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Bennett and Gaga enchant a Tanglewood audience

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LENOX — Legendary dance hall crooner Tony Bennett and pop chanteuse Lady Gaga pooled their considerable abilities with stunning success at a sold out show at Tanglewood on Tuesday night. 
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Phil Rice is the man in Theater Barn's "Moon"
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Phil Rice is the man in Theater Barn's "Moon"

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Music from Salem: Combining Reger with contemporary composers

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Bennett and Gaga enchant a Tanglewood audience

07/02/2015 08:29 AM EDT
LENOX — Legendary dance hall crooner Tony Bennett and pop chanteuse Lady Gaga pooled their considerable abilities with stunning success at a sold out show at Tanglewood on Tuesday night. 
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Phil Rice is the man in Theater Barn's "Moon"
07/02/2015 08:28 AM EDT - NEW LEBANON, N.Y. — Ken Ludwig not only has enormous respect but also deep affection for theater and some of its lost traditions. Full Story

Misty Copeland makes history at American Ballet Theatre
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Neil Young's skills undimmed in new album
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Warts and all, "Me and Earl ..." is mostly fun
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Money is the spur for 'Terminator Genisys'
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Man charged with robbing same New Jersey bank 5 years later

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Reelz comes to the rescue of homeless Miss USA pageant

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