Arts education

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2018 file photo, police watch the entrance of a parking lot at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. where teachers and administrators returned for the first time since the Valentine's Day shooting that killed several people. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School drama teacher Melody Herzfeld will be the recipient of the Tony Award for Excellence in Theatre Education. Herzfeld will be presented with the award onstage June 10 at the Tony telecast. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, File)
May 31, 2018 - 12:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The special Tony Award that honors educators this year will go to a drama teacher who picks her high school's shows, builds the sets, hems the costumes — and nurtured many of the young people demanding change following the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Melody Herzfeld, the...
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People gather by the Barnett Intermediate School where parents are gathering to pick up their children following a shooting at Santa Fe High School Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. (Marie D. De Jesus/Houston Chronicle via AP)
May 19, 2018 - 12:10 am
SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas (all times local): 11:05 p.m. Investigators say a 17-year-old admitted to authorities that he went on a shooting rampage at a Southeast Texas high school that left 10 dead, most of them students. According to a...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2017 file photo, musician Sam Smith poses for a portrait in New York to promote his album, "The Thrill of It All." A study of hundreds of thousands of popular songs over the last three decades has found a downward sonic trend in happiness and an increase in sadness. Some songs with a low happiness index in 2014 include “Stay With Me” by Smith. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP, File)
May 15, 2018 - 7:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A study of hundreds of thousands of popular songs over the past three decades has found a downward sonic trend in happiness and an increase in sadness, as the chirpy band Wham! gave way to the moody Sam Smith. For the report in the journal Royal Society Open Science, researchers at...
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This image released by NBC shows Rosie Perez as Tracey Wolfe in a scene from "Rise," about a high school theater program in a struggling Pennsylvania town. (Peter Kramer/NBC via AP)
May 07, 2018 - 6:10 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rosie Perez has found a TV series close to her heart with "Rise," about a high school theater program that's more than song and dance. The Oscar-nominated actress ("Fearless") plays a teacher passionate about using the stage to help youngsters discover themselves and their place...
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Former first lady Michelle Obama smiles while speaking at College Signing Day, an event honoring Philadelphia students for their pursuit of a college education or career in the military, Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at Temple University in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
May 02, 2018 - 5:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Michelle Obama told college-bound Philadelphia high school seniors Wednesday about when she applied to universities. Her counselor advised her not to set her sights too high and warned that some of the schools on her list were out of her reach, the former first lady said. "There...
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Teachers from Highland Arts Elementary School stage a final walk-in Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Mesa, Ariz. Communities and school districts are preparing for a historic statewide teacher walkout on Thursday that could keep hundreds of thousands of students out of school indefinitely. (AP Photo/Matt York)
April 25, 2018 - 9:51 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The only two black members of the Arizona Legislature were formally chastised for speaking out against a Republican lawmaker's published column, which included a racial slur and they say derided black activists while attempting to discredit leaders of a teacher group protesting for...
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This image released by NBC shows Rosie Perez as Tracey Wolfe, left, and Josh Radnor as Lou Mazzuchelli in a scene from "Rise," debuting Tuesday at 10 p.m. EST. (Peter Kramer/NBC via AP)
March 09, 2018 - 4:01 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even if you're trying to put the squeeze on a ballooning TV watchlist, consider the pedigree of NBC's "Rise": It's from the "Friday Night Lights" producer who created "Parenthood" and a producer of Broadway's "Hamilton." With stars Josh Radnor ("How I Met Your Mother") and Rosie...
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March 09, 2018 - 3:46 am
LIONEL RICHIE GETS WORN OUT BY LUKE BRYAN AND KATY PERRY LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lionel Richie says his motto used to be that he was "addicted to exhaustion." Then he met Luke Bryan and Katy Perry. He jokes that after dealing with them as the new "American Idol" judges, he "might want to take a vacation...
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This undated photo provided by Central Michigan University shows James Eric Davis Jr., who police identified as the shooting suspect at a Central Michigan University residence hall on Friday, March 2, 2018. Investigators said neither victim was a student and described the shooting as a "family-type domestic situation." (Courtesy of Central Michigan University via AP)
March 03, 2018 - 5:07 pm
A 19-year-old student suspected of fatally shooting his parents at a Central Michigan University dormitory had been acting so strangely the day before the killings that campus police talked to his mother and then took him to a hospital for suspected drug abuse, authorities said Saturday. University...
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FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2016, photo, former Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee speaks at Inspired Grounds Cafe in West Des Moines, Iowa. Huckabee has resigned from the board for the Country Music Association Foundation after his election was swiftly criticized in the music community. On Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, Huckabee was announced as a new member of board of the directors for the charitable arm of the association that runs the annual CMA Awards and the CMA Festival. Within 24 hours, a prominent artist manager sent a letter to the foundation calling Huckabee’s election “grossly offensive” due to his political opinions and associations with the National Rifle Association. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
March 01, 2018 - 10:11 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has resigned from the board for the Country Music Association Foundation after his election was swiftly criticized in the music community. On Wednesday, Huckabee was announced as a new member of the board of directors...
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