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Tony Awards and TV special hope to be the jab Broadway needs

Sep. 26, 2021 16:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Oscars, Grammys, Emmys and Golden Globes have all held their ceremonies during the pandemic. Now it's time for the Tony Awards, celebrating an art form that really needs the boost — live theater. Sunday's show has been expanded from its typical...

Suns' Booker will miss start of camp due to health protocols

Sep. 26, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker will miss the start of training camp after being placed in the NBA's health and safety protocols. The Suns said Sunday that the two-time All-Star won't participate in Monday's media day. The team said it would have no...

After 19 months, Detroit museum welcoming school field trips

Sep. 26, 2021 14:03 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Institute of Arts soon will be welcoming school field trips for the first time since the pandemic began in 2020. Admission and bus transportation is free for all K-12 schools in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. The Institute of Arts is...

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ opens 2nd to ‘Shang-Chi’ at box office

Sep. 26, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

“Dear Evan Hansen” may have been a hit on Broadway, but the filmed adaptation of the Tony-winning show is off to a slow start at the box office in its first weekend in theaters. The Universal musical that’s playing exclusively in theaters grossed an estimated $7.5 million from 3,364...

Missioni turns creative page; Liberatore mixes real, virtual

Sep. 26, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Five days of womenswear presentations dissolved into more online presentations as Milan Fashion Week began to tail off Sunday, and the fashion crowd prepared to decamp for Paris. The excitement of live runway shows, the return of celebrities and the blast...

Indianapolis' Kurt Vonnegut museum named Literary Landmark

Sep. 26, 2021 10:20 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis museum that documents the life and writings of novelist Kurt Vonnegut has been named Indiana’s first-ever Literary Landmark by a national group. The designation by the Literary Landmarks Association puts the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and...

Baltimore street artist Reed Bmore is wired for success

Sep. 26, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The street artist known as Reed Bmore is accustomed to seeing his pieces fly high over the heads of the public as the ingenious wire sculptures dangle — cheekily, if illicitly — from light fixture and traffic signal power cables. But at the age of...

Exhibit created in Tennessee shines a light in the shadows

Sep. 26, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An innovative project created in Greeneville shines a light on a shadow that darkens the lives of many young people across the nation. At least 21,000 youth residing in juvenile residential care facilities turn 18 and age out of state custody...

Traveling Frida Kahlo exhibition comes to Louisiana gallery

Sep. 26, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Walking down the recently waxed floors of the R.W. Norton Art Gallery, the eyes are drawn to the vibrant blue and yellow embroidered piece that elegantly hangs at the end of the corridor. The skillful needlework outlines the figure of famed...

Brewers announcer Bob Uecker honored for 50 years behind mic

Sep. 25, 2021 20:55 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — As expected, the ceremony honoring popular Brewers announcer Bob Uecker’s half-century at the microphone involved remembrances, appreciation — and a heavy dose of humorous stories. At least the ones Uecker said he could share with an audience of...