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June 23, 2017 5:17 PM White House Condemns Johnny Depp's Assassination Joke, Calls It "Sad"

"I hope that some of Mr. Depp’s colleagues will speak out against this type of rhetoric as strongly," the White House statement read. Johnny Depp has sparked controversy for joking about assassinating Donald Trump during an appearance at a large festival in Britain, the latest example of artists using violent imagery when dealing with the president 38

June 21, 2017 11:24 PM ‘Cats’ to close on Broadway, begin national tour in January 2019

“Cats” will close on Dec. 30 after 593 regular performances. The Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award-winning musical will close its doors on Dec. 30 after 16 previews and 593 regular performances. The show, directed by Trevor Nunn with choreography by Tony winner Andy Blankenbuehler, opened in July 2016. The current cast of “Cats” includes 12

June 18, 2017 12:25 AM Officer Jeronimo Yanez verdict only widens divide between police, community

Activists and police wonder whether the tension can subside. For black Minnesotans, the acquittal of Jeronimo Yanez in the fatal shooting of Philando Castile was the latest sign of a criminal justice system that delivers only heartbreak. “The first thing I thought is the system is a joke,” said Lewis McCaleb, 19, of Minneapolis, who just graduated from the High School 24

June 16, 2017 8:04 PM Bill Cosby's relationship with African Americans is anything but black and white

A Philadelphia jury has been deadlocked on reaching an answer to the question that has been hovering over Bill Cosby for more than two years — his guilt or innocence in the sexual assault of a former Temple University basketball staffer. (a) A beloved, heroic figure who broke down several barriers as an artist, educator, philanthropist and creator of “The Cosby 10

June 16, 2017 10:35 AM Fraternity wins jury decision in lawsuit over co-ed rule

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – A fraternity has won a jury verdict in its lawsuit against a private liberal arts college in Connecticut that closed the frat house after announcing a requirement that residential fraternities accept women. The jury decision Thursday found Wesleyan University violated the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act, made negligent misrepresentations 17

June 14, 2017 10:38 PM Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor megafight finalized for Aug. 26

What began as a talk for a fight many perceived as impossible between a boxing legend and the biggest star in mixed martial arts is now a reality. Former pound-for-pound king and five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. made the official announcement on social media Wednesday, confirming that he will exit a 23-month retirement at age 40 to face Conor 20

June 12, 2017 2:51 PM 'An amazing celebration for the 305,' as two Miami grads win Tony Awards

Two graduates of the Miami arts high school that the Florida Legislature threatened to defund this spring won Tony Awards Sunday night at Radio City Musical Hall for their work on Broadway. Miami’s Alex Lacamoire, a New World School of the Arts alumnus who won a Tony for helping write the music to last year’s smash hit “Hamilton,” won his third Tony Award 13

June 12, 2017 1:07 PM Et Tu, Delta? Shakespeare in the Park Sponsors Withdraw From Trump-Like ‘Julius Caesar’

New York’s Public Theater lost financial support from two high-profile corporate donors, Delta Air Lines and Bank of America, on Sunday amid intense criticism of its production of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar,” which depicts the assassination of a Trump-like Roman ruler. The companies’ decisions came after days of criticism online and in right-leaning 28

June 12, 2017 5:34 AM The 71st Annual Tony Awards: TV Review

Kevin Spacey debuted as emcee of Broadway's annual honors ceremony, with 'Dear Evan Hansen' and 'Hello, Dolly!' receiving much of the love. Ever since it was announced that Kevin Spacey would host the 71st Annual Tony Awards, the two-time Oscar winner has made it part of his shtick that he was way down the list of potential emcees, and got the job only after 24

June 12, 2017 3:11 AM Tony Awards 2017: ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Wins Best New Musical, ‘Oslo’ Wins Best New Play

• The best musical revival prize went to a nostalgic revival of “Hello, Dolly!” starring Bette Midler, who won the best actress award and gave a stem-winding speech in accepting it. “Dear Evan Hansen,” a daringly unflinching exploration of loss, lies and loneliness in a high school community, won key prizes as the Tony Awards got underway on Sunday night 96 10