Feb. 20th, 2009

February 20, 2009
Tamer ‘Rent’ Is Too Wild for Some Schools
By PATRICK HEALY

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Theater directors and students at more than 40 high schools across the country have selected a new show for their big springtime musical this year: “Rent: School Edition,” a modified version of the hit Broadway musical that, while toned down a bit, remains provocative by traditional drama club standards.

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February 20, 2009
Architecture Review | Alice Tully Hall
Boxy to Bold: A Concert Hall Busts Out
By NICOLAI OUROUSSOFF

New Yorkers have been understandably impatient about the slow pace of Lincoln Center’s renovation plans.

While musical institutions from Los Angeles to Copenhagen whipped out dazzling new concert halls, New York’s vast cultural complex seemed mired in indecision. An ill-conceived proposal by Frank Gehry to cover Lincoln Center’s central plaza with a gigantic glass canopy stirred such outrage among constituents that it was shelved in 2001.

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Streep leaves no 'Doubt' with 'tooth and nail' acting

By Mairi Mackay

LONDON, England (CNN) -- If you had to describe one Hollywood actress as "heavyweight" Meryl Streep would be a pretty strong contender for the title.

Over 30 years in the movie business the actress has pulled no punches, receiving an incredible 15 Oscar nominations, and winning twice, for "Sophie's Choice" in 1982 and "Kramer Vs. Kramer" in 1979.

Even so, "Doubt" director John Patrick Shanley says was knocked sideways by Streep's "tooth and nail" performance in his Oscar-nominated drama, "Doubt," describing himself as "quite astonished."

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