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Jim Parsons to play God in Broadway’s ‘An Act of God’

In this Aug. 25, 2014 file photo, Jim Parsons poses in the press room after winning the award for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series for his work on “The Big Bang Theory” at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Producers on Thursday said Parsons will star in a stage adaptation of the humor book "The Last Testament: A Memoir by God" on Broadway by 2015. The play, called "An Act of God," is adapted by its author David Javerbaum. Joe Mantello will direct the show, which begins performances May 5 at the Studio 54 theater. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Parsons is going from a scientific nerd in “The Big Bang Theory” to a pretty big religious role — the Almighty.

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Pianist Jason Moran garners Grammy nod with Waller tribute

This undated image released by Blue Note Records shows pianist Jason Moran. Moran received his first Grammy nomination for best jazz instrumental album for his unorthodox tribute to singer-pianist-songwriter Fats Waller ""All Rise: A Joyful Elegy For Fats Waller." The 57th annual Grammy Awards will air live Feb. 8 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. It will air on CBS. (AP Photo/Blue Note Records, Clay Patrick McBride)

NEW YORK (AP) — Pianist Jason Moran made it his mission on his latest album to bring a Harlem jazz legend “back into the conversation” in the 21st century. He’s exceeded expectations by garnering his first Grammy nomination for his unorthodox tribute to singer-pianist-songwriter Fats Waller.

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Mark Ronson to mentor emerging acts through Grammy program

In this Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, file photo, Mark Ronson poses for a photo at Jeff Bhasker Studio, in Venice, Calif. The Recording Academy and Hyundai announced Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, that Ronson will serve as ambassador for the 2015 Grammy Amplifier, the organization’s program for mentoring artists. This year’s curators include Ziggy Marley, the Band Perry and singer-songwriter Allen Stone. (Photo by Rebecca Cabage/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Ronson is lending his “Uptown Funk” to budding musicians.

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‘Birdman’? ‘Boyhood’? SAG Awards to offer Oscar preview

Emma Stone arrives at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

The 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards should offer a low-key preview to the Academy Awards and a chance for favorites to begin polishing up their acceptance speeches.

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