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Thursday, May 13, 2021

Pervis Staples, Founding Member Of The Staple Singers, Dies At Age 85 by Andrew Limbong

Staples, a tenor vocalist, helped to ease his family's iconic gospel group into secular territory, and later found success as a manager and club owner.

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Saturday, March 13, 2021

Shuttered Venue Grants Are Coming In April, After A Long Wait by Andrew Limbong

The live music industry breathed a sigh of relief when Congress passed a $15 billion grant program for struggling venues. But owners still face uncertainty and delays.

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Friday, October 9, 2020

Broadway's Reopening Is Pushed Back Again by Andrew Limbong

The Broadway League has announced an extension of closures related to COVID-19 to May.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Independent Venues Face Bleak Future Without Aid by Andrew Limbong

Small music venues in the US are looking for a lifeline — and a new bill in Congress called the Restart Act might be it. Advocates say the future of independent clubs relies on government …

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Friday, April 17, 2020

Tony Award-Winning Actor Brian Dennehy Has Died At The Age Of 81 by Andrew Limbong

Two-time Tony Award winner Brian Dennehy was a towering figure on stage - artistically and physically. He died yesterday of a non-COVID-related heart attack in a Connecticut hospital.

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Monday, March 2, 2020

New Musical Imagines Michael Jackson's Story As Told By His Famous Glove by Andrew Limbong

For the Love of a Glove explores an alternate history in which Michael Jackson meets a sparkly silver glove from outer space named Thrihil-Lha who gives Michael his talents in exchange for b…

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

New Faces Emerge At The World's Biggest Comedy Festival by Andrew Limbong

At Just For Laughs in Montreal, a series of events showcase up-and-coming talent — and has a history of giving comics their first big break. Here are 10 top performers from this year.

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Sunday, July 28, 2019

New Faces At This Year's 'Just For Laughs' Comedy Festival by Andrew Limbong

Comedians are in Montreal this weekend for the Just for Laughs festival. One of its showcases is "New Faces" — a launching pad for the careers of Jimmy Fallon, Kevin Hart, Ali Wong and mor…

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Saturday, December 22, 2018

Aaron Sorkin Brings 'To Kill A Mockingbird' To The Broadway Stage by Andrew Limbong

Harper Lee's 1960 novel is now a Broadway play, but not after lawsuits and pushback from the writer's estate. In the play, Atticus Finch looks and sounds a little different than he did in th…

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Paul Taylor, Giant Of Modern Dance, Has Died by Andrew Limbong

Among the most prolific and influential choreographers of 20th century movement, his movements were often inspired by everyday people doing everyday things. He died Wednesday at age 88.

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Just For Laughs Comedy Festival Offers A Look At Up-And-Coming Talent by Andrew Limbong

The international comedy festival draws new and established stand-ups, improvisers, sketch actors, comedy writers. Some people are just looking for a good laugh, but some want to hire the co…

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