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Today is Monday, March 17, the 76th day of 2003 with 289 to follow.
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Kimberly Akimbo: Daft comedy about time

NEW YORK, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The Manhattan Theater Club is staging a darkly daft new comedy, "Kimberly Akimbo," by David Lindsay-Abaire that has a 62-year-old actress as its star playing a 16-year-old high school student with an ailment that ages her at four-and-a-half times the usua
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

Caricaturist Al Hirschfeld dies at age 99

NEW YORK, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Al Hirschfeld, whose caricatures of the great and near-great of the theater were as entertaining as trying to find his daughter's name scribbled among the lines, died Monday. He was 99.

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2002 Yearend: U.S. theater's challenges

The American theater faces the New Year in flux as Broadway continues to surrender its leadership role to Off Broadway, and regional theater and the theater community strive to build a younger audience to keep the stage alive and lively. Part of UPI's Spe
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

Washington Agenda-General

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People

Celebrities in the news.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Frank Gorshin IS George Burns on Broadway

NEW YORK, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Comedian George Burns always said he wanted to live to be 104 so he could say he had lived in three centuries, but he died at 100 in 1996.
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Oct. 10, the 283rd day of 2002 with 82 to follow.
By United Press International

Health Tips

New technology helps cataract patients see the light -- without glasses, a novel aproach may lead to new drug designs for brain disorders, including Parkinson's and schizophrenia, and other news about modern health.
LIDIA WASOWICZ, UPI Senior Science Writer

'Smell of the Kill' is a play for women

NEW YORK, April 9 (UPI) -- Playwright Michele Lowe is making her Broadway debut with "The Smell of the Kill," a play some women will love and most men will hate.
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, March 17, the 76th day of 2002 with 289 to follow. This is St. Patrick's Day. The moon is waxing, moving toward its first quarter.
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'Wonder of the World' doesn't impress

NEW YORK, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- "Wonder of the World," a new play by the promising young playwright David Lindsay-Abaire, is an aimless satirical comedy that has few redeeming entertainment va
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

Scott's World -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- There's a place in Hollywood's Pantheon of great actresses for Academy Award-winner Sissy Spacek, who deserves a second Oscar for her new movie "In the Bedroom.
VERNON SCOTT, United Press International

Lloyd Webber's 'By Jeeves' back on stage

NEW YORK, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- No one would think any musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber would have trouble getting to Broadway after the British composer's many successes including "Evita," "Cat
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

Of Human Interest: News-lite

OOPS, SHE DID IT AGAIN (UPDATE)
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 10, the 283rd day of 2001 with 82 to follow.
By United Press International
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