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Nu Jazz: Conversations with The Manhattan Transfer's Tim Hauser, Janis Siegel, Alan Paul & Cheryl Bentyne, Plus SmoothJazz.com's Sandy Shore & Donna Phillips

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.04.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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First Nighter: Nathan Lane First-Rate, as Usual, in Douglas Carter Beane's New Play, The Nance

David Finkle | Posted 06.15.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Plays conjuring Manhattan in the 1930s often take on the look of a live-action Edward Hopper painting. Not a bad thing. Actually, the effect is stunning when the curtain rises on The Nance.

Holiday Gems From Milton Berle (JOKES)

Posted 12.27.2012 | MarloThomas

I made a terrible mistake last year. My wife made me swear I wouldn't give her a fancy gift. And I didn't. I bought my kid an educational toy to he...

Send in the Clowns

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan Z. Shore

What's exciting or funny about an economic recession, rampant unemployment, homelessness, and poverty? Marie-Antoinette said, "Let them eat cake." Stewart and Colbert said, "Send in the clowns."

Bust a Hip -- Marlo Thomas Makes Us Fall Over Laughing

Thelma Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Thelma Adams

"God bless a sense of humor." If Marlo Thomas' book has any message at all, it's that, because to have a sense of humor means you have a real chance at living a happier life.

Comedy, Then and Now: Laughing With the Legends of Stand-Up From the 1800's to 2010

Steve North | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Steve North

How did those who started on the stage of vaudeville halls transition into the world of radio and TV, and how are today's comics dealing with the seismic transformation wrought by digital media?

Flushing's Crown Needs Polishing

Kevin Walsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kevin Walsh

At the heart of downtown Flushing, Queens, an architectural masterpiece, the RKO Keith's Theatre, awaits a day when it will once again be a cultural beacon and its beauty will shine forth anew.

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Francesca Biller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Francesca Biller

Let's just say that I grew up thinking that while Jesus was a suffering member of my tribe I was not supposed to worship; Buddha taught us that "Life as we know it ultimately leads to suffering." You see, I couldn't win.