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Rock icon Melissa Etheridge announces solo off-Broadway show

Aug. 15, 2022 10:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rocker Melissa Etheridge has found a new stage: The Grammy- and Oscar-winner will unveil a solo show mixing her music and stories off-Broadway. “Melissa Etheridge: My Window – A Journey Through Life” will play 12 performances only starting Oct. 13 at the...

Anne Heche, star with troubled life, dies of crash injuries

Aug. 14, 2022 23:22 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anne Heche, the Emmy-winning film and television actor whose dramatic Hollywood rise in the 1990s and accomplished career contrasted with personal chapters of turmoil, died of injuries from a fiery car crash. She was 53. Heche was “peacefully taken off life...

Three of the ghosts you’ll meet on new haunted trolley tour

Aug. 13, 2022 03:11 AM EDT

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Under a red glow of string lights, a trolley full of ghost hunters and the spooky-curious bounced around Clearwater as the night sky darkened. We traveled past old neighborhoods with neat lawns and good lighting, through a cemetery where the silhouettes of Spanish...

Golden Triangle Theatre finds new home at old church

Aug. 13, 2022 01:03 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — The Golden Triangle Theatre has found a new home in a familiar place, the former First Baptist Church building in downtown Columbus. The massive structure, built in 1908, had been on the market since 2005 before Vince Rapisarda purchased it earlier this year....

Review: TikTok star Bella Poarch seeks new musical fan base

Aug. 12, 2022 20:42 PM EDT

Bella Poarch, “Dolls” (Warner Records) In theory this should work. With her massive TikTok following, Bella Poarch clearly needed to strike while the iron is hot and release a studio EP. “Dolls” is that album. Now comes the tricky part. Will enough of...

'South Park' enjoys a silver anniversary of satire

Aug. 12, 2022 14:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Reaching the age of 25 is usually a sign of hitting adulthood, a signal to put away all childish things. Not for “South Park” and stars Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman. The Comedy Central staple about four bratty, perpetually bundled-up youngsters in an unhinged...

Alan Tudyk infuses 'Resident Alien' with the art of clowning

Aug. 10, 2022 14:26 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alan Tudyk owes his teachers more than a few measly apples. In school, he received sound career guidance from those who recognized his nascent talent. The result: The world lost an aspiring hotel manager and gained a versatile supporting actor, now reborn as a...

'P-Valley' explores Black strip club culture, gay acceptance

Aug. 09, 2022 13:35 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Katori Hall first pitched the idea to convert her popular play about Black strip club culture into the television series “P-Valley,” the Pulitzer Prize winner was either quickly rejected after meeting with networks or denied before she could fully explain the concept....

'Chicago' to welcome trans actor Angelica Ross as Roxie Hart

Aug. 04, 2022 16:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — “Pose” star Angelica Ross is set to make her Broadway debut in “Chicago” this fall, becoming the first openly transgender actor to play the murderous vixen Roxie Hart in the long-running musical. Ross, whose credits also include “American Horror Story:...

Atlanta's image challenged by facts of 1906 race massacre

Aug. 03, 2022 12:09 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Everyone who moves through downtown Atlanta today passes places where innocent Black men and women were pulled from trolleys, shot in their workplaces, chased through the streets and beaten to death by a mob of 10,000 white men and boys. But few have been taught...