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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 16, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 16, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 16, 2014
By United Press International

Jesse Tyler Ferguson marries partner

NEW YORK, July 21 (UPI) -- "Modern Family" star Jesse Tyler Ferguson married his longtime partner Justin Mikita in New York, Ferguson's representative said.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 16, 2013.
By United Press International
Obama honors 24, including George Lucas, at White House

Obama honors 24, including George Lucas, at White House

WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama presented the National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal to 24 recipients, including filmmaker George Lucas, at the White House.
'Les Mis,' 'Argo,' 'Django' win big at Globes

'Les Mis,' 'Argo,' 'Django' win big at Globes

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- "Les Miserables" was declared Best Comedy or Musical, and "Argo" Best Drama at the Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles Sunday night.

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Affleck, 'Argo' win big at Critics' Choice Awards

Affleck, 'Argo' win big at Critics' Choice Awards

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- "Argo" was named Best Picture and its star-director Ben Affleck crowned Best Director at the Critics' Choice Awards ceremony in Santa Monica, Calif.
'Lincoln,' 'Les Miz' among 2012's most memorable movies

'Lincoln,' 'Les Miz' among 2012's most memorable movies

2012 saw its share of finely crafted prestige films sure to join next month's Oscar race, as well as Hollywood blockbusters that made millions at the global box office.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
New York Film Critics Circle honors 'Zero,' 'Lincoln'

New York Film Critics Circle honors 'Zero,' 'Lincoln'

NEW YORK, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The New York Film Critics Circle has voted "Zero Dark Thirty" Best Picture and Kathryn Bigelow, the filmmaker who helmed it, Best Director.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, July 16, 2012.
By United Press International
School district bans child abuse novel

School district bans child abuse novel

FREMONT, Calif., July 9 (UPI) -- A California school board has banned Dorothy Allison's "Bastard Out of Carolina" from the advanced placement English supplemental reading list.
B. Clinton: GOP adopts European policies

B. Clinton: GOP adopts European policies

NEW YORK, June 4 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton said Monday the Republican Party and presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney "have adopted Europe's economic policies."

CUNY reconsiders Kushner degree flap

NEW YORK, May 7 (UPI) -- The City University of New York says the board of directors reversed a decision to withhold an honorary degree from playwright Tony Kushner.
'Angels in America' revival planned

'Angels in America' revival planned

NEW YORK, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- The Signature Theatre Company said Wednesday it plans to stage the first New York revival of "Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes."

Sally Field takes on Laura Bush

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Sally Field and Mimi Kennedy will play first lady Laura Bush in a Los Angeles staging of Tony Kushner's play, "Only We Who Guard the Mystery Shall Be Happy."
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Anthony Robert "Tony" Kushner (born July 16, 1956) is an American playwright and screenwriter. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1993 for his play, Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, and co-authored with Eric Roth the screenplay for the 2005 film, Munich.

Kushner was born in Manhattan, New York to Jewish clarinetist and conductor William Kushner and bassoonist Sylvia Deutscher. Shortly after his birth, the family moved to Lake Charles, Louisiana, the seat of Calcasieu Parish where he spent his childhood. During high school Kushner had a reputation in policy debate, at one point going to a camp, and making it to the final rounds. Kushner moved to New York in 1974 to begin his undergraduate college education at Columbia University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Medieval Studies in 1978. He studied directing at New York University's Graduate School until 1984. During graduate school, he spent the summers of 1978-1981 directing both early original works (Masque of Owls and Incidents and Occurrences During the Travels of the Tailor Max) and plays by Shakespeare (A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Tempest) for the children attending the Governor's Program for Gifted Children (GPGC) in Lake Charles.

Kushner received an honorary doctorate in May 2011 from CUNY's John Jay College of Criminal Justice. In 2008, also he received a Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters from SUNY Purchase College.

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