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Lion King best-selling production of all time

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Blockbuster musical “The Lion King” was on Monday named the most successful production in history, raking in $6.2 billion at the box office — more than any other stage show or movie.

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‘Aladdin’ stage, film stars mourn Robin Williams

Robin Williams

The casts of “Aladdin” — both the 1992 film and the current Broadway hit — are honoring Robin Williams, who played the manic, fast-talking, unforgettable Genie.

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Lea Salonga to Aladdin’s ‘Genie': ‘Now you truly are free’


They were together as artists in the 1992 animated musical fantasy film Aladdin. But they never met.

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Concert marks first Filipino choral group to perform solo at the Walt Disney Concert Hall

PCS-LA celebrates its 10th anniversary with “I Will Sing Forever.” HYDEE URSOLINO ABRAHAN

The Philippine Chamber Singers-Los Angeles (PCS-LA) will be the first Filipino choral group to perform solo at the famed Walt Disney Concert Hall. The group will mark that milestone when it presents its 10th anniversary concert, “I Will Sing Forever,” at LA’s world-renowned, Frank Gehry-designed hall with its curving steel walls on Saturday, Aug. 16, at 7:30 p.m.

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Bob Thomas, dean of Hollywood reporters, dies

In this Oct. 6, 1954 file photo, Associated Press reporter Bob Thomas, center, and other media wait outside the Beverly Hills house of Marilyn Monroe, after reports that the movie star's marriage to baseball star Joe DiMaggio was breaking up. Thomas, the longtime Associated Press reporter who kept the world informed on the comings and goings of Hollywood's biggest stars, died of age-related illnesses Friday, March 14, 2014 at his Encino, Calif., home, his daughter Janet Thomas said. He was 92. AP

Bob Thomas, the longtime Associated Press writer and dean of Hollywood reporters who covered a record 66 Oscar ceremonies, reported on the biggest stars, from Clark Gable to Tom Cruise, and filed AP’s bulletin that Robert F. Kennedy had been shot, died Friday. He was 92.

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