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2008-10-17 15:00:15

The Actors Fund Friday said it will present an all-star benefit reading of "All About Eve" on Broadway in November. Slated to appear in the one-night-only performance of the classic backstage drama are Brian Bedford, Peter Gallagher, Angela Lansbury, Cynthia Nixon, John Slattery and Annette Bening. John Erman will direct the reading Nov. 10 at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre. Additional casting, including the role of Eve, will be announced soon, the organization said.

2008-09-21 12:00:20

By Edward Reichel Deseret News Each year the Eccles Organ Festival at the Cathedral of the Madeleine attracts organists from around the world. Since the festival spans only five concerts (spread out over two months), it's not easy deciding on whom to invite. But each year, the festival brings Salt Lake audiences the widest possible group of performers representing the widest range of styles and repertoire. And this year's festival is particularly appealing, according to cathedral organist...

2008-09-19 15:00:33

By Sally Hogarty ONSTAGE THEATRE in Pleasant Hill begins its 31st season with Mark Dunn's "Helen's Most Favorite Day." The romantic comedy takes place at a small town's summer carnival, where Helen meets and falls in love with a carnie worker who saved her and her sister from disaster on top of the Ferris wheel many years before. A magic wish dooms Helen to repeat the best day of her life forever unless she can be rescued by those nearest and dearest to her. Directed by Helen Means, the...

2008-09-12 06:00:26

By Margot Abbott VALLEY TIMES THE NINTH ANNUAL Eugene O'Neill Festival begins Thursday, Sept. 18. Last week I talked at length about this year's honoree, the late actor Paul Robeson, but didn't give you proper information about the festival. It opens at the Village Theatre, 233 Front St., with a posthumous presentation of the Tao House Award to Robeson. There will be a video presentation and a musical performance by baritone Lawrence Beaten. Beaten, who claims Robeson was a major...

2008-09-03 12:00:28

GOLDMAN UPGRADES LOWE'S TO BUY FROM NEUTRAL Goldman Sachs analyst Matthew Fassler says there are three drivers behind his upgrade of Lowe's Companies (LOW): 1] Housing data is stabilizing; 2] Company and Street estimates still appear reasonable after a strong second quarter; Street expectations about likely store growth appear reasonable as well, with investors prepared, he thinks, for a modest cut; 3] His normalized EPS assessment has crept higher based on recently resilient margins, and...

2008-08-05 12:00:34

NEW LONDON, Conn., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- In the new, original production "Same Body, Different Wounds," students explore the consequences and impact on their school, friends and families of bullying, secrets, honesty and HIV. "Same Body, Different Wounds" was written, choreographed and staged by students participating in The Writer's Block Ink's fifth Summer Program, an eight-week immersion in writing, acting, voice and dance, giving students the skills to conceive, write and perform a play...

2008-07-20 12:00:00

By Dean Kahn, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Jul. 20--Treatment for tongue and throat cancer left Brad O'Neill a changed man. He can no longer grow a beard and his voice is deeper now, fit for a radio announcer. He lost his thyroid and he no longer has salivary glands, so he always keeps water nearby. But those are minor inconveniences. More important was his chance to experience an outpouring of love and support from friends, many of whom expressed their feelings on paper links...

Word of the Day
  • 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.