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For 'Frozen' fans, let the waiting begin: Broadway musical sets opening for spring 2018

Fans of "Frozen" will have to wait two more years before the highly anticipated musical stage adaptation opens on Broadway.

Disney announced Tuesday that the new version of the hit animated movie is set to open in New York in spring 2018. The company said that casting, dates and venue will be announced later.

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Cuban artist Jose Fors: A deft command of metaphor and material

In his first show here in more than a decade, Havana-based artist Jose Manuel Fors strikes a powerful, plangent note. A wall-length installation, several sculptures and a group of collages all use photographs that Fors has made or found, cut into tiny tiles less than an inch per side. The physical presence of these little time capsules is as stirring as their metaphorical import.

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The Jets and the Sharks and Dudamel are on the Hollywood Bowl summer schedule

Hollywood Bowl audiences this summer will voyage into the romantic past with "West Side Story" and "Tosca," both led by Gustavo Dudamel, while also blasting off into the future, preferably at light speed, with music from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" conducted by John Williams.

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'I met Beyonce': Tears, cheers and hummus as YOLA returns from playing the Super Bowl with Coldplay

Teresa Caceres got off the bus in pigtails and started to cry.

It had been an exhausting and exhilarating week for her and dozens of other musicians in Youth Orchestra Los Angeles who returned home Monday evening to banners, bouquets and cheering families after performing a day earlier with Beyonce, Bruno Mars and Coldplay at Super Bowl 50.

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'A Ballerina's Tale' follows Misty Copeland's incredible rise in the ballet world

If you think #OscarsSoWhite, consider the world of elite ballet. And if you want to understand why the current conversation over the lack of diversity among this year's film academy nominees is just one thread of a much larger tapestry, watch Nelson George's documentary "A Ballerina's Tale: The Incredible Rise of Misty Copeland" on PBS on Monday night.

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The real challenge for Los Angeles' new football stadium is everything around it

The feints, dodges, Potemkin stadium renderings and extended leverage plays are over. The National Football League — behemoth, cruelly skilled manipulator of cities and printer of money — is officially headed back to Los Angeles.

After a secret-ballot vote last month by the league's owners, the St.

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