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Posted Apr 24, 2016 at 12:00 AM

“Hamilton: The Musical” has been a surprise hit on Broadway this season. A longtime fan of show tunes and musicals, I was blown away when I described it to a friend as the musical that “convinced me of the merits of the hip hop genre.” File that away in the list of words I never thought would leave my lips, but it's true.

Posted Apr 24, 2016 at 12:00 AM

Children’s author Glenda Kuhn of McLoud announces the release of her fourth children’s book, “Sir Locksalot Loses His Keys,” illustrated by Tanya Provines of Shawnee.

Updated Mar 29, 2016 at 1:40 PM

American girls ages 13 to 19 live in two worlds, the real and the virtual. They interact with both worlds simultaneously — though the more absorbing of their worlds is the virtual one they hold in their hands. They spend between nine and 11 hours on...

Updated Feb 9, 2016 at 8:57 AM

When Seth Grahame-Smith came up with the idea for a mash-up of Jane Austen’s most popular book and a tale of today’s probably equally popular armies of the undead – resulting in the 2009 novel “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” – he had no idea that...

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