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2011-05-06 14:26:00

NEW YORK, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Aryeh Neier, President of the Open Society Foundations, along with three other prominent recipients of City University of New York (CUNY) honorary degrees, warn that the University is endangering its reputation. In a letter sent today to the CUNY Board of Trustees chair, Norman Dorsen, Stokes Professor of Law, David Rothman, Bernard Schoenberg Professor of Social Medicine and Professor of History, and Herbert Sturz, Senior Advisor at the...

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2009-09-02 21:44:02

The Signature Theatre Company said Wednesday it plans to stage the first New York revival of Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes. The new version of Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning work is to run during the theater's 20th anniversary season in 2010-2011. The production will be directed by Michael Greif with Part One: Millennium Approaches and Part Two: Perestroika presented in repertory. Signature's Tony Kushner season will include two more works to be...

2009-05-13 09:40:15

Famous theater producer Rocco Landesman has been nominated as chairman of the U.S. National Endowment for the Arts, the White House said. The New York Times said the appointment of the 61-year-old president of Jujamcyn Theaters to the NEA position is expected to be officially announced Wednesday. Landesman's producing credits include well-received stagings of Big River, Angels in America, Jelly's Last Jam and The Producers. It's potentially the best news the arts community in the United...

2008-09-17 06:00:27

By Randy McMullen Fresh off her much-talked-and-blogged-about performance as Hillary Clinton -- next to Tina Fey's Sarah Palin -- to kick off "Saturday Night Live" last weekend, Amy Poehler on Tuesday dropped a bombshell: She's leaving the show. The Los Angeles Times reported that Poehler, in an upcoming interview with Vogue Men magazine, announces she will leave the show for good after the November election, as she prepares to welcome her first child. "It's gonna be really hard --...

2006-08-23 01:04:58

By Alexis Greene NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - In the summer of Meryl Streep, audiences have watched this extraordinary actress transform from stylish bitch ("The Devil Wears Prada") to blowsy radio singer ("A Prairie Home Companion"). Now, onstage in New York's Central Park, they can watch her wrestle fiercely, if not always successfully, with that demanding figure of both heroism and folly, the title character in Bertolt Brecht's "Mother Courage and Her Children." Written in...

2006-03-01 18:56:54

By Arthur Spiegelman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The turmoil of the Middle East will have a front-row seat at this year's Oscars. Two films -- one about Palestinian suicide bombers and the other about Israeli assassins -- compete for major awards after being both praised and damned in the court of public opinion. To hear the very different makers of "Munich" and "Paradise Now" tell it, their films have dodged a lot of verbal shell fire on the road to the Oscar red carpet. But they add...

2005-12-09 12:39:27

By Dan Williams TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Steven Spielberg faces fierce debate over his film about Israel's retaliation for the Palestinian attack on its team at the Munich Olympics, but the director has at least one fan: the widow of a slain athlete. Ilana Romano, whose weightlifter husband Yosef was the first Israeli sportsman gunned down during the 1972 guerrilla raid, said she attended an exclusive courtesy screening of "Munich" in Tel Aviv this week along with fellow widow Ankie...

2005-11-30 17:24:13

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Steven Spielberg's film about Israel's revenge for the killing of its athletes by Palestinian guerrillas at the 1972 Munich Olympics opens in three weeks, but the Oscar-winning director has made surprisingly little effort to publicize it. Leaders of Jewish and Muslim groups as well as diplomats and foreign policy experts will preview "Munich" before its U.S. release on December 23, but Spielberg has shied away from the media hype and costly...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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