Theater

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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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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FILE - In this Thursday, July 28, 2016 file photo, the Palace Theatre in London shows advertising for the new Harry Potter play. Magical adventure "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" leads the race for British theater's Olivier Awards, with nominations in 11 categories including best new play it was announced on Monday, March 6, 2017. Jamie Parker, who plays an adult Harry in the two-part drama, is nominated for best actor, and there are also nominations for director John Tiffany and actress Noma Dumezweni, who plays grown-up Hermione Granger. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, file)
March 06, 2017 - 10:03 am
LONDON (AP) — Magical adventure "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" leads the race for British theater's Olivier Awards , with nominations in 11 categories including best new play. Jamie Parker, who plays a grown-up Harry in the two-part, five-hour sequel to J.K. Rowling's wizarding saga, is...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2017 file photo, Viola Davis poses in the press room at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Davis will be presented with the Harvard Foundation 2017 Artist of the Year Award. The actress will accept her arts medal at a ceremony Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Harvard’s Cultural Rhythms Festival in Cambridge, Mass. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
March 04, 2017 - 1:02 am
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Fresh from her best supporting actress Oscar win for her role in "Fences," Viola Davis is set to receive the Harvard Foundation 2017 Artist of the Year Award. Davis will accept her arts medal at a ceremony Saturday at Harvard's Cultural Rhythms Festival. In addition to the...
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March 03, 2017 - 8:44 pm
ATTORNEY GENERAL-RUSSIA-GRASSLEY UPDATE: Sessions to amend testimony regarding Russian contacts WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions plans on Monday to provide amended testimony regarding his contacts with Russia's ambassador to the U.S. during the presidential election. In a statement...
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FILE -This file image posted online on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, by the Aamaq News Agency, a media arm of the Islamic State group, purports to show a general view of the ancient ruins of the city of Palmyra, in Homs province, Syria, with the Citadel of Palmyra in the background. Syrian state media said on Thursday, March 2, 2017 that military forces have entered Palmyra in the quest to again take the town from the Islamic State group. Palmyra, home to some of the world's most prized Roman ruins, was seized again by IS in December. (Amaq News Agency via AP, File)
March 02, 2017 - 10:38 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces battling the Islamic State group re-entered Palmyra on Thursday in their quest to again take the historic town they had lost to the militants in December, state media reported. The Kremlin's spokesman said President Vladimir Putin was informed by his defense...
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FILE -This file image posted online on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, by the Aamaq News Agency, a media arm of the Islamic State group, purports to show a general view of the ancient ruins of the city of Palmyra, in Homs province, Syria, with the Citadel of Palmyra in the background. Syrian state media said on Thursday, March 2, 2017 that military forces have entered Palmyra in the quest to again take the town from the Islamic State group. Palmyra, home to some of the world's most prized Roman ruins, was seized again by IS in December. (Amaq News Agency via AP, File)
March 02, 2017 - 10:33 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces battling the Islamic State group re-entered Palmyra on Thursday in their quest to again take the historic town they had lost to the militants in December, state media reported. The Kremlin's spokesman said President Vladimir Putin was informed by his defense...
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