Virginia priest on leave over youth interaction complaints
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Catholic diocese in Virginia is assessing complaints against a priest concerning his interactions with children.
News outlets report that Bishop of Richmond Barry Knestout has stressed that Rev. Joseph Metzger of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Norfolk is not accused of child sexual abuse.
Judge: Dodge City poll site would bring more voter confusion
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Opening a new polling site in the historic Wild West town of Dodge City, Kansas, just days before the election is not in the public's interest because it would likely create more voter confusion, a federal judge ruled Thursday.
Attorney: Not possible to open Dodge City polling site
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An attorney for the elections official who sent newly registered voters a notice with the wrong location for its lone polling site in Dodge City has told a federal judge that it is "not humanly possible" at this late date to open a second polling site before the November election.
MIAMI (AP) — Matthew Morrison, Rachel Bloom, Deborah Cox and Wayne Brady will lead several Broadway and TV stars at a benefit later this month to aid victims of the Florida high school shooting that killed 17.
The show called "From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert For Parkland, USA" is set for April 16 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. All proceeds will be donated to Marjory Stoneman Douglas Victims' Fund and Shine MSD, which advocates for arts in the Parkland community.
The music is the magic in the hit musical, "The Bodyguard," currently making its first U.S. national tour.
The show, part of the 2017-18 PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh, stops Feb. 27 to March 4 for eight performances at the Benedum Center. Pittsburgh.
Performing the lead role in a musical is always a challenge for a singer, especially while touring through a frigid North American winter.
In the case of "The Bodyguard," which runs Jan. 16-28 at the Fisher Theater, the bar is especially high. The musical, after all, is based upon the 1992 Whitney Houston-Kevin Costner film, and the songs the lead character sings were chosen to showcase Houston's amazing, octave-spanning range.
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and the Shubert Organization present “The Bodyguard” as part of the show’s first U.S. National tour. The show will play the Academy of Music from Feb. 21-26, and star Grammy Award-nominated and multi-platinum R&B/pop recording artist and film/TV actress Deborah Cox as Rachel Marron.
Deborah Cox says Whitney Houston role is ‘in good hands’
NEW YORK (AP) — There's one important person to thank for Deborah Cox stepping into Whitney Houston's shoes for the national tour of "The Bodyguard." That person would be Whitney Houston herself.
Cox and Houston were label-mates and friends, with the late pop star mentoring the Canadian singer and often telling Cox to put family first.
Deborah Cox confident about Whitney Houston role
NEW YORK (AP) — Lifetime TV's "The Balancing Act" will feature several Broadway productions this summer, including behind-the-curtain peeks on "An American in Paris," ''Finding Neverland" and "The King and I."
The shows will be included in a six-part "Broadway Balances America" series that offers viewers a look at the cast and crew who make the shows possible. "The Balancing Act" will launch its third season Aug. 8.