NEW YORK (AP) — James M. Nederlander, who took over the fledgling Nederlander Organization from his father and built it into one of the largest producers of live entertainment and a dominant national theater chain that includes nine Broadway houses, has died. He was 94.
July 31: Actor Don Murray is 87. Jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell is 85. Actress Susan Flannery ("Bold and the Beautiful") is 77. Actress France Nuyen ("South Pacific") is 77. Singer Lobo is 73. Singer Gary Lewis of Gary Lewis and the Playboys is 71. Singer-guitarist Daniel Ash (Love and Rockets, Bauhaus) is 59. Actor Dirk Blocker ("Brooklyn Nine-Nine") is 59. Drummer Bill Berry (R.E.M.) is 58. Actor Wesley Snipes is 54. Country singer Chad Brock is 53. Musician Fatboy Slim is 53. Guitarist Jim Corr of The Corrs is 52. "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling is 51. Actor Dean Cain is 50. Actor Jim True-Frost ("American Odyssey," ''The Wire") is 50. Actress Eve Best ("Nurse Jackie") is 45. Actor Robert Telfer ("Saved by the Bell") is 39. Country singer Zac Brown of Zac Brown Band is 38. Actor B.J. Novak ("The Office") is 37. Actor Rico Rodriguez ("Modern Family") is 18.
NEW YORK (AP) — Opening night of "Motown: The Musical" went very well until right after the curtain call. With the cast still buzzing at 10:15 p.m., producer Kevin McCollum had bad news: The show was ending its return run on Broadway early.
GENEVA (AP) — Swiss authorities have seized three paintings by Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh following a U.S. request as part of a probe into the scandal surrounding the Malaysian wealth fund 1MDB.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The hordes of zombies, legions of Stormtroopers, leagues of superheroes and crews of Starfleet officers have already begun crawling, marching, flying and beaming into San Diego for that other big convention this week: Comic-Con International.
CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. prosecutors say the owner of one of the world's largest file-sharing sites, Kickass Torrents, has been charged with illegally distributing millions of copies of movies, music, video games and TV shows.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — With a strike against the Trump Taj Mahal casino about to enter its fourth week with no end in sight, Atlantic City's main casino workers union plans to turn up the heat by surrounding the massive gambling hall with 1,000 picketers.
NEW YORK (AP) — Kathleen Carroll, the executive editor of The Associated Press who championed ambitious, investigative journalism and pushed the cooperative forward in a rapidly changing digital world, announced Wednesday that she will step down after 14 years leading the world's oldest news agency.