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Outrage Watch: Disney's 'Frozen' is out to destroy men

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Outrage Watch: Disney's 'Frozen' is out to destroy men
Welcome to the February 4, 2015 edition of Outrage Watch, HitFix's daily rundown of everything folks are peeved about in entertainment. Today's top story? "Fox and Friends" co-host Steve Doocy has some concerns about Disney's "Frozen." Look out, men: the Mouse House is out to destroy your confidence. "Are movies like the Disney smash hit about an ice queen and her sister empowering girls by turning our men into fools and villains?" Doocy asked on the Fox News morning program. Oh, boy. "It would be nice for Hollywood to have more male figures in those kinds of movies." Added guest Penny Young Nance, CEO of Concerned Women for America (!): "Hollywood in general has often sent the message that men are superfluous, that they're stupid, that they're in the way, and if they contribute anything to family it's a paycheck." Head just exploded. [Mediaite] Want more? There's plenty of indignation to go around.
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'It Just Truly Embodies My Father's Spirit'

'It Just Truly Embodies My Father's Spirit'
Nashville, Tenn. -- A yearlong celebration of Johnny Cash's legacy will come to an end this week with the issue of a new postal stamp and free public concert.

The new Johnny Cash Forever stamp goes on sale Wednesday and to celebrate Cash's son, John Carter Cash, and several friends and family members will gather at Ryman Auditorium. The stamp is based around a promotional shot for the 1963 album "Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash." To Cash it looks like a 45 or 78 Rpm record cover and is unlike the usual offerings – matching his father's legacy.

"It just truly embodies my father's spirit, who he was," Cash said. "It's different. That's one thing: It stands out to me as being unique. It's very commanding when you see the stamp."

Wednesday's concert features Cash family members, including the late singer's brother and sister, Tommy Cash and Joanne Cash Yates,
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Photo Flash: Amra-Faye Wright, Valarie Pettiford, et al. at Cast Party!

Jim Caruso's Cast Party packed Birdland with a huge variety of talent on Monday night. The weekly open mic, recently called the best party in the universe by the Australian Cabaret Confidential, was the place for Broadway folk like Amra-Faye Wright currently starring as Velma in Chicago, supperclub star Clint Holmes in rehearsal for his upcoming Caf Carlyle run, country legend Larry Gatlin, jazz superstars Jane Monheit, Natalie Douglas and Sachal Vasandani, publicist and birthday boy Richard Hillman, Broadway Beat host Richie Ridge, musical directorpianist Ron Abel, cabaret folks like Scott Coulter and Carole J. Bufford this Monday's11 O'Clock Numbers revue at Birdland, and regulars Allana Adderly, Daniel Kirkley, Matthew Falber, William Blake, and La diva Valarie Pettiford
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Reality versus mantras: Common, Larry Gatlin and The White House

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Reality versus mantras: Common, Larry Gatlin and The White House
As of yesterday, conservatives were on attack about Michelle Obama's invitation of the svelte-and-sexual rapper Common to a poetry reading at the White House. Ostensibly bored with its own content and mimetic design, Huffington Post's conservative counterpart, The Daily Caller, went looking for a most-readily decontextualized piece of Common's backstory. In a segment recorded for Def Poetry, he defends Kobe and the King of Pop and suggests burning a Bush of the presidential variety. The piece was such political fodder that even Sarah Palin managed to fire off 25 thoughtful characters about the situation, via Twitter: "Oh lovely, White House..." Fox News, of course, diligently covered the story; the White House retrenched, sort of.

It's easy to launch racism charges at the right's criticism of Common, but that's problematic for two reasons: First, we're betting black country star Darius Rucker wouldn't get the same treatment from Palin and her pals; after all,
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Taylor Swift and Reba McEntire to Get Special Awards on 2011 Acm Awards

Taylor Swift, Reba McEntire and Garth Brooks have learned they're already winners of Academy of Country Music honors five days before the organization's big awards show in Las Vegas. The trio join Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers as those who will be honored with special awards from the Academy.

