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Off the Beat

When I was in seventh grade, I watched ABC Family’s “Make It Or Break It” and became obsessed with gymnastics. I was convinced that I could be the next Nastia Liukin or Shawn Johnson — all I needed to do was have a few lessons and I would totally be
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‘Avenue Q’ draws Berkeley crowds with vulgar comedy

The brag list for “Avenue Q” reaches farther than its city limits. Firstly, it beat out fan-favorite and bandwagon magnet “Wicked” for Best Musical at the Tony Awards in 2004. Secondly, it writes a fictionalized Gary Coleman and versatile puppet sex into the same scene. And thirdly, it’s the fast-selling
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‘Wicked’ defies gravity in San Jose

Even before the curtain rose, the 2014-15 national tour production of “Wicked” promised to uphold the hit musical’s reputation for a dazzling theatrical experience during its engagement at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts. The stage curtain itself is an elaborate map of Oz centered around the Emerald
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