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NEW YORK (AP) — Chita Rivera continues to prove that age is just a number as she gets set to appear in the last show of the current Broadway season. The 82-year old actress stars in John Kander and Fred Ebb's "The Visit," which opens Thursday at the Lyceum Theatre. The two-time...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The families of 11 of the people killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre are making it known that they have no association with a gun control group behind a Tim McGraw concert in Hartford this summer. The July 17 concert is benefiting Sandy...
NEW YORK (AP) — While Brian Wilson doesn't plan to officially reunite with the surviving members of the Beach Boys, having an old friend sing on a new record certainly provided a comfort zone. Former bandmate Al Jardine, who sang lead vocals on Wilson's 1965 chart-topping single...
NEW YORK (AP) — In John Kander's Manhattan apartment there's a framed poster on a wall with a blown up crossword puzzle clue. It reads, simply: "Ebb's partner." His nephew in Los Angeles sent the clue to the Tony Award-winning composer decades ago and Kander took it as a sign...
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Rapper GZA from the Wu-Tang Clan will talk about how art and outer space collide at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in May as part of the school's speaker series featuring hip-hop artists. The Boston Globe reports ( http://bit.ly/1aQR7C0 ) that...
NEW YORK (AP) — The folks behind the new Broadway musical "Doctor Zhivago" promise it is "sure to steal your heart." They apparently hope to do so by bludgeoning you into unconsciousness and then cutting you open with a scimitar. Visually beautiful but one-dimensional, the show...
Composer Julia Wolfe says her visit to a Pennsylvania coal mine helped inspire "Anthracite Fields," a tribute to the state's mining heritage — and, now, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in music. Wolfe spoke with former miners and their families as she researched the history of...
iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending April 20, 2015: Top Songs 1. See You Again (feat. Charlie Puth), Wiz Khalifa 2. Shut Up and Dance, WALK THE MOON 3. Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars), Mark Ronson 4. Trap Queen, Fetty Wap 5. Sugar, Maroon 5 6. Earned It, The Weeknd...
NEW YORK (AP) — The newly minted 2015 Jazz Masters — Carla Bley, George Coleman and Charles Lloyd — let their music do most of the talking as they accepted the nation's highest jazz honor from the National Endowment for the Arts. They all performed on stage at Monday night's NEA...