Performing Arts

US-based actor Jan Triska dies after fall from Prague bridge

Sep 25, 2017

Jan Triska, an actor who moved to the U.S. after being banned by the Czechoslovak Communist regime, has died, more than a day after he fell from Prague's iconic Charles Bridge

The Sun rises in new play about Murdoch's tabloid revolution

Sep 23, 2017

Rupert Murdoch has power, wealth _ and legions of detractors, who say the media mogul's tabloids and TV stations have fueled crass celebrity culture, phone hacking and fake news

On the road: Nobel laureate Soyinka to teach in South Africa

Sep 23, 2017

Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka says being an itinerant teacher has become "a way of life" as he takes up a post as visiting professor at the University of Johannesburg

Anthony Rapp embarks, thrilled, on 'Star Trek: Discovery'

Sep 21, 2017

Always on the vanguard in promoting diversity and tolerance, "Star Trek: Discovery" takes the next "Star Trek"-ian step by including in its crew an openly gay character played by an openly gay actor, Anthony Rapp

Boston kicks off a year of US tributes to Leonard Bernstein

Sep 21, 2017

Leonard Bernstein would have turned 100 next year _ a remembrance that's being celebrated in the composer-conductor's Massachusetts birthplace

Bolshoi opera singer Zurab Sotkilava dies at 80

Sep 18, 2017

The Bolshoi Theater has announced that renowned Soviet and Russian opera singer Zurab Sotkilava has died

McDonaugh's 'Three Billboards' wins TIFF audience award

Sep 17, 2017

Martin McDonaugh's "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" has won the Toronto International Film Festival's People's Choice Award

Women's Hall of Fame to induct 10, mark NY women's vote

Sep 15, 2017

The National Women's Hall of Fame will add 10 inductees during a weekend that will also celebrate the 100th anniversary of women securing the right to vote in New York

J.P. Donleavy, author of 'The Ginger Man,' dies at age 91

Sep 14, 2017

J.P. Donleavy, the incorrigible Irish-American author and playwright whose ribald debut novel "The Ginger Man" was censored and scorned, but eagerly read and later embraced as a groundbreaking classic, has died

Marc Jacobs closes out Fashion Week with an operatic finale

Sep 14, 2017

Marc Jacobs closed out Fashion Week with an operatic aria, and a show that was otherwise totally silent

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