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A rare tribute to a rare musician: Cellist Lynn Harrell dies and Carnegie Hall marks his passage

Acclaimed American cellist Lynn Harrell died on April 27. His sudden death was not associated with the coronavirus. The news sent shock waves throughout the world of international music. On...

DATE: May 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

Curtis Sittenfeld’s ‘Rodham’ imagines a different ‘Hillary’

NEW YORK – Over the past few years, author Curtis Sittenfeld has gotten to know Hillary Clinton in a way uniquely suited for a novelist – by writing a work of fiction about her. “I was definitely...

DATE: May 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

‘Little Fires Everywhere’ director Lynn Shelton dies at 54

LOS ANGELES – Lynn Shelton, an independent filmmaker who directed “Humpday” and “Little Fires Everywhere,” has died. She was 54. Shelton’s publicist, Adam Kersh, said in a statement Saturday that...

DATE: May 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Fred Willard, the comedic improv-style actor, has died at 86

LOS ANGELES – Fred Willard, the comedic actor whose improv style kept him relevant for more than 50 years in films like “This Is Spinal Tap,” “Best In Show” and “Anchorman,” has died. He was 86....

DATE: May 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

‘The Blacksmith’ opera rescheduled for October

After being canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, the long-awaited Blacksmith Opera has been rescheduled for October. “The Blacksmith” is a two-act French comic opera that has been updated...

DATE: May 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Caitlin Cannon releases latest album

Being a woman is complicated. Being a woman staring down life’s challenges, disappointments and triumphs can be ... complicated. “The TrashCannon Album,” the latest album from local musician...

DATE: May 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

‘Frozen’ musical on Broadway not to reopen

NEW YORK – The big budget musical “Frozen” will not reopen when Broadway theaters restart, marking the first time an established show has been felled by the coronavirus pandemic. Until now, only...

DATE: May 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Grammy-winning 1970s soul singer Betty Wright dies at 66

MIAMI – Betty Wright, the Grammy-winning soul singer and songwriter whose influential 1970s hits included “Clean Up Woman” and “Where is the Love,” has died at age 66. Wright died at her home in...

DATE: May 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

Broadway shutdown extended until at least Labor Day

NEW YORK – The shutdown on Broadway has been extended again – until at least early September. Although an exact date for performances to resume has yet to be determined, Broadway producers are now...

DATE: May 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Disney makes filmed version of ‘Hamilton’ streamable

NEW YORK – This July Fourth holiday, you’ll be able to see the original Broadway cast of “Hamilton” perform the musical smash about a Founding Father from the comfort of your couch. The Walt Disney...

DATE: May 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Santa Fe Opera cancels season because of virus

ALBUQUERQUE – The famed Santa Fe Opera has been forced to cancel its season, with officials saying Monday that the decision was made to ensure the health and safety of staff, artists, patrons and...

DATE: May 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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