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Melody makers

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Finding a common thread between Ozzy Osborne, Placido Domingo and John Denver may be a difficult task, but for a Muppet aficionado, the answer is just a hop away: All three have shared a mike with…

EATING ITO CROW

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I dropped a humorous item in my Dish column in Daily Variety Dec. 7 that I might come to regret. It was a description of a holiday card from O.J. Simpson trial judge Lance Ito that depicted him with…

B.O. recedes

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The Broadway roster came back down to earth during Week 27 (Nov. 27-Dec. 3), in the wake of the Thanksgiving week boom. Receipts for the 25 shows totaled $9,435,025, down 12.6% from the previous…

Big Bird’s nest is undisturbed

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Sunny day. Everything’s a-okay. So goes the “Sesame Street” theme song, but the phrase familiar to millions of kids can also be used to describe the relationship between the show’s producer, Children…

EMPIRE OF THE IMAGINATION

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It is an empire built on a discarded old coat and a ping-pong ball, providing for this high-tech era a lasting reminder of the ultimate power of a boundless imagination and singular passion. Today…

GONE DIGITAL

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Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and all the other Muppets have gone digital and are poised to take over computer screens from coast to coast. Last year Jim Henson Prods. – after creating…

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