Performing arts

Elton John performs in concert during the opening night of his "Farewell Yellow Brick Road World Tour" at the PPL Center on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Allentown, Pa. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)
September 12, 2018 - 3:14 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Elton John kicked off the second night of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour like a confident, electrified pro. The nearly three-hour concert Tuesday in Philadelphia began with "Bennie and the Jets," as John pounded away at the piano and took in a long applause at the song's...
Read More
September 10, 2018 - 4:51 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian authorities have detained two artists over a theatre production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Cultural official Shahram Karami told the official IRNA news agency Monday that Iran's judiciary had ordered the detention of the play's director, Maryam Kazemi,...
Read More
FILE - In this May 24 2013, file photo, Gene Cornish, of The Rascals, performs at Hard Rock Live! in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. A theater official says Rock & Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Gene Cornish of The Rascals collapsed on stage while performing in Montana. The Billings Gazette reports the 74-year-old Cornish was taken to a hospital after the incident Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. There was no immediate word on his condition. (Photo by Jeff Daly/Invision/AP)
September 08, 2018 - 2:14 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A theater official says Rock & Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Gene Cornish of The Rascals collapsed on stage while performing in Montana. The Billings Gazette reports the 74-year-old Cornish was taken to a hospital Friday. There was no immediate word on his condition...
Read More
Louis Farrakhan, from left, Rev. Al Sharpton, Rev. Jesse Jackson and former President Bill Clinton attend the funeral service for Aretha Franklin at Greater Grace Temple, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in Detroit. Franklin died Aug. 16, 2018 of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
August 31, 2018 - 9:31 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Former presidents and preachers joined a parade of singers Friday in a hip-swaying, piano-pounding farewell to Aretha Franklin, remembering the Queen of Soul as a powerful force for musical and political change and a steadfast friend and family member. "Aretha's singing challenged...
Read More
FILE - This Jan. 8, 1969 file photo shows dancer-choreographer Paul Taylor in New York. Taylor, a giant of modern dance, has died Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018 at Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan. He was 88. (AP Photo, File)
August 30, 2018 - 12:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Taylor, a towering figure in American modern dance who, in a career that spanned more than six decades, created a vast body of work that reflected both the giddy highs and the depraved lows of the human condition, has died. He was 88. Spokeswoman Lisa Labrado told The...
Read More
FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2016, file photo, Carrie Ann Inaba arrives at night two of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Inaba and television personality Ross Matthews will co-host this year’s Miss America competition. Pageant officials made the announcement Wednesday, Aug. 29. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
August 29, 2018 - 3:44 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — "Dancing with the Stars" host Carrie Ann Inaba and television personality Ross Mathews will co-host this year's Miss America competition. Pageant officials made the announcement Wednesday. Inaba was the pageant's choreographer for many years, but will be hosting the show...
Read More
FILE- In this Sept. 22, 1994, file photo, american playwright Neil Simon answers questions during an interview in Seattle, Wash. Simon, a master of comedy whose laugh-filled hits such as "The Odd Couple," "Barefoot in the Park" and his "Brighton Beach" trilogy dominated Broadway for decades, died on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. He was 91. (AP Photo/Gary Stuart, File)
August 26, 2018 - 10:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — When master playwright Neil Simon accepted the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 2006, he was visibly nervous. But his gentle humor was evident. "It took me six years to write my first play," he said, recalling that he found the title for "Come Blow Your Horn" from one of his...
Read More
FILE- In this Sept. 22, 1994, file photo, american playwright Neil Simon answers questions during an interview in Seattle, Wash. Simon, a master of comedy whose laugh-filled hits such as "The Odd Couple," "Barefoot in the Park" and his "Brighton Beach" trilogy dominated Broadway for decades, died on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. He was 91. (AP Photo/Gary Stuart, File)
August 26, 2018 - 3:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Playwright Neil Simon, a master of comedy whose laugh-filled hits such as "The Odd Couple," ''Barefoot in the Park" and his "Brighton Beach" trilogy dominated Broadway for decades, has died. He was 91. Simon died early Sunday of complications from pneumonia at New York Presbyterian...
Read More
FILE- In this July 2, 1977, file photo, playwright Neil Simon, right, poses for a photo on the set of "The Cheap Detective" with Dom DeLuise. Simon, a master of comedy whose laugh-filled hits such as "The Odd Couple," "Barefoot in the Park" and his "Brighton Beach" trilogy dominated Broadway for decades, died on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. He was 91. (AP Photo, File)
August 26, 2018 - 3:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the death of playwright Neil Simon (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Hollywood and Broadway actor Matthew Broderick says his owes his career to playwright Neil Simon. Broderick in 1983 made both his Broadway debut in Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs" and his movie debut in...
Read More
This 2008 photo provided by Richard Haughton shows Lindsay Kemp. On Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, the influential British dancer, choreographer and mime artist, known for tutoring singers David Bowie and Kate Bush during his career, died at 80. (Richard Haughton via AP)
August 25, 2018 - 5:37 pm
LONDON (AP) — Influential British dancer, choreographer and mime artist Lindsay Kemp, known for tutoring singers David Bowie and Kate Bush during his career, has died at 80. Director Nendie Pinto-Duschinsky, who is making a documentary called "Lindsay Kemp's Last Dance," said Saturday that Kemp...
Read More

Pages