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  • 'Venus in Fur' extended at TheatreWorks

    By Jennifer Mulson
    Updated: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    TheatreWorks has extended its current show, “Venus in Fur,” through April 13; theatreworkscs.org.

  • Erratic B.B. King performance makes fans blue

    Associated Press -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    ST. LOUIS — At 88, blues guitarist B.B. King is a living legend, a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer with his own satellite radio channel and a string of blues-themed restaurants in New York, Las Vegas and several other cities. Slowed by age and infirmity, including diabetes, King...

  • Peaches Geldof, daughter of Bob Geldof, dies unexpectedly at age 25

    Associated Press -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    LONDON — Peaches Geldof, the wild-child second daughter of Irish singer Bob Geldof who filled the pages of British tabloids with her late-night antics as she partied through the world of fashion and celebrity, was found dead Monday at age 25. There was no immediate word on the...

  • Tinseltown Talks

    By by Nick Thomas Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    Still pretty, perky, and petite, actress Jane Powell celebrated her 85th birthday on April 1. Best remembered for two popular MGM musicals in the '50s, Ms. Powell appeared in just eighteen other feature films between 1944-1958, although in later years she played more dramatic roles...

  • Barbara Walters sets May for TV exit

    Associated Press -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    NEW YORK — Barbara Walters plans to make her final appearance on "The View" on May 16, part of a daylong retirement celebration that will include ABC News naming its New York headquarters after her. Later that night, ABC will air a two-hour prime-time special on her career....

  • Legendary star Mickey Rooney dies at 93

    ANTHONY McCARTNEY, AP Entertainment Writer
    Updated: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    LOS ANGELES — Mickey Rooney, the pint-size, precocious actor and all-around talent whose more than 80-year career spanned silent comedies, Shakespeare, Judy Garland musicals, Andy Hardy stardom, television and the Broadway theater, died Sunday at age 93. Los Angeles Police...

  • Strait wins entertainer of the year at ACM Awards

    CHRIS TALBOTT, AP Music Writer
    Updated: Sun, Apr 6, 2014

    George Strait won his second entertainer of the year — 25 years after he won his first — and Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban teamed up to earn top honors Sunday night at a jam-packed Academy of Country Music Awards that had a little something for everyone. Strait's victory was...

  • As theaters struggle, Colorado coalition steps in

    DONNA BRYSON, Associated Press
    Updated: Sun, Apr 6, 2014

    DENVER — The Grand Theater in the southeastern Colorado town of Rocky Ford is the only cinema showing 3D movies in the 150 miles between Pueblo and Kansas — thanks to volunteer fundraising that allowed it to buy an $84,000 state-of-the-art projector to show digital films. That...

  • New play 'Camp David' retraces 1978 peace accord

    BRETT ZONGKER, Associated Press
    Published: Sat, Apr 5, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirty-six years after President Jimmy Carter made peace between Egypt and Israel, "Camp David" is now both history and theater. Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, returned to Washington on Thursday night to open a new play at Arena Stage about one of their greatest...

  • 'Jesus Christ Superstar' to tour North America

    Associated Press -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    NEW YORK — The 1970s rock opera "Jesus Christ Superstar" is being resurrected for a North American arena rock tour this summer, led by a former boy band member, an R&B siren and a punk icon. The musical written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice about the last days of Jesus...

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