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Actors From The London Stage To Perform Hamlet at Phillips Center

Even after 420 years, a play like Hamlet can still be “shockingly relevant.” Actress Grace Andrews says, "I’ve been amazed how lines I’ve known all my life – you know, famous Shakespearean lines – have suddenly ... come out in kind of brutal clarity, of … how I can make sense of them now, today. For example, all the stuff that’s been in the news in the past weeks and Ophelia’s line, ‘He took me by the wrist and held me hard.' I suddenly read that and … it takes your breath away, sometimes, if you allow yourself to make it live in a current way."

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Tom Petty Biographer Warren Zanes to Speak at UF

On speaking at UF Zanes said, “When the call comes from Gainesville, I pick up, because you can’t tell the Tom Petty story without going to Gainesville. It’s a special place.” On Tom Petty's untimely death: "“I didn’t think Jerry Lee Lewis was still going to be alive and Tom Petty wasn’t going to be here. I was just looking forward to those records...."

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After 35 Years in Public Radio, NPR’s Only A Game Host Has Many Plans For Retirement

“Over the many years of doing the radio work that I’ve done, and especially the interviewing that I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to do, I’ve met a number of people who are doing some really fascinating things and I find myself thinking, wouldn’t it be great if I had time to work with these people and help them do this really extraordinary thing that they’re doing. And now I’m going to have the time!”

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