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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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Claudia Christian: Actress, Author, TSM Advocate

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CLAUDIA CHRISTIAN is an actress, singer and author, known for her roles as Commander Susan Ivanova on “Babylon 5,” as Captain Maynard on Fox’s “9-1-1,” and as the voice of Hera on the Netflix series “Blood of Zeus.” She is also the voice of Helga Sinclair in “Atlantis: The Lost Empire.” Christian is the founder and CEO of the C Three Foundation, the most recognized proponent of The Sinclair Method.

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Video Interviews with the Cast of “A Wonderful World”

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If you’re a person of a certain age, a lover of jazz, a fan of outsized personalities, you’re probably familiar with the late LOUIS ARMSTRONG., the great jazz trumpeter and gravel-voiced singer. Told from the shifting perspectives of his four wives, “A Wonderful World” is full of Armstrong songs both well-known and obscure.
— Christine Dolen

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Joseph Papp Tribute at GableStage

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By Christine Dolen

The incomparable theatrical impresario JOSEPH PAPP has been memorialized in different ways since his death in 1991 at the age of 70.  Now, three decades after his passing, Papp and his legacy have become the subjects of an almost-solo show, “Joe Papp at the Ballroom.” Debuting at GableStage through Dec. 31, the world premiere piece is the work of three adaptors:  actor Avi Hoffman, director Eleanor Reissa and playwright Susan Papp-Lippman, eldest of Papp’s children. 

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