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May 21, 2015

‘Mad Men’ creator muses on series and that Coca-Cola commercial

NEW YORK, May 20 (Reuters) – “Mad Men” creator Matthew
Weiner offered insights in the creation of his acclaimed
television drama about the dark side of advertising in the 1960s
and explained the significance of the Coca-Cola ad that ended
the series on Sunday.

In a talk with novelist A.M. Homes at the New York Public
Library on Wednesday night, the writer and director of the Emmy
award winning AMC drama said the final season was about an
inward journey for the characters, particularly its star, Don
Draper, played by actor Jon Hamm.

May 20, 2015

Talk show host David Letterman bids farewell on final ‘Late Show’

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Comedian David Letterman will sign off for the last time on CBS’s “Late Show” on Wednesday, concluding a 33-year career on late-night television with a show that promises to be full of surprises, a run across the stage and his final Top Ten List.

The 68-year-old host, famed for his quick wit, sarcasm, offbeat humor, attitude and crazy stunts, hosted Hollywood stars and U.S. presidents in his final weeks of the show before handing the reins to comedian Stephen Colbert.

May 12, 2015

NY’s MoMA explores Yoko Ono’s influence through her early art

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Artist Yoko Ono’s career has spanned more than five decades and the Museum of Modern Art is celebrating her achievements with an exhibition of her early works showing how her ideas influenced the development of art in New York in the 1960s.

“Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960-1971,” which runs from May 17 through Sept. 7, includes about 125 early art pieces, works on paper, films, installations, performances and audio recordings.

May 12, 2015

New York’s MoMA explores Yoko Ono’s influence through her early art

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Artist Yoko Ono’s career has spanned more than five decades and the Museum of Modern Art is celebrating her achievements with an exhibition of her early works showing how her ideas influenced the development of art in New York in the 1960s.

“Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960-1971,” which runs from May 17 through Sept. 7, includes about 125 early art pieces, works on paper, films, installations, performances and audio recordings.

May 6, 2015

Kristin Chenoweth juggles dual roles as Tonys co-host, nominee

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Kristin Chenoweth, star of the Broadway musical “On the Twentieth Century,” will juggle two roles during the Tony Awards as a co-host and a nervous nominee for theater’s biggest honors but what she wants most is for her show to win this year.

Chenoweth, 46, won a Tony in 1999 for her role in the musical “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” but has never been in a Tony-winning show in her nearly 20-year career on Broadway.

May 4, 2015

East meets West in exhibition showing Chinese influence on fashion

NEW YORK, May 4 (Reuters) – East meets West in a new
exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art that juxtaposes the
influence of Chinese art, imagery and culture, from Imperial
China to the present day, on Western fashion and design.

With 150 dresses, gowns, costumes and accessories from 40
designers on display, “China Through the Looking Glass,” which
runs from May 7 to Aug. 16, is one of the biggest exhibitions
undertaken by the museum.

May 1, 2015

Soul singer Ben E. King, famous for song ‘Stand By Me,’ dies at 76

NEW YORK, May 1 (Reuters) – Soul and R&B singer Ben E. King,
famous for his deep, velvety baritone voice and the classic hit
song “Stand by Me,” died of natural causes in New Jersey at the
age of 76, his representative said on Friday.

“He passed away on Thursday,” said publicist Phil Brown,
adding funeral arrangements would be announced within days.

May 1, 2015

Lesbian heroine, profane puppet make it on broad-minded Broadway

NEW YORK, May 1 (Reuters) – A lesbian coming-out musical and
a comedy about a teenager with an out-of-control, foul-mouthed
sock puppet are proving that the off-kilter can kill it on
Broadway and bring in a younger, edgier audience.

“Fun Home,” adapted from lesbian cartoonist Alison Bechdel’s
graphic novel, led this week’s Tony nominations with 12 nods,
along with the post-World War Two musical “An American in
Paris,” showing the diversity and scope of Broadway productions.

Apr 28, 2015

‘An American in Paris,’ ‘Fun Home’ lead Broadway’s Tony nominations

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Two new musicals, “An American in Paris” with a score by Ira and George Gershwin and the lesbian coming-out story “Fun Home,” led the Tony nominations, theater’s highest honors, on Tuesday with 12 nods each.

Both shows earned nominations for the top prize, best musical. “An American in Paris” also scored nominations for leads Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope, as did Michael Cerveris and Beth Malone for their leading roles in “Fun Home.”

Apr 24, 2015

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 disparate people.

The film, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival this week and is set in New York City, shows the pain and loneliness of some of the city’s occupants.

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      "I am based in New York where I run the Reuters Lifestyle service, coordinating, editing and writing stories on topics ranging from family, food and fitness to travel, health and work issues in the Americas. Previously I worked in London as the European Health and Science correspondent and as a reporter covering legal, political and general news in Britain."
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