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Posted Thursday, November 20, 2014 by WLRH News

Independent Musical productions presents its second non-musical production, Larry Shue’s “The Foreigner” this week. The show is a favorite for theatre groups across the country. Director Jim Wood spoke with Ginny Kennedy about why he’s bringing the show back to Huntsville and why it’s so popular. “The Foreigner” opens Thursday November 20th at 7:30 and runs through the weekend at the Black Box Theatre at Lee High School. Tickets are available at imphuntsville.org.

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    Sarah Obama, 94, received an award from the United Nations on Wednesday, and hopes to raise money during the trip to build a school and hospital in her home village.

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