Performing arts

FILE- In this July 2, 1977, file photo, playwright Neil Simon, right, poses for a photo on the set of "The Cheap Detective" with Dom DeLuise. Simon, a master of comedy whose laugh-filled hits such as "The Odd Couple," "Barefoot in the Park" and his "Brighton Beach" trilogy dominated Broadway for decades, died on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. He was 91. (AP Photo, File)
August 26, 2018 - 2:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the death of playwright Neil Simon (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Actress Marsha Mason says playwright Neil Simon, to whom she was married for a decade, will be "sorely missed" but that his work will live on. Simon was the American theater's most successful and prolific...
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This 2008 photo provided by Richard Haughton shows Lindsay Kemp. On Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, the influential British dancer, choreographer and mime artist, known for tutoring singers David Bowie and Kate Bush during his career, died at 80. (Richard Haughton via AP)
August 25, 2018 - 5:37 pm
LONDON (AP) — Influential British dancer, choreographer and mime artist Lindsay Kemp, known for tutoring singers David Bowie and Kate Bush during his career, has died at 80. Director Nendie Pinto-Duschinsky, who is making a documentary called "Lindsay Kemp's Last Dance," said Saturday that Kemp...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2018, file photo,Queen Latifah performs at the 2018 Essence Festival at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Mary J. Blige, Naomi Campbell and Judith Jamison are among the recipients of the 2018 Black Girls Rock awards. Queen Latifah will host the show, which will be taped Sunday, Aug. 26, at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. (Photo by Donald Traill/Invision/AP, File)
August 22, 2018 - 9:08 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Queen Latifah will be honored with an award named for a pioneering opera singer. The Marian Anderson Award is given in Philadelphia to "critically acclaimed artists who have impacted society in a positive way." Anderson was the first black singer to perform at the Metropolitan...
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August 22, 2018 - 8:23 am
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Mary J. Blige, Naomi Campbell and Judith Jamison are among the recipients of the 2018 Black Girls Rock awards. Queen Latifah will host the show, which will be taped Sunday at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. Blige will receive the star power award. Campbell will...
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Leslie Mathews, left, and Emma Lockridge sit in New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, died Thursday at age 76 from pancreatic cancer. C.L. Franklin, her father, had been pastor at the church that Franklin learned the gospel fundamentals that would make her a soul institution. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
August 17, 2018 - 1:24 am
DETROIT (AP) — To the rest of the world, she was the "Queen of Soul" — a woman whose strong and soulful voice could effortlessly jump multiple octaves whether belting out tear-jerking ballads or jump-and-shout gospel. To residents in her hometown of Detroit who followed her more than 50-year career...
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Julia Roberts, left, and Stephan James participate in the "Homecoming" panel during the TCA Summer Press Tour on Saturday, July 28, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
August 09, 2018 - 7:30 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — What's the television industry's top summer destination? A hotel in which 200-plus U.S. and Canadian entertainment reporters and critics gather for an early look at next season's shows and the chance to question the actors, writers and producers who create them. The...
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August 09, 2018 - 9:19 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Court documents show the actress at the center of Geoffrey Rush's defamation suit against a Sydney newspaper has said the Oscar-winning actor touched her breast and lower back during a Shakespeare production three years ago. The 67-year-old Australian actor is suing The Daily...
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FILE- In this Sept. 15, 2014 file photo, Charlotte Rae arrives at the 2014 PALEYFEST Fall TV Previews - "The Facts of Life" Reunion in Beverly Hills, Calif. A spokesman for Rae, who played a wise and caring housemother to a brood of teenage girls on the long-running sitcom "The Facts of Life," says the actress has died. She was 92. Spokesman Harlan Boll said Rae died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, at her Los Angeles home. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
August 06, 2018 - 12:11 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charlotte Rae, who played a wise and patient housemother to a brood of teenage girls on the long-running sitcom "The Facts of Life" during a career that encompassed many other TV roles as well as stage and film appearances, has died. She was 92. Rae died at her Los Angeles home...
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FILE - This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Tom Cruise in a scene from "Mission: Impossible - Fallout." Tom Cruise has outrun Winnie-the-Pooh at the box office. “Mission: Impossible -- Fallout” topped ticket sales for the second straight weekend with an estimated $35 million despite newcomer “Christopher Robin.” According to studio estimates Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, the sixth “Mission: Impossible” installment has amassed $124 million in its first 10 days of release. (Chiabella James/Paramount Pictures and Skydance via AP, File)
August 05, 2018 - 2:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Cruise sped past Winnie-the-Pooh at the box office to lead all films for the second straight week with an estimated $35 million in ticket sales for "Mission Impossible -- Fallout." The success of Paramount Pictures' sixth, stunt-filled "Mission: Impossible" installment, along...
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July 30, 2018 - 9:53 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — In a story July 28 about a Mexican theater company's street performances, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the photographer who inspired the performances was named Oscar Rodriguez. His name is Omar. A corrected version of the story is below: Ballet to cure the...
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