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Regina Weinreich: The ‘Preposterous’ Prequel To Peter Pan

Perhaps the most inventively preposterous play ever to hit Broadway is the prequel to the Peter Pan story, Peter and the Starcatcher, at the Brooks Atkinson Theater. Opening on the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, this fanciful lark features two ships at sea, two trunks, one filled with sand, the other, eh, you must believe, stardust.
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Napoleon Perdis: Changing Faces: The Transformational Power of Makeup

One of the many things I love about working with makeup is its transformative power; its ability to completely change a face -- or body in some cases -- whether the results are glamorous or grotesque. Whilst makeup is most often used to accentuate a woman's natural beauty or make an artistic, colorful statement, it can also be used to portray a completely different persona.
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Michael Hogan: Are We Living In Kraftwerk’s World?

Are we living in the future that Kraftwerk once imagined? It's become something of a cliché to say so, now that the German pioneers of electronic music have been inducted into the art-world canon thanks to an eight-date engagement at the Museum of Modern Art that wraps up Tuesday. But what do we really mean when we say that Kraftwerk predicted our present? Certainly, today's music owes a debt to the music Kraftwerk -- and Kraftwerk alone -- was making back in the 1970s and early '80s.
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John M. Eger: Chicano Park Celebrates Its Status as a National Historic Monument

April 21 marks the 42nd annual festival celebrating Chicano Park's "international recognition as a major public art site for its commanding mural paintings of the past and present struggle of Mexican and Chicano history." It's hard to believe that what was once "street art" littering the off ramps and the trestles of a bridge now is part of what has become one of San Diego's cultural landmarks and more, one of our National Historic Monuments. It started innocently, as all street art begins perhaps, when the neighborhood was denied local access to the beach during because the Department of Defense had other plans for the property. It was WWII, but that didn't matter.
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Caine Monroy, Of Caine’s Arcade, Receives $152K Check For College & His Foundation (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

LA's darling, Caine Monroy, who created Caine's Arcade in East Los Angeles, is not just a local hero -- he's an international inspiration. In addition to the 4.5 million views of the video about his arcade, the 9-year-old's worldwide fans are making their presence felt in dollars.At a block party Saturday (video above), Monroy was presented with a $152,262 check to use towards his college eduation, LAist reports.