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Broadway Friday

– Disney’s The Little Mermaid, now playing in Denver, opens at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on November 6th. The show features 11 new songs from 8-time Oscar winner Alan Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater as well as the classic Alan Menken & Howard Ashman tunes from the 1989 movie, including the Oscar-winning Under The Sea. Ashman died of AIDS in 1991. …

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Beverly Sills, 78

Opera legend Beverly Sills succumbed to lung cancer tonight at age 78. More than any other person, she popularized opera with American audiences with her talent, her gracious charm, and perhaps most of all, with her humor. Below is her 1980 farewell performance, where she performs Tell Me Why, the song she always closed with. The song opens, “Time has …

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Beverly Sills Near Death

Legendary opera diva and gay icon Beverly Sills, 78, is reported to be near death from lung cancer. Sills is in a Manhattan hospital with her daughter at her side. While she retired from performing in 1980, Sills has continued to be a force on the NYC opera scene, becoming the chair of the Metropolitan Opera in 2002. Like many …

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