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Alison Bechdel

2014 MacArthur 'Genius Grants' Honor Major Heavyweight Saxophonist Steve Coleman, 57, Among Others

2014 MacArthur 'Genius Grants' Honor Major Heavyweight Saxophonist Steve Coleman >>

Among the various 2014 MacArthur 'Genius Grants' is prime-time heavyweight saxophonist Steve Coleman, the 57-year-old who was honored for his "infusing iconic spontaneous music idioms with the melodic, rhythmic and structural components of an eclectic range of musical traditions."

Sydney Lucas

'Fun Home' Musical, Off-Broadway Hit and Pulitzer Finalist, to Open on Broadway in Spring 2015 >>

Casting has not been announced; Tony winner Michael Cerveris and Tony nominee Judy Kuhn starred in the Off-Broadway production.

Bechdel Test in a Red State: 'Fun Home' Musical Shares Stage With LGBTGA Debate at College of Charleston

Bechdel Test in a Hunley State: 'Fun Home' Musical Shares Stage With LGBTQA Rights at College of Charleston >>

Students at a South Carolina public university are snapping up tickets to the musical "Fun Home" after state lawmakers approved a proposed cut in school funding over the critically acclaimed lesbian memoir on which the musical is based.

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