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New this week: 'Becoming Cousteau,' Gaga and Tony Bennett

Nov. 22, 2021 09:55 AM EST

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Stephen Karam adapts his Tony-winning play “The Humans,” about three...

Review: 'Trouble in Mind' makes its Broadway debut, finally

Nov. 18, 2021 21:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Alice Childress’ searing play “Trouble in Mind” has finally made it to Broadway and the only frustrating thing about the show is that it has taken this long. The two-act play takes place — appropriately enough — on a Broadway stage and is an...

Cuban FM tells AP that fizzled protest effort was US failure

Nov. 17, 2021 22:25 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba's top diplomat said Wednesday that the fizzled attempt by young activists to encourage anti-government protests this week was a failure in political communication by the organizers, who he again accused of being supported by U.S. interests. Foreign...

Leading Cuban activist, wife make surprise trip to Spain

Nov. 17, 2021 14:58 PM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — After days of mounting pressure by Cuban authorities, Yunior García, a leading activist against the communist regime who was trying to organize banned pro-democracy marches, unexpectedly left the country and flew to Spain on Wednesday with his wife. ...

Washington confirms Chase Young's injury is season-ending

Nov. 15, 2021 17:41 PM EST

Chase Young will not play the rest of this season after injuring his right leg and is scheduled to undergo surgery. Washington coach Ron Rivera confirmed the prognosis for Young on Monday in the wake of the reigning Defensive Rookie of the Year going down during the first...

New this week: Will Smith, 'Tick, Tick... Boom!' and Adele

Nov. 15, 2021 12:17 PM EST

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Tennis anyone? In “King Richard,” Will Smith plays Richard Williams, father...

Woman, 31, found dead in her apartment in suspected homicide

Nov. 15, 2021 09:08 AM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A woman has been found dead in her apartment in Jefferson County in a case that’s being investigated as a homicide, authorities said. The woman’s body was found Sunday afternoon in the eastern part of the county, Al.com reported. ...

Market House Theatre production tackles race riots

Nov. 14, 2021 00:16 AM EST

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky playwright will finally get to see her play hit the stage when Market House Theatre’s production of “Riot: Ashbury Park” premieres this week. “Riot: Asbury Park,” the story of how a group of Black and white individuals held a...

1st home of Tennessee Williams getting bronze statue of him

Nov. 13, 2021 10:08 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — The first home of Tennessee Williams will undergo restoration, and a new life-size bronze statue of the playwright will be installed out front. WCBI-TV reported that the Tennessee Williams Home and Welcome Center has been...

Review: Broadway dreams loom large in 'Tick, Tick... BOOM!'

Nov. 12, 2021 18:36 PM EST

“Tick, Tick... BOOM!,” Lin-Manuel Miranda's affectionate, well-crafted adaptation of Jonathan Larson's “rock monologue,” captures all that's grand and beautiful about musical theater, and a little of what can make it insufferable, too. ...