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January 18, 2016
BURKINA FASO Mourning period begins after attack Burkina Faso began three days of national mourning Sunday and the president said security would be stepped up in the capital and the country's borders after al-Qaeda militants in a vehicle from neighboring Niger killed at least 28 people in an attack on a hotel and cafe popular with foreigners. In a message to the nation, President Roch Marc Christian Kabore said the people of Burkina Faso must unite in the fight against terrorism.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 13, 2016 | Lauren McCutcheon, Staff Writer
The long: Pre-kids, parents vow they'll never subject their young (or themselves) to made-for-kids' music. Only Bowie, Beethoven, and Beyoncé for their brood. When reality intervenes, World Café Live's decade-running, Saturday morning mini-concerts offer a chill compromise. The short: "If You're Happy and You Know It," just better. The demo: Ages 2 through 5. Siblings welcome. Babies free. How long: About an hour. The setup: Sunny, street-level bar with small stage and dance area, tables, chairs and banquettes.
NEWS
January 10, 2016 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Columnist
Charlie Kaufman never planned on Anomalisa 's becoming a movie. Written as "a sound play," he says, "basically a staged radio play" and presented at a UCLA theater over three nights in September 2005, the one-act meditation on loneliness, longing, and the mundanity of life starred David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Tom Noonan. Well, "starred" is not exactly the right word: The three actors stood on the stage, scripts in hand, no costumes, no sets, while a Foley artist oversaw audio effects, and composer Carter Burwell conducted a musical ensemble.
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