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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....

2008-09-12 06:00:27

By Pat Craig THEATER IS STUCK with the bad rap of being the dusty repository of previous centuries' art. On one hand, you can understand it -- while audiences are eager to see something new on TV or at the movies, they tend to lust for the tried, true and familiar when they plunk down significant cash for theater tickets. The bright lights of Broadway typically announce as many revivals as new shows, and community and regional theaters around the country know the best way to boost the...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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