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Review: 'Nijinsky' is a powerful piece of dance-theater Special

Toronto - The dance work 'Nijinsky' reflects its titular subject: it is brilliant, overwhelming, troubled, dazzling, profound. The National Ballet of Canada's production is a showcase for both incredible dancing and profound, heart-rending drama.

'No Good Deed' splashes past 'Dolphin Tale 2'

It wasn't a tale about a dolphin that provided a nice surprise at the box office over the weekend, but rather a suspense film. It was a also tale of two new movies where one over-achieved and the other one under-performed.

'Guardians of the Galaxy' soars to an August opening record

"Guardians of the Galaxy" rocketed to an August record as it beat expectations and shot down the competition to the tune of $94 million.

'Guardians of the Galaxy' to give boost to box office

UPDATE: Weekend estimates continue to climb as "Guardians of the Galaxy" beats expectations and pleases audiences all over.

'Apes' conquer and beat expectations; 'Boyhood' impresses

"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" arrived and then conquered the box office with brute force and the competition showed no signs of seizing any staying power.

'Transformers 4: Age of Extinction' morphing into a monster hit

UPDATE: "Transformers 4: Age of Extinction" now boasts the best Friday opener of the year with an estimated haul of $41.6 million. It has a shot at a $100 million weekend.

'Think Like a Man Too' looks for laughs while 'Jersey Boys' sing

UPDATE: A solid Friday for comedy as "Think Like a Man 2" beat "22 Jump Street" at the box office. With a haul of $12.2 million for "Think Like a Man 2," it looks like laughs will win out for sure. "22 Jump Street" took in $9.3 million.

'22 Jump Street' rides laughs to an easy win

With jump in its title, the movie that won the weekend did just that — it jumped. "22 Jump Street' took that solid Friday opening and rode it to a easy win at the weekend box office.

TV actors take home top awards at Tony Awards

New York - A TV sitcom and drama star took home top honors at the 68th Annual Tony Awards, which were handed out in New York. Neil Patrick Harris and Bryan Cranston took home honors last night.

Bringing a robot romance to life Special

Toronto - DJ Kid Koala returns to the Luminato Festival in Toronto for a second consecutive year, this time with a live version of his graphic novel, 'Nufonia Must Fall.' The performance will integrate music, puppetry, and a live filming, projected for audiences.

Will 'Maleficent' be magnificent?

UPDATE: "Maleficent" is becoming magnificent at the box office as it pulled in an estimated $24.2 million Friday. The projections are now running in the range of a $65-70 million opening weekend. Mainly on the strength of Angelina Jolie.

KONGOS to play a concert at New York's Jones Beach Theater

Alternative rock band KONGOS will be on tour this summer with Grammy-winning group Kings of Leon as part of their "Mechanical Bull Tour."

'The Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder' nabs 10 Tony nods

New York - Lucy Liu and Jonathan Groff announced the Tony nominations this morning and "The Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" led the way with 10.

Singer Audra McDonald returns to Broadway as Billie Holiday

Five-time Tony Award-winning singer Audra McDonald, just finishing a 30-city tour, is heading back to Broadway next week as legendary American jazz singer Billie Holiday in "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar...

Review: Elton John's 'Million Dollar Piano' film hits theaters this week Special

45 years after Elton John took the music world by storm, his first concert film makes its debut in theaters around the globe.

'Craving For Travel' makes world premiere Off-Broadway

New York - Director Andy Sandberg captures the humor in this new play, telling the tales of travel woes. "Craving for Travel" is much likened to a series of late night television skits, or perhaps the classic Planes, Trains, and Automobiles.

Daniel Radcliffe is coming to Broadway

New York - The London hit play, 'The Cripple of Inishmaan', starring Daniel Radcliffe, is heading to the New York stage. The show will open at the Cort Theater on April 20.

Review: 'Menopause the Musical' plays through hot flashes to a full house Special

Folsom - If you have not seen “Menopause the Musical” you better grab your tickets in a HOT FLASH or you will be left wondering about a lot of things.

'The Legend of Hercules' opens; Oscar poster revealed

As January rolls, the movie pickings are a bit slim with new wide releases. This weekend is no exception. "The Legend of Hercules" is the lone wolf on that front.

'Gravity' leads BAFTAs with 11 nominations

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) handed "Gravity" 11 nominations while "12 Years a Slave" and "American Hustle" grabbed 10 each.

'Frozen' skates back to the top spot

Weather woes can take a bite out of many plans people have and going to a movie is one of them. Sometimes with no fault of their own, too.

PGA: 'Her' is in while 'Fruitvale Station' gets special award

Los Angeles - The award season buzz and hype is here but many seem to get caught up in certain ones and ignore two very important groups. Those would be the Producers Guild of America (PGA) and The Directors Guild of America (DGA) nominations.

Theater manager rams French presidential palace in protest

Paris - Protesting against subsidy cuts for his Paris theater, Attilio Maggiulli rammed his car against the iron gates of the Elysée presidential palace in Paris on Thursday.

Review: The artist tells the story in HBO's 'Six By Sondheim' Special

Stephen Sondheim has composed music and lyrics for classics such as "West Side Story", "A Little Night Music", and "Sweeney Todd". Now, in a new HBO documentary, James Lapine looks back at this celebrated career, through Sondheim's own words.

DePaul students respond to LGBT harassment through performance Special

Chicago - The LGBT community faces hoards of discrimination on a daily basis. Many efforts exist to break down brass terms and the slurs. DePaul University in Chicago is also taking the stand to instill equality for all.

'Riddick' rolls — Academy hosts stunt event

"Riddick" rolls to a box office win but it is a quiet victory. It did pass by "The Butler,"but a typical September slowdown is showing.

Boy band wins the weekend while 'The Butler' takes it overall

UPDATE: It was a case of two films taking home the box office crown as the holiday totals are counted up. "The Butler" takes it for the four-day weekend while "One Direction: This is Us" gets the three-day title.

'The Butler' does it again

A slow weekend and weak newcomers meant a repeat winner at the box office for "Lee Daniels' The Butler." No matter the figures, the film is a winner on that level and also the timing of its release was a good marketing decision.

Review: Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Edinburgh - The largest arts festival in the world kicked off last Friday. Almost 3,000 shows from all around the world will perform this year over a span of 25 days.

'The Smurfs 2' out early but '2 Guns' shoots to the top

When one looks at the victory for "2 Guns" at the box office, something else jumps out right away. That is "The Smurfs 2." Let's explain.
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