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Mar 27, 2014

Book Talk: Roddy Doyle on music and language in ‘The Guts’

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Award-winning Irish author Roddy Doyle brings a few of his earliest characters back in his latest book, “The Guts”, an achingly funny novel about some of life’s more serious issues.

Doyle is on his familiar Dublin turf in the book about Jimmy Rabbitte, the former manager of an Irish soul band who appeared in his first book “The Commitments” in 1987.

Mar 21, 2014

Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ unleashes a genie on Broadway

NEW YORK, March 21 (Reuters) – It has a flying carpet, a
cave full of treasures and show-stopping songs, but critics said
on Friday the Broadway debut of Disney’s “Aladdin” lacks
the magic of the original Oscar-winning animated film.

The tale of the street urchin Aladdin, who wins the heart of
Princess Jasmine, unleashes the Genie from the lamp and battles
the evil Jafar, was the top-grossing film of 1992, and picked up
Academy Awards for best original score and song for “A Whole New
World.”

Mar 20, 2014

Quest for mythical book takes TV’s ‘Da Vinci’s Demons’ to New World

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci leaves the feuding, scheming and sexual intrigues of 15th century Florence behind as he sets off for the mysterious New World in the second season of TV’s “Da Vinci’s Demons” that begins on Saturday.

Da Vinci, depicted as an old, bearded man in a widely accepted self-portrait, is a 25-year-old swashbuckling inventor and artist in the historical fantasy series that tells the “untold” story before he painted the “Mona Lisa” and the “Last Supper.”

Mar 20, 2014

Designer L’Wren Scott committed suicide by hanging: official

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Fashion designer L’Wren Scott, found dead in her high-rise Manhattan apartment on Monday, committed suicide by hanging, the New York City medical examiner’s office said on Wednesday.

Police had been treating the death of the 49-year-old former model and stylist who was the girlfriend of Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger as an apparent suicide after finding the her body with a scarf around her neck.

Mar 19, 2014

Singer Audra McDonald returns to Broadway as Billie Holiday

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Five-time Tony Award-winning singer Audra McDonald, just finishing a 30-city tour, is heading back to Broadway next week as legendary American jazz singer Billie Holiday in “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill.”

The musical is based on one of Holiday’s last performances, when she was in poor health, singing in a small, intimate Philadelphia bar before a handful of people just a month before she died in 1959.

Mar 18, 2014

Rolling Stones cancel Australian concert after L’Wren Scott death

SYDNEY/NEW YORK, March 18 (Reuters) – The Rolling Stones
cancelled a concert in Australia, leaving their ‘Down Under’
tour in limbo on Tuesday, after lead singer Mick Jagger’s
girlfriend L’Wren Scott was found dead in her Manhattan
apartment.

Scott, a fashion designer and former model, was found
hanging from a scarf on Monday, police said, adding they were
treating her death as suicide.

Mar 18, 2014

Fashion’s L’Wren Scott found dead in NYC in apparent suicide

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Celebrated fashion designer L’Wren Scott, the girlfriend of Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger, was found dead from an apparent suicide in her Manhattan apartment on Monday, police said.

Scott, a former model whose slim-fitting dresses were favorites among Hollywood’s A-list stars such as Nicole Kidman, Amy Adams and Penelope Cruz, was found hanging from a scarf.

Mar 17, 2014

Fashion designer, Mick Jagger girlfriend L’Wren Scott dead in NY

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Fashion designer L’Wren Scott, the girlfriend of Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger, was found dead in her apartment on Monday from an apparent suicide, according to a law enforcement official. She was 47.

Scott, a former model whose sexy gowns were favorites among A-list Hollywood stars such as Nicole Kidman, Amy Adams and Penelope Cruz, was found hanging from a scarf in her apartment.

Mar 14, 2014

New York Asian art auctions bring buyers from around the world

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Ancient ritual wine vessels, modern contemporary paintings and masterpieces representing Buddhism, Hinduism, Daoism and Shintoism are among the highlights of Asian art sales in New York next week.

The Asia Week auctions at Christie’s and Sotheby’s will feature thousands of items in a series of sales that could top $100 million. Last spring’s auctions totaled more than $130 million in sales.

Mar 14, 2014

‘Rocky’ musical packs punch on Broadway with rousing finale

NEW YORK, March 14 (Reuters) – With its full-size boxing
ring, giant video screens and techno wizardry, “Rocky” the
musical thrilled audiences on Broadway with its rousing finale,
but critics said overall it wasn’t a knockout.

The musical, which opened on Thursday night, is based on the
1976 film starring Sylvester’s Stallone that won a best picture
Oscar about a struggling boxer in south Philadelphia who falls
for a shy, local girl and gets his once-in-a-lifetime chance to
fight the reigning champion.

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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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