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Historic St. Paul haberdashery takes customers back in time

Sep. 18, 2021 01:10 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Anthony Andler of Heimie’s Haberdashery wants it to be more than just a store. To him, it could become a cultural touchstone shaped by romanticism from the early 1900s, a scene from the St. Paul his great-grandfather lived in. The high-end...

Africatown museum in Alabama delayed amid shipping crunch

Sep. 18, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Africatown’s resurrection into a potential world-class tourism destination is well-known by now as planning forges ahead for walking and water tours, a museum and welcome center, and a development corporation aimed at bringing businesses to the community founded by...

Jane Powell, Hollywood golden-age musicals star, dies at 92

Sep. 16, 2021 19:45 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jane Powell, the bright-eyed, operatic-voiced star of Hollywood's golden age musicals who sang with Howard Keel in “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” and danced with Fred Astaire in “Royal Wedding,” has died. She was 92. Powell died Thursday at...

Actor L. Steven Taylor is the king behind 'The Lion King'

Sep. 16, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — L. Steven Taylor got the call that would change his life in 2005: Would he like to make his Broadway debut in “The Lion King”? It was just a six-month contract but he took it, uprooting his family and moving to New York. “Six months has turned into...

At London's Old Vic, 'Camp Siegfried' probes American Nazis

Sep. 16, 2021 03:54 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — What could be more American than summer camp? It has fresh air, sailing, cookouts — and, in Bess Wohl’s new play, swastikas. “Camp Siegfried” is based on a real-life camp on Long Island in the 1930s that indoctrinated young German-Americans into...

Emmy host Cedric the Entertainer says stuffiness is banned

Sep. 15, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As busy as Cedric the Entertainer is with his sitcom “The Neighborhood” and other projects, he quickly said yes when asked to host his first major awards show. Then he sought advice on how to handle Sunday's Emmy ceremony, airing on CBS (8 p.m....

Cheers greet the reopening of three mega-hit Broadway shows

Sep. 14, 2021 22:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Theater royalty — in the form of Kristin Chenoweth, Julie Taymor and Lin-Manuel Miranda — welcomed back boisterous audiences to “Wicked,” “The Lion King” and “Hamilton” for the first time since the start of the pandemic, marking Tuesday as the unofficial...

Pats plan to focus on details after mistake-filled loss

Sep. 13, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots made some big plays in their season opener against the Dolphins. They were overshadowed by bigger mistakes. New England had more first downs than Miami, converted a higher percentage of third downs, had more success running the...

Tony Awards land hosts Leslie Odom Jr. and Audra McDonald

Sep. 13, 2021 10:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The long-delayed Tony Awards have landed two impressive master of ceremonies: Tony- and Grammy-winning singer and actor Leslie Odom Jr. will host a splashy TV special, and the awards will be hosted by Tony-, Grammy- and Emmy Award-winning actor and singer Audra McDonald. ...

Man sentenced to 10 years for fire that destroyed theater

Sep. 10, 2021 17:37 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison for setting fires including the 2019 blaze that destroyed a well-known Shakespearean theater in a shoreline town. Christopher Sakowicz told the judge at his sentencing that wants to...