McEntire will receive a Career Achievement Award, while Swift is the recipient of the 2011 Jim Reeves International Award for her contributions to the acceptance of country music throughout the world. Brooks and the Gatlins will receive the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award.

Additionally, Tom T. Hall and the late Hank Cochran are this year's recipients of the Poet's Award in recognition of their achievements as songwriters, and artist manager John Dorris has been tapped for the Mae Boren Axton Award in recognition of his years of service to the Acm.

Even Gwyneth Paltrow's Country Strong movie has landed an accolade -
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Stage Tube: Larry Gatlin Takes the Stage with Million Dollar Quartet

Yesterday, August 8, Grammy-winning country music star Larry Gatlin took the stage of the Nederlander Theatre to join the cast of Million Dollar Quartet in a special performance of the song "Johnny Cash is Dead and His House Burned Down," a song written in tribute to Cash who was a friend of Gatlin's. In addition, Gatlin wrote songs that were recorded by Cash, Elvis Presley, and Carl Perkins, three of the members of the real Million Dollar Quartet. BroadwayWorld brings you a look at his cameo below!
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The Fantasticks to Kick Off Long Wharf's 2009-10 Season Oct 7 - Nov 1

Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Ray Cullom, will present the beloved musical The Fantasticks, directed by Amanda Dehnert, from October 7 through November 1, 2009, on the Mainstage.

Press night is Wednesday, October 14 at 7:30 p.m. Curtain times are Tuesdays at 7 p.m., Wednesdays at 2 and 7 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 3p.m. and 8p.m., and Sundays at 2p.m. and 7p.m. Tickets are $30-$70.

"I have loved The Fantasticks since I was a little kid," said Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein. "This will be so much fun for the entire family."

This hit musical with book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt, the longest running Off-Broadway musical in history, tells the story of Luisa and Matt, a pair entering the bloom of their youth. Their fathers, scheming to encourage their budding love, hire
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Dee Hoty Featured At Cleveland Play House Annual Gala 6/6

The Cleveland Play House is excited to announce that Dee Hoty, a three-time Tony Award? nominated actress, will be the featured entertainer at their Annual Gala on Saturday, June 6, 2009. Born and raised in Lakewood, Ohio, Hoty began her professional career at The Cleveland Play House as a member of the repertory company (1975 and 1976). The evening begins at 6:30pm and will include complimentary valet parking, a cocktail hour with hors d'oeuvres, dinner, silent and live auction, entertainment and dancing. Hoty earned Tony Award? nominations for her starring roles in Footloose, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public, and The Will Rogers Follies. She recently starred on Broadway in Mamma Mia! and continued on the national tour in eight major U.S. cities. She can be heard on the original recordings of City of Angels, The Will Rogers Follies, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public, and Footloose, and on the 2Cd set
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Judy Gold Announced As Host Of The Nightlife Awards On 1/26

It was announced today that the award-winning comedienne Judy Gold would, for the first time, host the Nightlife Awards, which takes place on Monday, January 26th at 7 Pm at The Town Hall. Also announced was Nightlife Legend Honoree Karen Akers who will, as trumpeted by the Nightlife Awards, make no acceptance speech but, instead, perform! And yet another winner has been found and agreed to come to Town Hall to perform: Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra (Outstanding Jazz Combo). Also announced today were guest stars Keith Carradine and Jim Caruso. So far, eleven of the thirteen award categories will be represented with a performance by their winners! Among those previously announced winners slated to perform are Christine Ebersole & Billy Stritch, Marilyn Maye, Mike Birbiglia, Freddy Cole, Helen Baldassare, Allan Harris, Baby Jane Dexter, Brandon Cutrell, The Improvised Shakespeare Company, Daryl Glenn and Jo Lynn Burks. Among the previously announced
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