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When art doesn’t pay the bills, an actor needs a good supporting role

Five local actors talk about the roles they play when they’re not onstage.

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    Koh shines in luminous works by Ravel, Debussy and Saariaho

    Koh shines in luminous works by Ravel, Debussy and Saariaho

    The young violinist brought a packed house at the Library of Congress repeatedly to its feet.

    It’s Memorial Day weekend. One of the mattressiest times of the year.

    It’s Memorial Day weekend. One of the mattressiest times of the year.

    For mattress sellers, the holiday commences a flurry of life-changing events that require their product.

    Top honor at Cannes goes to story of Sri Lankan immigrants in France

    Top honor at Cannes goes to story of Sri Lankan immigrants in France

    CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK | In a bit of a surprise, “Dheepan” won the Palme d’Or in a glum year for the festival.

    Soprano Heidi Melton shows promise in Strauss’s ‘Four Last Songs’ program

    Soprano Heidi Melton shows promise in Strauss’s ‘Four Last Songs’ program

    Backed by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the singer shows vocal beauty, but her interpretation falters.

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    Seeing the Michelle Obama workout video, I finally get it

    Seeing the Michelle Obama workout video, I finally get it

    COLUMN | To be strong for life, you’ve got to move something, which also helps you look better in a dress.

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    ‘The Last Alaskans’: A reality show with a heart as big as its subject

    ‘The Last Alaskans’: A reality show with a heart as big as its subject

    TV REVIEW | Animal Planet ditches gimmicks for a superb look at life in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

    Sweden’s Måns Zelmerlöw beats Russia’s Polina Gagarina to win Eurovision 2015

    A Gagarina victory seemed imminent halfway through the voting, but Sweden pulled ahead with a lead so big Zelmerlöw was named the winner before voting officially ended.

    Why do filmmakers portray Yves Saint Laurent as a ‘fragile genius’?

    It’s a destructive cliche that obscures a host of deadly maladies.

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    As much as some might like to, now is not the time to cancel the Duggars

    As much as some might like to, now is not the time to cancel the Duggars

    CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK | Rather than scurry off, TLC should double down as the family copes with a new reality.

    A new film from Orson Welles? 30 years after his death, it’s not out of the question.

    A new film from Orson Welles? 30 years after his death, it’s not out of the question.

    “The Other Side of the Wind,” a film that Welles had been workingwhen he died in 1985, has been taken up by a few of the director’s friends in the hopes that they can piece “it together for release by the end of this year.

    Movie producer Christine Vachon’s “Carol” becomes an instant favorite at Cannes

    Movie producer Christine Vachon’s “Carol” becomes an instant favorite at Cannes

    Vachon and her business partner, Pam Koloff battle the assumption that female-driven films won’t make money.

    Head Strong

    Head Strong

    In search of the perfect cut.

    The Rock is so good at taking selfies that he just set a world record

    Can you smell what The Rock is clicking?

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    ‘Poltergeist’ review: Remake is silly, not spooky

    ‘Poltergeist’ review: Remake is silly, not spooky

    The remake of the 1982 ghost story has more laughs than “Scary Movie.”

    When art doesn’t pay the bills, an actor needs a good supporting role

    When art doesn’t pay the bills, an actor needs a good supporting role

    Five local actors talk about the roles they play when they’re not onstage.

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