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This combination photo of celebrities with birthdays from Jan. 17-23 shows James Earl Jones, from left, Kevin Costner, Dolly Parton, Rainn Wilson, Geena Davis, Diane Lane and Chita Rivera. (AP Photo)

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 17-23

Jan. 11, 2021 9:05 AM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 17-23 Jan. 17: Actor Betty White is 99. Actor James Earl Jones is 90. Talk show host Maury Povich is 82. Singer Chris Montez is 79. Singer William Hart of The Delfonics is 76. Actor Joanna David (“Downton Abbey”) is 74. Actor Jane Elliott (“General...

This Monday, Jan. 4, 2020 photo provided by Saint Peter's Lutheran Church shows flood damage in their church in the Manhattan borough of New York after a water main break. The Lutheran church was already reeling from the COVID-19 deaths of more than 60 congregation members during the pandemic. (Saint Peter's Lutheran Church via AP)

Flooding brings new woes to NYC church hard-hit by COVID-19

Jan. 5, 2021 8:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Lutheran church in New York City already reeling from the COVID-19 deaths of more than 60 members of the congregation has suffered a new trauma: Severe flood damage from the rupture of a major municipal water main. The flooding caused significant damage Monday to the sanctuary and to...

Claude Bolling, popular jazz-classical musician, dead at 90

Jan. 1, 2021 5:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Claude Bolling, the French pianist, composer and arranger who attained a worldwide following through his melodic blend of jazz and classical influences and stayed on the Billboard classical charts for more than a decade with his 1975 album “Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano,” has...

FILE - In this April 3 2004, Israeli violinist Ivry Gitlis, ambassador to the UNESCO, plays at the funeral ceremony of Oscar-winning British actor and play-writer, Sir Peter Ustinov, in the cathedral St. Pierre, in Geneva, Switzerland. Ivry Gitlis, an acclaimed violinist who played with famed conductors, rock stars and jazz bands around the world and worked to make classical music accessible to the masses, has died in Paris at 98. (Martial Trezzini/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Ivry Gitlis, a violinist who spanned genres, dies at 98

Dec. 25, 2020 6:46 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Ivry Gitlis, an acclaimed violinist who played with famed conductors, rock stars and jazz bands around the world and worked to make classical music accessible to the masses, has died in Paris at 98. France’s culture minister announced his death Thursday, hailing him as “a...

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Review: In 'The Prom,' a giddy Broadway overdose

Dec. 9, 2020 7:09 PM EST

Can one movie make up for a year without musical theater, without jazz hands? Ryan Murphy's “The Prom” tries its damnedest to, but despite a promising opening and a spiritedness that makes “Glee” look downright downtrodden by comparison, it's not quite the showstopper we've been pining...

This Nov. 24, 2019 file photo shows Taylor Swift at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles, left, and Dua Lipa at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2020. Swift, Dua Lipa and Roddy Ricch each earned six Grammy nominations on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. (AP Photo)

2021 Grammy Awards: List of nominees in top categories

Nov. 24, 2020 2:58 PM EST

A list of nominees in the top categories at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards, announced Tuesday by The Recording Academy. — Album of the year: “Chilombo,” Jhené Aiko; “Black Pumas (Deluxe Edition),” Black Pumas; “Everyday Life,” Coldplay; “Djesse Vol....