A ‘Phantom of the Opera’ contest seeks singer with style

NEW YORK – Andrew Lloyd Webber has launched a virtual competition that could lead to one fan singing on Broadway or the West End when musicals resume playing. The composer has invited singers to...

DATE: April 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Colorado’s poet laureate talks pandemic, National Poetry Month

If there’s a bright spot in the strangeness and anxiety that so far has marked April 2020 forever in our collective memory is that this is also National Poetry Month. Founded in April 1996 by the...

DATE: April 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

Local live music events: Cancel, reschedule or postpone?

Cancel. Postpone. Reschedule. Pick your verb. Since the coronavirus has swept through our lives, area musicians and their organizations have chosen one of those three paths. In early March, the...

DATE: April 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

Whitney Houston biopic in the works

LOS ANGELES – A feature film about Whitney Houston’s life is in the works from the screenwriter of “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The biopic is being shepherded by the Whitney Houston Estate, music producer...

DATE: April 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

A24 to auction movie paraphernalia to benefit NYC charities

LOS ANGELES – How does an indie film shop give back to its hometown in this crisis? If you’re A24, you start by mining your prop, wardrobe and set departments. The studio behind films like...

DATE: April 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Fans invited to compete for ‘Friends’ reunion special spot

NEW YORK – The big upcoming “Friends” reunion special is inviting a few extra friends – maybe even you. Cast members of the popular show have announced that five fans will get a chance to watch the...

DATE: April 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Lester Holt starts show for children about the coronavirus

NEW YORK – In the NBC “Nightly News” inaugural kids edition, Sadie of Morristown, New Jersey, posed the question that everyone wishes had an answer. “When is coronavirus going to end?” she asked....

DATE: April 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Durango dancer keeping on her toes

Francesca Bianchi was working through her sophomore year at Point Park University in Pittsburgh when the coronavirus pandemic hit and she was sent back home to Durango. A jazz dance major who is...

DATE: April 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Film adaptation of new ‘Hunger Games’ book in the works

NEW YORK – The next “Hunger Games” book is coming out next month, and a movie version is now being planned. Lionsgate is working on an adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ “The Ballad of Songbirds and...

DATE: April 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

Michelle Obama launches online series for children

NEW YORK – Michelle Obama launched a series of online video readings for children with the classic picture book “The Gruffalo,” which the former first lady called the story of a mouse who uses his...

DATE: April 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Singing Surgeon: Dr. Elvis cuts EP to aid COVID-19 fund

NEW YORK – Elvis Francois, the orthopedic surgery resident who has gone viral with his top-notch live performances at hospitals, knew from adolescence he wanted to help heal the world through...

DATE: April 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

Rolling Stones to join Gaga for TV event battling COVID-19

NEW YORK – The Rolling Stones will join Lady Gaga, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder and Billie Eilish for the upcoming TV special aimed at fighting the coronavirus pandemic. Advocacy organization...

DATE: April 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

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