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James D. Sims - The Courier-Times: Obituaries — James D. Sims, 79, died November 3, 2015 in Pompano Beach, Florida. Born in Dover Hill, Indiana, near Shoals, Mr. Sims was the son of Curtis and Ella (Ritchey) Sims, both have preceded him in death. An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety.

James Sims - Washington Times Herald: Obituaries — He graduated from Petersburg High School in 1947. He served in the U.S. Army during the post war occupation of Germany from 1951 through 1953. He was a third generation owner of Sims Construction, worked for Dayco Fertilizer Co. and Jasper Plant Food in the 1980s.

Back in the Hospital: Rainbow Baby's Pregnancy Is Nerve-Wracking — It has been eight months since we set foot in the labor and delivery unit of this hospital . We lost our baby girl in room 13 last May, following a nightmarish few months consumed by trips to the emergency room, bleeding with unknown causes and bou...

Words for the Ways We Experience Live Theatre! — After reading Steve Johnson's column in the Chicago Tribute titled " New TV terminology for the big-screeners and the stealth-bombers out there," I couldn't help but apply this methodology to live theater-going habits. Having spent much of my life dedicated to musicals, plays, and every other genre of theatrical art filling Broadway houses, a few lovingly self-deprecating labels came to mind.

Adding Music to Movies by Way of the Stage: Sleepless in Seattle to Kinky Boots — Glancing at the shows nominated for Best Musical for this year's Tony Awards, it is easy to mistake the list as being a Hollywood box office report. All four shows -- Bring It On: The Musical; A Christmas Story, The Musical; Kinky Boots; and Matilda The Musical -- are derivatives of feature films, albeit the latter is based on the book rather than the '90s film adaptation.

Review: Bette Midler is Infectious in Broadway's 'I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers' — There is a moment in Broadway's "I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers," as the one-time Hollywood agent extraordinaire is perched on her upholstered throne in Beverly Hills, that you half expect to see Erich von Stroheim cross the stage with a young William Holden in tow.

Twitter Erupts as Carrie Underwood Joins NBC’s The Sound of Music — When news broke of country star Carrie Underwood's casting as Maria von Trapp in NBC's live broadcast of "The Sound of Music," the Twitterverse responded with wit, wails, and whoas.

Following a Broadway Show’s Demise on Twitter — As the official Twitter account for The Performers has strong social media activity and has built up a small but avid fan base, I thought it interesting to take a look at the Twitter timeline starting on opening night and ending with the news of closing hitting the internet.

Sofa Snark: Alicia Silverstone Does Porn on Broadway — Sofa Snark: Alicia Silverstone joins Henry Winkler and Cheyenne Jackson in Broadway's The Performers, a play about the porn industry. It's a gang bang of a good time. Holiday cheer returns to the Great White Way as Elf returns in musical form while A Christmas Story makes its way from the silver screen to the stage at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

Separation of Twitter and Facebook in the Age of Obama — Get into a verbal fight on Facebook, and I still have to see you in our elevator the next morning. I'm all for embracing awkward moments, but not when that initial verbal brawl is seen, and judged, by my republican-minded in-laws.
Oct 27, 2016

@JuddApatow Will we see you at the Kirk Douglas Theatre for Jon Robin Baitz's new election-inspired play "Vicuña"? 

Oct 26, 2016

With "Vicuña" now onstage @CTGLA, we look at fashion and politics colliding throughout history:  #LAThtr

Oct 24, 2016

RT @CTGLA: Last day to register to #vote, California! Show us your #IVoted sticker, get a #Vicuna2016 $20 ticket #Vota

Oct 24, 2016

RT @fakedansavage: Hey, @HBO? Instead of something serious like Game Change, green light @RandyRainbow musical on the 2016 campaign?

Oct 24, 2016

RT @hellerNYT: Playwright Jon Robin Baitz among voices responding to the "how low can they go" presidential campaign 

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