'A Strange Loop’ makes history at Tonys; ‘Company’ wins 5
“A Strange Loop,” an irreverent, sexually frank work about Blackness and queerness took home the best new musical crown at the Tony Awards on Sunday, as voters celebrated Broadway’s most racially diverse season by choosing an envelope-pushing Black voice.
Michael Che on comedy and controversy
For "Saturday Night Live" star and writer Michael Che, the first Black anchor of "Weekend Update," and star of the HBO series, "That Damn Michael Che," standup is his first, and possibly deepest, love. Che talks with CBS News' Tony Dokoupil about growing up a "very curious" child, and why he's "just trying to grow up and not get killed."news.yahoo.com
‘I Get Why His Ex Wife Can’t Leave This Man Alone’: Tamar Braxton and Fans Share Risqué Comments After Leaked Nude Footage of Jesse Williams
On the same day Jesse Williams received a Tony Award nomination, footage of the naked actor surfaced online. On Monday, May 9, the 40-year-old received […]news.yahoo.com
Risking jail and Church ire, Russian priests condemn Ukraine conflict
Since Russia launched its military action on February 24, only a handful of priests from the Russian Orthodox Church led by Moscow Patriarch Kirill -- which counts some 150 million believers across the world -- have spoken out openly against the Kremlin's military campaign. Among them, Father Georgy Edelshtein, 89, says there is no doubt that "Russia is the agressor, and Ukraine the victim." His friend, Father Ioann Burdin has been fined for his sermons on the matter and has left active service, thinking about whether to stay in the Church as he faces a three-year prison sentence for a repeat offence.news.yahoo.com
Anti-trans legislation, plus, Broadway is back : It's Been a Minute
Legislation targeting transgender Americans and trans children has increased sharply in the last year. Guest host Ari Shapiro speaks with the Florida mother of a trans daughter about how their family is coping with that state's new, more restrictive policies. Then, Ari discusses how this wave of law-making differs from so-called "moral panics" of past decades — and why that matters — with historian Jules Gill-Peterson, of Johns Hopkins University.Then, Broadway is back and bigger than ever, with 16 new shows opening this month. But this Broadway burst hasn't been immune to the pandemic. "Macbeth" director Sam Gold talks to Ari about having to go onstage himself this month, when too many of his cast tested positive for Covid; and about what feels different as actors and audiences try to get back to normal. You can follow us on Twitter @NPRItsBeenAMin and email us at email@example.com
The Chris Thomas Band performing with The Jacksonville Symphony
The Chris Thomas Big Band with the Jacksonville symphony strings presents RAT PACK at Times-Union Center Feb 4 & 5, 7:30pm. Show features CTB 18 piece big band feat. Chris Thomas with special guests Cortnie Frazier (local favorite and performed with Post Modern Jukebox) and Olivia Donalson (currently on Broadway in Aladdin, just landed a lead role in SIX). This will be Chris Thomas’ last public performance of 2022. The band is continuing on fulfilling events as Bold City Classics featuring multiple singers.