Performing arts

FILE - In this June 4, 1978 file photo, actress Ann Wedgeworth poses at Sardi's restaurant following the 32nd Annual Tony Awards in New York City where she won best actress in a featured role for her performance in "Chapter Two." Wedgeworth, who gained fame on film and Broadway before taking on the role of a flirty divorcee on "Three's Company," has died in New York at age 83. (AP Photo/File)
November 18, 2017 - 9:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Ann Wedgeworth, who gained fame on film and Broadway before taking on the role of a flirty divorcee on "Three's Company," has died at age 83. Wedgeworth died Thursday in the New York area after a long illness, her daughter Dianna Martin said. Wedgeworth landed her first...
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In this photo taken on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, musician Johnny Clegg on stage at a farewell concert in Johannesburg. At 64, his pancreatic cancer in remission, Clegg performed as part of his "Final Journey" tour, delivering the hybrid songs inspired by Zulu and South African township rhythms, as well as pop, folk and country and western, that he developed in defiance of South Africa's apartheid system decades ago. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)
November 12, 2017 - 9:42 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — At 64, his pancreatic cancer in remission, South African musician Johnny Clegg kicked high and stomped five consecutive times — the signature move of Zulu war dancing — during a packed Johannesburg concert that he says is one of his last. Clegg performed what he called an "...
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2016 file photo, Louis C.K. arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. The New York premiere of Louis C.K.’s controversial new film “I Love You, Daddy” has been canceled amid swirling controversy over the film and the comedian. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
November 10, 2017 - 3:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Comedian Louis C.K. has been accused of sexual misconduct toward several women, including masturbating in front of them to their horror and embarrassment, according to a report in The New York Times. Comedians Dana Min Goodman, Abby Schachner, Julia Wolov, Rebecca Corry allege the...
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This 2013 image released by DKC shows a scene from the London production of "From Here to Eternity." The digital theater streaming network BroadwayHD stream hits from London’s West End. (Johan Persson/DKC via AP)
November 08, 2017 - 11:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The digital theater streaming network BroadwayHD is growing bigger than its name. It will soon be the first to stream hits from London's West End. BroadwayHD will start offering current and recent offerings with "Wind in the Willows" from the London Palladium on Nov. 23, an...
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In this Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 photo, the costume of Jonathan, the Husky, mascot of the University of Connecticut, is displayed at the The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry, at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Conn. It is part of the exhibit "Mascots! Mask Performance in the 21st Century," of sports and commercial mascots opened this week and runs through Feb. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb)
October 27, 2017 - 11:28 am
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Ted Giannoulas considers himself to be a performance artist. He acknowledges that lifting your leg toward an umpire while dressed in a chicken suit doesn't bring about many comparisons to a ballet dancer or a Broadway actor. But Giannoulas said he's honored that his irreverent...
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FILE - In this Sept. 4, 1991 file photo, actor Robert Guillaume poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. Guillaume, who won Emmy Awards for his roles on “Soap” and “Benson,” died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 in Los Angeles at age 89. Guillaume’s widow Donna Brown Guillaume says he had been battling prostate cancer. (AP Photo/Chris Martinez, File)
October 24, 2017 - 3:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Guillaume, who rose from squalid beginnings in St. Louis slums to become a star in stage musicals and win Emmy Awards for his portrayal of the sharp-tongued butler in the TV sitcoms "Soap" and "Benson," has died at age 89. Guillaume died at home Tuesday in Los Angeles,...
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Russia's theater and film director Kirill Serebrennikov is escorted into a court room for hearings in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. Russia's Investigative Committee appealed for an extension of Serebrennikov's house arrest after he was accused of scheming to embezzle around $1.1 million in government funds allocated for one of his productions and the projects he championed between 2011 and 2014. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
October 17, 2017 - 1:37 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — A court in the Russian capital considered Tuesday whether to extend the house arrest of a widely revered theater and film director. Kirill Serebrennikov was detained and put under house arrest in August in a criminal case that has sent shockwaves across Russia's art community and...
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This Sept. 12, 2017 photo released by the Metropolitan Opera shows Joyce DiDonato as Adalgisa, left, and Sondra Radvanovsky in a scene from Bellini's "Norma" at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. “Norma,” the first HD broadcast of the Met season, will be shown starting at 12:55 p.m. EDT on Saturday. ( Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera via AP)
October 03, 2017 - 9:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Joyce DiDonato was unsure at first how to approach her character of Adalgisa in Bellini's "Norma," but she knew she didn't want to play her as "sort of a stock character who's the good girl and crying all the time." "I don't do insipid very well," the celebrated American mezzo said...
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FILE - In this March 14, 1993, file photo, Monty Hall, left, recipient of the 2nd Annual George Burns Lifetime Award, laughs with George Burns at the United Jewish Fund tribute to humanitarian Hall, in the Century City section of Los Angeles. Former "Let's Make a Deal" host Hall has died after a long illness at age 96. His daughter Sharon Hall says he died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Julie Markes, File)
September 30, 2017 - 7:33 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Monty Hall, the genial TV game show host whose long-running "Let's Make a Deal" traded on love of money and merchandise and the mystery of which door had the car behind it, has died. He was 96. Hall, who had been in poor health, died Saturday morning of heart failure at...
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September 26, 2017 - 6:47 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Saturday Night Live" is adding three new cast members for its new season. NBC said Tuesday that the trio will join the show when it returns Saturday for its 43rd season. The newcomers are Heidi Gardner of Kansas City, Missouri, Luke Null of Cincinnati and Chris Redd of St. Louis...
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