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Oscar Nomination Predictions Updated– 2013 Movies

 By early tomorrow morning, the suspense will be over as regards the films and actors who will receive Academy Award nominations for movies  released in 2013. The Oscar will be  … Continue reading

January 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Let’s Pretend We’re Famous — Act II Playhouse

Theatrical fame, Tony Braithwaite and Jennifer Childs point out in their vaudeville pastiche, “Lets Pretend We’re Famous,” could once be achieved, at least locally, by procuring a barn, hanging a … Continue reading

January 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

2013 Golden Globes — Predictions and Preferences

Once upon a time, the Golden Globe Awards, accolades given out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, were fun to watch on television because cameramen had a good time focusing … Continue reading

January 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Her — a movie by Spike Jonze

“Her” may be among the most despicable pictures I have seen in a lifetime of going to the movies.       Its director, Spike Jonze, might think he wrote a satire … Continue reading

January 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

News from the Avenue — I Am Curious (Very)

SCIENCE VS. RELIGION IN SNOWGLOBE AT SHUBIN         Playwright Nicholas Wardigo says he once believed that science and religion could co-exist, that faith and fact were compatible in the … Continue reading

January 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Helen and Morris Zoren Awards — World Theater — 2012-13 Season

People in the theater, like people in all professions and industries, enjoy recognition. Recently, I posted the winners and top contenders for the Philadelphia Theater Critic’s Award. For every season … Continue reading

January 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

News from the Avenue — Latin Flavor Prevalent in January

ARDEN CASTS HUDES PLAY        The second installment of Central High graduate Quiara Alegria Hudes’s Elliot Trilogy, “Water by the Spoonful”  runs from January 16 to March 16 at … Continue reading

January 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

News from the Avenue — Mary Poppins Visits Walnut

Making Shakespeare more Philadelphian by substituting the Avenue of the Arts for the Rialto, “News from the Avenue” will be a regularly updated page that reports matters of interest about … Continue reading

January 6, 2014 · 1 Comment

Movie Roundup, Part 1 — 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle, Dallas Buyers Club, HG: Catching Fire

 Golden Globe nominations and post-year awards have been announced for 2013 movies. This article will be the first in a series of three Movie Roundups to help readers catch up … Continue reading

January 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Philadelphia Theater Critic’s Awards 2013

The 2013 theater year was a strong one in Philadelphia and its surrounding areas. Companies showed both taste and assurance while presenting a wide range of plays, many of which … Continue reading

January 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

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