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  • Broadway to honor director Gene Saks by dimming its lights

    NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway theaters plan to dim their marquee lights Wednesday night in memory of Gene Saks, the Tony Award-winning director of such plays as “Brighton Beach Memoirs” and “The Odd Couple.” The…

  • Searching for ‘The Last Unicorn’ in the wildness of Laos

    “The Last Unicorn: A Search for One of Earth’s Rarest Creatures” (Little, Brown and Co.), by William deBuys Spoiler alert: There are no unicorns in Laos. But don’t blame nature writer William deBuys for trying…

  • Smithsonian receives $2.5M to expand jazz programs at museum

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An artist’s foundation is donating $2.5 million as an endowment to expand jazz programming at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. The museum will announce Tuesday that artist LeRoy Neiman’s foundation…

  • Review: Dramatic events unfold in TC Boyle’s new novel

    “The Harder They Come” (Ecco), by T.C. Boyle T.C. Boyle’s new book is about serious subject matters: a tourist from a cruise liner killing a robber at a port of call, a mentally ill young…

  • Probe finds 1 suspect painting in Dutch royals’ collection

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An investigation into the Dutch royal family’s extensive art collection has uncovered one painting that was likely looted during Nazi Germany’s World War II occupation of the Netherlands. The government…

  • South African children’s reading project wins Lindgren Prize

    HELSINKI (AP) — The South African alternative education project PRAESA has been awarded this year’s Astrid Lindgren Prize for children’s literature for innovative ways of encouraging reading and literature among children and youth. Announcing the…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    Officials: Iran nuke talks to end with agreement to continue negotiations LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Wrapping up six days of marathon nuclear talks with mixed results, Iran and six world powers prepared Tuesday to issue…

  • D.C. duo moves from living room to silver screen

    WASHINGTON — As Northwest D.C. loses one indie theater with the closing of West End Cinema in Foggy Bottom, another upstart is springing from the concrete in Mt. Pleasant. Suns Cinema, which began with two…

  • South African comic Noah will replace Jon Stewart

    NEW YORK (AP) — The choice of South African comic Trevor Noah as Jon Stewart’s replacement on “The Daily Show” advances an intriguing new trend of late-night comic hosts with a more worldly perspective while…

  • Irvine Welsh, Joseph O’Neill up for comic-writing prize

    LONDON (AP) — Scottish novelist Irvine Welsh and Irish-American author Joseph O’Neill are among the finalists for a comic-writing award whose prize includes a bottle of champagne and a pig. Welsh’s scabrous “A Decent Ride”…

  • Review: In ‘Lambert & Stamp,’ the backstage story of The Who

    The teenage revolution was in full force on the fall 1964 night that Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp stumbled into the Railway Tavern, a London pub where a band called the High Numbers was playing…

  • NBC, Cirque du Soleil bringing ‘The Wiz’ to TV, Broadway

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Wiz” is coming to TV and back to Broadway with productions from NBC and Cirque du Soleil. NBC said Monday it will air a Dec. 3 live production of the…

  • Eliane Elias enjoys musical homecoming on new CD

    Eliane Elias, “Made in Brazil” (Concord Jazz) Eliane Elias displays her full range of talents as a pianist, singer, composer, arranger and producer on her first recording in her native Brazil since moving to the…

  • Aidan Gillen of ‘Game of Thrones’ narrating ‘The Art of War’

    NEW YORK (AP) — A new audiobook recording of Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War” will soon be available with the perfect narrator — the scheming royal adviser Littlefinger from “Game of Thrones.” Audible Inc.,…

  • Trevor Noah set to replace Jon Stewart on ‘The Daily Show’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa who has contributed to “The Daily Show” a handful of times in recent months, will become Jon Stewart’s replacement as host, Comedy Central…