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Broadway legend Chita Rivera makes triumphant return in ‘The Visit’

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Nearly 60 years after she won fame in “West Side Story,” actress, dancer and singer Chita Rivera is back on Broadway as a very wealthy widow seeking revenge in “The Visit.” The one-act musical about greed, … Continue reading

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Pop star Justin Bieber settles lawsuit with Florida photographer

MIAMI (Reuters) – A lawsuit against pop star Justin Bieber over an incident involving a photographer in Miami has been resolved, according to attorneys. A lawyer for photographer Jeffrey Binion declined to comment further and wouldn’t say when the agreement … Continue reading

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Ensemble cast numbs pain of life in ‘Anesthesia’ at Tribeca

NEW YORK (Reuters) – An ensemble cast led by actors Sam Waterston, Glenn Close and Kristen Stewart numb themselves to the challenges and disappointments of life in “Anesthesia,” an indie drama about how a violent act connects the lives of … Continue reading

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‘American Sniper’ cancellation draws Maryland lawmaker’s ire

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A state lawmaker launched an online campaign on Friday to overturn a decision to cancel a screening of “American Sniper” at the University of Maryland after a Muslim student group objected to the film about a U.S. … Continue reading

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‘Virgin Mountain,’ ‘Democrats’ win Tribeca Film Festival prizes

NEW YORK (Reuters) – “Virgin Mountain,” a Danish-Icelandic film about late bloomers and first love, won the best narrative award at the 14th Tribeca Film Festival and “Democrats,” which follows the quest for democracy in Zimbabwe, was named best documentary. … Continue reading

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Olympian Bruce Jenner makes transgender history by identifying as a woman

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Olympic gold medalist and reality TV star Bruce Jenner said on Friday that he identifies as a woman, becoming the most high-profile American to come out as transgender. The 65-year-old Jenner made the declaration in a … Continue reading

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Beethoven, Jarvis, Sherlock: eclectic BBC Proms line-up announced

LONDON (Reuters) – Beethoven’s piano concertos and Sibelius’ symphonies will jostle with Jarvis Cocker and an evening of Sherlock Holmes-inspired music at the 120th BBC Proms festival of classical music in London this summer, the organizers said on Thursday. The … Continue reading

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Sundance London offshoot to return next year after break

LONDON (Reuters) – The London version of the Sundance Film Festival will return to the British capital in 2016 after taking a year off, organizers said on Thursday. Founded by Hollywood actor Robert Redford in 1981, the Sundance Institute said … Continue reading

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No problemo! Schwarzenegger takes first dramatic role in ‘Maggie’

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger reveals his dramatic, tender side and sheds a few tears as a farmer struggling to care for his dying daughter in “Maggie,” an unconventional zombie film. The drama that premiered at the … Continue reading

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‘Top Gear’ host James May says won’t return without Clarkson

LONDON (Reuters) – “Top Gear” host James May said Thursday he would not return to the top-rated motoring show without co-host Jeremy Clarkson, who was sacked by the BBC last month for attacking a colleague. May, 52, who hosted “Top … Continue reading

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