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An adaptation of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18 “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?”

Philip Appleman’s poetry and prose have appeared in dozens of publications, including the Nation, the New York Times, New Republic, Paris Review, Poetry, and the Yale Review. He is married to the playwright Marjorie Appleman (Margie). You may read more about Mr. Appleman on the Poetry Foundation’s website. SONNET 18 (for Margie) Who, me? Compare you to a summer’s day? Heck, no, …

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Leslie Uggams to Bring UPTOWN DOWNTOWN to the Apollo, 3/18

Tony and Emmy Award winner Leslie Uggams will present a special performance of her acclaimed one-woman musical autobiography Uptown Downtown at the famed Apollo Theater in Harlem on Monday, March 18 at 8 p.m. The legendary actress and singer returns to the historic theater where her career began, opening for the likes of Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and Dinah Washington – at …

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Beyonce and Adele to Perform at First Lady Michelle Obama’s 50th Birthday Bash

It’s still a year away, but U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama has booked as early as now two of her most favorite singers for her 50th birthday bash at the White House. Grammy Award winners Adele and Beyonce Knowles have been asked to perform at Mrs. Obama’s A-list private party next year on January 17, with the “Skyfall” singer reportedly already accepting the invitation. “America’s …

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