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Tony Award-winning choreographer Bob Avian dies at 83

Bob Avian, a Tony Award-winning choreographer who had a role in some of the most beloved and influential shows on Broadway, including Dreamgirls, A Chorus Line, Follies and Miss Saigon, has died. He was 83.

Lil Wayne, Kodak Black get clemency; Joe Exotic does not

Two rappers were among the entertainment figures included in a list of 140 people who were pardoned or had their sentences commuted by former U.S. President Donald Trump in a last-minute clemency flurry early Wednesday. But the news was not as good for one hopeful celebrity.

Tanya Roberts dead at 65 following early, inaccurate death reports

Tanya Roberts, who captivated James Bond in A View to a Kill and appeared in the sitcom That '70s Show, has died, several hours after she was mistakenly declared dead by her publicist and her partner. She was 65.

Seeking inclusion, Grammys change name of a music category

The Grammy Awards have changed the name of their best world music album category to the best global music album, an attempt to find "a more relevant, modern and inclusive term."

Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill earns a leading 15 Tony Award nominations

The nominations were pulled from just 18 eligible plays and musicals, a fraction of the 34 shows the season before.

Sandro Botticelli painting could auction for more than $80M, despite pandemic

Botticelli's 15th-century portrait of a nobleman in Young Man Holding a Roundel is the highlight of Sotheby's Masters Week sale series in New York in January.

Tiger King's Carole Baskin to appear on Dancing With the Stars

Carole Baskin, the reality TV star who became a pop culture sensation with Netflix's docuseries Tiger King, will appear in the next season of Dancing With the Stars alongisde TV and film actress Anne Heche, former NBA star Charles Oakley and Backstreet Boys singer A.J. McLean.

Rap at auction: Biggie's crown and Tupac Shakur letters

The rappers Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur are being united for an auction at Sotheby's, the first-ever dedicated hip-hop auction at a major international auction house.

Broadway musical Diana moving to Netflix due to COVID-19 closures

The Broadway musical Diana, which never made it to the stage because of COVID-19 closures, will premiere on Netflix instead.

Larry Kramer, playwright and AIDS activist, dies at 84

Larry Kramer, the playwright whose angry voice and pen raised theatergoers' consciousness about AIDS and roused thousands to militant protests in the early years of the epidemic, has died at 84.

Sing with Sting, tour Downton Abbey: Sotheby's to stage benefit auction

Win an acting lesson from Patrick Stewart. Record a song with Sting. Hang out with rockers The Strokes. Have a virtual coffee with Hillary Rodham Clinton. Those are just some of the offerings in an upcoming charity benefit online auction presented by Sotheby's.

Terrence McNally, Tony-winner for Ragtime and Kiss of the Spider Woman, dead at 81

Terrence McNally, one of America's great playwrights whose prolific career included winning Tony Awards for the plays Love! Valour! Compassion! and Master Class and the musicals Ragtime and Kiss of the Spider Woman, has died of complications from the coronavirus. He was 81.

Jerry Herman, renowned Hello, Dolly! composer, dies at 88

The renowned composer — creator of 10 Broadway shows and contributor to many more — died of pulmonary complications in Miami.

Irving Burgie, songwriter of Belafonte's calypso hit Day-O, dead at 95

Composer Irving Burgie, who helped popularize Caribbean music and co-wrote the enduring Harry Belafonte hit Day-O (The Banana Boat Song), has died at the age of 95.

Jane Fonda arrested protesting climate change in Washington

Actor and activist Jane Fonda was arrested at the U.S. Capitol on Friday while peacefully protesting climate change.

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