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Saturday, Feb 22, 2014

Will Audra McDonald Play Billie Holiday?

Will Audra McDonald Play Billie Holiday?

Plus “Bronx Bombers” strikes out, Kids Night on Broadway begins, and your first look at Disney’s “Aladdin”

Friday, Dec 27, 2013

Babs and Bette Get Together

Babs and Bette Get Together

Plus the “Kinky Boots” replacements are here, Hugh Jackman disappears from 'Houdini" and meet the “Bronx Bombers.”

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2013

Review: Ruth Meets Jeter in "Bombers"

Review: Ruth Meets Jeter in "Bombers"

Babe Ruth breaks bread with Derek Jeter and an all-star roster of pinstriped players in Eric Simonson’s uneven sports fantasy “Bronx Bombers."

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Students Warned After Shooting, Stabbing Near Rutgers Campus
Students Warned After Shooting, Stabbing Near Rutgers Campus

A man was killed during a robbery on Saturday and two people were injured in a shooting near Rutgers University, police said.

Woman Found Dead in NYC Apartment; 2 Stabbings in 24 Hours
Woman Found Dead in NYC Apartment; 2 Stabbings in 24 Hours

A woman was stabbed to death inside a Washington Heights apartment early Saturday morning, police say.

Popular NYC Eatery Shuttered by Fast-Moving Blaze: FDNY
Popular NYC Eatery Shuttered by Fast-Moving Blaze: FDNY

An elderly woman was injured in a quick-moving fire Friday night that spread across two buildings on the Upper West Side, including one that houses a popular restaurant. The fire started on the third floor of 509 Amsterdam Ave., then got into a shaft and shot up through the fifth floor, then spread to the building next door, no. 511, FDNY Chief of Department James Leonard said.  With a firehouse around the corner, firefighters were able to get there in three minutes. At the height of the blaze, 170 firefighters were on the scene, Leonard said.  Cellphone video taken by a neighbor across the street showed flames engulfing an entire apartment on the upper floor and shooting straight through the roof. Leonard said several rooms were burning when firefighters got there.  Fires inside aging buildings like those -- over 100 years old, by Leonard's estimate -- can be difficult to fight, but the firefighters' speedy response and familiarity with th

Song and Dance, Protest and Politics to Mingle at Oscars
Song and Dance, Protest and Politics to Mingle at Oscars

The 89th Academy Awards should be a very schizophrenic affair: equal parts pomp and politics. The only thing expected to take the stage more often than the frothy front-runner "La La Land" at Sunday's ceremony is protest (and probably some punchlines) over the policies of President Donald Trump. For largely liberal Hollywood, his election has proven a rallying cause-celebre throughout an awards season that has otherwise been a parade of honors for Damien Chazelle's celebrated musical. Just how political things are going to get at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles may be the biggest question of Sunday night's show, to be broadcast by ABC beginning at 8:30 p.m. EST, with red carpet coverage starting earlier. The current forecast for Sunday is only a slight chance of rain, though the inside of the Dolby Theatre is expected to be far stormier.

Status Check: 'April' the Giraffe Doing Well, Still Pregnant
Status Check: 'April' the Giraffe Doing Well, Still Pregnant

The 15-year-old giraffe named "April," who has captivated millions of people across the world as they watch a live stream in anxious anticipation of the birth of her fourth calf at an upstate New York zoo, is still pregnant and doing well.

Magician's Body Found Inside Hollywood's Magic Castle
Magician's Body Found Inside Hollywood's Magic Castle

A death investigation was underway Friday night after a man was found dead inside of an iconic Hollywood magician's club. Employees at The Magic Castle discovered a male performer's body and reported the death around 7:24 p.m., according to Los Angeles police. The man who died was a magician who has been performing on and off at the club for the past few decades, according to police. The cause of his death was from an apparent suicide, Hernandez said.