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May 29, 2015

Actor Jim Parsons takes on heavenly role in ‘An Act of God’

NEW YORK (Reuters) – With two winged angels at his side, actor Jim Parsons assumes a divine role as he reveals another story of the six days of creation and issues a revised version of the Ten Commandments in the new Broadway comedy “An Act of God.”

Parsons, a multiple Emmy winner for his role as the nerdy scientist Sheldon Cooper in the hit TV comedy “The Big Bang Theory,” is God in the play that opened on Thursday night for a limited run at Studio 54.

May 29, 2015
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Jewish and Arab youths promote harmony in Israel through music

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(Members of the Polyphony Quartet from left; Revital Bendersky, Mahdi Saadi, Shir Semmel and Feras Machour pose together at All Souls Church in New York May 27, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid)

Arab and Jewish students in Israel are trying to bridge the gap between their two communities one note at a time through classical music programs that bring together some of the country’s best musicians.

May 27, 2015

Tracy Morgan settles lawsuit with Wal-Mart for undisclosed sum

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Comedian Tracy Morgan and other people injured in a crash with a Wal-Mart Stores Inc truck last year have reached an out-of-court settlement for an undisclosed sum with the world’s largest retailer, court documents filed on Wednesday showed.

Morgan, who starred in the TV show “30 Rock” and the late night comedy sketch show “Saturday Night Live,” was badly injured and comedian James ‘Jimmy Mack’ McNair was killed in the June 7 accident on the New Jersey Turnpike.

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.

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