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Sahl started doing stand-up in the 1950s, a time when most comedians were men in suits, rattling off one-liners. Sahl wore a V-neck sweater, tucked a newspaper under his arm, and just ... talked.
Author: Elizabeth Blair
Posted: October 26, 2021, 10:02 pm
In a video posted to Instagram Monday, Dave Chappelle says he's willing to meet with Netflix employees who are upset over his comedy special, which has come under fire for transphobic material.
Author: Jonathan Franklin
Posted: October 26, 2021, 3:51 am
With students back at school this fall, classes sound almost normal — they just look a little different.
Author: Craig LeMoult
Posted: October 23, 2021, 10:00 am
Scolari, a versatile character actor whose television roles included recurring parts on Evil and Girls, has died after fighting cancer for two years.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 22, 2021, 10:18 pm
The Dutch conductor Bernard Haitink had a six-decade career leading major orchestras across Europe, the U.S. and the U.K. He was hailed as a musician's musician, prizing the art well above glamor.
Author: Anastasia Tsioulcas
Posted: October 22, 2021, 4:37 pm
Fourteen years after his initial diagnosis, the Pose actor revealed publicly that he is HIV-positive. Porter says being open about his health status felt like a rebirth. His new memoir is Unprotected.
Author: Terry Gross
Posted: October 19, 2021, 5:43 pm
The Gramophone Classical Music Awards recognized the group known as BMOP for its extraordinary service to overlooked American composers of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Author: Andrea Shea
Posted: October 19, 2021, 9:08 am
Nashville has long been associated with country music. But a museum devoted to African-American music, which opened earlier this year, sets the record straight about the city's diversity
Author: Ambriehl Crutchfield
Posted: October 13, 2021, 8:43 pm
Is This a Room is based entirely on the transcript of the FBI interrogation of Reality Winner, the former NSA contractor who was imprisoned for leaking classified information.
Author: Alexandra Starr
Posted: October 12, 2021, 9:09 am
The eloquent pianist used a work break imposed by the pandemic to learn something new: stage directing, a skill set she put to use in creating a multimedia recital.
Author: Jeff Lunden
Posted: October 10, 2021, 3:39 pm