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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Violette Verdy, principal dancer for New York City Ballet for 20 years and former artistic director of the Paris Opera Ballet and Boston Ballet, has died, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announced. She was 82. Verdy's assistant, Robin Allen...
BALTIMORE (AP) — Prompted by a podcast that turned millions of listeners into armchair detectives, a judge will now decide whether to grant a new trial to a man convicted as a teenager of murdering his high school girlfriend. A defense lawyer argued Tuesday that evidence brought...
NEW YORK (AP) — Disney has tapped one of Broadway's freshest talents to direct one of its most anticipated musicals, "Frozen." According to a Disney Theatrical Productions announcement Tuesday on Twitter, Alex Timbers will helm the show, which is expected to land on Broadway in...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — ESPN, the sports network that drives Disney's profit engine, has hit a soft patch. Subscribers have fallen by about 7.2 million over the last three years, according to Nielsen, and it's coming off a round of layoffs. As more people cut the cord to watch...
BALTIMORE (AP) — Prompted by a podcast that turned millions of listeners into armchair detectives, a judge will now decide whether to grant a new trial to a man convicted as a teenager of murdering his high school girlfriend. A defense lawyer argued Tuesday that the evidence...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LL Cool J's childhood was scarred by his parents' separation and violence, with his maternal grandparents stepping in to give him a loving home and appreciation of music. But the couple kept a secret from both LL Cool J and his mother: She was adopted, as the...
NEW YORK (AP) — A Long Island artist has sued ex-pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli and others over use of his art in a Wu-Tang Clan album. Artist Jason Koza says portraits of members of the New York-based hip-hop group he put on a fan blog was used without authorization on an...
NEW YORK (AP) — An attorney for DMX said the rapper has recovered after he was resuscitated by police outside Yonkers, New York hotel on Monday. Murray Richman said Tuesday that the artist, whose given name is Earl Simmons, is out of the hospital. Yonkers Police Detective Lt...
MEXICO CITY (AP) — An Indian-American actor and designer who says he was not allowed to board a Mexico City-to-New York flight because he refused to remove his turban says he's satisfied with an apology by the airline, Aeromexico. Waris Ahluwalia says he is now just waiting for...