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Dysfunction junctions

“Have you ever been in a gymnasium in the round before?” asks one of the participants toward the top of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at North Shore Music Theatre.
Spelling Bee in Beverly; The Goatwoman in Lenox
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  August 19, 2008
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Georgia man, angered about spelling bee, calls for boycott

A Georgia man has created a Web site calling for a boycott of Rhode Island’s statewide daily.
As the ProJo turns
By IAN DONNIS  |  April 18, 2007
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Management cuts pizza and cash prizes for writing competition

A strong in-house writing culture is a big part of what has long distinguished the Providence Journal from other similarly sized dailies, so reporters are disheartened by management’s elimination of the money for pizza during monthly writing discussion
As the ProJo turns
By IAN DONNIS  |  January 24, 2007
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ProJo squashes kids' spelling-bee

Newspapers need all the help they can get these days, so the Providence Journal ’s withdrawal of sponsorship for the Rhode Island Statewide Spelling Bee -- resulting in the cancellation of this year’s competition -- has angered ProJo staffers.
As the ProJo Turns
By IAN DONNIS  |  January 17, 2007
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Best on the boards

Huntington Theatre Company artistic director Nicholas Martin recently announced that he would leave his post in 2008.
A year in theater
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 19, 2006
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Rock and droll

High Fidelity tries to sell itself as kick-ass rock right from the curtain speech: you are to turn off your fucking cell phones, and if you don’t like that language you can “grab your husband and get the hell out.”
High Fidelity ; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  October 11, 2006


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Players and painted stage

It seems the fall theater season was shot from a gun this year, barely after the Labor Day picnic baskets had been packed away.
Fall on the Boston boards  
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 13, 2006

Akeelah and the bee - side


 
By  |  April 25, 2006