Arts education

Professional football player Spencer Paysinger participates in the The CW Network "All American" panel at the 2018 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif.. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
August 06, 2018 - 7:01 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Former NFL player Spencer Paysinger is drawing on his high school days living between two worlds for his first major Hollywood project. Paysinger grew up in economically depressed South Los Angeles, but he attended Beverly Hills High School, where he captained the...
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July 22, 2018 - 9:03 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A crash involving two buses in downtown Pittsburgh has left more than 20 ballet students injured. Authorities say the crash happened around 6 p.m. Sunday when one bus rear-ended another bus. Many students have been hospitalized with minor injuries. The buses were carrying students...
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Orin Wolf, center, and the cast and crew of "The Band's Visit" accept the award for best musical at the 72nd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 10, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)
June 10, 2018 - 11:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The American, grown-up musical "The Band's Visit" outmuscled the acclaimed and sprawling British import "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" for the most Tony Awards on Sunday, capturing 10 statuettes, including best musical, on a night where the theme of acceptance flowed through...
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View of the stage at the 72nd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 10, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)
June 10, 2018 - 10:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Tony Awards (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Katrina Lenk has won the Tony Award for best actress in a musical for her work in "The Band's Visit." In the musical, Lenk plays a cafe owner in a small Israeli town who helps a lost Egyptian orchestra. Before rehearsals...
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People gather by the Barnett Intermediate School where parents are gathering to pick up their children following a shooting at Santa Fe High School Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. (Marie D. De Jesus/Houston Chronicle via AP)
May 18, 2018 - 10:21 pm
SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas (all times local): 9:20 p.m. A student at a Houston-area high school where 10 people were killed says it was a "perfectly normal day" before shots rang out in her art classroom. Breanna Quintanilla, a 17-year-old...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2017 file photo, musician Sam Smith poses for a portrait in New York to promote his album, "The Thrill of It All." A study of hundreds of thousands of popular songs over the last three decades has found a downward sonic trend in happiness and an increase in sadness. Some songs with a low happiness index in 2014 include “Stay With Me” by Smith. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP, File)
May 15, 2018 - 7:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A study of hundreds of thousands of popular songs over the past three decades has found a downward sonic trend in happiness and an increase in sadness, as the chirpy band Wham! gave way to the moody Sam Smith. For the report in the journal Royal Society Open Science, researchers at...
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February 23, 2018 - 7:38 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University is providing scholarships to cover the tuition for all master's degree students studying acting and directing. The Ivy League university in Rhode Island announced the change Friday. It says it wants to ease student debt, diversify the pool of actors and...
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FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2018, file photo, Georgia head coach Kirby Smart waits with his team to run onto the field before the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game against Oklahoma in Pasadena, Calif. There's a strange sense of calm that has replaced the tumult typically associated with this time of year on the college football recruiting calendar. The December signing period has removed much of the suspense from the traditional national signing day that takes place the first Wednesday of February. Most of the top high school prospects already signed in December. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
February 07, 2018 - 10:17 pm
The Latest on college football national signing day (all times Eastern): 10:15 p.m. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh dialed down the hype on signing day after being part of pomp and circumstance the previous two years at a downtown theater and the school's basketball arena. When asked why, Harbaugh said...
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In this Jan. 18, 2018, photo,people walk past Paul Robeson High School in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago. Five years after the nation's largest mass closure of public schools, Chicago is forging ahead with plans to shutter four more in one of the city's highest-crime and impoverished areas while school officials are pitching the closure and demolition of Robeson in Englewood to make way for a new $85 million school they insist will better serve students and reverse low enrollment. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
February 05, 2018 - 6:04 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Five years after the largest mass closure of public schools in an American city, Chicago is forging ahead with a plan to shutter four more in one of the city's highest-crime and most impoverished areas. School officials are pitching the new closures around Englewood, a neighborhood...
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December 20, 2017 - 10:39 am
SYOSSET, N.Y. (AP) — A building at the Long Island high school that Billy Joel helped save from closing has been renamed after the performer's mother. Newsday reports the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer attended a ceremony Tuesday at the newly dedicated Rosalind Joel Conservatory for Music and Theatre...
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