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  • Latest revival of ‘The King and I’ plans national tour

    NEW YORK (AP) — The latest revival of “The King and I” plans to stick around at Lincoln Center and also to hit the road. Producers of the Tony-nominated show said Wednesday that it will…

  • Darren Criss to host free Stars in the Alley concert May 27

    NEW YORK (AP) — “Glee” star Darren Criss is hosting this year’s Stars in the Alley concert, which features free performances from over 20 new and long-running Broadway shows. This year’s concert in Shubert Alley…

  • Broadway stars to celebrate B. Smith, help fight Alzheimer’s

    NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway stars and singers will come together next week to celebrate former model and restaurateur B. Smith and raise money to help people with Alzheimer’s disease. Tony Award-nominee Keith David, current…

  • Author to face critics of new book about city’s rape cases

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Jon Krakauer, the best-selling author of “Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town,” is headed to the titular town Wednesday to face angry critics who say his decision…

  • 5 paintings missing since WWII returning to Germany

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Five paintings missing since World War II are being returned to collections in Germany at the behest of the heirs of their American acquirers. The paintings, including three won by an American…

  • Rio museum opens its doors to Carnival’s anonymous artisans

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Jeff Koons’ “Balloon Dog” and Henry Moore’s “Archer” are among some of the world’s most iconic sculptures competing for space at a new museum exhibition where one of Alberto Giacometti’s…

  • Charlie Hebdo receives PEN award at literary gala in NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — This year’s PEN American Center gala was a defense of free expression, of Charlie Hebdo and of PEN itself. Salman Rushdie, Neil Gaiman and Roz Chast were among hundreds who gathered…

  • TV, Broadway’s Conrad Ricamora on a ‘life-changing’ moment

    NEW YORK (AP) — Conrad Ricamora’s acting career is on fire of late. He may want to thank his genes. He’s on ABC’s hot new drama “How To Get Away with Murder” and he’s also…

  • Charlie Hebdo receives PEN award at literary gala in NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — Under armed security and a cloud of conflicted opinions and emotions, the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo was presented a freedom of expression award on Tuesday night from the PEN American…

  • Rio museum opens its doors to Carnival’s anonymous artisans

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Jeff Koons’ “Balloon Dog” and Henry Moore’s “Archer” are among some of the world’s most iconic sculptures competing for space at a new museum exhibition where one of Alberto Giacometti’s…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

    Islamic State group claims responsibility for attack at Texas cartoon-drawing contest PHOENIX (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for the assault on a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet…

  • Asheville’s River Arts District: Wander amid art and artists

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Many cities have transformed their old industrial zones into attractive neighborhoods for recreation, shopping and new small businesses. Nowhere has this trend come to life more gloriously than in the River…

  • Asheville’s River Arts District: Wander amid art and artists

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Many cities have transformed their old industrial zones into attractive neighborhoods for recreation, shopping and new small businesses. Nowhere has this trend come to life more gloriously than in the River…

  • 5 paintings missing since WWII returning to Germany

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Five paintings missing since World War II are being returned to collections in Germany at the behest of the heirs of their American acquirers. The paintings, including three won by an American…

  • Team behind Tony Awards to produce Kennedy Center Honors

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Producers who have created the Tony Awards show for the past 12 years will be given a “clean slate” and a mandate to update the “Kennedy Center Honors,” marking a new direction…