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‘The Voice’ Winner Jordan Smith Opens Up About Fame, His First Record and Adam Levine

Three months ago, few people outside of the little town of Harlan, Kentucky had ever heard of Jordan Smith. Last week, Smith’s life changed forever when he was crowned the winner of NBC’s “The Voice” season nine. And as he sat down for an interview with XFINITY at Rockefeller Center, the 21-year-old Lee University music […]

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NBC’s ‘Sound of Music’ Adds Trio to Cast

By Tim Kenneally NBC’s live production of “The Sound of Music” has cast Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti and Christian Borle, the network said Monday. Five-time Tony winner McDonald (“Porgy and Bess,” “A Raisin in the Sun”) will play Mother Abbess in the production, which will air Dec. 5. Benanti, whose credits include “Law & Order: […]

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Carrie Underwood Cast as Maria von Trapp in NBC’s ‘The Sound of Music’

“American Idol” darling Carrie Underwood has been tapped to play one of the most idolized characters in pop-culture history — Maria von Trapp. Underwood will star as the beloved governess to an Austrian widower’s seven children in NBC’s adaptation of “The Sound of Music,” it was announced Friday. The live three-hour broadcast, based on the […]

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