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2009-07-31 06:11:49

With just a month to go until her performances in Israel, Madonna wrote a letter to fans explaining how Kabballah changed her life and gave her a purpose. Published in Hebrew and English in Yedioth Aharonoth Friday, Madonna said she had traveled the world, met with state leaders, performed with great artists and achieved what most people would view as a high level of success, but I still felt like something was missing in my life. After she finished filming Evita and was pregnant with her...

2008-10-23 21:00:10

Irish singer and film actress Andrea Corr is set to make her London stage debut in the Old Vic's production of Brian Friel's "Dancing at Lughnasa." The BBC said Corr will star opposite Niamh Cusack in Friel's play about five sisters living in rural Ireland in the 1930s. The production is slated to open in February. Corr's screen credits include "The Commitments,""Evita" and "The Boys from County Clare."

2008-09-12 12:00:22

By JULIA HORTON THE Age of Aquarius will dawn once more on Broadway as cult musical Hair returns to its roots. In the latest revival of a classic of years gone by, the show is about to go home to the legendary US theatre district where it first wowed audiences 40 years ago. Its then-shocking nudity and anti-establishment theme sparked outrage, and later shows in the UK were possible only because of a change in censorship laws the day before its opening. The intervening years have...

2008-09-07 15:00:16

By Channing Gray Bill Hanney, the new owner of Theatre By The Sea, was nervous going into the summer season. With a tanking economy, he figured people were going to be more concerned with filling their gas tanks and buying groceries than spending money on a night out at the theater. But now that the dust is beginning to settle on Matunuck's first full season in five years, Hanney said the company not only survived but went through the summer with "flying colors." "It couldn't have gone...

2008-08-29 00:00:27

To Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Scunthorpe's Plowright Theatre, the public are being invited to experience classical musical film through the decades, from 1950 to 2000. It allows people the chance to view one of six films, spanning the decades since the Plowright opened, and includes a fish and chip lunch - all for pounds6. Visitors can choose from: 1958 - South Pacific (PG): Friday, September 19. A wartime romance set in the South Pacific 1968 - The Producers (PG): Friday,...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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