Arts education

September 12, 2018 - 10:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A new government study finds that fiction reading is down, poetry is up and adult Americans are renewing their interest in museums, arts festivals and the performing arts. On Wednesday, the National Endowment for the Arts published "U.S. Trends in Arts Attendance and Literary...
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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2018, file photo, U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter leaves an arraignment hearing in San Diego, after he and his wife, Margaret, pleaded not-guilty to charges they illegally used his campaign account for personal expenses. Just days after Hunter was indicted by a federal grand jury, his Democratic opponent is trying to make him pay a political price. Democrat Ammar Campa-Najjar's campaign will begin airing a 30-second TV ad Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, that calls the congressman an embarrassment to the Southern California district. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
August 30, 2018 - 12:13 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just days after Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter was indicted by a federal grand jury, his Democratic opponent is trying to make him pay a political price. Ammar Campa-Najjar's campaign is set to air a 30-second TV ad Thursday that calls the congressman an embarrassment to his...
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August 27, 2018 - 11:53 am
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Country star Garth Brooks has set a late October date for his University of Notre Dame show that will be the first-ever music concert at the school's football stadium. Brooks' publicist announced Monday that the concert would be held Oct. 20 at Notre Dame Stadium, rain or...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2018 file photo, singer and actress Rihanna arrives at the premiere of "Ocean's 8" in central London. Rihanna’s fourth annual Diamond Ball will take place Sept. 13 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans will receive the 2018 Diamond Ball Award. and "Insecure" actress Issa Rae will host. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
August 13, 2018 - 9:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Issa Rae will host Rihanna's fourth annual Diamond Ball next month, and Childish Gambino will perform. Rihanna's black-tie event will take place Sept. 13 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans will receive the 2018 Diamond Ball Award. The gala will...
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Professional football player Spencer Paysinger participates in the The CW Network "All American" panel at the 2018 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif.. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
August 06, 2018 - 7:01 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Former NFL player Spencer Paysinger is drawing on his high school days living between two worlds for his first major Hollywood project. Paysinger grew up in economically depressed South Los Angeles, but he attended Beverly Hills High School, where he captained the...
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FILE – In this Jan. 20, 2011, file photo, Andre Agassi, center, following the announcement he would be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame, speaks at the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy in Las Vegas. With the 2018 launch of a public school in Akron, Ohio, built in a partnership with the LeBron James Family Foundation and Akron City Schools, the NBA basketball star has joined a long list of celebrities who have sought to leave their mark on education centers in the U.S. and abroad. At left is Mark Stenning, chief executive of the International Tennis Hall of Fame; at right is Christopher E. Clouser, chairman of the hall. (Jessica Ebelhar/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP, File)
July 31, 2018 - 7:58 pm
With the launch of a public school in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, LeBron James has joined a long list of celebrities who have sought to leave their mark on education centers. The NBA star, who recently left the Cleveland Cavaliers and signed with the Los Angeles Lakers, was on hand Monday to...
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July 22, 2018 - 9:03 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A crash involving two buses in downtown Pittsburgh has left more than 20 ballet students injured. Authorities say the crash happened around 6 p.m. Sunday when one bus rear-ended another bus. Many students have been hospitalized with minor injuries. The buses were carrying students...
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Cast and crew of "The Band's Visit" pose in the press room with the award for best musical at the 72nd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 10, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
June 11, 2018 - 7:33 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A small-scale, intimate musical about hard-won cultural understanding was an altogether apt Tony winner on a night where tolerance and inclusion were constant themes. "The Band's Visit," about an Egyptian police band that gets stranded in a remote Israeli desert town, forcing both...
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Orin Wolf, center, and the cast and crew of "The Band's Visit" accept the award for best musical at the 72nd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 10, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)
June 11, 2018 - 12:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The American, grown-up musical "The Band's Visit" outmuscled the acclaimed and sprawling British import "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" for the most Tony Awards on Sunday, capturing 10 statuettes, including best musical, on a night where the theme of acceptance flowed through...
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View of the stage at the 72nd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 10, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)
June 10, 2018 - 11:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Tony Awards (all times local): 11 p.m. The shimmering, grown-up musical "The Band's Visit" has nabbed the best new musical Tony Award. The show is based on a 2007 Israeli film of the same name, songs by David Yazbek and a sardonic story by Itamar Moses. It centers...
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