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Nov 24th

Gaga over Gugu!

Gaga over Gugu!Gugu Mbatha-Raw
The "Belle" Interview
with Kam Williams

Born in Oxford, England on June 30, 1983, Gugu Mbatha-Raw trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Her first professional role was as Celia in an open air production of Shakespeare's "As You Like It." Gugu subsequently landed roles at Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre where she performed the title roles of Cleopatra in "Antony and Cleopatra" and Juliet in "Romeo and Juliet," the latter opposite Andrew "Spider-Man" Garfield.

“Vanishing Pearls: The Oystermen of Pointe a la Hache

“Vanishing Pearls: The Oystermen of Pointe a la HacheOn April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon, a drilling rig owned and operated by British Petroleum (BP), exploded, spilling over 50 million barrels of oil in the Gulf of Mexico before it was finally capped weeks later. In June, President Obama announced that the company had set aside $20 billion in cash designated to help those deleteriously affected by the ecological disaster.

Dr. Catana Starks: An almost mystical belief of not being limited by circumstances

Dr. Catana Starks: An almost mystical belief of not being limited by circumstancesTwo words can sum up the life of Dr. Catana Starks – determination and achievement.


SNAPSHOTSFor more than 25 years, every Sunday and Monday, Dr. Mambo's Combo has been bringing the soul and funk to the Bunker's stage. On a recent Sunday the Combo was in rare form (meaning they were even better than their usual outstanding selves). Must have been the many stars who came to check them out -- and sit in. An Aesthetically Speaking photographer caught a few of the faces in the crowd.

18th C. Biopic Revisits Life of Ex-Slave Raised as Aristocrat

18th C. Biopic Revisits Life of Ex-Slave Raised as Aristocrat"Belle"

Born in the West Indies in 1761, Dido Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) was the product of the taboo union of Mary Belle, an African slave, and John Lindsay (Matthew Goode), a British ship captain. Upon Mary's death, the concerned father brought his 8 year-old daughter to England to see whether his well-heeled aunt and uncle might be willing to take her in.

Children's Theater Company extends 'Shrek the Musical'

Children's Theater Company extends 'Shrek the Musical'Show extended through June 15

Acclaimed director Peter Rothstein, ("Cabaret," "Theatre Latté Da") has brought "Shrek the Musical" to life on the Children's Theater Company (CTC) UnitedHealth Group Stage.

'Bring It On: The Musical' on Stage May 13 – 18 at the Ordway

'Bring It On: The Musical' on Stage May 13 – 18 at the OrdwayThe Ordway Center for the Performing Arts recently announced that Bring It On: The Musical will perform on the Saint Paul stage May 13 - 18.

Bitingly relevant and sprinkled with sass, "Bring It On: The Musical," inspired by the "Bring It On" film, takes the audience on a high-flying journey filled with the complexities of friendship, jealousy, betrayal and forgiveness. "Bring It On: The Musical" tells the story of the challenges and unexpected bonds formed through the thrill of extreme competition.
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