repertory Theatre's world premiere of American Idiot, the stage version of the Grammy Award-winning album from Green Day. The denim company is supporting the Tony Award-winning theatre and has served as a resource for costume designer Andrea Lauer in researching and realizing the unique look of this show....


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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