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Side Show: Stage Directions and Henry Krieger

Barry Singer | Posted 12.03.2014 | Arts
Barry Singer

I saw it first. Well, not quite. The rapturous critical reception that has greeted the revival of Side Show on Broadway takes me back, way back, to a demonstration of Side Show's unique power that I witnessed firsthand quite some time ago.

Marvin Hamlisch Loved Sweets

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.26.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The entertaining PBS portrait of composer Marvin Hamlisch, aptly titled, "What He Did For Love," provides the music, his method for creating it, and t...

Pro Football Player Impersonates Teammate To Get Table At Hip Restaurant

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.06.2013 | Sports

Even defensive players know that sometimes it takes a fake to gain ground. When Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett was told he couldn't get a ...

Director Jeff Calhoun Has Nothing to Hyde When It Comes to Disney's Newsies

Jim Hill | Posted 06.19.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

You'd think -- what with getting the revival of "Jekyll & Hyde ready for its 13 week-long, limited engagement at the Marquis Theater -- that director Jeff Calhoun wouldn't have any time left for his other Broadway show, Disney's Newsies. But that's where you'd be wrong.

First Nighter: London Chorus Line Yay! London Dear World Nay!

David Finkle | Posted 02.20.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

If there's any evidence that A Chorus Line doesn't remain one of the great musicals, it's nowhere in view at the Palladium. Meanwhile, Jerry Herman's musical Dear World begs the question: Why?

First Nighter: Maria Stuarda at the Met, Donna McKechnie at 54 Below

David Finkle | Posted 01.03.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

In setting Maria Stuarda to music, Gaetano Donizetti did some of his most beautiful writing, not just for the title character and her prevailing adversary Elizabeth I. Throughout, Donizetti also imagined any number of ensembles

Former Vikings Player Pleads Guilty To Fraud

AP | Posted 10.07.2012 | Sports

MIAMI (AP) — Former Minnesota Viking Michael Bennett has pleaded guilty to his role in a South Florida tax refund and identity theft scheme. ...

Former NFL Players Arrested For Tax Fraud

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 05.01.2012 | Money

Michael Bennett and William Joseph, two former National League Football players, were arrested by the FBI on Monday and are being charged with identit...

Minnesota Vikings Promise Nothing, Saddling Taxpayers With $1 Billion Stadium Bill

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.07.2012 | Business

Here's one way a Republican presidential candidate might gain more votes in Tuesday's Minnesota caucuses: Promise citizens they won't have to pay for ...

First Nighter: "Follies" 2011 a Smash Hit

David Finkle | Posted 11.13.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

In a theater-going era when anything with assumed marquee value is trussed up for consumer consumption, it's a treat to recall something that -- for the abundance of high-quality theater craft it contains -- truly deserves enthusiastic applause.

Con Games: How Liberals Saved Colorado

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Conniff

The Republican Party and the conservative movement -- both on the verge of extinction -- are managing to morph into the co-opted Grand Old Tea Party.

House Democrats Punished for Senate's Failures

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

The Democrats lost the House, and Nancy Pelosi the Speaker's gavel, because of the Senate's dysfunction. Many, if not most, I would wager, of the 400+ bills passed by the House had simple majorities in the Senate.

No, Really: If You Don't Vote This Time, It Is Your Fault

Larry Womack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Womack

A three or four point swing or pollster miscalculation in either direction moves projected results from continued Democratic control of the House to an 80-seat Republican victory that it could take decades for Democrats to overcome.

Mark Blumenthal

New PPP Polls Favor Joe Manchin, Show Michael Bennet Closing

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Monday was likely the calm before the polling storm, but two new automated Senate polls from the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling (PPP) in Colora...

Dreamgirls Gets a Facelift

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

From the very first beats of Henry Krieger's score, the new staging of Dreamgirls roars out of the opening gate and never slows down.

Mike Bennett, Florida State Senator, Caught Looking At Risque Images During Floor Debate On Abortion Bill

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: Florida State Sen. Mike Bennett is out with a response to a controversy sparked by a video report capturing footage of the Republican lawmaker...

Evidence Arizona Immigration Law May Be Fatal Mistake for GOP

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

If a surge of anti-Republican Hispanic voters destroys the careers of enough politicians who thought that pandering to anti-immigrant fear was good politics, the whole political narrative about immigration reform will change.

Did Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet Forget He Has a Primary?

Wade Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wade Norris

Has Senator Bennet done anything in this past year of serving as Colorado's junior Senator to disprove that he is a "Conservadem"?

Gun Vote Backlash: CO Senators Under Attack For Votes On Controversial Measure

The Colorado Independent | Mike Lillis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

WASHINGTON -- It's no D.C. secret that lawmakers voting against the the nation's powerful gun lobby will likely suffer the National Rifle Associatio...

Q & A: A Chorus Line Vets Baayork Lee and Yuka Takara Make Their Moves In Every Little Step

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

Being in A Chorus Line -- a show that is not only a conceptual benchmark for Broadway musicals but the fourth longest running show of all time -- is any singer/dancer/actor's dream job.

Let The People Choose Their Senators

David O. Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David O. Stewart

Special elections are a lot of trouble and expense: Democracy is a lot of trouble and expense. Despotism is simple. In the eighteenth century, it was difficult to manage elections. Not today.

Colorado's New Senator Asked "Who The Hell Are You?" At Event

ColoradoPols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

True story from Saturday's Jefferson County Democrats' Reorganization meeting: Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet was speaking to a group of about 40 Dem...

Michael Bennet Named Colorado Senator, Will Replace Ken Salazar

AP | STEVEN K. PAULSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

DENVER — Gov. Bill Ritter is expected to name Denver Public Schools Superintendent Michael Bennet to fill a Senate vacancy that will be created ...