Arts education

Violinist Anthony Hyatt leads dancers through MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington on Oct. 11, 2017. Musicians and dancers are part of the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center's arts and humanities program. (AP Photo/Tom Sampson)
December 19, 2017 - 2:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Like a friendly Pied Piper, the violinist keeps up a toe-tapping beat as dancers weave through busy hospital hallways and into the chemotherapy unit, patients looking up in surprised delight. Upstairs, a cellist plays an Irish folk tune for a patient in intensive care. Music...
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November 29, 2017 - 6:16 am
CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) — The provost of Western Carolina University will serve as the school's acting chancellor when the current chancellor leaves for medical treatment. The Greensboro News & Record reports that the president of the University of North Carolina system, Margaret Spellings,...
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In this Sept. 12, 2017 photo provided by the Pacific Legal Foundation, Miranda Lynch watches her son Kaiden Johnson dance at Madill Performing Arts Center in Duluth, Minn. Attorneys for Johnson, who wants to compete with his high school dance team, have filed a federal civil rights complaint after the Minnesota State High School League barred him from championship competition. The Pacific Legal Foundation filed the complaint Tuesday, Nov. 14 with the Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education. (Collin Callahan/Pacific Legal Foundation via AP)
November 15, 2017 - 1:00 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Attorneys for a Wisconsin boy who wants to compete with his high school dance team have filed a federal civil rights complaint after the Minnesota State High School League barred him from a championship competition. The Pacific Legal Foundation filed the complaint Tuesday with...
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November 11, 2017 - 12:57 am
HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Eddy Polanco scored 18 points and made all 10 of his free throws, and Southeastern Louisiana scored its most points in a season opener in eight years in beating Division III Centenary 99-67 on Friday night. The Lions equaled their points scored in a 99-50 win over the University...
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November 02, 2017 - 9:58 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — A University of Cincinnati music teacher has apologized for his fiery online responses to a Muslim student who was critical of Donald Trump's presidency and talked about celebrating freedom and diversity. College-Conservatory of Music assistant professor Clifford Adams wrote a...
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Katherine Kendall poses with her dog Belladonna in Los Angeles on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. Kendall told The New York Times that in 1993, when she was 23, she went to producer Harvey Weinstein's New York apartment for a business meeting. When he returned from the bathroom, he was wearing a robe and asked for a massage. She refused. He later chased her around the room naked and asked to see her breasts. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
October 13, 2017 - 10:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Katherine Kendall was 23 and fresh out of acting school when she met him. A former ballet dancer working hard to launch herself as an actress, she had just landed a good agent and was juggling a schedule packed with auditions. "He was so warm when I met him and so inviting. He made...
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This combination photo shows Harvey Weinstein arrives at the Oscars in Los Angeles on Feb. 28, 2016, left, and his brother Bob Weinstein at the premiere of "Sin City," in Los Angeles on March 28, 2005. Harvey Weinstein was fired Sunday by the Weinstein Co., the studio he co-founded with his brother Bob, after a bombshell New York Times expose alleged decades of crude sexual behavior on his part toward female employees and actresses. (AP Photo/File)
October 10, 2017 - 10:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein (all times local): 10:15 p.m. The Weinstein Co. board of directors says it is "shocked and dismayed" over the most recent wave of allegations against Harvey Weinstein, and insists the company didn't know about its...
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October 01, 2017 - 12:41 am
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Parents were warned Saturday that a music teacher with a nonprofit group may have handed out flutes to schoolchildren that were tainted with his own semen. A state and federal investigation was under way into whether youngsters at schools around Southern California...
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In this Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 photo, Syrian refugee children rehearse before their graduation concert in Beirut, Lebanon. The UNESCO-funded program of Action for Hope Music School has trained 24 children displaced from the Syrian war in Lebanon for over a year and a half. It also aims to preserve the musical heritage of Syria and the region, offering classes of theory and history of Arabic music. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
September 26, 2017 - 8:04 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Hassan Youssef was 10 years old when a local Syrian composer discovered his talent: a deep powerful voice that was particularly resonant for traditional songs. It wasn't long, however, before Syria's grinding civil war nearly shattered Youssef's hope of polishing his natural gift. He...
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Musician and actor Common and his mother Dr. Mahalia Hines visit the Renaissance School of the Arts as Ambassadors for and Burlington Stores on Thursday, July 20, 2017, in New York. Common will be fulfilling all the wish lists that teachers and faculty put together for the school's needs for the upcoming year. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
July 20, 2017 - 1:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar and Grammy winner Common surprised a group of New York students by donating $10,000 to help their teachers buy supplies like calculators and science kits. The rapper-actor partnered with the nonprofit and Burlington Stores to give Renaissance School of the...
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