Mark’s Recent Stories
Arts Jan 07‘Mean Girls’ musical won’t reopen on Broadway due to COVID-19
The musical, based on Tina Fey's hit film, will abandon its spot at the August Wilson Theatre, having played over 800 performances and grossing $124 million.
Arts Jan 05Tanya Roberts, Bond girl and ‘Charlie’s Angels’ star, dies at 65
Actor Tanya Roberts has died, several hours after she was mistakenly declared dead by her publicist and her partner. She was 65.
Arts Dec 12Charley Pride, country music’s first Black star, dies at 86
He had three Grammy Awards, more than 30 No. 1 hits between 1969 and 1984, won the Country Music Association’s Top Male Vocalist and Entertainer of the Year awards in 1972 and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of…
Arts Nov 03Seeking inclusion, Grammys change name of formerly called ‘world music’ category
The step comes some five months after the Academy made changes to several Grammy Awards categories, including renaming the best urban contemporary album category to best progressive R&B album.
Arts Oct 15‘Jagged Little Pill’ leads Tony Awards nominations with 15
The sobering musical "Jagged Little Pill," which plumbs Alanis Morissette's 1995 breakthrough album to tell a story of an American family spiraling out of control, earned a leading 15 Tony Award nominations Thursday.
Arts Oct 09Broadway’s reopening pushed back to at least May
Although an exact date for various performances to resume has yet to be determined, Broadway producers are now offering refunds and exchanges for tickets purchased for shows through May 30.
Arts Oct 06Guitar rock legend Eddie Van Halen dies of cancer at 65
With his distinct solos, Van Halen fueled the ultimate California party band and helped knock disco off the charts starting in the late 1970s with his band's self-titled debut album and then with the blockbuster record "1984."…
Arts Aug 26New York City’s museums to reopen their doors
Many cultural institutions in New York City are gingerly reopening their doors. They're weighing the safety of visitors and staff with the need to educate, inspire and support the city's recovery.
Arts Aug 25Biggie’s crown and Tupac Shakur letters will be up for hip-hop auction at Sotheby’s
Rivals in life, the rappers Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur are being united for an auction at Sotheby’s, the first-ever dedicated hip-hop auction at a major international auction house.
Arts May 12Broadway shutdown extended until at least Labor Day
Broadway theaters abruptly closed on March 12, knocking out all shows — including 16 that were still scheduled to open — and postponing indefinitely the Tony Award schedule.