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Monday, May 01, 2017

NFTRW Weekly Top Five

Here are the top five comment generating posts of the past week:

Show must go on: Local theater company's 'blasphemous' twist on Bible story draws ire

11alive.com: Throughout the centuries it has existed, the Bible has been read by millions of people across the globe, translated into thousands of languages and interpreted in several different ways.

But there’s one modern interpretation of one of the Bible’s oldest stories that has thousands of people fired up.

A new stage play from the Out Front Theater company in Atlanta called The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told is set to open later this week. The story – written by playwright Paul Rudnick in 1998 – is a retelling of the Old Testament through the eyes of gay couples “Jane and Mabel and "Adam and Steve," not "Adam and Eve."

The Tony Awards Reinstate the Sound Design Categories for the 2017-2018 Season

Lighting&Sound America Online - News: The Tony Awards announces that the Sound Design categories -- Best Sound Design of a Musical and Best Sound Design of a Play -- will be reinstated for the 2017-2018 season. The categories had previously been removed in 2014, amid much protest from the theatre community and fans alike.

SawStop Router Tables & New Saw Options

coptool.com: We always wondered how SawStop might expand upon their brand, we all first got introduced to them for their innovative safety feature that prevents table saw injuries. Overtime however people have come to associate SawStop Saws not just as a safety feature, but for very high quality professional table saws. Already they have expanded to every type of table saw market from large industrial saws to the portable jobsite table saw JSS-MCA, which after a quick bout of competition is again the only portable table saw option with a flesh detecting technology.

10 Killer Resume Tips to Nail Your Dream Job

www.lifehack.org: Stuck in a job rut nightmare? It’s never too late to dig yourself out. And an all-star resume might just be the shovel you need.

Picture this: You finally get the chance to apply for your dream job. You already know what you’re going to wear to the interview. You’ve envisioned which pictures to hang in your office, and how you plan to decorate your desk. You just know that once they meet you in person, they won’t be able to say “No.”

"Blurred Lines" Appeal Brief Says Artists Can't Copyright a Groove

Hollywood Reporter: Lines have been drawn in the copyright battle between Marvin Gaye's heirs and artists Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke — and they certainly aren't blurred.

Since Williams and Thicke appealed their 2015 trial loss, in which a jury found their "Blurred Lines" infringed upon Gaye's "Got to Give It Up," scores of musicians and songwriters have pledged their support to one side or the other.

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