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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

'Chernobyl' and 'Harry Potter' actor Paul Ritter dies at 54 by Associated Press

A familiar face to British television viewers and theatregoers, Ritter also played Martin Goodman, the eccentric father of a London Jewish family, in the Channel 4 sitcom “Friday Night Din…

Linked From Boston Globe at 10:15AM
Thursday, January 28, 2021

Cicely Tyson, award-winning star of stage and screen, dies at 96 by Associated Press

The star of The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman and Sounder has died after an illustrious career Cicely Tyson, the pioneering black actor who gained an Oscar nomination for her role in S…

Linked From The Guardian at 07:37PM

Cicely Tyson, groundbreaking award-winning actor, dead at 96 by Associated Press

Tyson's death was announced by her family, via her manager Larry Thompson, who did not immediately provide additional details.

Linked From Boston Globe at 07:20PM
Thursday, January 14, 2021

Illusionist Siegfried Fischbacher, of Siegfried & Roy, dies aged 81 by Guardian Staff and Associated Press

The surviving member of duo Siegfried & Roy has died of cancer in Las Vegas after his magic partner died last year German news agency dpa is reporting that illusionist Siegfried Fischbac…

Linked From The Guardian at 01:32PM
Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Kennedy Center to honor Garth Brooks, Dick Van Dyke, Joan Baez, more by Associated Press

Actress-choreographer Debbie Allen and violin virtuoso Midori also will be honored.

Linked From The New York Post at 06:26PM
Thursday, August 20, 2020

Now playing at the mall parking lot: drag shows, movies by Associated Press

After being closed for months due to the coronavirus pandemic, malls are bringing all types of drive-in entertainment to their massive parking lots, hoping to lure people back to their prope…

Linked From The New York Post at 08:40AM
Wednesday, August 5, 2020

South Bay high schooler, 4 others named National Student Poets by Associated Press

Five high school juniors, residing everywhere from Lake Worth, Florida, to Saratoga, California, have been named National Student Poets.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 08:44AM
Sunday, July 5, 2020

Broadway veteran Nick Cordero dies from coronavirus complications by Associated Press

Cordero died Sunday at Cedars-Sinai hospital after more than 90 days in the hospital, according to his wife.

Linked From Boston Globe at 10:08PM
Monday, June 29, 2020

Broadway coronavirus shutdown extended to January 2021 by Associated Press

Broadway theaters abruptly closed on March 12.

Linked From The New York Post at 12:42PM
Friday, June 19, 2020

'Alien,' 'Lord of the Rings' actor Ian Holm dies at 88 by Danica Kirka and Jill Lawless / Associated Press

Holm gained a supporting-actor Oscar nomination for portraying pioneering athletics coach Sam Mussabini in the hit 1982 film “Chariots of Fire.”

Linked From Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 03:40PM
Monday, June 15, 2020

Academy delays 2021 Oscars ceremony because of coronavirus by Associated Press

The Academy’s Board of Governors also decided to extend the eligibility window for feature films.

Linked From Boston Globe at 02:59PM
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Christo, artist known for massive, fleeting displays, dies by Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Christo, known for massive, ephemeral public arts projects died Sunday at his home in New York. He was 84.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 05:38PM
Monday, May 11, 2020

Jerry Stiller, comedian and 'Seinfeld' actor, dies at 92 by Associated Press

The comedy veteran created some of the Emmy-winning show’s most enduring moments as the fiery Frank Costanza.

Linked From Boston Globe at 05:52AM
Saturday, May 9, 2020

Remdesivir to be shipped to 6 states, following its FDA clearance last week by Associated Press

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Saturday that it is delivering 140 cases of the drug remdesivir to Illinois, 110 cases to New Jersey, 40 cases to Michigan, 30 case…

Linked From Boston Globe at 01:00PM
Friday, April 24, 2020

Amid pandemic, charities and nonprofits face huge financial challenges by David Crary and Kathy McCormack Associated Press

Donations to some churches have plummeted, and many charities have had to cancel crucial fundraising events such as galas, bike races and walkathons.

