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Friday, January 15, 2021

Bill Clinton, Clive Davis, Leslie Odom Jr. Join Benefit for Legendary Jazz Club Birdland (EXCLUSIVE) by Eli Countryman

Fundraising efforts to save iconic New York jazz club Birdland will culminate in a free streaming concert on Jan. 24. The lineup for the event includes former President Bill Clinton, Clive D…

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Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Rebecca Luker, Tony-Nominated ‘Mary Poppins,’ ‘Music Man’ Star, Dies at 59 by Eli Countryman

Rebecca Luker, the Broadway actor who earned Tony nominations for “Mary Poppins,” “The Music Man” and “Show Boat,” died on Wednesday in Manhattan, her agent told The New York Tim…

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Monday, December 14, 2020

Ann Reinking, Tony Winner and Star of Broadway’s ‘Chicago,’ Dies at 71 by Eli Countryman

Tony Award winner Ann Reinking, an actor, dancer and choreographer, died on Saturday night in Washington, her sister-in-law Dahrla King told Variety. She was 71. “The world and our family …

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