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Arts, Briefly: Chocolate Factory Announces Season

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The theater in Queens will feature nine commissioned United States premieres and two first-time collaborations with other New York City arts institutions in its new season. 

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'Lucy' box office bonanza lifts Besson fortune by $5 million

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PARIS (Reuters) - French film director Luc Besson was over $5 million richer on Monday after his film "Lucy" starring Scarlett Johansson as a woman with a super-powered brain topped the North American box office at the weekend.  

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Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Sarah Palin is starting her own subscription-based online network.... 

From virtual reality to stars, five highlights from Comic-Con

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SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Every year, around 130,000 comic book fans and entertainment enthusiasts trek to San Diego's Comic-Con International, where thousands of booths and hundreds of panels are set up by industry outlets to cater to attendees.  

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Smell of the Greasepaint, the Funds of the Crowd

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Proposed investment rules would make it easier for American theater producers to raise money through crowdsourcing, a method already being tried in Britain. 

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‘The Selected Letters of Elia Kazan’

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Elia Kazan’s letters underscore his central importance in the maturing of American film and theater at midcentury. 

Sexual harassment at Comic-Con in the spotlight

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SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Amid the costumes and fantasy of this weekend's Comic-Con convention, a group of young women drew widespread attention to a very real issue - allegations of sexual harassment at the annual comic book convention.... 

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'Lucy' pummels 'Hercules' to win U.S. weekend box office race

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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Lucy", starring Scarlett Johansson as a woman with a super-powered brain, collected $44 million to win at domestic box offices outmuscling "Hercules", but both releases helped pump life into a lackluster summer at U.S. and Canadian theaters.  

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