PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A lifetime achievement award has been offered — and rescinded — for "American Pie" singer Don McLean.
The 73-year-old announced Monday that he's receiving the George...
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In the half-century since the original "Mary Poppins" debuted, we've learned a lot about refined sugar, frankly none of it good. Doctors tell us it can lead to obesity, heart disease and all sorts of other detriments to our health.
Emily Blunt on the ‘daunting’ task of playing Mary Poppins
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Emily Blunt loves a challenge, and in the world of movie musicals there's no greater trial than following in the footsteps of Julie Andrews to bring one of her most iconic, and beloved, roles to the screen for the first time in over half a century.
Glad company: Trailer for Disney’s ‘Mary Poppins Returns’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A beloved nanny is preparing to take to the rooftops of London with her magical bag in time for Christmas.
Disney on Monday released a trailer for "Mary Poppins Returns." The musical sequel stars Emily Blunt in the role made famous by Julie Andrews in 1964.
Mary Poppins returns to Cherry Tree Lane to help the next generation of the Banks family through a personal loss.
Lin-Manuel Miranda plays her lamplighter friend, Jack.
Theater review: Strong vocal performances, cute kids carry ‘The Sound of Music’
Just hearing Lauren Kidwell sing “Climb E’vry Mountain” is almost worth the price of admission.
Watching adorable Sophia Massa sing and run around the stage as the youngest of the von Trapp children seals the deal.
All told, the national touring production of the venerable “The Sound of Music” that opened Thursday at the INB Performing Arts Center is a testament to the strengths of a classic show: great songs, performed well by characters we come to care about.
Sam Smith has admitted it was a "dream come true" when he got to meet 'Mary Poppins' star Julie Andrews at the Raise Your Voice Gala on Monday night (02.05.18).
The 25-year-old singer took time out from his busy schedule to perform at the event held at the Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall in New York City in support of surgeon Dr. Steven Zeitels, who removed polyps on his vocal cords saving his music career.
Julie Andrews praises McDormand’s ‘smart’ Oscar speech
By Michelle Locke
Winter had trespassed into spring the day I visited Mirabell Gardens in Salzburg, Austria, where Julie Andrews and the Von Trapp children sang and danced their way through “Do-Re-Mi.” Snowflakes stuck to my nose and eyelashes and also found their icy way down my neck.
Not that I cared. As a fan of “The Sound of Music” since forever, I was thrilled to skip in the footsteps of Maria & Co., snow and all.
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Winter had trespassed into spring the day I visited Mirabell Gardens in Salzburg, Austria, where Julie Andrews and the Von Trapp children sang and danced their way through "Do-Re-Mi." Snowflakes stuck to my nose and eyelashes and also found their icy way down my neck.
Not that I cared. As a fan of "The Sound of Music" since forever, I was thrilled to skip in the footsteps of Maria & Co., snow and all.
‘Sound of Music’ star Heather Menzies Urich dies at 68
More than 50 years after her star turn in "The Sound of Music," actress Heather Menzies Urich has died of brain cancer, her son told CNN. She was 68 years old.
Menzies Urich played Louisa von Trapp in the classic 1965 movie, alongside six other "von Trapp children."
She was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme about a month ago, and her health declined rapidly, her son Ryan Urich said.
He said his mother died Sunday, surrounded by loved ones at a family home in Canada.
‘Sound of Music’ actress Heather Menzies-Urich dies at 68
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Heather Menzies-Urich, who played one of the singing von Trapp children in the hit 1965 film, "The Sound of Music," has died. She was 68.
Her son, actor Ryan Urich, told Variety that his mother died late Sunday in Frankford, Ontario. She recently had been diagnosed with brain cancer.
‘Sister Act’ has a rapturous second coming at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
They have found new levels of fun and play in Sister Act, the musical that was such a hit at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres 18 months ago that they had to bring it back.
Its star, Regina Marie Williams, sparkles not simply because of Michael Brindisis highly carbonated direction, Rich Hamsons diva costumes or Sue Ellen Bergers pinpoint lighting.
Elvis house, Marilyn dresses, JFK radio up for auction
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Years before Elvis Presley became the King of Rock and Roll, the story goes, he lived in a small house up a hill from his elementary school in northeastern Mississippi and played with other kids in a nearby field. Fans now have a chance to buy that old home and land.
Emily Blunt is desperate for her oldest child to watch her play Mary Poppins before she sees the original Disney movie.
The 34-year-old actress will take on the titular role in musical 'Mary Poppins returns' - a sequel to the beloved 1964 classic which starred Julie Andrews as the magical nanny - and the British star "selfishly" wants her three-year-old daughter Hazel to see her in the movie without ever seeing the first film.
