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House arrest, $13K restitution in 'lost baggage' scam

May. 13, 2022 13:56 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man who says he never was paid for his part in a $300,000 lost baggage scam has been ordered to pay nearly $13,500 in restitution. Donmonick Martin, 30, of Chalmette also was ordered to spend two months of house arrest and three years on probation, U.S....

Robert Morse, two-time Tony-winning actor, dies at 90

Apr. 21, 2022 14:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Robert Morse, who won a Tony Award as a hilariously brash corporate climber in “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” and a second one a generation later as the brilliant, troubled Truman Capote in “Tru,” has died. He was 90. Morse died at...

‘Always A Good Show’: Baltimore theater opened 100 years ago

Mar. 06, 2022 09:18 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Growing up in Baltimore, Ahmad Onyango, then 12, remembered there were several theaters in the city, but none of them were as large and popular as the Royal Theater. It was thrilling, he said, because it was the only place to see legendary Black performers like James Brown, Louis...

Inside a special Black History Month rite at 'The Lion King'

Feb. 22, 2022 12:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — During February, a special ritual takes place backstage at “The Lion King” musical on Broadway. On show days, the four young actors who play the lion cubs Simba and Nala seek out fellow actor Bonita J. Hamilton in the moments before the curtain goes up at the...