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Culture Watch

  • Can-Can Kicks into a New Era

    by Bruce Chadwick

    Can-Can is a bawdy, boisterous show that will please all, not just those that saw the 1960 movie starring Frank Sinatra.

  • History Plays Invade the Television World

    by Bruce Chadwick

    Starting Thursday October 2 at 9 p.m., PBS-TV, Channel 13 in New York will begin ‘Theater Close Up,’ a series of five filmed plays, to residents all over the greater New York area.

  • Turning 1930s Abstract Art into Engaging History

    by Bruce Chadwick

    Bauer is a marvelous play that not only fills you in on Nazi Germany, artistic and political history and the lives of ‘degenerate’ artists, but on the numerous plots and subplots of the Guggenheim deal.

  • 1936 Olympics Relays – No Jews Allowed

    by Bruce Chadwick

    Jesse Owens won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympic Game in Berlin.  But this is the story of how Marty Glickman and Sam Stoller, phenomenally fast runners, were kicked off the American 400 meter relay team in the ’36 Olympics because they were Jews.

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