Performing arts

FILE - In this July 24, 2013, file photo, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg poses for a photo in her chambers at the Supreme Court in Washington, before an interview with The Associated Press. Ginsburg, 87, developed a cultlike following over her more than 27 years on the bench, especially among young women who appreciated her lifelong, fierce defense of women's rights. She died Sept. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
December 07, 2020 - 10:44 am
In a year defined by a devastating pandemic, the world lost iconic defenders of civil rights, great athletes and entertainers who helped define their genres. Many of their names hold a prominent place in the collective consciousness — RBG, Kobe, Maradona, Eddie Van Halen, Little Richard, Sean...
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United States' soprano Lisette Oropesa poses in front of La Scala opera theater in Milan, Italy, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020. Soprano Lisette Oropesa was to be the first American to single a title role in the gala season opener of La Scala since Maria Callas in the 1950s. Then Italy’s virus cases surged, with an outbreak in both La Scala’s chorus and orchestra, forcing Italy’s premier opera house to cancel one of the top events on the European cultural calendar for the first time. Oropesa is one of 24 singers recording for a broadcast event marking the traditional Dec. 7 opening. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
December 05, 2020 - 11:52 pm
MILAN (AP) — Soprano Lisette Oropesa was to be the first American to sing a title role in the gala season opener at La Scala since Maria Callas in the 1950s. Then Italy’s virus cases surged. An outbreak in both La Scala’s chorus and its orchestra forced the country’s premier opera house to cancel...
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FILE - The Elf on the Shelf balloon floats in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York in New York on Nov. 22, 2012. The pandemic may have upended most traditions this holiday season but the annual New York City parade will still march on with balloons, dancers, floats, Broadway shows and Santa — albeit this time heavily tweaked for safety. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)
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November 25, 2020 - 9:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Jawan M. Jackson recently got to do something he's been yearning to do for months — sing and dance again with his Broadway cast. Jackson is one of the stars of “Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of The Temptations” and he reunited with castmates for the first time since theaters...
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A shop keeper at a gift shop along 34th Street stands on the sidewalk waiting for customers, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in New York. In souvenir shops from Times Square to the World Trade Center, shelves full of T-shirts and trinkets still love New York, as the slogan goes. But the proprietors wonder when their customers will, again. The coronavirus has altered many aspects of life and business in the United States' biggest city, and the pandemic is taking a major toll on the gifts-and-luggage stores that dot tourist-friendly areas. After setting records year after year since 2010, travel to New York has plummeted during the pandemic. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
November 23, 2020 - 2:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In souvenir shops from Times Square to the World Trade Center, shelves full of T-shirts and trinkets still (heart) New York. But the proprietors wonder when their customers will, again. The coronavirus pandemic has taken a voracious bite out of a slice of New York life as...
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Baritone Sebastia Peris, wearing a face mask, waits backstage during a performance of the opera "Rusalka" at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain, on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. The theater is one of the few major opera houses that have reopened during the coronavirus pandemic, although to smaller audiences. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
November 20, 2020 - 11:21 pm
MADRID (AP) — No one performing onstage in Spain’s Teatro Real opera house is masked, and that alone looks odd these days amid a pandemic. And that's even before the second act scene in Antonín Dvořák’s “Rusalka” — about a water nymph who falls in love with a mortal — in which cast members kiss and...
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REMOVES REFERENCE TO HULU - FILE - Carol Burnett arrives at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 6, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif.. Episodes of "The Carol Burnett Show" are available on streaming services like Tubi and The Roku Channel. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
November 19, 2020 - 11:34 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carol Burnett is so glad we had this time together, as she sang in her signature song. Now, she's added a lot more time, and a lot more songs, to be glad about. Since its original run from 1967 to 1978, most viewers have only seen heavily chopped versions of “The Carol Burnett...
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This image released by O+M/DKC shows a scene from the production of Keenan Scott II's play “Thoughts of a Colored Man,” a work about the outer and inner lives of Black men. The play will be produced on Broadway when the new season starts. (Michael Davis/O+M/DKC via AP)
November 17, 2020 - 9:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Playwright Keenan Scott II's play “Thoughts of a Colored Man,” a work about the outer and inner lives of Black men, is heading to the bright lights of Broadway. The play will be given a Shubert theater and will open whenever Broadway restarts. It will be directed by Steve H...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, file photo, a statue of Alexander Hamilton stands in Central Park in New York. A new research paper takes a swipe at the popular image of Alexander Hamilton as the abolitionist founding father, citing evidence that he was a slave trader and owner himself. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
November 10, 2020 - 10:02 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new research paper takes a swipe at the popular image of Alexander Hamilton as the abolitionist founding father, citing evidence he was a slave trader and owner himself. “Not only did Alexander Hamilton enslave people, but his involvement in the institution of slavery was...
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In this image released by Focus Features, Diane Lane, left, and Kevin Costner appear in a scene from "Let Him Go." (Kimberley French/Focus Features via AP)
November 08, 2020 - 1:18 pm
The Kevin Costner and Diane Lane film “ Let Him Go ” had the highest earning box office weekend of any film in over a month, and it didn’t even have to break $5 million to earn the distinction. Focus Features on Sunday estimated that the Western thriller made $4.1 million in ticket sales from 2,454...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the White House, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 05, 2020 - 4:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 7:05 p.m. The Associated Press has not declared a winner in the presidential race, with a number of battleground states still too early to call. But President Donald Trump is renewing his unfounded claims that Democrats...
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