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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...

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. ...

Karen Tei Yamashita to receive honorary National Book Award

Sep. 10, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Karen Tei Yamashita, this year's recipient of a National Book Award for literary achievement, is in some ways a departure from previous winners. The National Book Foundation announced Friday that Yamashita has been awarded its medal for Distinguished...

Tony Award-winning producer Elizabeth Ireland McCann dies

Sep. 09, 2021 20:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Award-winning producer Elizabeth Ireland McCann, who helped mount an astounding array of hits on Broadway and in London, including “The Elephant Man,” “Morning’s at Seven,” “Amadeus,” “The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby” and “Copenhagen,”...

Flaunt it, Mel! Brooks memoir 'All About Me' out this fall

Aug. 04, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — At 95, Mel Brooks is more than ready to flaunt his many achievements. Ballantine Books announced Wednesday that Brooks' memoir “All About Me! My Remarkable Life in Show Business” will come out Nov. 30. Brooks is expected to share all the highlights...

The searing, timely play 'Pass Over' leads Broadway's return

Aug. 03, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Danya Taymor was jazzed. It was late July and the theater director had just cracked open the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway after months of stillness and silence. She soaked it all in, checking out the stage and tweaking her plans. Taymor is tasked...

Movie filmed in Vicksburg will feature local sites and faces

Aug. 01, 2021 10:50 AM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A movie called “My Stolen Life" started filming last week in a city that has a wide view of the Mississippi River. The film, for the Lifetime network, is being shot in Vicksburg. It's about twin sisters who have endured a traumatic situation....

'Night Court' actor Charlie Robinson dies at 75

Jul. 13, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charlie Robinson, the versatile and prolific actor whose many credits ranged from stage productions of “Driving Miss Daisy” and “Fences” to such films as “Secret Santa” and “Miss Lettie and Me” to his long-running role as the court clerk Mac Robinson in...