Performing arts

FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2011 file photo, actor Sam Shepard poses for a portrait in New York. Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, died of complications from ALS, Thursday, July 27, 2017, at his home in Kentucky. He was 73. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)
July 31, 2017 - 2:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, has died. He was 73. Family spokesman Chris Boneau said Monday that Shepard died Thursday...
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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2011 file photo, actor Sam Shepard poses for a portrait in New York. Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, died of complications from ALS, Thursday, July 27, 2017, at his home in Kentucky. He was 73. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)
July 31, 2017 - 11:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, has died. He was 73. A family spokesperson said Monday that Shepard died Thursday at his...
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July 31, 2017 - 4:52 am
VIENNA (AP) — Incoming Vienna State Opera director Bogdan Roscic says he has signed conductor Philippe Jordan as the opera house's music director after Roscic takes over in 2020. Roscic, who will replace Dominque Meyer, described Jordan on Monday as "one of the few conductors of note who focused on...
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Florence mayor Dario Nardella, right, and Franco Zeffirelli's son, Filippo, left, pose for photographers at the Franco Zeffirelli International Centre for the Performing Arts during a preview in the late 17th century San Firenze Complex in Florence, Tuesday, July 25, 2017. The center, besides its educational activities, brings together the entire artistic and cultural patrimony of the Italian director's almost 70-year career, including over ten thousand books from his personal library, thousands of professional documents and notes, designs, sketches, scripts, screenplays and storyboards, as well as a substantial collection of photographs of his works from the post-war years to present days. The center will open to the public on Sept. 1. (Maurizio Degli Innocenti/ANSA via AP)
July 25, 2017 - 3:54 pm
FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — A center dedicated to Italian director Franco Zeffirelli is taking shape in Florence. The Franco Zeffirelli International Center for the Performing Arts hosted a preview Tuesday of its exhibits, housed in a former Florence courthouse near Palazzo Vecchio. Some 300 original...
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July 24, 2017 - 4:44 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The actor who played a gentle giant named Hodor in the HBO show "Game of Thrones" has made his Las Vegas pool party debut. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports ( http://bit.ly/2v0Ymq3 ) Irish actor Kristian Nairn performed as the DJ on Sunday at The Linq Hotel. The set marked his...
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Millie Bobby Brown speaks at the "Stranger Things" panel on day three of Comic-Con International on Saturday, July 22, 2017, in San Diego. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
July 22, 2017 - 7:26 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The creators of "Stranger Things" premiered a trailer for the show's second season at Comic-Con on Saturday that was so new, even the cast hadn't seen it. The Duffer Bros. were joined by director Shawn Levy and stars Millie Bobby Brown, Matthew Modine and the crew of young actors...
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Jordan Spieth of the United States plays a shot on the 18th hole during the first round of the British Open Golf Championship, at Royal Birkdale, Southport, England Thursday, July 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
July 20, 2017 - 10:49 pm
SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — The wind off the Irish Sea pushed away the rain clouds and bathed Royal Birkdale in sunshine, Stars and Stripes. The British Open began Thursday with an All-American flavor. Jordan Spieth, chomping away on gum as he watched one putt after another pour into the center of...
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FILE - In this March 2, 2014, file photo, Martin Landau arrives at the 24th Night of 100 Stars Oscars Viewing Gala at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Landau died Saturday, July 15, 2017, of unexpected complications during a short stay at UCLA Medical Center, his publicist Dick Guttman said. He was 89. (Photo by Annie I. Bang /Invision/AP, File)
July 16, 2017 - 9:51 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Martin Landau, the chameleon-like actor who gained fame as the crafty master of disguise in the 1960s TV show "Mission: Impossible," then capped a long and versatile career with an Oscar for his poignant portrayal of aging horror movie star Bela Lugosi in 1994's "Ed Wood," has...
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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2008, file photo, Tim Robbins, from left, Martin Landau and Bill Murray attend a special screening of "City of Ember" in New York. Landau died Saturday, July 15, 2017, of unexpected complications during a short stay at UCLA Medical Center, his publicist Dick Guttman said. Landau was known as the chameleon-like actor who gained fame as the crafty master of disguise in the 1960s TV show "Mission: Impossible," then capped a long and versatile career with an Oscar for his poignant portrayal of aging horror movie star Bela Lugosi in 1994's "Ed Wood." He was 89. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)
July 16, 2017 - 9:42 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Martin Landau, the chameleon-like actor who gained fame as the crafty master of disguise in the 1960s TV show "Mission: Impossible," then capped a long and versatile career with an Oscar for his poignant portrayal of aging horror movie star Bela Lugosi in 1994's "Ed Wood," has...
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July 10, 2017 - 7:26 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Bolshoi Theater has canceled a much anticipated ballet about dancer Rudolf Nureyev just three days before the opening night. Bolshoi made the announcement Saturday, saying that Tuesday's premiere has been canceled. The ballet about Nureyev who defected from the Soviet Union...
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