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The Lion King Proves Iconic, Powerful

by (John Kissane)

Submitted 11-22-2019 under OPINION

A jealous brother kills the king. The prince tarries until, spurred by his father’s spirit, he finally takes action. The murderer himself dies. You don’t expect overtones of Hamlet from movies with flatulent warthogs, but Disney’s...

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Walt Matzke's Four Pianos: A Tour de Force on Four Grand Pianos

by (Donalee4)

Submitted 02-08-2015 under

Walt Matzke's Four Pianos: a tour de force on four grand pianos will present a magical evening filled with intricate, beautiful, spirited and uplifting music, clever anecdotes and delightful humor to delight their audience on ...

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Grand Rapids native brings Broadway home for the holidays

by (Matt)

Submitted 01-09-2013 under OPINION

“It’s as if the stars aligned,” said Brian Martin, 22-year-old cast member of Broadway’s traveling production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. “I’m the only one out of 60 production members who got to be...

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Deborah Lew: stories from Broadway

by (crissieo)

Submitted 01-31-2012 under OPINION

From early childhood Deborah Lew was dazzled by the promises of Broadway. Warm lights shining down from the rafters, a stage on which to sing with gripping exuberance, costume changes and endless rehearsals matching almost as endless rejections. In...

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