Performing arts

"Seated Ballerina", center, the public art exhibition of a 45-foot tall inflatable nylon sculpture depicting a seated ballerina from artist Jeff Koons' Antiquity series, is displayed at Rockefeller Center after it was unveiled Friday May 12, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews).
May 12, 2017 - 8:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A massive inflatable ballerina created by artist Jeff Koons is the latest public art installation at New York's Rockefeller Center. The 45-foot (14-meter) work is called "Seated Ballerina." It was unveiled Friday and will be on display through June 2. The nylon sculpture is based on...
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May 12, 2017 - 3:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Fox network is getting in the Christmas spirit with its announcement Friday of "A Christmas Story," a live TV musical scheduled for December. The three-hour special is inspired by the film "A Christmas Story" and the Tony Award-nominated Broadway show, "A Christmas Story: The...
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Santa Fe Opera General Director Charles MacKay announces that a techno-infused opera about the life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs will eventually travel to San Francisco, Seattle and Indiana, at a news conference Tuesday, May 9, 2017, in Santa Fe, N.M. The Santa Fe Opera is preparing for its July world premiere of "The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs" at its open-air summer stage in the foothills of New Mexico's Sangre de Cristo Mountains. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)
May 09, 2017 - 4:42 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A techno-infused opera about the life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has earned the financial backing of opera companies in San Francisco and Seattle, ensuring the musical meditation on the iconic entrepreneur will travel to America's high-tech enclave. The partnerships were...
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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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May 06, 2017 - 9:34 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For seven days, the blare of trombones, tubas, washboards, guitars and soul-stirring vocals washes over this city as artists perform at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Jazz Fest features an assortment of well-known out-of-town artists such as Stevie Wonder or Maroon...
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A man walks past the former Metropolitan Opera House in Philadelphia, Thursday, May 4, 2017. The glorious old opera house that takes up a full city block in Philadelphia will reopen as a live music venue. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that developer Eric Blumenfeld has entered an agreement with Live Nation to revive the Metropolitan Opera House for $45 million. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
May 04, 2017 - 1:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A glorious old opera house that takes up a full city block in Philadelphia will reopen as a live music venue. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports ( http://bit.ly/2pJFiHa ) that developer Eric Blumenfeld has entered an agreement with Live Nation to revive the Metropolitan Opera...
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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2016 file photo, J. K. Rowling attends the world premiere of "Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them" in New York. The stage play "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" will come to Broadway's The Lyric Theatre in the spring of 2018, producers said Thursday, May 4, 2017, with an opening set for April. The play recently won nine Olivier Awards in London, including best new play. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
May 04, 2017 - 11:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The stage play "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" has become London's theater event of the year. Now Broadway will shortly be under its spell, too. Producers said Thursday that the show will come to The Lyric Theatre in the spring of 2018, with an opening set for April. The play...
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Rihanna attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between exhibition on Monday, May 1, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
May 02, 2017 - 6:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A thunderous drumbeat echoed through the cocktail reception at the Met Gala. Either an earthquake was hitting the Upper East Side of Manhattan, or the glittering assembly of guests was being called in to dinner. Hasan Minhaj, a correspondent on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," was...
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This image released by Matt Ross Public Relations shows Denee Benton during a performance of "Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812," in New York. The musical that dramatizes a 70-page melodrama at the center of Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace," earned a leading 12 Tony Award nominations on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. (Chad Batka/Matt Ross Public Relations via AP)
May 02, 2017 - 3:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A year after falling head-over-heels for a musical about Alexander Hamilton, the Broadway community threw its arms wide open at the 2017 Tony Award nominations, handing out nods to 25 shows in a season notable for its breathtaking range. "Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of...
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Rihanna attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between exhibition on Monday, May 1, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
May 02, 2017 - 3:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A thunderous drumbeat echoed through the cocktail reception at the Met Gala. Either an earthquake was hitting the Upper East Side of Manhattan, or the glittering assembly of guests was being called in to dinner. Hasan Minhaj, a correspondent on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," was...
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