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FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2015 file photo, Actors' Equity President Kate Shindle poses for a portrait in New York. At just 38, Shindle is the youngest president in Equity's history. Shindle, the president of the Actors' Equity Association and Miss America winner in 1998, will play the grown-up Allison in the national tour of the groundbreaking Broadway musical “Fun Home." (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP, File)

'Fun Home' national tour will be led by an ex-Miss America

A national tour of the groundbreaking Broadway musical "Fun Home" will be led by some theater veterans and one who is also a former beauty queen. Kate Shindle, the president of the Actors' Equity Association and 1998 Miss America winner, will play the grown-up Allison, alongside Robert Petkoff ("Ragtime") as ...

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2015, file photo, The Game takes a selfie with a fan as he arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Straight Outta Compton" at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)

The Game raises money for toddler who lost eye in shooting

The Game says he has raised $5,000 for a North Carolina boy who lost an eye after being shot in the face in May and left for dead next to his pregnant mother, who was killed in the attack. In an Instagram post , the rapper writes that Zachaeus Waters' ...

FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2015 file photo, Jerry Douglas, from left, Shawn Camp, John Warren and Charlie Cushman, of The Earls Of Leicester, pose in the press room with the award for best bluegrass album for "The Earls Of Leicester" at the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. The band os nominated for eight awards individually and as a group, including entertainers of the year, at this year’s International Bluegrass Music Awards. The awards show will be held on September 29 in Raleigh, N.C. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Earls of Leicester lead bluegrass award nominations

The Earls of Leicester are nominated for eight awards individually and as a group, including entertainers of the year, at this year's International Bluegrass Music Awards. The Grammy-winning musical group is the reigning entertainer of the year and leads the nominations announced Wednesday in Nashville, Tennessee. The Del McCoury Band ...

Musical 'The Bridges of Madison County' hits the road

On tour this winter is a Broadway musical about the one that got away, in more ways than one. "The Bridges of Madison County," with a superb score by Jason Robert Brown, starts an eight-month U.S. tour on Saturday that features both a story about a lost soul mate and ...

NC gov defends his self-published poet laureate

North Carolina's governor, facing criticism that he bypassed a traditional selection process in choosing a poet laureate with only two self-published books to her name, said Wednesday he seeks to give opportunities to those who aren't part of "elite groups." But Gov. Pat McCrory also said he would review the ...

Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk at Vinoy Park

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