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Marcos plays balancing act in meeting with China's FM

Jul. 06, 2022 02:58 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — New Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. will meet China’s top diplomat Wednesday to discuss long-simmering disputes in the South China Sea, as he wades into foreign policy dilemmas that include the U.S.-China rivalry in the region. Chinese Foreign...

Play tells story of filling in pools rather than integrating

Jul. 02, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — As American citizens celebrated freedom and liberty in their nation on Independence Day, 1961, a government founded on notions of the inalienable human rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness took action at a local level to deny those rights to their fellow...

Podcast dramas morph to TV shows in Hollywood reappraisal

Jun. 27, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Listened to any good television shows lately? If you're glued to a scripted podcast drama, you may be auditioning a potential TV series — a result of Hollywood’s demand for small-screen material and the realization that podcasts beyond nonfiction are a...

Stars turn out for Dior's 19,000 blooms at Paris show

Jun. 24, 2022 19:38 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Flowers, art, and Dior’s world-famous ateliers collided on Friday for a sweet-smelling explosion of creativity. The house's Paris Fashion Week show was an homage to late British painter Duncan Grant and celebrated member of London’s Bloomsbury Group, who died in 1978. ...

James Rado, who co-created groundbreaking ‘Hair,’ dies at 90

Jun. 22, 2022 15:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — James Rado, co-creator of the groundbreaking hippie musical “Hair,” which celebrated protest, pot and free love and paved the way for the sound of rock on Broadway, has died. He was 90. Rado died Tuesday night in New York City of cardio respiratory arrest,...

Lincoln birthplace to observe Juneteenth with presentations

Jun. 14, 2022 04:03 AM EDT

HODGENVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park is observing Juneteenth with two free presentations. Ranger Layton Carr will lead a discussion at 11 a.m. Saturday about Abraham Lincoln’s legacy in pushing for emancipation and how that led to the...

'A Strange Loop’ makes history at Tonys; ‘Company’ wins 5

Jun. 13, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — “A Strange Loop,” an irreverent, sexually frank work about Blackness and queerness took home the best new musical crown at the Tony Awards on Sunday, as voters celebrated Broadway’s most racially diverse season by choosing an envelope-pushing Black voice. ...

Philip Baker Hall, of 'Hard Eight,' 'Seinfeld,' dies at 90

Jun. 13, 2022 15:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Philip Baker Hall, the prolific character actor of film and theater who starred in Paul Thomas Anderson's first movies and who memorably hunted down a long-overdue library book in “Seinfeld,” has died. He was 90. Holly Wolfle Hall, the actor's wife of nearly 40...

List of winners at 75th Tony Awards

Jun. 12, 2022 23:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The list of winners at the 75th Tony Awards, being held Sunday in New York: — Best Musical: “A Strange Loop” — Best Play: “The Lehman Trilogy.” — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play: Simon Russell...

Tonys Latest | ‘A Strange Loop’ wins for best new musical

Jun. 12, 2022 23:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Tony Awards (all times local): 11 p.m. “A Strange Loop,” an utterly unforgettable, idiosyncratic trip into one man’s psyche, has won the best new musical Tony Award, beating more commercial fare. Michael R....