WASHINGTON (AP) — The cast of Disney’s “Newsies” musical is hosting a dance workshop with Washington-area students at the Newseum.  The workshop Friday will include 200 students from Manassas Park Middle School in northern Virginia. It is part of Disney’s initiative to promote healthier lifestyles through the arts.  The Tony Award-winning “Newsies” will be at the National Theatre through June 21.  “Newsies” is set in New York City at the turn of the 20th century. It is inspired by the true story of the “Newsboy Strike of 1899″ when a band of orphan and runaway newsboys led a two-week action against Joseph Pulitzer, William Randolph Hearst and other powerful newspaper publishers. The publishing titans raised newspaper distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense.   Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The cast of Disney’s “Newsies” musical is hosting a dance workshop with Washington-area students at the Newseum. The workshop Friday will include 200 students from Manassas Park Middle School in northern Virginia. It is part of Disney’s initiative to promote healthier lifestyles through the arts. The Tony Award-winning “Newsies” will be at the National Theatre through June 21. “Newsies” is set in New York City at the turn of the 20th century. It is inspired by the true story of the “Newsboy Strike of 1899″ when a band of orphan and runaway newsboys led a two-week action against Joseph Pulitzer, William Randolph Hearst and other powerful newspaper publishers. The publishing titans raised newspaper distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense. Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

NEW YORK (AP) — Entertainer Rita Moreno took Roman Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan for a dancing spin Sunday in the middle of Fifth Avenue by St. Patrick’s Cathedral. “Hallelujah! Bienvenidos a todos,” the cardinal yelled out to the Puerto Rican Day Parade crowd, meaning “welcome to all.” At 83, atop a convertible car, Moreno was … Continue reading

Box office top 20: ‘Spy’ cracks ‘San Andreas’ with $29.1M
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Box office top 20: ‘Spy’ cracks ‘San Andreas’ with $29.1M

  NEW YORK (AP) — Melissa McCarthy’s globe-trotting comedy “Spy” cracked The Rock’s disaster movie “San Andreas” at the weekend box office, taking the top spot with a $29.1 million debut. The 20th Century Fox release led a crowded but somewhat lackluster weekend. Focus Feature’s low-budget horror prequel “Insidious: Chapter 3″ opened strongly with $22.7 million. … Continue reading

Cuban-born painter celebrates 100th birthday
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Cuban-born painter celebrates 100th birthday

NEW YORK (AP) — Cuban-born artist Carmen Herrera says she’s still bursting with ideas she wants to put on canvas, but the centenarian doesn’t feel any urgency to hurry. “I don’t let anything push me,” said Herrera, who turned 100 on Sunday. She’s been painting since the 1930s. Yet fame arrived late. She sold her … Continue reading

US stock market gains in midday trading
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US stock market gains in midday trading

  NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market edged higher Monday as investors looked ahead to a busy week for corporate earnings. Markets in Asia surged after a run of weak economic reports out of China lifted hopes for stimulus in the world’s second-largest economy. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 22 points, … Continue reading