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Arts May 23Charlottesville drama teacher to get special Tony Award
The special Tony Award that honors educators this year will go to a drama teacher in Charlottesville, Virginia, who has encouraged her students to explore their differences and heal rifts, especially following a deadly 2017 white nationalist rally in the…
Arts May 14Comedian Tim Conway of ‘The Carol Burnett Show’ dies at 85
Conway won four Emmy Awards on Carol Burnett's TV variety show and credited his Midwestern roots for putting him on the right path to laughs.
Arts Apr 30‘Hadestown’ leads Tony Award nominations with 14 nominations
"Hadestown," singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell's Broadway debut, earned a leading 14 Tony Award nominations Tuesday, followed by the jukebox musical "Ain't Too Proud," built around songs by the Temptations, which received a dozen nominations.
Arts Jan 15Broadway legend Carol Channing has died at age 97
Carol Channing, the lanky, ebullient musical comedy star who delighted American audiences over almost 5,000 performances as the scheming Dolly Levi in "Hello, Dolly" on Broadway and beyond, has died.
Arts Nov 08Son of Beatles’ producer dives into the messy ‘White Album’
Giles Martin is the son of legendary Beatles producer George Martin, and he's lately been returning to the treasure trove of original recording sessions to remix key albums by John, Paul, George and Ringo.
Nation Oct 26NBC cancels Megyn Kelly’s morning show after blackface controversy
In a statement, the network news division said the show won't return, a decision that follows fallout from Kelly's on-air comments about blackface.
Arts May 01Tina Fey’s ‘Mean Girls’ and ‘SpongeBob’ musical lead Tony Award nominations
A British revival of "Angels in America," Tony Kushner's monumental, two-part drama about AIDS, life and love during the 1980s, grabbed 11 nominations. Here's a look at who else got nods.
Politics Dec 23Rockettes owner says inauguration attendance is a choice, contrary to union’s message
The Radio City Rockettes will be dancing at President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration next month but not everyone is kicking up their heels at the booking.
Politics Nov 19‘Hamilton’ cast to Pence: ‘We, sir, are the diverse America’
Cast member Brandon Victor Dixon gave a speech Friday, telling Mike Pence the multiracial and multicultural cast is worried about the Donald Trump administration.
Nation Oct 18Don’t worry America, Canada thinks you’ve always been great
America's neighbors to the north are taking to social media to keep spirits up in the U.S. during this divisive election season.