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No lights, big city: Power outage KOs Broadway, Times Square

Jul. 14, 2019 4:47 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A power outage crippled the tourist-filled heart of Manhattan just as Saturday night Broadway shows were set to go on, sending theater-goers spilling into siren-filled streets, knocking out Times Square's towering electronic screens and bringing subway lines to a near halt. Electricity was...

The Latest: NYC power fully restored

Jul. 14, 2019 12:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on New York City power outage (all times local): 12:55 a.m. Con Edison and New York officials say power has been restored to hundreds of thousands of customers following a blackout in Manhattan. More than 70,000 customers were left in the dark during the hour-long power outage in...

'Orange is the New Black' leaves legacy for women of color

Jul. 10, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — From corrupt, brutal overseers to the fraught world of inmate hierarchy to unlikely friendships and romances, "Orange is the New Black" told deeply rich and complex stories about life for women behind bars that resonated far beyond prison walls. While it was originally centered around the...

Valentina Cortese, Italian screen diva, dead at 96

Jul. 10, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Valentina Cortese, an Italian post-war screen diva who was nominated for a best supporting actress Oscar but lost out to Ingrid Bergman, died on Wednesday. She was 96. Milan Mayor Giuseppe Sala announced the death of the Milan-born actress in a tweet, thanking Cortese for having "given us...

Rip Torn of 'Larry Sanders Show,' 'Men in Black,' dies at 88

Jul. 10, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rip Torn, the free-spirited Texan who overcame his quirky name to become a distinguished actor in television, theater, and movies, such as "Men in Black," and win an Emmy in his 60s for "The Larry Sanders Show," has died. He was 88. Torn died Tuesday afternoon at his home with his wife,...

Award-winning television, film and theater actor Rip Torn has died at the age of 88, according to his publicist

Jul. 9, 2019 11:01 PM EDT
LAKEVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Award-winning television, film and theater actor Rip Torn has died at the age of 88, according to his publicist.

Long lost WWII-era Soviet songs brought to life in Israel

Jul. 9, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — In a musty basement hall of an unassuming building nestled among modern high-rises in the heart of Tel Aviv, a few hundred spectators are kindly requested to turn off their cellphones. What makes the typical scene surreal is that they are asked to do so in Yiddish — the...

Martin Charnin, Tony-winning 'Annie' lyricist, dies at 84

Jul. 7, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Martin Charnin, who made his Broadway debut playing a Jet in the original "West Side Story" and went on to become a Broadway director and a lyricist who won a Tony Award for the score of the eternal hit "Annie," has died. He was 84. He died Saturday at a White Plains, New York, hospital,...

AP gets rare peek behind the curtain at famed Bolshoi Ballet

Jul. 5, 2019 10:24 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Makhar Vaziev's workday begins before he sets foot inside his office in Moscow's famed Bolshoi Theater. As he makes his way past the vast columns of the main building, the ballet director pauses to chide a dancer late to class, and then one of his senior coaches, Piotr Nardelli, catches up to...

Lithgow, Bening and more stars perform Mueller report

Jun. 24, 2019 10:35 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Lithgow joined the growing list of actors who have taken on the role of President Donald Trump, portraying the world leader in a live reading of former special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Trump's 2016 campaign. Against the backdrop of the ornate altar of New York...