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By Allen Houston

The TIPA Project (Toward International Peace Through Arts) will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Russian writer/playwright Anton Chekhov’s birthday with a reading of some of his most celebrated short stories from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 15, at Saint Peter’s Church, on Lexington Avenue at 54th Street.

The free event will feature readings from artists such as Marian Seldes, Tony Lifetime Achievement Award winner, and Tony Award winners Tammy Grimes and Fritz Weaver. Others taking part in the event include Betsy Von Furstenberg, Bess Rous, Ronald Rand and Conrad Rothbaum.

“What makes Chekhov unique is his simple yet complex view of life and his love and compassion for people,” said Stanley Tannen, executive director of TIPA. “He was a great humanist who was as funny as he was sad.”

TIPA is celebrating its 40th anniversary of promoting the humanities as an instrument for peace.

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