Before Usher hits the Super Bowl halftime stage, Apple Music builds anticipation ahead of big show

[ad_1] LAS VEGAS — In a short film shown at the end of the Super Bowl halftime performer news conference, the show’s headliner Usher comes up missing. The singer’s sudden absence prompts instant panic from his friends including Ludacris, Lil Jon and Taraji P. Henson, sparking a search at various Las Vegas landmarks. Ultimately, Usher … Read more

A new musical uses sign language to tell the story of a deaf soldier

[ad_1] Signing, singing and soundscapes are intermingled on a late-January afternoon at Signature Theatre’s Arlington, Va., rehearsal studio, where the cast of “Private Jones” is marching through the world-premiere musical’s opening scene. Loosely inspired by Gomer Jones, a deaf sniper who fought in World War I, the show opens in rural Wales with an 8-year-old … Read more