Gloria and Emilio Estefan celebrate immigrants in musical
Latin America & the Caribbean

Gloria and Emilio Estefan celebrate immigrants in musical

  NEW YORK (AP) — With some U.S. presidential candidates on the campaign trail demonizing immigrants, a powerhouse husband-and-wife team, who both happen to be immigrants themselves, hope they can offer some balance — and some pop songs. Gloria Estefan and her husband, Emilio, are shepherding their musical biography “On Your Feet!” to Broadway this … Continue reading

‘Newsies’ cast holds dance workshop for DC-area students
Theater & Dance

‘Newsies’ cast holds dance workshop for DC-area students

WASHINGTON (AP) — The cast of Disney’s “Newsies” musical is hosting a dance workshop with Washington-area students at the Newseum. The workshop Friday will include 200 students from Manassas Park Middle School in northern Virginia. It is part of Disney’s initiative to promote healthier lifestyles through the arts. The Tony Award-winning “Newsies” will be at … Continue reading

Celebrities / Music / Theater & Dance

Russell Simmons plans for a hip-hop musical ‘The Scenario’

  NEW YORK (AP) — Music mogul Russell Simmons is producing a brand new stage musical that will celebrate three generations of hip-hop, from Run DMC to Kanye West. Simmons said Thursday that “The Scenario” will feature an original story written by author and hip-hop historian Dan Charnas, author of “The Big Payback: The History … Continue reading