Arts education

October 01, 2019 - 3:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A man has been sentenced to life in prison for raping and killing a North Carolina artist. WTOP-FM reports 30-year-old El Hadji Toure was sentenced Friday in the March 2017 attack on 34-year-old Corrina Mehiel. He previously was convicted of 13 charges, including first-degree...
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In this Saturday, July 6, 2019 photo, an AileyCamper rehearses the opening routine for a performance later that night at the Clayton County Performing Arts Center in Jonesboro, Ga. Some dancers had never received professional training prior to attending the camp. (AP Photo/Andrea Smith)
July 22, 2019 - 1:22 am
JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Like other summer camps, AileyCamp helps its participants to learn valuable leadership skills. But it has something that others probably don't: choreography. Founded by world-renowned dancer, director and choreographer Alvin Ailey, the six-week camp provides professional dance...
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May 06, 2019 - 2:45 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Tens of thousands of teachers are expected to walk out across Oregon this week, adding to the string of nationwide protests over class sizes and education funding. Schools around the state, including Oregon's largest district, Portland Public Schools, will close for at least part...
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Furman marching band
Image: Furman University
April 03, 2019 - 11:00 am
Furman University has chosen a new director of bands for their Department of Music. Sue Samuels is a 1987 graduate of the university and will take over for the current retiring faculty member, Leslie W. Hicken. Image: Furman University Samuels will take over in the fall semester, later this year...
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A sign with the Sackler name is displayed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. The Sackler name adorns walls at some of the world's top museums and universities, including the Met, the Guggenheim and Harvard. But the family's ties to the powerful painkiller OxyContin and the drug's role in the nation's deadly opioid crisis are bringing a new kind of attention to the Sacklers and their philanthropic legacy. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
January 17, 2019 - 4:22 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Sackler name is emblazoned on the walls at some of the world's great museums and universities, including the Smithsonian, the Guggenheim and Harvard. But now the family's ties to OxyContin and the painkiller's role in the deadly opioid crisis are bringing the Sacklers a new and...
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December 06, 2018 - 5:59 pm
CLAYTON, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina have accused a Grammy Award-winning music teacher of using promises of a singing career to force a female student into sexual servitude. Clayton police said in a news release Thursday 60-year-old Ivan Hampden Jr. was arrested at his home. He's charged...
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Japanese pianist Kaoru Imahigashi plays the piano during a concert to mark the debut of Gaza's only grand piano after it was rescued from conflict, at a theater nestled in the Palestinian Red Crescent Society's building in Gaza City, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018. The only grand piano in the Gaza Strip is debuting to the public for the first time in over a decade after its restoration. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
November 25, 2018 - 2:51 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The only grand piano in the Gaza Strip was played in public for the first time in a decade on Sunday — following a complicated international restoration effort to fix the instrument after it was nearly destroyed in an Israeli airstrike. Some 300 fans attended Sunday's...
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Juicy J performs during the tribute event Mac Miller: A Celebration of Life on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. Pictured on screen is the late rapper Mac Miller. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)
November 01, 2018 - 4:26 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Travis Scott pointed toward an image of a toothless Mac Miller as a child recognizing the late rapper as a good-spirited person whose "soul will live forever." Scott's performance and closing remarks came after other music performers including Chance the Rapper, SZA and John...
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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2018 file photo, Chance The Rapper performs during a community concert at the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago. Chance the Rapper is so serious about raising money for arts education programs in Chicago that he took a second job: Lyft driver. The Chicago-born Grammy-winning hip-hop artist who's given millions of dollars to the school district recently went undercover as a Lyft driver to make a video that encourages riders to donate to the arts programs in the city's public schools. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
October 15, 2018 - 1:59 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chance the Rapper is so serious about raising money for arts education programs in Chicago that he took a second job as a Lyft driver to spread the word. The Chicago Tribune reports that the Chicago-born Grammy-winning hip-hop artist who has given millions of dollars to Chicago...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2018 file photo, singer and actress Rihanna arrives at the premiere of "Ocean's 8" in central London. Rihanna’s fourth annual Diamond Ball will take place Sept. 13 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans will receive the 2018 Diamond Ball Award. and "Insecure" actress Issa Rae will host. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
August 13, 2018 - 9:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Issa Rae will host Rihanna's fourth annual Diamond Ball next month, and Childish Gambino will perform. Rihanna's black-tie event will take place Sept. 13 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans will receive the 2018 Diamond Ball Award. The gala will...
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