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‘Flame & Citron’: knowing who to trust in World War II

(Your faithful blogger is taking some R&R this week. I am microblogging at @joesview while I’m gone. See you June 27.) The Danish thriller/historical drama, “Flame & Citron,” didn’t get many
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‘Spent’: addicted to shopping & credit cards

(Part three of my memory lane ramblings. Follow my R&R Twitter feed on this page or on Twitter at @joesview.) We’ve had countless memoirs about drug addiction and all sorts of sexual debauchery,
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Another reason to love Frank Sinatra

New York magazine’s The Vulture blog ran a great 1990 letter from Frank Sinatra to the editors of The Los Angeles Times Calendar section. The Vulture cited the Letters of Note blog for this piece of
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Last call for Broadway’s sexiest and funniest benefit

Tonight at 9:30 p.m. and midnight, thousands will gather at Manhattan’s Roseland Ballroom to watch the best dancers and actors on Broadway do a series of bawdy and hilarious routines at the 21st
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Is ‘Company’ another sign of Broadway’s renewed health?

Last night I went to one of the local screenings of the HD recording of a recent Lincoln Center concert staging of the Stephen Sondheim musical “Company.” The show on the screen was quite wonderful,
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‘Strong’: one brave Texas Ranger vs. the ‘true America’

Thrillers are one of my favorite genres, but some of the writers in this field tend to be a tad too politically conservative for my taste — it’s not a coincidence that Glenn Beck has had many of these
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‘The Book of Mormon’: first top 10 cast album since 1969 (!)

Business on Broadway has been fine for the past several years — the just-ended 2010-2011 season set an all-time ticket sales record — but the music of Broadway disconnected from the mass audience a
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Look out! The Amoralists are going site-specific (in a hotel room)

As movies have gotten bigger and more impersonal, some theater artists are going smaller and highly personal with site-specific productions that put the audience in real spaces with the actors only
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