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  • A Holiday Gift Guide to Giving Books This Season

    Doesn’t it seem like your gift list grows each year?

    One new member of the family by birth, three more by marriage. Two “adopted” kids who call you Mom or Dad just because. Friends who have become dear.  A new Secret Santa program. It adds up, as it subtracts from your holiday budget.

  • German And Japanese Films Stress Acceptance, Depict Taboos With Haunting Realism

  • On DVD: New Gay Films Challenge Stereotypes

    Hot Guys With Guns’

    Film imagines If Bogie and Bacall were both guys

  • Review: “Taken by the Wind: A Jane Lawless Mystery” by Ellen Hart

    “Taken by the Wind: A Jane Lawless Mystery” by Ellen Hart
    c.2013, Minotaur Books
    $25.99 / $29.99 Canada
    320 pages

    Your bag was packed.

    There wasn’t much in it except for the necessities: your two favorite toys, a clean t-shirt, the stuffed animal you couldn’t sleep without, and $2.31.

  • SFGN’s Bookworm Gives 7 Must Haves for Our Bookshelf

    Check, check, check.

    For the past couple weeks, that’s all you’ve been doing. Making out checks, checking your balance on your plastic, and checking names off your gift list.

  • Theater Reviews: Wizard of Oz, 42nd Street

    Wizard of Oz — A Classic Reimagined

    Wizard of Oz, one of the most iconic musicals of all time, is playing at Broward Center for the Performing Arts through Jan. 19.

    Don’t worry about knowing the storyline because this brand new production keeps the basics intact for a familiar and nostalgic feeling, but reimagines enough of it to keep the timeless classic fresh.

    Andrew Lloyd Webber's adaptation is more comical, more gay, and introduces new songs such as “Red Shoe Blues,” “Farewell to Oz” and “Already Home.” Unlike the movie this version gives songs to both witches and the wizard. The only one that really stood out though was Already Home, sung by Glinda (Robin Evan Willis).

    Gay audiences will especially love the Cowardly Lion, who is even gayer than the original, at one point proudly proclaiming that he’s a “friend of Dorothy.”

    Visit BrowardCenter.org for tickets and prices.

    42nd Street — A Nostalgic Look Back

    Wick Theatre continues its inaugural season with 42nd Street, a 1980 Broadway musical following Peggy Sawyer, a newcomer to Broadway. And like most newcomers she hopes to become a star. It’s a classic story of new talent verse old.

    Several classic songs come from the show such as “We’re in the Money” “Forty-Second Street” and “Lullaby of Broadway.” But it’s the amazing tap dancing scenes that wowed the audience had them moving in their seats. As soon as the curtain slowly rose in Act 1 to reveal the cast’s tap dancing feet the audience cheered. That moment was pure magic.

    Boca Raton audiences should love this look back on the 1930s, and if Wick continues to produce high quality shows such as this one, they should have no problem staying open for many seasons to come.

    Visit TheWick.org for tickets and prices.