Matthew Kraemer named conductor of Louisiana PhilharmonicJanuary 17, 2023 GMT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Conductor Matthew Kraemer will become the new music director for the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in July, the orchestra announced Tuesday.
Kraemer will succeed Carlos Miguel Prieto, who has served as musical director for 17 seasons.
Oscars add Mila Kunis, John Travolta as presentersMarch 11, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Travolta, Mila Kunis and Wesley Snipes are among the latest batch of celebrities who have been added to the Oscars telecast, producers Will Packer and Shayla Cowan said Friday.
Chenoweth, Miranda, Rivera and more to celebrate BroadwaySeptember 20, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Many of Broadway's biggest lights — including Kristin Chenoweth, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Chita Rivera and Idina Menzel — will make appearances at Sunday's TV celebration of Broadway’s return.
Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 30-June 5May 24, 2021 GMT
Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 30-June 5:
May 30: Actor Ruta Lee (“High Rollers,” “What’s My Line?”) is 86. Actor Keir Dullea (“2001: A Space Odyssey”) is 85. Guitarist Lenny Davidson of The Dave Clark Five is 77.
Broadway stars stream, rock stars stay off road amid virusMarch 17, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — From helping others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here's a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness in the elderly and those with pre-existing medical conditions...
The Latest: Joaquin Phoenix thanks Oscars seat filler guruFebruary 10, 2020 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 92nd Academy Awards, which are being bestowed Sunday at the Dolby Theatre (all times local):...
’Tis the season: Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lights upDecember 5, 2019 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — One of the brightest signs of the holiday season has come to light. The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree was officially turned on Wednesday night, at an event featuring celebrities including Idina Menzel, Lea Michele and Ne-Yo among the performers...
‘Frozen 2’ aiming to build on the power of the originalNovember 18, 2019 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Idina Menzel first started performing “Let It Go” live in concerts, she thought the lyrics and soaring vocals would empower all those young girls in the audience dressed up as Elsa...
Broadway musical ‘Wicked’ turns 15 with a partyOctober 25, 2018 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Fifteen years ago, one of the top films in the land was "Finding Nemo" and Shania Twain played the Super Bowl halftime show...
‘Frozen’ singer Idina Menzel warms up for icy Super Bowl Live gigJanuary 25, 2018 GMT
Idina Menzel has done it before. Once. In New York City. On New Years Eve. In Times Square.
Idina Menzel ready for spotlight at Super BowlJanuary 29, 2015 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Broadway star Idina Menzel says Whitney Houston's rendition of the national anthem is her favorite version, but she's looking to make the song her own this Sunday.
Menzel said singing the anthem before Super Bowl 49 is the culmination of a lifelong dream, one forged on Sundays watching football with her father.