Award shows

Ali Stroker accepts the award for best performance by an actress in a featured role in a musical for "Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!"at the 73rd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 9, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
June 10, 2019 - 12:45 am
NEW YORK (AP) — When she sings, Ali Stroker says, she has "no limitations." That was clear on Sunday as Stroker performed and made history as the first actor in a wheelchair to capture a Tony Award. She earned the trophy for her portrayal of Ado Annie in Daniel Fish's dark revisionist revival of...
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Andre De Shields , left, and Reeve Carney, of the cast of "Hadestown" perform at the 73rd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 9, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
June 09, 2019 - 11:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Tony Awards (all times local): 11:10 p.m. "Hadestown," the brooding musical about the underworld, has reason to smile broadly: It's the best new musical Tony Award winner. Singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell's folk-opera intertwines the myths of Orpheus and Eurydice,...
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Rachel Chavkin poses in the press room with the award for best direction of a musical for "Hadestown" at the 73rd annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 9, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
June 09, 2019 - 10:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The arty and original "Hadestown" was leading the Tony Awards with seven wins, including a rare win for a woman director of a musical, while Ali Stroker made history as the first actor in a wheelchair to win a Tony Award. Stroker, paralyzed from the chest down due to a car crash...
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Carrie Underwood, left, accepts the award for female video of the year from presenter Trisha Yearwood at the CMT Music Awards on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
June 06, 2019 - 6:03 am
Carrie Underwood extended her run as the most decorated act in the history of the CMT Music Awards with her 20th win Wednesday night. Underwood won two prizes at the fan-voted show, including video of the year for "Cry Pretty" and female video of the year for "Love Wins." "Fans, thank you so much...
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June 03, 2019 - 1:50 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Groundbreaking filmmaker David Lynch, Cherokee-American actor Wes Studi and Lina Wertmüller, the first woman ever to receive an Academy Award nomination for directing, will receive honorary Oscars at the Governors Awards in October. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences...
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May 29, 2019 - 7:45 pm
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Historian and Vicksburg native Dr. William R. Ferris is being recognized with the placement of a Mississippi Blues Trail Marker in his honor. The marker unveiled Tuesday honors Ferris, winner of two Grammy Awards for his documentation of blues and other folk legend. It was...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2019 file photo, Morgan Freeman participates in the "Story of God" panel during the National Geographic portion of the TCA Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif. Oscar winners, Freeman, Robert De Niro and Tommy Lee Jones soon will be on their way to New Mexico to start work on "The Comeback Trail." The feature film will begin shooting in early June 2019, in Albuquerque, Tojajilee and other locations. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
May 24, 2019 - 1:45 am
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Oscar winners Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee Jones and Morgan Freeman soon will be on their way to New Mexico to start work on "The Comeback Trail." The feature film will begin shooting in early June in Albuquerque, Tojajilee and other locations. Work is expected to last about a...
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This image released by Madeline Michel shows Monticello Drama director Michel, foreground left, on stage with Monticello High School students in Charlottesville, Va. Michel will be the recipient of the 2019 Excellence in Theatre Education Award on June 9 at the Tony Awards in New York City. (Madeline Michel via AP)
May 23, 2019 - 2:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The special Tony Award that honors educators this year will go to a drama teacher in Charlottesville, Virginia, who has encouraged her students to explore their differences and heal riffs, especially following a deadly 2017 white nationalist rally in the city. Madeline Michel from...
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May 16, 2019 - 10:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Hip-hop star Cardi B is walking into the 2019 BET Awards as the most nominated act with seven, while late rapper Nipsey Hussle scored a posthumous nomination. BET tells the Associated Press late Thursday that Cardi B's nominations include two for the top prize — video of the year —...
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FILE - This Dec. 4, 2007 file photo shows actress-director Jodie Foster, right, with her mother Evelyn Foster after she received the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award at during the 16th annual Women in Entertainment breakfast in Beverly Hills, Calif. Evelyn “Brandy” Foster, who managed her daughter Jodie’s career from her child-prodigy years through two Academy Awards, died peacefully at her Los Angeles home of complications from dementia, Monday, May 13, 2019. She was 90. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)
May 16, 2019 - 5:13 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Evelyn "Brandy" Foster, who managed her daughter Jodie's career from her child-prodigy years through two Academy Awards, has died, her family said Thursday. Brandy Foster died peacefully at her Los Angeles home of complications from dementia on Monday, her daughters Jodie,...
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