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On his birthday, City Paper’s best of John Waters

April 22, 2013
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On his birthday, City Paper’s best of John Waters

In honor of his Birthday, we went back through the archives to find CP‘s best stories about, or even by, John Waters. At the top of the list is this 1984  interview Waters did with Arthur Frederick Goode III, who was on Death Row in Florida. “Parking my rented car in the lot,” Waters...
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John Waters on Sheila Dixon’s Conviction

December 2, 2009
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Our fellow alt-weekly Washington City Paper just put up an online Q&A with Baltimore’s own John Waters to coincide with his (now sold out) Dec. 17 spoken-word performance at the Birchmere in suburban Virgina. Questioner Mike Riggs leads with the question du jour and asks Waters about freshly convicted Mayor Sheila Dixon. He answers,...
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The Senator Theatre Passes the Hat

March 19, 2009
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The Senator Theatre‘s recent history has included several last-ditch efforts to raise money from fans of the vintage Govans cinema to keep various financial wolves from the door. Just two years ago, the Senator beat back its creditors with $110,000 raised mostly from ordinary donors. Now closed because of foreclosure proceedings and staring down...
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Word to the Wise: John Waters has Advice for Obama

January 16, 2009
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Word to the Wise: John Waters has Advice for Obama

| Image by BBC BBC World News America has posted a video of John Waters welcoming President-elect Barack Obama to the White House and urging him to take a few things into consideration. Among his recommendations: Quit smoking, find yourself a neighborhood bar to hang out in and let 20 strangers come in to...
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“I wouldn’t be caught dead in a full skirt”: John Waters Returns to Broadway

January 14, 2008
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“I wouldn’t be caught dead in a full skirt”: John Waters Returns to Broadway

According to TheaterMania.com, the musical adaptation of John Waters’ 1990 movie Cry-Baby begins its Broadway run April 24 with previews slated for March 15. Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan wrote the book and David Javerbaum and Adam Schlesinger composed the score. O’Donnell and Meehan won a Tony in 2002 for their Hairspray book, and...
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