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Broadway musical legend Stephen Sondheim treasures the role that teachers have played in his life, and today helps honor educators with the annual Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards. In this web exclusive, Mo Rocca talks with Sondheim about the teachers who have inspired him, and visits with a recent award recipient, Tracey Rains of Gatlinburg-Pittman High School in Tennessee, whose selfless mentoring of student Chelsea Hayes was nothing short of life-altering.

Just this last Tuesday (yup, the 4th of July), West Side Story aired on the TCM Channel, and I decided to watch it. One very striking thing that I noticed, on the part of the various characters, especially the Jets and Sharks, were the facial expressions that also depicted many of the emotions, both concrete, and conflicted.Read more...Collapse )

Jul. 6th, 2017

Rita Moreno remembers West Side Story's bold, subversive 'America'
The 85-year-old film legend talks about delicious dance moves, blingy costumes, and porny shops

Joe McGovern@jmcgvrn

In 1961, Rita Moreno achieved movie immortality with her performance as the no-nonsense Anita in West Side Story. Set within a vibrant Puerto Rican community in New York City (though filmed almost entirely in Los Angeles), the film won 10 Oscars, including best supporting actress for Moreno and best picture.

The actress, now 85 and earning raves for her work on Netflix’s One Day at a Time, talked to EW about the barnstorming song-and-dance number “America,” in which she jousts with her boyfriend (George Chakiris) about the pros and cons of their adopted home.



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