Performing arts

February 20, 2018 - 9:47 am
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The president of the Costume Designers Guild says there's so much to the art form, it can't be contained in one award. Salvador Perez says the guild launched its annual celebration of the best work in film and television two decades ago to highlight costumes'...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2017 file photo, Lynn Nottage introduces a performance by the cast of "Sweat" at the 71st annual Tony Awards in New York. Nottage is among this year’s inductees in the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The new members will be formally inducted in May. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP, File)
February 20, 2018 - 8:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Jeffrey Eugenides, a Pulitzer Prize winning novelist, was in an especially inventive mood one night as he was walking to his office at Princeton University. He wondered if he would ever be inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the venerable honor society where...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 file photo, actor Geoffrey Rush poses at the photo call for the film The Best Offer at the 63rd edition of the Berlinale, International Film Festival in Berlin. A lawyer has accused Geoffrey Rush in a court of repeatedly touching an actress inappropriately on an Sydney stage three years ago while the Oscar-winning actor was starring in a production of “King Lear” it was announced on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 Rush is suing Sydney’s The Daily Telegraph newspaper in the Federal Court for defamation over articles last year which alleged(AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
February 20, 2018 - 6:43 am
SYDNEY (AP) — An actress who accused Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush of inappropriately touching her on a Sydney stage later swore at him when he followed her into a toilet at a party after a performance, Australian court documents allege. Rush is suing Sydney's The Daily Telegraph newspaper in...
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February 19, 2018 - 5:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Fabiano was singing at the Metropolitan Opera when a key mix-up occurred. The tenor began Rodolfo's famous first act aria in Puccini's "La Boheme" on Friday night when it became clear the orchestra was playing in a different key under conductor Marco Armiliato. "I said, oh,...
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February 18, 2018 - 2:54 pm
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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2018, file photo, Madison Hubbell, left, and Zachary Donohue perform during the free dance event at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in San Jose, Calif. American ice dancer Hubbell and her partner, Donohue, still rely on her mother to design and sew their costumes. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
February 17, 2018 - 10:42 pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Susan Hubbell once found a piece of lace from the 1920s, probably the last such piece in existence, and paid hundreds of dollars so she could cut it up for a figure skating costume. Her daughter, American ice dancer Madison Hubbell, never wore it in competition. She...
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Alessandra Mondolfi holds a sign against AR-15 weapons as she yells, "No More" during a protest against guns on the steps of the Broward County Federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, is charged with killing 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
February 17, 2018 - 6:35 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the school shooting that killed 17 people in Florida (all times local): 6:35 p.m. President Donald Trump spoke by phone with local officials about the Florida school shooting, offering condolences and support. The White House says in a statement that Trump called...
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The Lawton family poses for a portrait before seeing Black Panther in Silver Spring, Md., Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)
February 16, 2018 - 2:36 pm
The vibrant African fashion of "Black Panther" was on display at multiplexes around the country Thursday as moviegoers flocked to the first showings of Marvel's latest superhero blockbuster in traditional African shirts, dresses, head wraps and more. Some opted to make their own clothes to...
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In this Feb. 13, 2018, photo, Morris Robinson, who plays Porgy, and Talise Trevigne, who plays the role of Bess, rehearse "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess" at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. A restored edition of the pioneering, enduring American opera gets a test-drive Saturday, feb. 17 in Michigan en route to a planned, official debut in 2020 by the Metropolitan Opera in New York. (AP Photo/Jeff Karoub)
February 16, 2018 - 11:44 am
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A restored edition of a pioneering, enduring American opera emerges at a time its racial and social themes are as relevant as the era in which it premiered. The long-in-the-works "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess" gets a test-drive Saturday in Michigan en route to a planned,...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2011, file photo, choreographer Peter Martins attends a New York City Ballet's gala opening night in New York. A two-month investigation has found no verifiable sexual harassment or physical abuse by Martins, the former New York City Ballet leader. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)
February 16, 2018 - 11:29 am
A two-month investigation has found no verifiable sexual harassment or physical abuse by former New York City Ballet leader Peter Martins. The New York Times reports that the ballet and its school also have announced new policies to assure that dancers "feel safe, respected" and able to freely...
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