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Theater Curtain Goes Down On Curtain Calls

Back in the summer of 2001 when co-publishers Jan Stevenson and Susan Horowitz placed a small ad in the newspaper seeking to hire someone to help expand their theater coverage, little did they anticipate that the middle-aged, bald and bespectacled gentleman who responded would still be there 13-and-a-half years later. READ MORE.

'Wicked' Still Casts A Powerful Spell

"Wicked" has long been typecast as "a girl thing," but while watching the newest touring production of the Oz-inspired stage musical... READ MORE.

Beck Bubbles As Avonlea's Anne

When you have a strong asset, you're going to use it. Especially when that asset has proved repeatedly she's up to whatever is asked of her. READ MORE.

In Dreamy 'Snow Queen,' Storytellers Reign

Winter doesn't officially begin until late December, but Michigan weather usually arrives early to that particular party. READ MORE.

Slipstream Does Shakespeare

"A sad tale's best for winter." So says young Mamillius, heir to the throne of Sicilia and character in William Shakespeare's romance, "The Winter's Tale." "Out of the mouths of babes ..." they say. Except Mamillius doesn't say that line, or any other line, in Slipstream Theatre Initiative's reinvention of Shakespeare's story. He's still a babe in arms. READ MORE.

Great Escape Charms With Holiday Classic

When it comes to heartwarming and uplifting, few stories can compete with "It's a Wonderful Life." It's one of the reasons it has been adapted into so many different forms - the classic film, a one-man show, several different stage versions and radio plays. READ MORE.

Special Section: World AIDS Day
Study Finds Significant Racial Disparities For HIV Infection Among Black And White MSM

A study published in the journal The Lancet HIV reports that there is a significant disparity in HIV prevalence between black and white men who have sex with men. The study was published on Nov. 18 and found a startling 32 percent prevalence rate for black men who have sex with men, compared with only eight percent for white men who have sex with men.

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