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All that glitters is gold: 'Stairway' may be worth millions
The surviving members of Led Zeppelin were reunited Friday in a Los Angeles courtroom as bassist John Paul Jones testified in defense of his bandmates in a high-stakes copyright lawsuit that claims the band ripped off a riff used in "Stairway to Heaven."
 
A new stage
This photo provided by the Greater Taichung government shows Taiwan's first and only two-story dance stage. The stage, fitted with a hidden platform that can be lowered, is one of the iconic spaces at the landmark National Taichung Theater (臺中國家歌劇院).
 
Phillipa Soo of 'Hamilton' to star in 'Amelie' musical
Tony Award-nominee and "Hamilton" star Phillipa Soo has a new whimsical gig lined up -- she'll lead a musical stage version of the film "Amelie" that hopes to land on Broadway in 2017.
 
Longevity Palace - A combination of Kun and Beijing Opera
A Chinese opera group will present the most famous love tragedy in Chinese history, here in Taiwan. "Longevity Palace" (長生殿) is a well-known historical tale from the Tang Dynasty. It tells the unforgettable love story between Lee Lung-ge (李隆基 A.D. 685-A.D. 762), known as Emperor Huan (唐玄宗) and his magnificent concubine Yang Yu-huan (楊玉環 A.D. 719-A.D. 756), which ended in tragedy, as she was forced by her beloved husband, the emperor, to hang herself at the age of 35.
 
Lin-Manuel Miranda leaving 'Hamilton' July 9; vows to return
The news that no die-hard "Hamilton" fan -- or anyone who hasn't seen the Broadway smash yet -- wants to hear has arrived: Lin-Manuel Miranda, its creator and star, is leaving the show this summer. But he promises to return "again and again."
 
Tony highlights: Miranda's sonnet, Corden's antics
As presenter Barbra Streisand noted, Tony night was "tinged with sorrow" -- and she wasn't the only one making reference to the horrific Orlando, Florida, shootings during the ceremony.
 
The wild popularity of "Hamilton" on Broadway translated into huge bump in ratings for the Tony Awards -- the CBS' telecast on Sunday beat last year's audience by more than 2 million viewers.
 
'Hamilton' wins 11 Tonys, just short of record
"Hamilton," the hip-hop stage biography of Alexander Hamilton, won the 2016 Tony Award for best new musical, capping an emotional night in which many in the Broadway community rallied to embrace the LGBT community after a shooting at a gay Florida nightclub.
 
List of select winners for the 2016 Tony Awards, announced Sunday.
 
A kiss between two male actors has been removed from a production of the musical "Les Miserables" in Singapore following complaints from the public.
 
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