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The Peony Pavilion: A Vivid Dream In A Garden
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After years of waiting, the Kennedy Center has a new symphonic organ replacing its old Filene organ. The $2 million project will culminate in the organ's debut on Nov. 27. William Neil (left), the National Symphony Orchestra organist, speaks with NSO Assistant Conductor Ankush Kumar Bahl (center) during the organ's test with the orchestra on Oct. 18. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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Kennedy Center's New Organ No Longer A Pipe Dream
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Mary Alice LeGrow, otherwise known as "Princess Marty," hugs a young girl during a birthday party in a Philadelphia suburb. A graphic artist and "cosplay" (costume play) fanatic, LeGrow became a full-time professional party princess to make ends meet during the economic downturn. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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Princess Marty Is A Smarty If She's At A Child's Party
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Kathie Lee Gifford Takes Evangelism To Broadway
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The cast and creative team of Sans Objet learned the hard way that a 2,800-pound robot can be a bit of a diva: Because he's run by a computer program, he never forgets his blocking. Algae Bory hide caption

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Past is Present in 'An Enemy Of The People'
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Superstorm Sandy starting hitting New York on Monday. By Wednesday, life had returned to the Time Square theater district. John Lamparski/Getty Images hide caption

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Broadway To Sandy: The Show Is Back On
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Jessica Chastain makes her Broadway debut as Catherine Sloper in The Heiress. Chastain says she was moved by the arc of her character's story — initially defined by the men in her life, but ultimately finding strength in herself. (c) 2012 Joan Marcus hide caption

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Star-Studded 'Heiress' Considers A Woman's Worth
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Covering The Arts In Tumultuous Times
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Pacino To Earn $125,000 Per Week In 'Glengarry'
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Stockbroker May Have Scammed 'Rebecca' Producers
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The cast rehearses a scene from Jack Kerouac's only play, The Beat Generation. Courtesy of the Merrimack Repertory Theater hide caption

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'Beat Generation,' Kerouac's Lost Play, Hits Stage
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Mary Bridget Davies as Janis Joplin and Sabrina Elayne Carten as Blues Singer in the Cleveland Play House production of One Night with Janis Joplin. Janet Macoska/Arena Stage hide caption

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A Celebration Of Janis Joplin And All Her Swagger
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Teagle F. Bougere plays the titular Invisible Man in The Studio Theatre's adaptation of Ralph Ellison's novel. Astrid Riecken/The Studio Theatre hide caption

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Racial Issues, Far From 'Invisible' On D.C. Stage
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Ohio Arts Groups Merge To Solve Their Budget Woes
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