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New award to honor arts and activism named after Lena Horne

Nov. 13, 2019 10:48 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The venerated Times Square concert venue The Town Hall has created a new award to honor arts and activism, a prize to be named after Lena Horne. The Lena Horne Prize for Artists Creating Social Impact will recognize those who “promote awareness and create social change.” The...

New Stritch bio reveals vulnerability behind the moxy

Oct. 22, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

"Still Here: The Madcap, Nervy, Singular Life of Elaine Stritch," Farrar, Straus and Giroux, by Alexandra Jacobs As the curtain rises in a new biography of Elaine Stritch, the scene is the actress' New York memorial service, attended by some of the biggest names in the theater world, with eulogies by Tony-winning...

Diahann Carroll, Oscar-nominated, pioneering actress, dies

Oct. 4, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Diahann Carroll, the Oscar-nominated actress and singer who won critical acclaim as the first black woman to star in a non-servant role in a TV series as "Julia," has died. She was 84. Carroll's daughter, Susan Kay, told The Associated Press her mother died Friday in Los Angeles of cancer....