Performing arts

May 21, 2018 - 2:49 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — A Portuguese theater director has cancelled his attendance at a major cultural festival opening in Jerusalem this week over Israel's treatment of the Palestinians. Tiago Rodrigues said he was dropping out of the Israel Festival so that his work will not "condone and promote a...
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May 20, 2018 - 4:50 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Broadway and Hollywood star Patricia Morison has died at age 103. Publicist Harlan Boll says Morison died of natural causes at her home in Los Angeles on Sunday. Morison acted in films alongside Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, originated the role of an overemotional diva in...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2006 file photo, Boston Symphony Orchestra music director James Levine conducts the symphony on its opening night performance at Tanglewood in Lenox, Mass. The Metropolitan Opera says it found credible evidence that conductor James Levine engaged in sexually abusive or harassing conduct with seven people during his tenure with the company that included inappropriate touching and demands for sex acts over a 25-year period, Friday, May 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
May 18, 2018 - 11:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera said in court documents Friday that it found credible evidence that conductor James Levine engaged in sexually abusive or harassing conduct with seven people that included inappropriate touching and demands for sex acts over a 25-year period. The Met fired...
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May 18, 2018 - 1:19 pm
LANCASTER, Ohio (AP) — Costumes play a leading role as movies transport viewers to other times, open doors to foreign cultures, and imagine wars in distant galaxies. Now, some of those ensembles are on display for the first time in "Creating the Illusion: Costumes & Characters from the...
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This image released by ABC shows Roseanne Barr, left, and John Goodman in a scene from the comedy series "Roseanne." Expect "Roseanne" to cool it on politics and concentrate on family stories when it returns for the second season of its revival next year. ABC Entertainment chief Channing Dungey noted that as the first season went on, the focus shifted from politics to family. She said that direction will continue next season. (Adam Rose/ABC via AP)
May 15, 2018 - 7:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Expect "Roseanne" to cool it on politics and concentrate on family stories when it returns for the second season of its revival next year. That was the word from ABC Entertainment chief Channing Dungey as she introduced the network's plans for next year on Tuesday. The show's return...
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FILE - In this July 9, 2017, file photo, musicians, Adam Clayton, from left, Bono, Larry Mullen Jr. and The Edge, of the band U2, perform on stage at Twickenham Stadium in London. U2 will play a special one night show at New York’s historic Apollo Theater. Howard Stern on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, announced the invitation only event for SiriusXM subscribers during his show on the satellite music service. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
May 15, 2018 - 9:48 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U2 will put on a special one-night show at New York's historic Apollo Theater. Howard Stern on Tuesday announced the invitation-only event for SiriusXM subscribers during his show on the satellite music service. The company says U2 will play songs from its "Songs of Experience"...
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A dead body lays under a blanket after a knife attack Saturday that left at least two dead including the assailant in central Paris, early Sunday May 13, 2018. A knife-wielding assailant killed at least one person and injured four others in a lively neighborhood near Paris' famed Opera Garnier before he was killed by police Saturday night. The Islamic State group claimed the attacker as one of its "soldiers. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
May 12, 2018 - 9:31 pm
PARIS (AP) — A knife-wielding assailant killed a 29-year-old man and injured four others in a lively neighborhood near Paris' famed Opera Garnier before he was killed by police Saturday night. The Islamic State group claimed the attacker as one of its "soldiers." Counterterrorism authorities took...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2006 file photo, Boston Symphony Orchestra music director James Levine conducts the symphony on its opening night performance at Tanglewood in Lenox, Mass. Performances by the former Metropolitan Opera music director have been withdrawn from the company’s Sirius XM satellite and online radio channel, a large percentage of the company's history. Levine, the company's leading force as music or artistic director from 1976-2016, was fired as music director emeritus on March 12 after an investigation found evidence of sexual abuse and harassment. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
May 10, 2018 - 9:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Performances by former Metropolitan Opera music director James Levine were withdrawn from the company's Sirius XM satellite and online radio channel, a large percentage of the company's history. Levine, the company's leading force as music or artistic director from 1976-2016, was...
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File - In this May 9, 2017 file photo, Construction workers put final touches on parking lot renovations at the Santa Fe Opera in Santa Fe, N.M. The Santa Fe Opera will hold the world premiere in 2019 of a suspenseful fairy-tale from a Danish composer who created the operatic version of "The Handmaid's Tale." Directors of the Santa Fe Opera on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, announced the new work from Poul Ruders that is inspired by the Brothers Grimm fairy tales. "The Thirteenth Child" is described as a down-to-the wire thriller for audiences of all ages. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee, File)
May 09, 2018 - 8:23 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A fairy-tale thriller from a Danish composer who created an operatic version of "The Handmaid's Tale" will make its debut at the Santa Fe Opera in the summer of 2019, as the open-air desert venue shifts course under new management. Leaders of the Santa Fe Opera on Wednesday...
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