Performing arts

FILE - In a Monday April 1, 2013 file photo, Tony Shaloub poses at the premiere party for "The Company You Keep" hosted by Avion Espresso at Harlow in New York. ‘Monk’ star Tony Shalhoub returns to Broadway in an ‘irresistible’ show as an Egyptian band leader in ‘The Band’s Visit’. ‘The Band’s Visit’ opens Nov. 9, 2017. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
November 07, 2017 - 11:31 am
NEW YORK (AP) — It's always a little startling to hear Tony Shalhoub talk in his regular voice. After all, he spends so much time onstage and onscreen trying on other peoples' accents. The Emmy winner has played Germans, Greeks, Hispanics and Russians and even a space alien in the "Men in Black"...
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This book cover image released by HarperCollins shows "Unmasked," a memoir by Andrew Lloyd Webber. (HarperCollins via AP)
November 06, 2017 - 7:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The composer behind such iconic stage stories as "The Phantom of the Opera," ''Evita" and "Cats" is ready to tell his own. Andrew Lloyd Webber plans to release his autobiography "Unmasked" on March 6, which loosely coincides with his 70th birthday on March 22. While there have been...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2017, file photo, Kevin Spacey arrives at the 71st annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Spacey says he is “beyond horrified” by allegations that he made sexual advances on a teen boy in 1986. Spacey posted on Twitter that he does not remember the encounter but apologizes for the behavior. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
October 31, 2017 - 2:44 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The fallout facing Kevin Spacey widened Monday following an accusation that he allegedly made sexual advances on a teen boy, with Netflix pulling the plug on his hit show "House of Cards" and "deeply troubled" producers of the political thriller arriving on set to comfort cast mates...
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October 30, 2017 - 2:10 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A ballet dancer who was seriously injured in a Rhode Island hit-and-run over the summer has returned to the stage. Festival Ballet Providence dancer Jordan Nelson was riding his bike in June when he was struck by a car. He suffered skull fractures and a broken clavicle. WLNE...
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In this Oct. 20, 2017 photo, Holocaust survivor Fritzie Fritzshall poses for a portrait in front of her 3D hologram at the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie, Ill. Fritzshall is one of 13 Holocaust survivors who tell their stories through holographic images that invite the audience to ask questions, creating what feels like a live conversation. The exhibit in Skokie marks the first time that the voice-recognition technology powering conversations with audiences has been married to 3-D holographic technology to tell survivors' stories. (AP Photo/Don Babwin)
October 30, 2017 - 10:44 am
SKOKIE, Ill. (AP) — Fritzie Fritzshall knows she is running out of time. She knows the day will come when she won't be here to describe being herded onto a boxcar, hearing the cries that turned to whimpers that turned to the silence that signaled another death. And she won't be able to tell of the...
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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 Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 file photo members of the Russian radical feminist group Pussy Riot give an interview to the Associated Press in a break during their rehearsal in Moscow, Russia. Five years after a Moscow court sent two members of the punk band Pussy Riot to prison, Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova are using their ordeals in prison as creative inspiration. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev, File)
October 25, 2017 - 10:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — One is dunked into a bathtub on a New York stage as she tries to recite a poem. Another appears in a video bathing in blood while reciting lyrics about prison and repression. Five years after they were convicted for an anti-Putin protest, members of the Russian punk collective Pussy...
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October 25, 2017 - 12:25 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A Broadway producer who admitted scamming friends and others into investing hundreds of thousands of dollars into a nonexistent play about opera star Kathleen Battle has been sentenced to six months in jail. Prosecutors say 42-year-old Roland Scahill scammed at least nine people out...
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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 - 6:19 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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This image released by AMC shows Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier, left, and Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon in a scene from "The Walking Dead." The eighth season premieres on Oct. 22. (Gene Page/AMC via AP)
October 22, 2017 - 3:12 pm
10 things you might find surprising about "The Walking Dead": 1. Raleigh Studios in Senoia, where most of "The Walking Dead" is filmed, is a 140-acre spread that is used exclusively by the show. Most of the different communities are all created and filmed on the property except for The Kingdom,...
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