Performing arts

FILE - In a Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020 file photo, Ellen DeGeneres, winner of the Carol Burnett award, poses in the press room at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, Calif. “The Masked Singer” has been such a hit for Fox that the network is doubling down on hidden entertainers. Fox says it's joining with Ellen DeGeneres to produce “The Masked Dancer,” a celebrity competition show based on “The Masked Singer” and a segment that DeGeneres originated on her talk show. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
January 07, 2020 - 11:35 am
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — “The Masked Singer” has been such a hit for Fox that the network is doubling down on hidden entertainers. Fox said Tuesday that it is joining with Ellen DeGeneres to produce “The Masked Dancer,” a celebrity competition show based on “The Masked Singer” and a segment that...
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Actor Lin-Manuel Miranda, right, and wife Vanessa Nadal attend the world premiere of "Cats" at Alice Tully Hall on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
January 07, 2020 - 9:21 am
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 12-18 Jan. 12: Country singer William Lee Golden of the Oak Ridge Boys is 81. Actor Anthony Andrews is 72. Actress Kirstie Alley is 69. Radio personality Rush Limbaugh is 69. Country singer Ricky Van Shelton is 68. Radio and TV personality Howard Stern is 66...
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This image released by NBC shows Michelle Williams accepting the award for best actress in a limited series or TV movie for her role in "Fosse/Verdon" at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. (Paul Drinkwater/NBC via AP)
Associated Press
January 06, 2020 - 1:05 am
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Real-life stories ruled the Golden Globe TV honors, as Olivia Colman's portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II, Michelle Williams' turn as Broadway star Gwen Verdon and the nuclear disaster drama “Chernobyl” won top honors. Real-world issues also found their way into Sunday's...
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In this Nov. 3, 2019, photograph a child with Down syndrome prepare to show skirts displaying drawings inspired by children, during a fashion show dubbed "heART Couture" in Bucharest, Romania. Children with Down syndrome staged a fashion show and performed along a ballet ensemble, two milestone events for the inclusion of people with disabilities in Romania's social life, 30 years after the fall of communism following a violent uprising at the end of 1989.(AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)
January 04, 2020 - 2:06 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — During Romania's communist era, children with disabilities were shunned, often locked away in institutions or kept at home and deprived of schooling and social interactions. Recent shows in which children with Down syndrome had the starring roles illustrate how much that...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2019, file photo, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks during a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington. Cummings died from complications of longtime health challenges, his office said in a statement on Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
December 31, 2019 - 5:43 pm
A lauded writer who brought to light stories overshadowed by prejudice. An actress and singer who helped embody the manufactured innocence of the 1950s. A self-made billionaire who rose from a childhood of Depression-era poverty and twice ran for president. This year saw the deaths of people who...
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File---Picture taken March 13, 2019 shows irector Harry Kupfer smokes during the break of the photo rehearsal of Handel's opera "Poros" in a courtyard of the Komische Oper, Berlin, Germany. Kupfer died on Monday. (Soeren Stache/dpa via AP)
December 31, 2019 - 6:11 am
BERLIN (AP) — Harry Kupfer, the longtime opera director of Berlin's Komische Oper, has died at 84. His management agency Arsis said in a statement Tuesday that Kupfer died Monday “after lengthy illness” in Berlin. Kupfer's career began in Stralsund, then part of communist East Germany, in 1958...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019 file photo, opera star Placido Domingo performs during a concert in Szeged, Hungary. Domingo continued his calendar of European engagements despite allegations of sexual harassment, appearing here for a performance to inaugurate a sports complex for a local Catholic diocese. Two investigations into Domingo's behavior were opened in 2019 after Associated Press stories in which more than 20 women said the legendary tenor had pressured them into sexual relationships, behaved inappropriately and sometimes professionally punished those who rebuffed him. Dozens of others told the AP that they had witnessed his behavior. (AP Photo/Laszlo Balogh)
December 29, 2019 - 7:30 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It was a tumultuous year in the opera world, a year in which sexual harassment allegations against superstar Placido Domingo prompted his disappearance from American stages and sparked deep soul-searching. Opera performers are applauding new official efforts to create a...
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 1996, file photo, composer Jerry Herman displays his book "Showtune," in New York. Herman, the Tony Award-winning composer behind "Hello, Dolly!" and "La Cage aux Folles," has died at age 88. (AP Photo/Jim Cooper, File)
December 27, 2019 - 9:52 am
Tony Award-winning composer Jerry Herman, who wrote the cheerful, good-natured music and lyrics for such classic shows as "Mame," "Hello, Dolly!" and "La Cage aux Folles," died Thursday. He was 88. His goddaughter Jane Dorian confirmed his death to The Associated Press early Friday. He died of...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2013 file photo, conductor Peter Schreier smiles after receiving the Bach Medal in Leipzig, Germany. German opera singer and conductor Peter Schreier has died in Dresden, Germany, the dpa news agency announced Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019 citing his longtime secretary. Schreier was in demand on opera stages all over the world and performed at the Berlin State Opera in his native East Germany. (Hendrik Schmidt/dpa via AP, file)
December 26, 2019 - 10:50 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Opera singer and conductor Peter Schreier, who won fame at the Salzburg festival and Milan's La Scala, has died in Dresden, Germany. He was 84. The dpa news agency reported Thursday that he died Wednesday, citing his longtime secretary. Schreier, a tenor, was in demand on...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2018 file photo composer Allee Willis attends a post show reception in New York. Willis, a songwriter whose work included the Broadway musical "The Color Purple" as well as Earth, Wind & Fire's "September" and the "Friends" theme song, has died. She was 72. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini,File)
December 25, 2019 - 10:25 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Allee Willis, a songwriter whose work included the Broadway musical "The Color Purple" as well as the theme song from the TV show “Friends” and Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September,” has died. She was 72. The cause of death Tuesday was a cardiac event, her publicist, Ellyn Solis,...
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