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Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler star as a couple who lose their daughter’s college fund and launch an illegal gambling operation in their basement. With Jason Mantzoukas, Nick Kroll, Allison Tolman. Written by Brendan O’Brien & Andrew Jay Cohen. Directed by Cohen. (1:28) R.
As the movie begins, the camera pans across a landscape, with fog giving way to snowy mountaintops, forests and vast bodies of water. Eventually we see a village and lush green hills.
The camera slowly zooms in on a lone figure standing in a field. After a twirl, Julie Andrews breaks into the movie’s title song.
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ALA.NI, "You & I" (Missing Piece Records)
ALA.NI's sleek, crystalline vocals recount the full cycle of an autobiographical, year-long affair on "You & I," her alluring debut created in a very determined yet timeless style.
A former backing vocalist for Blur, Mary J. Blige and Andrea Bocelli, ALA.NI was born in London to parents from Grenada and is now based in Paris.
Dick Van Dyke had a dialect coach "practically handcuffed" to him on the set of 'Mary Poppins Returns'.
The 91-year-old actor faced much mockery for his British accent in the original movie - in which he played both Jack-of-all-trades Bert, and bank director Mr. Dawes Sr - and so producers are taking no chances with his cameo in the sequel.
NEW YORK (AP) — Glenne Headly, an early member of the acclaimed Steppenwolf Theatre Company who went on to star in films and on TV, died Thursday night, according to her agent. She was 62. No cause of death or location was immediately available.
Tatyana Lubov brings modern take on “Cinderella” to INB stage May 11-14
When working with a story as universally beloved as “Cinderella,” even the slightest deviation from the source material has the potential to alienate audiences.
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U.S. box office (inflation-adjusted): $1,231,893,000Smart Rating: 93.36Release year: 1965Starring: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor ParkerA tuneful, heartwarming story, "The Sound of Music" is based on the real life story of the Von Trapp Family singers, one of the world's best-known concert groups in the era immediately preceding World War II. Julie Andrews plays the role of Maria, the tomboyish postulant at an Austrian abbey who becomes a governess in the home of a widowed naval captain with seven children, and brings a new love of life and music into the home.
Smart Rating: 95.47Genre: Children, MusicalStarring: Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Glynis JohnsWhen Jane (Karen Dotrice) and Michael (Matthew Garber), the children of the wealthy and uptight Banks family, are faced with the prospect of a new nanny, they are pleasantly surprised by the arrival of the magical Mary Poppins (Julie Andrews). Embarking on a series of fantastical adventures with Mary and her Cockney performer friend, Bert (Dick Van Dyke), the siblings try to pass on some of their nanny's sunny attitude to their preoccupied parents (David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns).
Smart Rating: 93.36Genre: MusicalStarring: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor ParkerA tuneful, heartwarming story, it is based on the real life story of the Von Trapp Family singers, one of the world's best-known concert groups in the era immediately preceding World War II. Julie Andrews plays the role of Maria, the tomboyish postulant at an Austrian abbey who becomes a governess in the home of a widowed naval captain with seven children, and brings a new love of life and music into the home.
Cinderella attains social consciousness.
That could be the headline for Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Tony Award-winning “Cinderella” that stops at the Palace in Waterbury for four shows, Friday through Sunday, Feb. 24-26.
Angela Lansbury has joined the cast of 'Mary Poppins Returns'.
The 91-year-old actress is the latest addition to director Rob Marshall's upcoming musical sequel, which will star Emily Blunt in the title role.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Angela will play a character called Balloon Lady, who features in author P.L. Travers' tales about the magical nanny.
A "practically perfect" British nanny and a flying chimney sweep compete for attention with 95 students tap-dancing at once when Ovation Theatre at Glenda Dawson High School presents the musical "Mary Poppins" at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26-28 and Feb. 2-4.
"These kids are amazing, and this might be the biggest show we have ever done," director Tim Unroe said.
University of Kansas gifted 700 signed celebrity portraits
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A University of Kansas professor is giving more than 700 autographed portraits of celebrities to one of the school's libraries.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports (http://bit.ly/2fJdDQV ) associate film and media studies professor John Tibbetts will give the portraits to the Kenneth Spencer Research Library.
Tibbetts interviewed celebrities through his work as a professor and radio and television broadcaster.
For fans of musical theater, “Camelot” — with Richard Burton as King Arthur — is the stuff of legend, debuting on Broadway in 1960 with Julie Andrews as Queen Guenevere and Robert Goulet as her lover, Sir Lancelot.
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Castle design: The Sioux City school board selected the architectural design of F.S. Allen, of Joliet, Ill., for the new high school that will be in a Normal castle style. There will be a large 80-foot tower at the entrance in the south facade and four towers at each corner. Estimated cost, exclusive of heating and ventilation, is $76,000.