Linked From St. Louis Today at 02:18PM
Sunday, April 19, 2020

Broadway star Nick Cordero has leg amputation due to virus by Associated Press

“We took him off blood thinners but that again was going to cause some clotting in the right leg, so the right leg will be amputated today,” his wife posted to Instagram on Saturday.

Linked From Boston Globe at 09:06AM
Sunday, March 22, 2020

Rihanna donates $5 million to relief efforts by Associated Press

“Never has it been more important or urgent to protect and prepare marginalized and underserved communities –those who will be hit hardest by this pandemic,” CLF’s executive director…

Linked From Boston Globe at 07:48AM
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Saturday, February 8, 2020

Actor-comedian Orson Bean, 91, hit and killed by car in LA by Associated Press

The Los Angeles County coroner's office confirmed Bean's Friday night death, saying it was being investigated as a “traffic-related” fatality.

Linked From Boston Globe at 10:02AM
Saturday, February 1, 2020

Elizabeth Banks named Hasty Pudding's Woman of the Year, honored with a parade at Harvard by Associated Press

Previous winners of this award include: Ella Fitzgerald, Meryl Streep and Halle Berry.

Linked From Boston Globe at 07:47AM
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Elizabeth Banks to be honored by Harvard's Hasty Pudding with Jan. 31 parade by Associated Press

“Elizabeth is a role model to all of the young women in the Theatricals, especially in a year with a female writer, female producers, and a majority female cast."

Linked From Boston Globe at 11:00AM
Friday, December 27, 2019

Jerry Herman, Broadway composer of Hello, Dolly!, dies aged 88 by Associated Press

Writer of music and lyrics to shows such as La Cage aux Folles won two Tony awards for best musical The composer Jerry Herman, who wrote the cheerful, good-natured music and lyrics for such…

Linked From The Guardian at 09:33AM
Friday, December 13, 2019

World-renowned artist tries 1,000-year time lapse photo of Lake Tahoe by Associated Press

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — An artist is starting a 1,000-year photography project in hopes of changing the impacts of climate change at Lake Tahoe.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 11:12AM
Thursday, November 28, 2019

Beverly-based children's theatre closing amid misconduct allegations by Associated Press

James Solomon, the theater’s interim president, said the organization is in a “precarious financial situation.”

Linked From Boston Globe at 06:28PM
Sunday, October 6, 2019

Madcap confetti-throwing comic Rip Taylor has died at 84 by Associated Press

Rip Taylor, the madcap mustached comedian with a fondness for confetti-throwing who became a television game show mainstay in the 1970s, has died

Linked From Boston Globe at 10:27PM
Thursday, September 5, 2019
Friday, August 2, 2019

San Francisco high school draws crowd to view George Washington mural some call racist by Associated Press

Over 100 people packed the lobby of a San Francisco public high school to view a controversial mural criticized as racist and degrading for its depiction of black and Native American people.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 09:02AM

Hal Prince, Broadway legend and 21-time Tony winner, dies aged 91 by Associated Press

Prince oversaw such landmark musicals as Cabaret, Company, Follies, Sweeney Todd, Evita and The Phantom of the Opera Harold Prince, a Broadway director and producer who pushed the boundaries…

Linked From The Guardian at 05:33AM
Sunday, July 21, 2019

Retired Rhode Island couple holds essay contest for 'Hamilton' tickets by Associated Press

Lou Viola and Celeste Ferendo, of Tiverton, are asking students to write a one-page essay.

Linked From Boston Globe at 12:52PM
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Emmy-winning actor Rip Torn has died at the age of 88 by Associated Press

The free-spirited Texan who overcame his quirky name to become a distinguished actor in theater, television and movies passed away Tuesday afternoon.

Linked From Boston Globe at 03:42AM
Monday, July 8, 2019

Martin Charnin, Tony-winning ‘Annie’ lyricist who was active in Seattle-area musical-theater scene, dies at 84 by The Associated Press and Misha Berson

Martin Charnin, who won a Tony Award for the score of the Broadway hit “Annie,” and who lived in Issaquah during the 2000s when he became active in the Seattle theater scene, died Saturd…

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