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  • Christina Sajous, currently starring as Shirley in the Broadway production of Baby It's You!, fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire with random facts, backstage trivia and pop-culture tidbits.

    Sajous made her Broadway debut originating the role of the Extraordinary Girl in Green Day's American Idiot.

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  • A history of political activism in music, from Woody Guthrie to Sam Cooke to Lady Gaga.

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    August 26, 2011


    Green Day's arrival at the 2005 VMAs drew a massive crowd
    Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

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  • While they are still teenagers, the Oakland-based Emily's Army sounds like pop-punk veterans. That should comes as no surprise since Bille Joe Armstrong produced the record, and the drummer, Joey Armstrong.

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  • A few weeks ago, we examined 23 head-scratching band names and their origins. But why stop there? With hordes of artists operating under befuddling stage names, we're going to keep lowering our bucket of truth into this bottomless well of absurdity. So here are 18 more origin stories. As we noted last time, sometimes the names have a simple explanation, and other times they emerge from spotty rock lore. Either way, the answer is always ridiculous.

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