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This combination photo shows, top row from left, Antonio Banderas, Danielle Brooks, Glenn Close and Elvis Costello, second row from left, Claire Danes, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Danai Gurira and Anne Hathaway, third row from left, John Leguizamo, Audra McDonald, Sandra Oh and David Hyde Pierce, who are among the stars expected to attend the June 1 virtual event, called “We Are One Public,” a benefit for New York City's fabled Public Theater. (AP Photo)

Stars to come out to support NYC's The Public Theater

May. 26, 2020 2:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jesse Tyler Ferguson is a star in his own right but even he has had to gulp at the wattage on tap for the upcoming benefit for New York City's fabled Public Theater. Meryl Streep, Antonio Banderas, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Alicia Keys, Daniel Craig, Danielle Brooks, Glenn Close, Elvis Costello,...

Locals walk after the funeral of Chief Messias Martins Moreira, 53, of the Kokama ethnic group, who died of Covid-19, at Parque das Tribos in Manaus, Amazonas state, Brazil, Thursday, May 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Edmar Barros)

Indigenous infections grew amid slow Brazil agency response

May. 19, 2020 10:14 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — As COVID-19 reached remote indigenous lands in Brazil’s Amazon, the government agency responsible for protecting native people brushed off calls for action, focusing instead on waging ideological battles, according to agents from the institution itself and others. Brazilian...

FILE - This Sept. 27, 2018 file photo shows composer and lyricist, Stephen Sondheim after being awarded the Freedom of the City of London at a ceremony at the Guildhall in London. Broadway stars will pay a 90th birthday tribute to Sondheim on the free virtual concert “Take Me To The World,” set to air live on April 26. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

Stephen Sondheim gets starry but tardy 90th birthday concert

Apr. 27, 2020 12:22 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Josh Groban, Nathan Lane and Jake Gyllenhaal honored composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim on Sunday with an online 90th birthday concert that was stuffed with his songs, but delayed by technical difficulties. The starry special called “Take Me to the World” featured...