Theater

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2004 file photo, conductor of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Andre Previn, conducts the 15th symphony concert during the Lucerne Festival in the concert hall in Lucerne, Switzerland. Previn, the pianist, composer and conductor whose broad reach took in the worlds of Hollywood, jazz and classical music, died in his Manhattan home, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. He was 89. (Urs FlueelerKEYSTONE via AP, File)
February 28, 2019 - 1:00 pm
Andre Previn, the pianist, composer and conductor whose broad reach took in the worlds of Hollywood, jazz and classical music, has died. He was 89. His manager Linda Petrikova says Previn passed away Thursday in his Manhattan home. Previn was a child prodigy whose family fled Nazi Germany. As a...
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This combination of photos shows, from left, Pulitzer prize-winning author Edward P. Jones, U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, author Suzan-Lori Parks, composer, singer, and performer Meredith Monk and poet-playwright Claudia Rankine, who are among the newest inductees into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. (AP Photo)
February 26, 2019 - 9:32 am
NEW YORK (AP) — David Sedaris, one of the new class of inductees into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, has a story to tell. "The academy sent a letter to my house in West Sussex (England), and we hadn't been out there because we didn't have any heat. When we finally saw the letter it was...
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February 25, 2019 - 5:50 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Academy Awards that sparkled with more women and African-American winners than ever before came to a screeching halt with the night's final honor. Some would even call it a "Crash." In a twist ending that shocked many of the Dolby Theatre attendees and those watching at home,...
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February 25, 2019 - 10:41 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The segregation-era road-trip drama "Green Book" was crowned best picture at the 91st Academy Awards, delighting those who see the film as a feel-good throwback but disappointing others who ridicule it as an outdated inversion of "Driving Miss Daisy." In a year when Hollywood...
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February 25, 2019 - 1:26 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 91st Academy Awards, which are being presented Sunday night at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Rami Malek may have had a brief fall from the heights of his best-actor Oscar victory for "Bohemian Rhapsody" but he recovered in time...
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February 24, 2019 - 9:26 am
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Women have begun performing alongside men for the first time in Harvard University's Hasty Pudding theater group. Six women and six men were cast in this year's musical production by America's oldest theatrical organization. The student-produced burlesque show began this...
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February 24, 2019 - 1:27 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It is decidedly casual inside the Dolby Theatre the day before the Oscars. Most people, celebrities included, are wearing jeans and sneakers, and in Brie Larson's case, a backpack, to practice presenting awards Saturday. Walking out with Javier Bardem, Angela Bassett looked...
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February 23, 2019 - 1:40 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Filmmaker Stanley Donen, whose "Singin' in the Rain" provided some of the most unforgettable moments in movie history, has died. He was 94. Donen died Thursday in New York from heart failure, his sons Joshua and Mark Donen confirmed Saturday. Donen often teamed with Gene Kelly...
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This undated image released by the Metropolitan Opera shows Eric Owens as Porgy, left, and Angel Blue as Bess in the Gershwins' "Porgy and Bess." The Metropolitan Opera will hire an all-black outside chorus next season for its first presentation in nearly three decades of the Gershwins' "Porgy and Bess," which opens the season on Sept. 23. (Paola Kudacki/Metropolitan Opera via AP)
February 20, 2019 - 3:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera will hire an all-black outside chorus next season for its first presentation in nearly three decades of the Gershwins' "Porgy and Bess," which opens the season on Sept. 23. Performances of "Porgy and Bess," which premiered in 1935, are licensed by the Gershwin...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 file photo, socialite Lee Radziwill attends the Fashion Group International's 28th Annual Night of Stars "The Luminaries" at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Radziwill, the stylish jet setter and socialite who made friends worldwide even as she bonded and competed with her older sister Jacqueline Kennedy, has died. She was 85. Anna Christina Radziwill told The New York Times her mother died Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, of what she described as natural causes. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)
February 17, 2019 - 11:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Lee Radziwill, the stylish jet setter and socialite who found friends, lovers and other adventures worldwide while bonding and competing with her sister Jacqueline Kennedy, has died. She was 85. Anna Christina Radziwill told The New York Times her mother died Friday of what she...
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