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U.S. Parries N. Korean Threats With A Fresh Plan

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The iconic Chicago photographer Art Shay took portraits of presidents, prizefighters, prose poets — and in the person of Roger Ebert, at least one Pulitzer-winning critic. Art Shay hide caption

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Roger Ebert: Elegance And Empathy

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La Dolce Vita, film score [Titoli di Testa: Canzonetta / Notturno II / Cadillac] Various
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Always In The Zone, Syracuse Is Hard To Beat

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At Last You're Here Pat Metheny, Christian McBride et. al.
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I DIG LES BAXTER

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In '42,' A Young Star Suits Up For A Hero's Role

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Charlotte Church Returns, A 'Beautiful Wreck' In A Digital Age

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Sequester Pinches Long-Term Unemployed Even More

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Fender Bender Boomer Castleman
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Bistro Fada Stephane Wrembel

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'It's Pat' Creator Muses On Motherhood And Family Life

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Willemjin Verkaik is the latest leading lady to play Elphaba, the misunderstood green girl who grows up to become the Wicked Witch of the West in Broadway's long-running Wicked. She has also played the role in Dutch and German in Europe. Bankhoff-Mogenburg hide caption

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King of Pride Rock/Circle of Life (Reprise) Max Casella, Heather Headley et. al.
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