Performing arts

April 09, 2019 - 11:37 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Hungarian State Opera has asked the Hungarian cast members in its production of "Porgy and Bess" to self-identify as African American. The opera's decision to put on George and Ira Gershwin's seminal work set in the American south and intended for a black cast has...
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April 09, 2019 - 3:15 am
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina city is finishing preparations to host a worldwide competition for Irish dancing starting this weekend. The 2019 World Irish Dancing Championships take place from April 14 through 21 at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro. The Greensboro News &...
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom, and his wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom hear the stories of three migrants who fled El Salvador due to violence and poverty and tried to reach the United States with last year's migrant caravans, during his visit to La Chacra Immigration Center in San Salvador, El Salvador, Monday, April 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)
April 09, 2019 - 1:09 am
PANCHIMALCO, El Salvador (AP) — David Escobar Fuentes fled El Salvador because gangs were extorting his ranching family, while Bryon Melgar Menjivar wanted to escape the pressure to join a gang that started when he was 15. Sandra Monroy headed north for a good job. They told California Gov. Gavin...
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom, and his wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom hear the stories of three migrants who fled El Salvador due to violence and poverty and tried to reach the United States with last year's migrant caravans, during his visit to La Chacra Immigration Center in San Salvador, El Salvador, Monday, April 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)
April 08, 2019 - 10:22 pm
PANCHIMALCO, El Salvador (AP) — David Escobar Fuentes fled El Salvador because gangs were extorting his ranching family, while Bryon Melgar Menjivar wanted to escape the pressure to join a gang that started when he was 15. Sandra Monroy headed north for a good job. They told California Gov. Gavin...
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Actor Tom Hiddleston, from left, actors Zawe Ashton, Patsy Ferran and Charlie Cox pose for photographers backstage at the Olivier Awards in London, Sunday, April 7, 2019. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
April 07, 2019 - 4:18 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the Olivier Awards honoring London stage productions (all times local): 9:10 p.m. "Come From Away" has been named best new musical at Britain's Olivier stage awards. The show about a small Newfoundland town that sheltered thousands of stranded airline passengers after...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 file photo, actor Ian McKellen poses on the red carpet at the 12th edition of the Rome Film Fest, in Rome. British stage stars were preparing Sunday, April 7, 2019 for the annual Olivier Awards, where musicals "Come From Away" and "Company" lead the race with nine nominations apiece. Other acting contenders include Ian McKellen for "King Lear," Gillian Anderson for "All About Eve" and Sophie Okonedo for "Antony and Cleopatra." (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, file)
April 07, 2019 - 11:36 am
LONDON (AP) — Stars of the British stage are gearing up for the Olivier Awards ceremony in London, where the musicals "Come From Away" and "Company" lead this year's race for recognition with nine nominations apiece. "Come From Away," about the Newfoundland town of Gander that hosted thousands of...
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In this March 30, 2019 photo, The University of Michigan's School of Music, Theater and Dance perform "Flint" during a technical rehearsal at the Arthur Miller Theater in Ann Arbor, Mich. The new play at U of M tells the story of the Flint water crisis through the voices of residents, activists, scientists and politicians. It will premiere on Thursday, April 4, 2019, and run for two weeks. (Roger Hart/UM Photography via AP)
April 04, 2019 - 3:49 pm
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The Flint water crisis has been the subject of several documentaries and even a network drama, but now the issue is taking center stage in a new play at the University of Michigan. Playwright Jose? Casas spent nearly three years interviewing more than 80 people in order to...
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A woman watches during a "Game of Thrones"-themed show at the fountains at the Bellagio casino-resort, Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
April 01, 2019 - 6:42 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Winter came to Las Vegas. Fire-breathing dragons held court over the world-famous fountains at the Bellagio casino-resort Sunday, as familiar elements from the TV phenomenon "Game of Thrones" were projected on the rising water. The jets danced to a score incorporating the...
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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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