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Towering musical theater master Stephen Sondheim dies at 91

Nov. 27, 2021 18:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Sondheim, the songwriter who reshaped the American musical theater in the second half of the 20th century with his intelligent, intricately rhymed lyrics, his use of evocative melodies and his willingness to tackle unusual subjects, has died. He was 91. ...

Perfectionist. Genius. Icon. That was Stephen Sondheim

Nov. 26, 2021 20:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In 2010, the year he turned 80, Stephen Sondheim had to endure a public fuss when a Broadway theater was being renamed in his honor. At a ceremony outside the 1,055-seat auditorium on West 43rd Street, the composer looked sheepish by the time he got to...

Musician Jon Batiste leads Grammy Award nominations with 11

Nov. 23, 2021 13:35 PM EST

Jon Batiste might be the Grammys biggest surprise: The multi-genre performer and recent Oscar winner made such an impression on voters that he scored the most nominations with 11 on Tuesday. Batiste earned an album of the year nod for “We Are” along with record of...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Nov. 10, 2021 16:49 PM EST

Palm Beach Post. November 6, 2021. Editorial: Public must have a say in redrawing political districts In 1812, Massachusetts Gov. and American Founding Father Elbridge Gerry signed a bill that created a Boston legislative district in the shape of a...

People magazine names Paul Rudd as 2021's Sexiest Man Alive

Nov. 10, 2021 00:23 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Rudd has been crowned as 2021’s Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine. Rudd, known for his starring roles in Marvel’s “Ant-Man” films, “This is 40” and “Clueless,” was revealed as this year’s winner Tuesday night on CBS' ”The...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 7-13

Nov. 01, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 7-13: Nov. 7: Actor Barry Newman is 83. Actor Dakin Matthews (“Gilmore Girls,” “King of Queens”) is 81. Singer Johnny Rivers is 79. Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell is 78. Actor Christopher Knight (“The Brady Bunch”) is...

Mort Sahl, comedian who satirized politics, dies at 94

Oct. 26, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Satirist Mort Sahl, who helped revolutionize stand-up comedy during the Cold War with his running commentary on politicians and current events and became a favorite of a new, restive generation of Americans, died Tuesday. He was 94. His friend Lucy...

Bash back better: Here's what governing by crisis looks like

Oct. 02, 2021 09:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington's tempestuous week of walking, chewing gum, juggling balls and spinning plates at the same time is giving rise to apocalyptic rhetoric about the state and future of the country. Four big things are happening at once, all attended by...

Q&A: Charlamagne talks new late-night show, biggest regret

Oct. 01, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charlamagne tha God has made a living on radio calling out popular figures like Kanye West and Floyd Mayweather Jr., but now he’s taking his talents to a new late-night talk show to focus on political and social issues. The shoot-from-the-hip radio...

For one night, TV comics focus their shows on climate change

Sep. 23, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sewage treatment, sea turtles and a depressing condom ad all came up when late-night television hosts united for one night to turn their comic lenses to climate change. Eight late-night hosts devoted a portion of their programs Wednesday and early...