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FILE - In this April 10, 2014, file photo, actor Nick Cordero attends the after-party for the opening night of

Broadway veteran Nick Cordero dies from virus complications

Jul. 5, 2020 10:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Award-nominated actor Nick Cordero, who specialized in playing tough guys on Broadway in such shows as “Waitress,” “A Bronx Tale” and “Bullets Over Broadway,” has died in Los Angeles after suffering severe medical complications after...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Jul. 1, 2020 2:54 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: ___ June 27 The Advocate on wearing face coverings in public places in Louisiana: Want to buy some clothes or groceries? Mask up. Want to see a movie in a local theater? Mask up. Want to see the LSU football Tigers play this fall? You might have to mask up....

FILE - In this May 26, 1963 file photo, Carl Reiner shows holds two Emmy statuettes presented to him as best comedy writer for the

Carl Reiner, beloved creator of 'Dick Van Dyke Show,' dies

Jun. 30, 2020 9:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Carl Reiner, the ingenious and versatile writer, actor and director who broke through as a “second banana” to Sid Caesar and rose to comedy’s front ranks as creator of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and straight man to Mel Brooks’ “2000 Year Old...

FILE - In this May 25, 1967 file writer-comedian Carl Reiner poses in his new hairpiece in Los Angeles. Reiner, the ingenious and versatile writer, actor and director who broke through as a “second banana” to Sid Caesar and rose to comedy’s front ranks as creator of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and straight man to Mel Brooks’ “2000 Year Old Man,” has died, according to reports. Variety reported he died of natural causes on Monday night, June 29, 2020, at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 98. (AP Photo/Harold Filan, File)

Carl Reiner, comedy’s rare untortured genius, dies at 98

Jun. 30, 2020 8:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — No one in the world of comedy was more admired, and loved, than Carl Reiner. Reiner was the rare untortured genius of comedy, his career a story of laughter and camaraderie, of innovation and triumph and affection. His persona was so warm and approachable — everyone’s friend...

Salvation Army worker Brenda Gonzalez, of Saugus, Mass., left, distributes food to an unidentified man while others impacted by the coronavirus wait in line at a Salvation Army center, Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in Chelsea, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

No new COVID-19 deaths reported; Travel rules eased for some

Jun. 30, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — For the first time in months, Massachusetts reported no new COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday. The number of confirmed and probable COVID-19-related deaths since the beginning of the pandemic fell from 8,095 to 8,054. Public health officials said the drop in the number of deaths was due to...

In this image released by Disney Plus, from left, Daveed Diggs, Okieriete Onaodowan, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr. and Anthony Ramos appear in a filmed version of the original Broadway production of

Review: Revolutionary 'Hamilton' arrives at an uneasy time

Jun. 30, 2020 9:05 AM EDT

The revolution is finally being televised, thank goodness. The long-awaited live-capture of Lin-Manuel Miranda's shake-the-rafters musical “Hamilton” comes out Friday on Disney+, a chance to celebrate America's independence with some of its Founding Fathers. The timing seems ideal. Or, given all...

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New this week: Willie Nelson, Nick race special, 'Hamilton'

Jun. 29, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

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 — “ Hamilton ”: Disney Plus does not want to throw away its shot. On Friday, the streaming service will debut...

Police officers patrol New York's Times Square on foot, Wednesday night, April 29, 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic. The New York City immortalized in song and scene has been swapped out for the last few months with the virus version. In all the unknowing of what the future holds, there's faith in that other quintessential facet of New York City: that the city will adapt. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Broadway shutdown due to virus extended again until January

Jun. 29, 2020 1:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The shutdown on Broadway has been extended again — until at least early January. Although an exact date for performances to resume has yet to be determined, Broadway producers are now offering refunds and exchanges for tickets purchased for shows through Jan. 3. “The Broadway...

FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 filer, a woman wearing a sanitary mask walks past La Scala Opera house in Milan, Italy. Milan’s famed La Scala opera house on Thursday, May 7, 2020 unveiled a virtual journey through the storied theater and its  archives with Google Arts & Culture in what turned out to be a strangely ideal moment:  with theaters throughout Italy and the western world closed due to coronavirus. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)

La Scala plans 4 July concerts in post-lockdown reopening

Jun. 29, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy’s La Scala theater is reopening next week after a four-month coronavirus shutdown with a series of four concerts before a reduced audience of 600, a third of its normal capacity. General manager Dominique Meyer said La Scala was reopening one step at a time as the theater, located...

In this June 18, 2020 photo, Lewis and Clark Theatre Company (LCTC) President Michael Schumacher stands in front of the Dakota Theater marquee in downtown Yankton, S.D. Even during a pandemic, Lewis and Clark Theatre Company (LCTC) members believe the show must go on. The stage has remained dark since mid-March, when the first COVID-19 cases were detected in Yankton and the theater was shut down. (Kelly Hertz/Yankton Press & Dakotan via AP)

Show must go on: Yankton theater prepares to reopen

Jun. 29, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Even during a pandemic, Lewis and Clark Theatre Company (LCTC) members believe the show must go on. The stage has remained dark since mid-March, when the first COVID-19 cases were detected in Yankton and the theater was shut down. The precaution was taken to protect the cast, crew and...