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Sarah Bahr

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Nytimes
10/12/2021
'Jesus Christ Superstar' at 50: What Was the Buzz?

The rock opera, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, opened on Broadway on Oct. 12, 1971, to protests, an irate composer - and sold-out shows. Jeff Fenholt as Jesus of Nazareth in the Broadway production of "Jesus Christ Superstar" in 1971. Credit...

Nytimes
08/30/2021
The Dogs of 9/11: Their Failed Searches for Life Helped Sustain It

Two exhibitions in New York recognize the search and rescue dogs who combed through the World Trade Center wreckage, trying to find survivors. For more than two weeks after the twin towers collapsed on 9/11, hundreds of search and rescue dogs hunted for signs of life in the smoldering ruins.

Nytimes
06/21/2021
'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' at 25: 'The Most R-Rated G You Will Ever See'

How did the ratings board overlook songs filled with lust and damnation? "Maybe we bamboozled them with gargoyles," one filmmaker said. They know exactly what they got away with. "That's the most R-rated G you will ever see in your life," said Tab Murphy, a screenwriter of Disney's animated "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," which was released 25 years ago this month.

Nytimes
05/24/2021
After Tragedy, an Indianapolis Theater Stages a Comeback

Bryan Fonseca, the founder of a notable company, died of complications from Covid-19. But at the theater named for him, the show goes on. INDIANAPOLIS - On a breezy, 80-degree evening, the sun still in the sky, the actor Chandra Lynch walked to the center of the Fonseca Theater Company 's outdoor stage-in-the-round.

Nytimes
04/16/2021
Feeling a Bit Cramped? 'Couples Therapy' May Look Familiar

The Showtime docu-series lets viewers eavesdrop on real-life counseling sessions. The new season looks at relationships struggling under quarantine. Tashira and her partner of three years, Dru, were curled up one night in Fall 2019, watching an episode of the first season of the Showtime documentary series "Couples Therapy.

Nytimes
04/12/2021
A Push to Move the Golf Course Atop a Native American 'Stonehenge'

Historians hoping to preserve the ancient Octagon Earthworks in Newark, Ohio, as a UNESCO World Heritage site face a problem: the golf club that leases the property. NEWARK, Ohio - The third hole here at the Moundbuilders Country Club is a tricky par 4: The green is protected by a six-foot-high mound that almost completely encircles the hole and requires a deft chip shot to clear if your approach shot goes awry.

Nytimes
01/07/2021
Curators Scour Capitol for Damage to the Building or Its Art

Initial reports indicate that despite multiple incidents of vandalism, smashed windows and broken doors, major damage to the building itself or its artworks was avoided. Barbara A. Wolanin did not leave her TV much on Wednesday afternoon, watching terrified, she said, as hundreds of Trump rioters rushed into the Rotunda of the U.S.

Nytimes
01/18/2021
Matthew Lewis Can't Believe He's a Romantic Lead, Either

The actor, best known as the clumsy Neville Longbottom of "Harry Potter" fame, is a dashing suitor in the PBS reboot of "All Creatures Great and Small." Matthew Lewis's face is everywhere. On the wall to his right, grinning on a poster for the 2012 West End revival of "Our Boys," a play by Jonathan Lewis.

Nytimes
12/20/2020
Christmas Without Music? Churches Are Finding a Way

At churches like St. James in Louisville, Ky., services this Christmas will not have in-person choirs or orchestras. But music directors are finding ways to persevere. In a normal year, Phil Hines takes a deep breath, lays his hands on the keys of the 135-year-old pipe organ and begins to play.

Nytimes
11/23/2020
Dinner Is No Longer Served: Theater That Built Careers Is Gone

The Westchester Broadway Theater was one of the last remaining professional dinner theaters in the country. It was a closing night at the Westchester Broadway Theater unlike any other. The theater marquee still read "All Shook Up."

Nytimes
08/26/2020
Is New York's Arts Diversity Plan Working? It's Hard to Tell

While the CreateNYC program increased funding for smaller neighborhood arts organizations, it never required institutions to disclose the demographic data that would help measure progress. It was born of high hopes: a program for cultural institutions that receive New York City funding and operate on New York City land.

Indianapolis Monthly
05/11/2020
Ms. Understood: Barbie Turns 60 - Indianapolis Monthly

The woman in charge of The Children's Museum's new Barbie exhibit never played with Barbie. The willowy blonde doll held no interest for Jennifer Pace Robinson, who wore glasses as a child and was something of a tomboy. Instead, the museum's vice president staged Star Wars action-figure invasions in her friend's Barbie Dream House.

Indianapolis Monthly
11/14/2019
Ten Point Coalition's Turf War With The City's East Side - Indianapolis Monthly

After four straight record-setting years of homicides in Indianapolis, Reverend Charles Harrison was hardly in a mood to celebrate. As the president of the city's Ten Point Coalition, a faith-based group that aims to combat gun violence among young black men, walked through a gravel parking lot toward Fervent Prayer Church off 38th Street last June, he knew he would be congratulated.

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