Theater

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 1985 file photo, first lady Nancy Reagan and U.S. Ambassador to Mexico John Gavin, left, view earthquake damage in Mexico City. Gavin died Friday, Feb. 9, 2017, according to manager Budd Burton Moss, who represents Gavin’s wife, actress Constance Towers. He was 86. (AP Photo/Bob Daugherty, File)
February 09, 2018 - 7:00 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Gavin, the tall, strikingly handsome actor who appeared in "Spartacus," ''Psycho" and other hit films of the 1960s before forsaking acting to become President Ronald Reagan's ambassador to Mexico, died Friday at age 86. Gavin, who was also a former president of the Screen...
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2017 file photo, Kenneth Cole attends the 2017 amfAR Inspiration Gala Los Angeles in Beverly Hills, Calif. Cole has resigned as chairman of the board of the AIDS charity amfAR. The group’s board of trustees says Cole and several other trustees agreed to “graciously” resign after the board implemented term limits and Cole had served longer than the new limits that were adopted. But the move also comes as federal prosecutors in Manhattan look into financial dealings in 2015 between amfAR, Harvey Weinstein and the American Repertory Theater, which produced Weinstein’s musical “Finding Neverland.” (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
February 08, 2018 - 2:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fashion designer Kenneth Cole has resigned as chairman of the board of the AIDS charity amfAR. The group's board of trustees said Cole and four other trustees agreed to "graciously" resign Wednesday after the board implemented term limits. Cole had served longer than the new limits...
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February 08, 2018 - 7:31 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City arts center that claims to be the oldest continually operating performing arts center in the country has named a Broadway producer as its new artistic director. David Binder — who has produced Broadway shows such as the 2004 revival of "A Raisin in the Sun" and the...
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FILE - In this Thursday, April 6, 2017, file photo, John Mellencamp performs at a concert at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. The 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame class will include Mellencamp, Alan Jackson, Kool & the Gang and Jermaine Dupri, who will become the second hip-hop act inducted into the prestigious organization. (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP, File)
February 06, 2018 - 7:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame class will include John Mellencamp, Alan Jackson, Kool & the Gang and Jermaine Dupri, who will become the second hip-hop act inducted into the prestigious organization. The Songwriters Hall told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Allee Willis...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2010 file photo, actor John Mahoney arrives at the premiere of "Flipped" in Los Angeles. Mahoney’s longtime manager, Paul Martino, said Mahoney died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Chicago after a brief hospitalization. The cause of death was not immediately announced. He was 77. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
February 05, 2018 - 11:57 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Mahoney, who as the cranky, blue-collar dad in "Frasier" played counterpoint to pompous sons Frasier and Niles, has died. Mahoney was 77. The actor died Sunday in Chicago after a brief hospitalization, Paul Martino, his manager for more than 30 years, said Monday. The cause...
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Bruno Mars accepts the award for record of the year for "24K Magic" at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
January 29, 2018 - 7:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the 60th annual Grammy Awards being presented Sunday night in New York (all times local): 11 p.m. Bruno Mars has won the album of the year Grammy Award for "24K Magic," capping an epic night for the pop star. The award is Mars' sixth win of the day. Mars acknowledged...
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Actress Mia Kunis, center, is kissed by Amira Weeks, left, and Jacques Berguig, right, during a parade for Kunis in Cambridge, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. Kunis was honored as "Woman of the Year" by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals at Harvard University. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
January 25, 2018 - 4:55 pm
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University's Hasty Pudding theater troupe says it will allow women to join its cast starting next year. The group's student president made the announcement Thursday afternoon at the start of an event celebrating actor Mila Kunis, who was named the organization's...
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January 24, 2018 - 10:55 am
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Grammy, Emmy and Tony-award winning artist Cyndi Lauper has sold her Connecticut home of more three decades. The nearly 3,900-square-foot home in Stamford sold for a little more than $800,000, well below the $1.25 million asking price it was originally listed for in May. Real...
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Soprano Veronica Simeoni, center, performs as Carmen in George Bizet opera at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino theater in Florence, Italy, on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. Carmen, the opera heroine, gets to live instead of being slain — thanks to a bold twist to the finale of the Bizet work by some who believe it's time to say enough to violence against women. (Pietro Paolini/Maggio Musicale Fiorentino via AP)
January 11, 2018 - 7:47 am
FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — Carmen, the opera heroine, gets to live instead of being slain — thanks to a bold twist to the finale of the Georges Bizet work by some who believe it's time to say enough to violence against women. The production of "Carmen" this month at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino...
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January 10, 2018 - 10:56 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The archives of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Arthur Miller, which shed light on seven decades of his works, will be going on display at the University of Texas. A university spokesman said Wednesday that the Harry Ransom Center humanities library paid $2.7 million for...
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