Performing arts

April 06, 2017 - 1:55 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The upcoming Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra concert will literally be on the water. Musicians will perform from the decks of a moored barge and moving shrimp boats on Lake Ponchartrain (PONCH-uh-trane) — the big tidal basin bordering New Orleans. More than a dozen additional...
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In this photo taken on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, the marble bust of Arturo Toscanini is shown at La Scala opera theater during the unveiling of the exhibition of Italian musician and composer Arturo Toscanini , at La Scala opera theater in Milan, Italy. La Scala also dedicated to Toscanini a tribute concert marking the 150th anniversary of Toscanini’s March 25, 1867 birth. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
March 26, 2017 - 12:32 pm
MILAN (AP) — Italian conductor Arturo Toscanini's legacies included abolishing encores at La Scala. So it was a playful touch when one of the maestro's musical heirs included a Verdi encore during a tribute at the Milan opera house marking the 150th anniversary of Toscanini's birth. The Saturday...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2017 file photo, Emmanuel Macron, candidate for the 2017 French presidential elections and his wife Brigitte attend the annual dinner of the Representative Council of France's Jewish Associations (CRIF) in Paris. French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron forms an inseparable team with his wife Brigitte _ his former high school theater teacher, 24 years his senior, who is breaking with French tradition and fierily campaigning by his side. (Christophe Petit Tesson/ Pool via AP, File)
March 21, 2017 - 11:21 am
PARIS (AP) — In a break with French tradition, centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron has created an inseparable team with his wife Brigitte, who is fierily campaigning by his side, a move more often seen on American political stages than in France. The 39-year-old independent maverick is...
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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2015, file photo, Rico Rodriguez arrives at the 30th annual Imagen Awards at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. The actor who plays Manny on the popular sitcom "Modern Family" said on social media Sunday, March 19, 2017, that he is mourning the death of his father, Roy Rodriguez. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
March 20, 2017 - 12:10 pm
BRYAN, Texas (AP) — The actor who plays Manny on the popular sitcom "Modern Family" is mourning his father in real life. In a post on his Instagram account, Rico Rodriguez says the week since Roy Rodriguez died at age 52 "has been the toughest week of my life." The actor's Instagram post included a...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, June 25, 2013, file photo, Director of Opera, The Royal Opera House, Kasper Holten, speaks during an interview with Associated Press in London. Holten’s Covent Garden tenure had a controversial ending on Sunday, March 19, 2017, moving Wagner’s “Die Meistersinger” to a London men’s club and having the soprano run away horrified when her beloved Walther accepts the male-dominated society of her father. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
March 20, 2017 - 10:35 am
LONDON (AP) — Kasper Holten concluded 5 1/2 years as director of opera at Covent Garden with a shocker: Instead of a happy ending to Wagner's "Die Meistersinger von Nuernberg," Eva runs offstage in tears, horrified that her beloved Walther has accepted the male-dominated society of her father...
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FILE - In this Tuesday April 1, 2014, file photo, the recipient of the 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature Derek Walcott attends a news conference in Mexico City. Walcott, known for capturing the essence of his native Caribbean and became the region’s most internationally famous writer, died early Friday, March 17, 2017, on the island of St. Lucia, according to his son, Peter. (AP Photo/ Berenice Bautista, File)
March 17, 2017 - 11:46 am
CASTRIES, St. Lucia (AP) — Derek Walcott, a Nobel-prize winning poet known for capturing the essence of his native Caribbean and became the region's most internationally famous writer, has died on the island of St. Lucia. He was 87. Walcott died early Friday at his home in the eastern Caribbean...
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Participants take part in the St Patrick's Day parade on the streets of Dublin, Friday March 17, 2017. (Brian Lawless/PA via AP)
March 17, 2017 - 10:43 am
DUBLIN (AP) — Performers dressed as colorful creatures from Irish myth and legend have danced down the chilly streets of Dublin as Ireland commemorates its national saint in a St. Patrick's Day parade witnessed by hundreds of thousands. Tourists and Dublin families, many of them donning leprechaun...
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March 15, 2017 - 11:48 pm
TRUMP TRAVEL BAN-LAWSUITS-JUSTICE Government calls ruling flawed, vows court fight UNDATED (AP) — The Justice Department calls a ruling by a federal judge in Hawaii that halts President Donald Trump's revised travel ban "flawed in reasoning and in scope." The agency said in a statement Wednesday...
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A gust of wind blows snow back at Roger Lane, a custodian at Yonkers Public School 17, as he clears a sidewalk in front of the school with a snow blower during a snow storm, Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in New York. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has declared a state of emergency Tuesday for all of New York's 62 counties, including New York City's five boroughs. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
March 14, 2017 - 3:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a strong winter storm hitting the Northeast (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A 23-month-old in need of a heart transplant has been escorted by snowplows and state police troopers through a heavy snowstorm from one hospital to another in northeastern Pennsylvania. Gov. Tom...
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A worker plows a walkway on the Hudson River waterfront near Frank Sinatra Park, Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in Hoboken, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
March 14, 2017 - 1:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a strong winter storm hitting the Northeast (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Strong winds have toppled a wind turbine at a Rhode Island beach. Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo says the wind knocked over the turbine at Salty Brine Beach in Narragansett on Tuesday. It's owned...
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