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Harris is returning to Tonys

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Neil Patrick Harris will be back for his third turn hosting the Tony Awards.

Producers of the show announced Tuesday that the star of the sitcom “How I Met Your Mother” and a stage veteran would be back at Manhattan’s Beacon Theatre for the ceremony honoring Broadway’s best. It will be broadcast on CBS on June 10.

Harris previously hosted the Tonys last year and in 2009.

‘Little House’ canon

Laura Ingalls Wilder, who already holds a special place in the hearts of millions of parents and children, soon will be added to the country’s official literary canon.

The Library of America announced Tuesday that it will issue two volumes this fall of Wilder’s “Little House” series, including “Little House on the Prairie” and “Little House in the Big Woods.” Wilder died in 1957 at age 90.

Judd to nominate

Democratic leaders in Tennessee are sending actress Ashley Judd as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in September.

The Tennessean newspaper in Nashville reports that Judd is one of three delegates selected by party officials in Williamson County to serve in at-large positions at the convention.

Delegates will discuss the party’s platform and formally nominate President Obama as the party’s candidate.

The convention will be held in Charlotte, N.C., during the first week of September.

Summer events

We are seeking submissions for our Summer Events Guide, listing activities from May 27 to Sept. 2. The guide includes festivals in Indiana and Ohio, concerts, stage performances and art exhibits. Send listings to Terri Richardson at The Journal Gazette, 600 W. Main St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802; email trich@jg.net or fax 461-8648. Include event name, date, time, location, cost and a contact number. Deadline to receive items is April 27.

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Author-poet Maya Angelou is 84. Actor Craig T. Nelson is 68. Actress Christine Lahti is 62. Writer-producer David E. Kelley is 56. Actor Hugo Weaving is 52. Comedian David Cross is 48. Actor Robert Downey Jr. is 47. Actress Nancy McKeon is 46. Singer Jill Scott is 40. Magician David Blaine is 39. Singer Andre Dalyrimple is 38. Actor James Roday is 36.

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