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Angels, wizards and SpongeBob vie for Tony award honors

NEW YORK: The wizarding world of Harry Potter, a singing SpongeBob, an AIDS-ravaged Roy Cohn and a gang of Tina Fey’s “Mean Girls” are the stuff of hit shows taking center stage as Sunday’s annual Tony Awards honor the best of Broadway theater. But with a nod to theater history, acclaimed revivals of classic musicals “Carousel” and “My Fair Lady” and Eugene O’Neill’s play “The Iceman Cometh” shared this season’s spotlight, while Glenda Jackson returned to Broadway after 30 years, mostly spent as a British politician.…

Oscar winner Ennio Morricone honors homeless at Vatican concert

ROME: Homeless people were the guests of honor on Saturday night at a special benefit concert in the Vatican conducted by Oscar winning composer Ennio Morricone. Morricone, 88, who won this year's Academy Award for "The Hateful Eight," premiered a new, short composition for the event called "God, One of Us," and also conducted the orchestra in some of his most famous film sound tracks. They included three tracks from one of his most evocative sound scores, for the 1986 film "The Mission," by Roland Joffe and one from…