Performing Arts
  • by Patrick Pacheco
    As more risk-taking productions like "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson" and "Book of Mormon" achieve popular and critical acclaim, it’s clear a new breed of Broadway player is emerging: It includes young actors, writers, directors, producers, and composers who are not satisfied to play bit roles in Broadway’s history; they're bent on altering its very arc. From ARTINFO.

  • This Feb. 28, 2007 file photo shows hip-hop mogul Chris Lighty in his office in New York. Lightly died of an apparent gunshot wound on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 at his home in the Bronx borough of New York. He was 44. Lighty was the man behind rap’s leading figures, helping them not only attain hit records, but lucrative careers outside of music. He had been a part of the rap scene for decades, working with pioneers like LL Cool J, KRS-One before starting his own management company, Violator.

    A hip-hop mogul who managed Sean "Diddy" Combs, 50 Cent and Mariah Carey was found dead in his New York City apartment Thursday in an apparent suicide, police said.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 12:00 AM EST
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  • If Chicago is the Windy City, then few blew there with as much impact as Von Freeman. The tenor saxophonist died August 11 at the Kindred Chicago Lakeshore Center just two months shy of his 89th birthday.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 8:00 PM EST
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  • In this Aug. 15, 2012 photo, Isaac Hernandez, Mexico's most internationally acclaimed male ballet dancer, rehearses in Mexico City. Hernandez wants to change ballet in Mexico and aims to lead his countrymen to the practice barre in hopes they will grab on and get hooked, just as he did as a boy.

    Just 22, Isaac Hernandez already had performed from Havana to Moscow to Jackson, Mississippi, not to mention four years as a professional with the San Francisco Ballet.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 10:30 AM EST
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