Choirs and choruses

January 15, 2018 - 5:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Edwin Hawkins, the gospel star best known for the crossover hit "Oh Happy Day" and as a major force for contemporary inspirational music, died Monday at age 74. Hawkins died at his home in Pleasanton, California. He had been suffering from pancreatic cancer, publicist Bill Carpenter...
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President Donald Trump watches the NCAA National Championship game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Atlanta, between Alabama and Georgia. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 09, 2018 - 12:16 am
ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump got his own national anthem moment Monday when he took the field before Alabama and Georgia faced off in the College Football Playoff National Championship. Months after wading into the culture war over protests during the anthem, the president was greeted by...
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December 14, 2017 - 4:53 pm
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Three-time Grammy winners Zac Brown Band will perform the national anthem before the college football national championship game in Atlanta on Jan. 8. The College Football Playoff on Thursday announced the participants for its pregame festivities. Atlanta gospel choir David...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2017, file photo, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, right, and U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis participate in talks at Government House in Sydney. President Donald Trump’s national security brain trust faces Congress on the need for a new war authorization as the deadly ambush in Niger is fueling a push among many lawmakers to update the legal parameters for combat operations overseas. (Mark Metcalfe/Pool Photo via AP, File)
November 06, 2017 - 5:26 am
HELSINKI (AP) — As the Islamic State group loses its remaining strongholds in Iraq and Syria, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is facing a growing chorus of questions from NATO allies and partners about what the next steps will be in the region to preserve peace and insure the militants don't rise...
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In this undated photo, string instrumentalists perform "Hava Nagila," an Israeli folk song at the Utah State Prison. The director of the famed Mormon Tabernacle Choir helped train at the Utah State Priso in preparation for a recent spring recital. (Hannah McDonald/The Deseret News via AP)
July 02, 2017 - 5:19 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The newest students of the director of the famed Mormon Tabernacle Choir have the talent you would expect to be honed under the guidance of an experienced music teacher. But they come from an unlikely source — Utah State Prison. Director Mack Wilberg spent months helping...
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In this undated photo, string instrumentalists perform "Hava Nagila," an Israeli folk song at the Utah State Prison. The director of the famed Mormon Tabernacle Choir helped train at the Utah State Priso in preparation for a recent spring recital. (Hannah McDonald/The Deseret News via AP)
July 02, 2017 - 4:06 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The newest students of the director of the famed Mormon Tabernacle Choir have the talent you would expect to be honed under the guidance of an experienced music teacher. But they come from an unlikely source — Utah State Prison. Director Mack Wilberg spent months helping...
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In this Tuesday, June 13, 2017, photo, members of the Dallas Street Choir Debra Scott, left rear, Elizabeth Armstrong, center, and Toria Ellis, far right, raise their voices during a rehearsal for their performance at Carnegie Hall on Wednesday evening, at the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York. The group of homeless men and women recruited from streets and shelters in Texas has made it to Carnegie Hall. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
June 15, 2017 - 12:42 am
NEW YORK (AP) — They're homeless, but a group of men and women from Texas has made it to Carnegie Hall. The storied New York City concert hall was the venue Wednesday evening for a performance by the Dallas Street Choir, all singers recruited from urban streets and homeless shelters who've been...
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June 14, 2017 - 3:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — They're homeless, but a group of men and women from Texas has made it to Carnegie Hall. The storied New York City concert hall is the venue Wednesday evening for a performance by the Dallas Street Choir, all singers recruited from urban streets and homeless shelters that have been...
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FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2007, file photo, Dmitri Hvorostovsky performs during the final dress rehearsal for the opera "Eugene Onegin" in New York. Hvorostovsky made a surprise appearance Sunday, May 7, 2017, at the Metropolitan Opera gala celebrating the 50th anniversary of the company's move to Lincoln Center in 1966. Hvorostovsky has been undergoing treatment for a brain tumor. (AP Photo/Shiho Fukada, File)
May 08, 2017 - 6:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Dmitri Hvorostovsky walked stiffly toward the center of the stage after the surprise announcement by Metropolitan Opera General Manager Peter Gelb. The 54-year-old Russian withdrew in December from all staged opera performances because treatment for a brain tumor diagnosed in June...
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