Performing arts

FILE - This Jan. 15, 2018 file photo shows Anthony Anderson hosting the 49th annual NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena, Calif. The 50th NAACP Image Awards ceremony will be held on March 30. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
March 31, 2019 - 2:28 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards presented Saturday in Los Angeles (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Beyonce was named entertainer of the year at the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards ceremony that highlighted works by entertainers and writers of color. After Beyonce...
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March 28, 2019 - 9:07 am
PARIS (AP) — France is grappling with its own version of a blackface scandal, after activists blocked a theater performance at the Sorbonne university in Paris involving actors with black masks. Four black rights groups staged the protest Monday against a performance of "The Suppliants" by ancient...
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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. A New York judge dismissed two of the seven counts and part of a third in the lawsuit filed by the former Metropolitan Opera music director against the company last year. Levine was the Met’s music or artistic director from 1976-2016, then became music director emeritus. He was fired by the Met on March 12 last year after the company said an investigation found evidence of sexual abuse and harassment. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
March 26, 2019 - 6:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge on Tuesday dismissed portions of a lawsuit filed by former Metropolitan Opera music director James Levine against the company last year. Levine was the Met's music or artistic director from 1976-2016, then became its music director emeritus. He was fired in March...
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Britain's Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, center, and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, take a guided tour of the historical area of Havana, Cuba, Monday, March 25, 2019. The royal couple began the first official trip to Cuba by the British royal family on Sunday, in a pomp-filled display of disagreement with the Trump administration's strategy of economically isolating the communist island. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
March 25, 2019 - 8:34 pm
HAVANA (AP) — Prince Charles and his wife Camilla began their first full day in Cuba Monday with a visit to Old Havana, touring churches, shops and cafes in the narrow cobblestoned streets of the historic center before other events around the capital city. The heir to the British throne arrived in...
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Actor Hugh Jackman speaks during the US dollars 1 million Global Teacher Prize presentation in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, March 24, 2019. Kenyan educator Peter Tabichi, a science teacher who gives away 80 percent of his income to the poor in the remote Kenyan village of Pwani, won this year's prize. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
March 25, 2019 - 9:30 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Hugh Jackman says he's looking forward to coming back to Broadway next year as a classic roguish traveling salesman in a play he first performed in as a teenager. "I'm very, very excited about doing 'The Music Man'," he told The Associated Press. The two-time Tony...
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March 21, 2019 - 3:24 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Poet Tyree Daye will finally have some time to really write, and not think too much about money. "I can take the summer off and pay down some debts," Daye, from Youngsville, North Carolina, said Wednesday night after accepting his $50,000 Whiting Award, given annually by the Whiting...
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March 19, 2019 - 11:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — James Corden is returning to host the 73rd annual Tony Awards. The American Theatre Wing on Tuesday announced that the host of CBS' "The Late Late Show" will preside over Broadway's biggest night which honors the season's best plays and musicals. Corden previously hosted the 70th...
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FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2018, file photo, Luke Perry poses for a portrait during the 2018 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. A publicist for Perry says the "Riverdale" and "Beverly Hills, 90210" star has died. He was 52. Publicist Arnold Robinson said that Perry died Monday, March 4, 2019, after suffering a massive stroke. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
March 04, 2019 - 6:00 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Luke Perry, who gained instant heartthrob status as wealthy rebel Dylan McKay on "Beverly Hills, 90210," died Monday after suffering a massive stroke, his publicist said. He was 52. Perry was surrounded by family and friends when he died, publicist Arnold Robinson said. The actor...
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FILE - This combination photo shows Hollywood and Broadway producer Scott Rudin at The National Board of Review Motion Pictures awards gala in New York on Jan. 11, 2011, left, and the cover of Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird." Rudin is offering a compromise to community and nonprofit theaters that were forced to abandon productions of the play under legal threat. In a statement provided Saturday, March 2, 2019 to The Associated Press, Rudin said the theaters are being offered the right to perform writer Aaron Sorkin’s version of the play now on stage in New York. Rudin hopes this makes up for the “hurt” suffered by theater companies that were told to cancel what he called improperly licensed productions.(AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)
March 02, 2019 - 9:16 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The dozens of community and nonprofit theaters across the U.S. forced to abandon productions of "To Kill a Mockingbird" under legal threat were offered an olive branch in the form of Aaron Sorkin's script for the Broadway version. Scott Rudin, producer of the New York adaptation...
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This combination photo shows Hollywood and Broadway producer Scott Rudin at The National Board of Review Motion Pictures awards gala in New York on Jan. 11, 2011, left, and the cover of Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird." Dozens of community and non-profit theaters across the U.S. have been forced to abandon productions of “To Kill a Mockingbird” under legal threat by Rudin. The combative move has prompted calls for a boycott of Rudin’s work. Rudin is arguing that author Harper Lee signed over exclusive worldwide rights to the title of the novel and that Rudin’s current adaptation on Broadway is the only version allowed to be performed. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)
February 28, 2019 - 4:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Dozens of community and nonprofit theaters across the U.S. have been forced to abandon productions of "To Kill a Mockingbird" under legal threat by Broadway and Hollywood producer Scott Rudin. The combative move has prompted calls for a boycott of Rudin's work. Rudin is arguing that...
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