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Famed Australian Indigenous actor David Gulpilil dies at 68

Nov. 29, 2021 09:50 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s most acclaimed Indigenous actor, David Gulpilil, has died of lung cancer, a government leader said on Monday. He was 68 years old. Gulpilil found his widest audiences with his roles in the 1986 hit film “Crocodile Dundee” and...

'Mama, are you OK?' In Waukesha, minutes of terror recounted

Nov. 23, 2021 18:45 PM EST

Hours before it started, they were already there — people sitting on lawn chairs or wrapped in blankets, awaiting an event the city's mayor described as straight out of Norman Rockwell. The Waukesha Christmas Parade, a tradition in its Milwaukee suburb for six decades, was to be...

Review: Scottie Pippen authors his own 'Last Dance' story

Nov. 15, 2021 11:23 AM EST

“Unguarded,” by Scottie Pippen with Michael Arkush (Atria Books) Scottie Pippen would like you to know that Michael Jordan and the rest of his teammates on the Chicago Bulls don’t win six NBA titles in the '90s without him. The seven-time All-Star, two-time Olympic...

Aspiring border agent, dancer, engineer among concert dead

Nov. 07, 2021 20:25 PM EST

A teen who loved dancing. An aspiring Border Patrol agent. A computer science student. An engineering student working on a medical device to help his ailing mother. And his friend and high school football teammate. Clearer pictures began to emerge Sunday of some of the...

British stage and TV veteran Lionel Blair dies at 92

Nov. 05, 2021 05:47 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Entertainer Lionel Blair, who taught himself to dance by watching Fred Astaire movies and became a staple on British stage and television for decades, has died. He was 92. Blair’s agent said he died Thursday. No cause of death was given. ...

David Byrne says audiences seem 'thrilled' to be in theater

Oct. 20, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Since returning to Broadway's “American Utopia” after the pandemic pause, David Byrne has noticed a few things about his audience: It seems younger, a little more diverse and people are juiced to see live entertainment again. “They're thrilled,...

Smaller shows will go on at Ida-damaged Louisiana theater

Oct. 17, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Shows will go on at a historic Louisiana theater despite damage from Hurricane Ida. The Columbia Theatre in Hammond is converting a conference center into a venue for entertainment while repairs and planned renovations are made. The Hammond Star...

Hail, Mary! High school's halftime show is a drag pageant

Oct. 16, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

A Vermont high school homecoming football game turned into a “drag ball" runway at halftime, with a mix of students and faculty members parading in gowns, wigs and makeup — and a big crowd in rainbow colors to cheer them on. “Things went amazing," Ezra Totten,...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 10-16

Oct. 04, 2021 09:48 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 10-16: Oct. 10: Actor Peter Coyote is 80. Actor Charles Dance (“Game of Thrones”) is 75. Actor-dancer Ben Vereen is 75. Singer Cyril Neville of The Neville Brothers is 73. Actor Jessica Harper (“Pennies From Heaven,” ″My...

Southern Miss hosts Hispanic heritage month celebrations

Oct. 03, 2021 09:53 AM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — The University of Southern Mississippi is hosting a series of events to celebrate Hispanic heritage month. Officials with the university Office of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement say celebrations in past years have been inconsistent,...