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  • Play ‘Guards at the Taj’ gets its Moayed and Metwally

    NEW YORK (AP) — Rajiv Joseph’s new play “Guards at the Taj” has found its guards — the Tony Award-nominated actors Omar Metwally and Arian Moayed. The Atlantic Theater Company said Tuesday that the stars…

  • Tena Stivicic’s ‘3 Winters’ wins Blackburn Prize

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tena Stivicic was still buzzing a day after winning the oldest and most prestigious playwriting prize for women with her sweeping play about four generations of women growing up in Croatia…

  • Walters Art Museum raises $30 million for endowment

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Walters Art Museum has raised $30 million in its Sharing the Gift fundraising campaign. Walters board of trustees president Ellen N. Bernard said in a news release Tuesday that the campaign…

  • Franco, Gere movies among entries at Tribeca Film Festival

    NEW YORK (AP) — The 14th-annual Tribeca Film Festival will feature documentaries on Cuban muscle cars, New Yorker cartoonists and police stun guns. The downtown New York festival announced half its slate Tuesday, previewing the…

  • Chrissie Hynde memoir coming in September

    NEW YORK (AP) — Chrissie Hynde will tell the story of her life, with all its ups and downs. Penguin Random House announced Tuesday that the Pretenders singer was working on an “an incredibly frank”…

  • Ciao Milan, it’s Bonjour for Paris Fashion Week

    PARIS (AP) — Bye, New York! Ciao, Milan! Bonjour, Paris! The world’s largest traveling circus of fashion editors, models, buyers and journalists has descended on the French capital, clutching their metro maps and city guides,…

  • The top 10 books on Apple’s iBooks-US

    iBook charts for week ending March 2, 2015: Top Paid Books 1. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins – 9780698185395 – (Penguin Publishing Group) 2. Fifty Shades Darker by E L James –…

  • British young-adult author Mal Peet dies at 67

    LONDON (AP) — Mal Peet, an irreverent, award-winning British writer of books for children and young adults, has died aged 67. Peet’s agent, Peter Cox, said the writer died Monday. He had been diagnosed with…

  • Artists to curate new performance series at Kennedy Center

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new performance series curated by leading artists will help define a new programming slate at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts under its new president, along with festivals celebrating Ireland…

  • Publisher moves up release for Hirsi Ali book ‘Heretic’

    NEW YORK (AP) — The release date for the latest book by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a women’s rights advocate and leading critic of Islam, has been moved up from late April to March 24. HarperCollins…

  • AP PHOTOS: Top pictures from Europe and Africa

    LONDON (AP) — As the war between Russia-backed separatists and the Ukraine government still raged in eastern Ukraine, another shocking news story involving Russia developed last week: the killing of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov on…

  • Chilina Kennedy on finding the ‘joy’ of Carole King on B’way

    NEW YORK (AP) — The last time Broadway theatergoers got to see Chilina Kennedy, she was portraying Mary Magdalene. Now she’s returned to play someone much more contemporary — songwriter Carole King. Kennedy replaces Jessie…

  • Correction: BC-EU-Italy-Milan-Fashion-Week-Watch story

    MILAN (AP) — In a story March 2 about Milan Fashion Week, The Associated Press incorrectly spelled the last name of Kiton vice president Maria Giovanna Paone. The correct spelling is Paone, not Paono. A…

  • Historic Baltimore theater marquee to be lit in arts area

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A nonprofit developer is celebrating a milestone in its historic landmark renovation in Baltimore’s new Station North arts district by lighting a historic theater marquee for the first time since 1959. Developer…

  • Salonga says she is in talks on taking role in “Allegiance”

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Tony award winner Lea Salonga says talks have not yet been finalized on her joining the cast of George Takei’s musical “Allegiance” on Broadway, but added it is a show she…