Review: Poignancy is polished at musical ‘Tuck Everlasting’
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Review: Poignancy is polished at musical ‘Tuck Everlasting’

NEW YORK (AP) — “Tuck Everlasting,” the new musical that deals with eternal life, has wisely been put in the hands of someone whose work on Broadway never seems to die — director Casey Nicholaw. Nicholaw has three hit shows running concurrently — “The Book of Mormon,” ”Aladdin” and “Something Rotten!” — and his fourth … Continue reading

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Prince accepted a standing ovation as he strolled out carrying a cane and rocking an Afro to present the 2015 Grammy for album of the year. Then he stole the show with a line that reminded everyone he was more than just a pop superstar; he was a black activist. “Albums still matter,” he said. … Continue reading

Jon Stewart-produced film gives close-up to Syrian refugees
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Jon Stewart-produced film gives close-up to Syrian refugees

NEW YORK (AP) — Before the Syrian refugee crisis spilled across Europe, first-time feature filmmakers Ellen Martinez and Steph Ching were in Jordan’s Zaatari Refugee Camp with their cameras. There at the camp where more than 80,000 live, Martinez and Ching found a more intimate portrait of the people displaced by civil war than usually … Continue reading

First Look: ‘Captain America: Civil War’ debuts at CinemaCon
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First Look: ‘Captain America: Civil War’ debuts at CinemaCon

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Batman and Superman aren’t the only superheroes at odds this year, but while the setup might be similar, their messy “Dawn of Justice” showdown doesn’t even compare to the pure blockbuster joy of “Captain America: Civil War.” Walt Disney Studios showed the film Wednesday morning to a rapt audience of theater … Continue reading

Sean Penn’s ‘The Last Face’ competing at Cannes festival
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Sean Penn’s ‘The Last Face’ competing at Cannes festival

PARIS (AP) — Sean Penn’s “The Last Face” about aid workers in Africa will compete at the Cannes Film Festival this year — along with movies about interracial marriage in 1950s America, illness and poverty in working class Britain and cannibal fashion models in Los Angeles. The festival’s high glamour yet socially conscious lineup, announced … Continue reading

Review: Ben Whishaw is bewitchingly good in ‘The Crucible’
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Review: Ben Whishaw is bewitchingly good in ‘The Crucible’

NEW YORK (AP) — Posters for the new Broadway revival of “The Crucible” feature a photo of Saoirse Ronan, looking absolutely witchy as Abigail Williams. She’s awfully good in it, but the real sorcery is delivered by Ben Whishaw. The English actor is astounding in Arthur Miller’s classic tale about the Salem witch trials. He … Continue reading

Latvian soprano stars in Met’s ‘Butterfly’ HD broadcast
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Latvian soprano stars in Met’s ‘Butterfly’ HD broadcast

NEW YORK (AP) — You’d never guess from watching her, but Kristine Opolais says that while she’s singing her heart out as Madame Butterfly she asks herself: “Oh, why, for what, all this suffering?” And when it’s over, she thinks: “I’m finished with this role, because it takes everything.” “But then, the reaction of the … Continue reading