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Review: Actors’ Playhouse Delivers a Concert and Cautionary Tale in “Hank Williams: Lost Highway”

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In 1987, singer-songwriter Hank Williams was given a posthumous Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. The honor, bestowed to a country music icon whose body of work included “I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still in Love with You),” “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” “Hey Good Lookin’,” “Your Cheatin’ Heart” and countless Billboard Country and Western chart toppers, was richly deserved.

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City Theatre’s “Summer Shorts” Returns in Fine Form for 25th Anniversary

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After a two-year pandemic pause, Miami’s City Theatre is finally celebrating its 25th anniversary in the best way possible, presenting a Summer Shorts festival that amply demonstrates the engaging allure of short-form comedies, plays and musicals.

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Gail Strickland: Consummate Actress

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GAIL STRICKLAND (b.1947) is an American actress who had prominent supporting roles in such major films as “The Drowning Pool” (1975) starring Paul Newman , “Bound for Glory” (1976) starring David Carradine, :Who’ll Stop the Rain” (1978) starring Nick Nolte, “Norma Rae” (1979) starring Sally Field, “Protocol” (1984) starring Goldie Hawn, and “The American President” (1995) starring Michael Douglas.

Strickland also appeared regularly on MANY network television shows.

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COLLATERAL DAMAGE: How The Iraq War Effects Your Town

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The Iraq War was in the news that morning, coming over car radios all over the country when Joe Dauffenbach died. For years local officials in Southern Minnesota had sought federal dollars to widen sections of Route 14, a road they call a death trap. But when they went to Washington, last March, hats in hand, “I’d talk about Route 14,” said Pat Hentges, city manager of Mankato. “But the Senators and Congressmen would switch the conversation to Iraq. The war was getting in the way.”

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Culture, Politics, and Romance in Miami New Drama’s “The Cuban Vote”

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By Christine Dolen

“The Cuban Vote” – written by and starring Carmen Pelaez – embroils her character in a race for Miami mayor, with a distinct romantic undercurrent loosely inspired by William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew.” Miami New Drama’s production at The Colony Theatre is directed by Loretta Greco and co-stars Kristian Bikic, Marcela Paguaga, Evelyn Perez, Jonathan Nichols-Navarro, and Andhy Mendez.

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