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Arthur Was Finally Noticed

Freddie Gershon | Posted 07.16.2011 | Arts
Freddie Gershon

I'm so sorry that the late playwright and director Arthur Laurents wasn't able to read what Charles Isherwood wrote about him in the Times, because the piece incisively focuses on what might have been his most remarkable gift.

Roma Still Face Challenges Across Europe

Catherine Messina Paijic | Posted 06.08.2011 | World
Catherine Messina Paijic

Commonly called "gypsies," the Roma are Europe's largest minority and fastest growing demographic, numbering nearly 10 million. But they are still largely excluded from political and civic life, battling centuries of discrimination.

Streisand as 'Madame Rose'

Paul Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Paul Katz

Barbra Streisand has confirmed her intention to tackle the role of Madame ("Mama") Rose in a second silver-screen adaptation of the venerable musical Gypsy.

Barbra Streisand: 'Gypsy' Star & Director?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Barbra Streisand may be bringing her love of Broadway and Hollywood together in a big screen revival of 'Gypsy.' According to the New York Post, Stre...

New York Gypsy Allstars and Selim Sesler at Drom (VIDEO)

Michal Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

You can't confine music to a political border. And with members from Macedonia, Greece, Turkey and, yes, even New York, The New York Gypsy Allstars have continued in that spirit of exploration.

EU Launches Legal Action Against France Over Roma Gypsies

AP | RAF CASERT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BRUSSELS — The European Union decided Wednesday to take legal action against France over its expulsions of Gypsies, or Roma, to poorer EU nation...

France Gypsy Expulsions A 'Disgrace,' Says EU

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BRUSSELS — France's deportations of Gypsies are "a disgrace" and probably break EU law, the European Union's executive body declared Tuesday in ...

First Nighter: Stephen Sondheim Wants to Know

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

In celebration of Stephen Sondheim's eightieth birthday, his songs are being sung even more this year than they usually are -- which in Manhattan intimate rooms is quite often, to say the least.

'Baby June' Dies: June Havoc Of Vaudeville Fame Dead At 97

AP | BOB THOMAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Actress and writer June Havoc, whose childhood in vaudeville as Baby June was immortalized in the musical "Gypsy," has died in Connecticut at age 97, ...

Roma Citizens Remain At Risk In Hungary, Reforms Needed

Human Rights First | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Human Rights First

By Joelle Fiss Pennoyer Fellow - Combating Hate Crimes A year ago today, on February 23, 2009, Robert Csorba, a 27-year-old man of Roma origin, and h...

Elaine Stritch -- An Evening of Fire and Wisdom

Adam Hanft | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Adam Hanft

You go to cabaret for an impossible alchemy of exposed emotion, phrasing, the occasional clink of a champagne flute, an evening of enriched uranium. You go to cabaret for Elaine Stritch.

BBC: Gypsy Is A Racist Word

The Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Comedian Ben Miller said the BBC tried to stop him using the word "gypsy" in his new sketch series with Alexander Armstrong because it could be seen a...

Sixth Roma, Maria Balogh, Killed In Hungarian Racial Violence

Huffington Post | Ami Cholia | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A sixth victim was found murdered in what is believed to be a spate of attacks on members of Hungary's large Roma community, BBC reports. The woman, ...

Gypsy Brides on Sale and the Money Side of Traditional Matrimony

Jane Minogue | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jane Minogue

Marriage compromises love because marriage is a commercial arrangement; it can involve an exchange where people are considered as commodities.

Romanian 'Gypsy' Children Become Engaged Aged 6 And 4

Telegraph | Last Updated: 12:07PM GMT 11 Mar 2009 | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A six-year-old boy and a four-year-old girl have become engaged to be married after a gypsy ceremony. ...

From Spain's Storied South, Diverging Voices

Modiba | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

For a country with a history of xenophobia towards its Roma population (a.k.a gypsies; or, in Spanish, gitanos), Spain is becoming increasingly fond of traditional gypsy music.

Dubaification Of Istanbul: Amid Building Boom, Gypsies Of Sulukule Forced From Homes | Iason Athanasiadis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISTANBUL -- They lived for almost 1,000 years around the remains of Istanbul's Byzantine walls. But when they were forced to leave, the gypsies of S...

Feeling Normal?

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jayne Lyn Stahl

I grew up in a place, Bayside, New York; a place where, when I mentioned Nietzsche, the woman who lived above me asked, "if you take Penicillin, will it cure that?"

Sarah Palin To Replace Patti Lupone in Gypsy?

Avery Corman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Avery Corman

A member of the producing team for the revival of Gypsy confirmed internal discussions for the replacement of Patti Lupone and Sarah Palin is a leading choice.

Patti LuPone Mesmerizes In Broadway's "Gypsy"

AP | MICHAEL KUCHWARA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The drive and determination are still there -- only more so. Patti LuPone gave a virtuosic display of both in last summer's thrilling City Center rev...