Arts education

February 23, 2018 - 7:53 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University is providing scholarships to cover the tuition for all master's degree students studying acting and directing. The Ivy League university in Rhode Island announced the change Friday. It says it wants to ease student debt, diversify the pool of actors and...
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February 19, 2018 - 4:14 am
VINCE GILL, MAREN MORRIS GIVE OPINIONS ON GRAMMYS NEW YORK (AP) — Vince Gill says it's impossible for some group not to feel slighted at the Grammys. Gill says it might be that country artists feel underrepresented, or classical musicians. He says a lot of musicians don't care about genres or color...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2011, file photo, choreographer Peter Martins attends a New York City Ballet's gala opening night in New York. A two-month investigation has found no verifiable sexual harassment or physical abuse by Martins, the former New York City Ballet leader. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)
February 16, 2018 - 11:29 am
A two-month investigation has found no verifiable sexual harassment or physical abuse by former New York City Ballet leader Peter Martins. The New York Times reports that the ballet and its school also have announced new policies to assure that dancers "feel safe, respected" and able to freely...
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FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2018, file photo, Georgia head coach Kirby Smart waits with his team to run onto the field before the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game against Oklahoma in Pasadena, Calif. There's a strange sense of calm that has replaced the tumult typically associated with this time of year on the college football recruiting calendar. The December signing period has removed much of the suspense from the traditional national signing day that takes place the first Wednesday of February. Most of the top high school prospects already signed in December. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
February 07, 2018 - 10:17 pm
The Latest on college football national signing day (all times Eastern): 10:15 p.m. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh dialed down the hype on signing day after being part of pomp and circumstance the previous two years at a downtown theater and the school's basketball arena. When asked why, Harbaugh said...
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In this Jan. 18, 2018, photo,people walk past Paul Robeson High School in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago. Five years after the nation's largest mass closure of public schools, Chicago is forging ahead with plans to shutter four more in one of the city's highest-crime and impoverished areas while school officials are pitching the closure and demolition of Robeson in Englewood to make way for a new $85 million school they insist will better serve students and reverse low enrollment. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
February 05, 2018 - 4:54 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Five years after the largest mass closure of public schools in an American city, Chicago is forging ahead with a plan to shutter four more in one of the city's highest-crime and impoverished areas. School officials are pitching the new closures around Englewood, a neighborhood on...
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In this Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 photo, Kate Hamad, originally from Grimes, Iowa, sits with her children during an interview with The Associated Press in Ramallah, West Bank. Hamad doesn't dare leave Ramallah, fearing deportation if stopped at an Israeli checkpoint on the outskirts of the autonomous Palestinian city. Activists say Israel is making it harder for foreigners with ties to Palestinians to stay in the West Bank legally, rejecting more visa requests or issuing them for shorter period. Israel denies it’s adopted tougher rules. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
January 24, 2018 - 1:18 am
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — American Kate Hamad doesn't dare leave Ramallah, fearing trouble, even deportation, if stopped at an Israeli checkpoint on the outskirts of the autonomous Palestinian city in the West Bank. Israel rejected her request for a visa renewal three months ago, she said, even...
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Executive Producer Jason Katims, from left, members of the cast Damon J. Gillespie, Auli'i Cravalho, Josh Radnor, Rosie Perez and Executive Producer Jeffrey Seller participate in the "Rise" panel during the NBCUniversal Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, in PAsadena, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
January 09, 2018 - 4:30 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on ABC's upcoming programming from the TV Critics meeting in Pasadena, California (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Rose McGowan, refusing to Harvey Weinstein by name, says legal action by the man she calls "the monster" is forcing her to sell her house to fight him...
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Executive Producer Jason Katims, from left, members of the cast Damon J. Gillespie, Auli'i Cravalho, Josh Radnor, Rosie Perez and Executive Producer Jeffrey Seller participate in the "Rise" panel during the NBCUniversal Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, in PAsadena, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
January 09, 2018 - 3:40 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — An upcoming NBC drama about a high school theater program will be a boon to 50 real schools. The network said Tuesday it's donating $500,000 in grants to high school theater departments nationwide. Jason Katims, executive producer of the new series "Rise," says in a...
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In this Tuesday, Dec.19, 2017 photo, Adalyn Ficken, left, snuggles with her dad Steven while they watch "Ferdinand" at Children's Hospital Orange County in Orange, Calif. Far away from the starry happenings Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, around the Golden Globe Awards, this recent screening of “Ferdinand” at a local children’s hospital is among hundreds each year made possible by the profitability of the annual awards show. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has been sharing spoils from the Globes’ international broadcast with arts-oriented nonprofits for 30 years. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
January 04, 2018 - 1:23 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nine-year-old Adalyn Ficken snuggled next to her dad in the reclining movie-theater seats, clutching a teddy bear in one hand and a cup of popcorn in the other, waiting for the film to start. A pudgy 5-year-old boy tugging an IV pole behind him raced into the theater, his mom...
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December 20, 2017 - 10:39 am
SYOSSET, N.Y. (AP) — A building at the Long Island high school that Billy Joel helped save from closing has been renamed after the performer's mother. Newsday reports the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer attended a ceremony Tuesday at the newly dedicated Rosalind Joel Conservatory for Music and Theatre...
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