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Author Jon Krakauer sues over adaptation of 'Into the Wild'

Dec. 8, 2018 4:59 PM EST

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Author Jon Krakauer has filed suit over a musical adaptation of his 1996 book "Into the Wild." The Boulder Daily Camera reported Friday Krakauer originally agreed to let playwrights Nikos Tsakalakos and Janet Allard use his name and the book title but changed his mind because he...

Rome opera hires Gatti, who lost job over #metoo allegations

Dec. 7, 2018 6:13 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Rome's opera house on Friday defended hiring conductor Daniele Gatti, who was fired by an Amsterdam-based orchestra last summer over sexual misconduct allegations. Teatro dell'Opera di Roma spokesman Renato Bossa said that the theater signed Gatti this week to a contract running through...

Dolly Parton builds on film successes with 'Dumplin"song

Dec. 7, 2018 2:44 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dolly Parton says she never really aspired to be "The Girl in the Movies," the title of her Golden Globe-nominated song from the new dramedy "Dumplin'." Co-written with hit machine Linda Perry, the song expresses the rebellious, plus-sized title character's secret longing to fit in, to...

Partial list of nominees for 76th Golden Globe Awards

Dec. 6, 2018 10:47 AM EST

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A partial list of nominees for the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Thursday in Beverly Hills, California, by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association: FILM: Drama: "Black Panther," ''BlacKkKlansman," ''Bohemian Rhapsody," ''If Beale Street Could Talk," ''A Star Is...

Apollo Theater plans to build new performance spaces

Dec. 5, 2018 11:50 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Apollo Theater plans to build two new performance spaces to incubate works by up-and-coming artists. Executives at the Harlem institution say the new Apollo Performing Arts Center will feature one space with 99 seats and another with 199. The New York Times reports the work...

Philip Bosco, Tony-winning actor, dies at 88

Dec. 4, 2018 9:54 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Philip Bosco, the Tony Award-winning actor known for his roles in films "Working Girl" and "The Savages," has died. He was 88. The actor's daughter, Celia Bosco, said her father died Monday night at his home in Haworth, New Jersey. She says her father had complications with dementia,...

Hugh Jackman, the pop star, readies massive world tour

Dec. 4, 2018 2:51 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Hugh Jackman is set to launch a pop star-like tour next year, but he's done his research: He's been to a Beyonce concert. A Justin Timberlake concert. AND A MICHAEL JACKSON CONCERT. "I've seen some of the greats," Jackman said in an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday. "And the...

Brian Tyree Henry: 'I feel everything'

Dec. 3, 2018 11:51 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — When Brian Tyree Henry filmed his scenes in "If Beale Street Could Talk," he wept. When he saw the finished film, he wept again. In Barry Jenkin's lyrical adaptation of James Baldwin's celebrated novel, Henry plays Daniel Carty, the just-out-of-jail friend of Fonny (Stephan James). When...

TV holiday joy means 'Wonderful Life,' Reba, romance, Santa

Nov. 30, 2018 5:05 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In need of a jolt of holiday joy? Or a comforting spot of romance or silliness or spirituality? Television has you covered. There are classic old movies ("It's a Wonderful Life") and a sleigh full of new wannabes; Christmas carols galore; the majesty of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir; and,...

Dennis Krausnick, founding member of Shakespeare & Co., dies

Nov. 29, 2018 3:55 PM EST

LENOX, Mass. (AP) — A founding member of the Massachusetts theater company Shakespeare & Co., who in the organization's 40 years served as an actor, director, writer and teacher, has died. Dennis Krausnick was 76. The Lenox-based company says Krausnick died Tuesday at his Stockbridge home after a...