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The Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art in Cairo featured a project by artist Mohamed Allam titled "My Nineties: A Panorama of Collective Memory Televised" in April 2013. Marwa Morgan / Demotix/Corbis hide caption

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Princess Pageant crowns reflect the importance of patchwork, beadwork, and Seminole symbols. Will O'Leary hide caption

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A Princess In Patchwork: Sewing For The Miss Florida Seminole Princess Pageant

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Song From Broadway Musical 'Hamilton' Celebrates Founding Mothers

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Edie Brickell, Steve Martin Broadway Bound With 'Bright Star'

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Encore: Among Santa And Mistletoe, A British Christmas Includes Comedy

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Brits Doing Brooklyn: 'A View From The Bridge' Crosses The Sea To Broadway

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Revisiting Mary Martin's Lighter-Than-Air Exuberance In NBC's 1955 'Peter Pan' Live

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Make 'Em Laugh: 'The Comedians' Tells The Story Of Stand-Up

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HBO Documentary Explores Dark Underbelly Of Russia's Bolshoi Ballet

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"In material like this, I hope that there is a danger in what we're doing. I hope we are on a razor's edge." Leslie Odom Jr. gets into character as Aaron Burr on the Hamilton set. Josh Lehrer hide caption

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Being Aaron Burr

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Back On Broadway: 'The Color Purple'

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Season 2 of Amazon's Transparent begins with Maura Pfefferman (played by Jeffrey Tambor) and her ex-wife, Shelly, attending their eldest daughter's wedding. Jennifer Clasen/Amazon Studios hide caption

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'Transparent' Is Transfixing In Season 2

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Shankar Vedantam asks Bill Burr why what makes us cringe, also makes us laugh. Burr says, "If people see a trainwreck possibly coming, they're going to listen." Charles Sykes/Charles Sykes/Invision/AP hide caption

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How What Makes You Laugh (And Cringe) Reveals Your Hidden Biases

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Alex Brightman stars as Dewey Finn — a rocker turned substitute teacher — in the musical adaptation of School of Rock. Matthew Murphy/O&M Co. hide caption

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Andrew Lloyd Webber Says Music Empowers In 'School Of Rock'

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Anna Deavere Smith Wants Playgoers To Do What They Can To Counter Violence

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