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  • Cleveland Play House wins Regional Theater Tony Award

    NEW YORK (AP) — This year’s Regional Theater Tony Award will go to the Cleveland Play House as it embarks on its centennial season. The Play House was founded in 1915 and has entertained some…

  • Falling prices, rising threats cool interest in Kurdish oil

    IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — The hall for the Irbil Oil and Gas Exhibition this week was crowded with company displays, executives and investors. But conspicuously absent were international oil giants like Shell, Exxon-Mobil and Chevron…

  • Do ballet skills translate to other dancing? Not so much (Video)

    WASHINGTON – The adage tells us to dance like no one’s watching. That might not always be such a great idea, even for professional dancers. The Globe and Mail recently sat down with two dancers…

  • Iraqi boy’s dream of becoming dancer defied threats, borders

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — As a boy in pre-war Baghdad, Adil Faraj dreamed of becoming a dancer, inspired by a Michael Jackson performance he watched on DVD. For over a decade, he pursued his passion…

  • ‘Mockingbird’ production moving from Ala. author’s hometown

    MONROEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama hometown of “To Kill a Mockingbird” author Harper Lee will no longer host annual plays based on the classic novel. Monroe County Museum Board officials were told Thursday that…

  • WALL STREET JOURNAL-BEST SELLERS

    Best-Selling Books Week Ended April 19th. FICTION 1. “The Liar” by Nora Roberts (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) 2. “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead) 3. “Oh, The Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Seuss…

  • USA TODAY BEST-SELLERS

    1. “The Liar” by Nora Roberts (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) 2. “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead) 3. “The Road to Character” by David Brooks (Random House) 4. “Every Fifteen Minutes” by Lisa…

  • Glenn Close to present award to Tom Stoppard next month

    NEW YORK (AP) — Glenn Close will help honor playwright Tom Stoppard at next month’s PEN Literary Awards Gala, the PEN American Center announced Thursday. Close, who starred in the 1984 Broadway production of Stoppard’s…

  • Nicole Kidman returning to London stage in DNA story

    LONDON (AP) — Nicole Kidman is returning to the London stage in a play about the woman who helped unlock the secrets of DNA. Kidman will star in Anna Ziegler’s “Photograph 51,” a play about…

  • Khloe Kardashian working on advice book to come out in fall

    NEW YORK (AP) — Khloe Kardashian is not into being too thin. The reality TV star and entrepreneur is working on an advice book on how to develop “strength and true beauty” in a “culture…

  • New Whitney design by Renzo Piano a game changer for museum

    NEW YORK (AP) — Street banners for weeks have teased: “Whitney, Unpacking in the Meatpacking, May 2015.” Finally, after four years of construction, the Whitney Museum of American Art is unpacked and ready to greet…

  • Tenor does double duty in Met HD broadcast

    NEW YORK (AP) — When the Metropolitan Opera closes out its HD broadcast season this Saturday, tenor Marcelo Alvarez will be doing double duty. In a relatively rare feat, he’ll sing the leads in both…

  • Sony announces animated Spider-Man from ‘Lego Movie’ team

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sony Pictures announced plans for an animated “Spider-Man” feature from the “Lego Movie” writing/directing team of Christopher Miller and Phil Lord on Wednesday at CinemaCon. But the beleaguered studio failed to…

  • M.H. Abrams, Norton anthology founder, dead at age 102

    NEW YORK (AP) — M.H. Abrams, an esteemed critic, teacher and tastemaker who helped shape the modern literary canon as founding editor of the Norton Anthology of English Literature and joined the elite himself by…

  • Review: Everything fresh at hysterical ‘Something Rotten!’

    NEW YORK (AP) — The first sign that things might go a little nutty at “Something Rotten!” is in the second song when William Shakespeare is called, well, a “little turd.” The Bard is mocked…