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The Color Purple

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Don't read these books!!

The Rhode Island affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union will host its annual Banned Books event on September 23 at 6 pm at the Providence Athenaeum.
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By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  September 23, 2011
Recap: Eugene Mirman and Kristen Schaal live at the Wilbur Theatre from Saturday

Recap: Eugene Mirman and Kristen Schaal live at the Wilbur Theatre from Saturday


 "There's some backstage drama that you don't know about. I guess there's a problem with the wi...
By Ryan Stewart  |  June 29, 2009
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Violet hour

The color purple describes both kids' icon Barney and a bruise. And sure enough, both child-friendly uplift and florid abrasion are wound into the sprawling, heartfelt musical based on Alice Walker's Pulitzer-winning 1982 novel about a beaten-down young
The Color Purple is vivid on stage
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  June 26, 2009
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Attack of the 50-foot Oprah

David Letterman is by no means the first one to realize that the road to success — or forgiveness — entails planting a kiss somewhere on Oprah’s oft-fluctuating anatomy.
Why America’s most powerful celebrity should be more feared than loved
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  February 09, 2006