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  • Team behind Tony Awards to produce Kennedy Center Honors

    Producers who have created the Tony Awards show for the past 12 years will be given a "clean slate" and a mandate to update the "Kennedy Center Honors," marking a new direction for the CBS broadcast for the first time in nearly four decades.
  • 'Other' Ray Charles dies at 96; Emmy-winning composer backed Perry Como

    'Other' Ray Charles dies at 96; Emmy-winning composer backed Perry Como
    Ray Charles, an Emmy-winning choral director, lyricist and composer who worked with Perry Como for three decades, sang the theme song for the television sitcom "Three's Company" and didn't mind being known as "the other Ray Charles," died Monday at his...

    Lily Tomlin, performing in Bethlehem, is 75 and busier than ever

    When Lily Tomlin is asked what's left for her to accomplish, she pauses — for good reason. The iconic humorist-actor has not just been a television and film star. Tomlin, 75, also has been a Hollywood fixture for generations. During the '60s,...

    Sound of civil rights rings out in resurrected Staple Singers records

     Sound of civil rights rings out in resurrected Staple Singers records
    Occasionally, for reasons of fate or coincidence, sounds from the past converge in the present at key moments. Consider the Staple Singers, whose gospel recordings starting in the early 1960s carried them through the next four decades and included...

    Kennedy Center: Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga sing for Sting

    Meryl Streep, David Letterman, Bruno Mars and Lady Gaga helped pay tribute Sunday at the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington. This year's recipients were singer Al Green, ballerina Patricia McBride, actor Tom Hanks, comedian/actress Lily Tomlin and...