Performing arts

FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2014, file photo, pedestrians make their way in front of the Metropolitan Opera house at New York's Lincoln Center. On Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, the Metropolitan Opera began regular Sunday afternoon staged performances for the first time in its 136-year-history with Puccini's `Turandot,’ an effort to boost ticket sales and revenue. As part of new union contracts, the Met can present up to 17 Sunday matinees this season. The company thinks Sunday afternoons will sell better than Monday nights. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
October 07, 2019 - 10:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Some in the audience wore tuxedos and evening gowns, others wore jeans and sneakers. There was even a man wearing a black sleeveless shirt and blue suede cowboy boots. The Metropolitan Opera began regular Sunday-afternoon staged performances for the first time in its 136-year...
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FILE - In this Monday, March 31, 2008, file photo, singer Marcello Giordani attends a reception in New York. Tenor Marcello Giordani, renowned for a voice of beauty and heft that made him a star at the world's top opera houses, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. He was 56. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams, File)
October 05, 2019 - 8:32 pm
Tenor Marcello Giordani, renowned for a voice of beauty and heft that made him a star at the world's top opera houses, died Saturday. He was 56. Giordani had a heart attack following lunch at his home in Monte Tauro, a suburb of Augusta in Sicily, and could not be revived, his vocal coach, Bill...
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FILE - In this Monday, March 31, 2008, file photo, singer Marcello Giordani attends a reception in New York. Tenor Marcello Giordani, renowned for a voice of beauty and heft that made him a star at the world's top opera houses, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. He was 56. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams, File)
October 05, 2019 - 8:04 pm
A tenor renowned for a voice of beauty and heft that made him a star at the world's top opera houses has died. Marcello Giordani was 56. Giordani's vocal coach, Bill Schuman, told The Associated Press that he had a heart attack Saturday at his home in Sicily and could not be revived. In an era when...
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FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2014, file photo, Spanish tenor Placido Domingo gives details about the opera competition Operalia at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. Opera star Placido Domingo has resigned as general director of the Los Angeles Opera following multiple allegations of sexual harassment reported by The Associated Press. In a statement Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, Domingo said the allegations have "created an atmosphere in which my ability to serve this company that I so love has been compromised." He has served as general director since 2003. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
October 03, 2019 - 8:01 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Organizers of this weekend’s Batuta Prizes in Mexico say opera star Plácido Domingo will not attend, following multiple allegations from women who say the legendary Spanish tenor sexually harassed them over decades. Domingo was to be honored with other “great masters” of...
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FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2019, file photo, Placido Domingo talks to fans at the "Festspielhaus" opera house after he performed "Luisa Miller" by Giuseppe Verdi in Salzburg, Austria. Domingo resigned Wednesday, Oct. 2, as general director of the Los Angeles Opera and withdrew from future performances at the company following multiple allegations of sexual harassment reported by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)
October 02, 2019 - 8:52 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Opera star Placido Domingo resigned Wednesday as general director of the Los Angeles Opera and withdrew from all future performances, following multiple allegations from women who say the legendary tenor sexually harassed them there and at opera companies around the country...
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FILE - This July 4, 2010 file photo shows American opera singer Jessye Norman performing on the Stravinski Hall stage at the 44th Montreux Jazz Festival, in Montreux, Switzerland. Norman died, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital in New York. She was 74. (AP Photo/Keystone/Dominic Favre, File)
September 30, 2019 - 7:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jessye Norman, the renowned international opera star whose passionate soprano voice won her four Grammy Awards, the National Medal of Arts and the Kennedy Center Honor, has died, according to family spokesperson Gwendolyn Quinn. She was 74. A statement released to The Associated...
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FILE- In this Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010 file photo, artistic director of Moscow Lenkom Theater, Mark Zakharov, addresses the audience at a reception in Moscow, Russia. Mark Zakharov, a renowned Russian theater and film director whose productions have been widely acclaimed and loved by several generations of Russians, has died on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. He was 85. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service, File)
September 28, 2019 - 10:39 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Mark Zakharov, a renowned Russian theater and film director whose productions were widely acclaimed and loved by several generations of Russians, has died. He was 85. Zakharov died in Moscow on Saturday, according to the Lenkom Theatre, which he had led for more than four decades. The...
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People walk along a plaza at United Nations Headquarters Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
September 27, 2019 - 6:12 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — At the modernist U.N. building on New York's East Side, "United Nations" means the trappings of protocol, the gravitas and pettiness of diplomatic relations, the grandiose speeches and agendas of heads of state. But out in the world — the place where the nations that unite...
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A model wears a creation as part of the Balmain Ready To Wear Spring-Summer 2020 collection, unveiled during the fashion week, in Paris, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
September 27, 2019 - 4:09 pm
PARIS (AP) — Balmain defied the trends in designer Olivier Rousteing's rebellious ode to the 90s, serving up an infectious soundtrack of nostalgia that had Kris Jenner and Eva Longoria tapping their feet. And the debut of Issey Miyake's new designer tried literally to take flight with a multi-...
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A show worker, left, produces bubbles as a model wears a creation as part of the Rick Owens Ready To Wear Spring-Summer 2020 collection, unveiled during the fashion week, in Paris, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
September 26, 2019 - 2:06 pm
PARIS (AP) — Model and singer Pixie Geldof and Louis Vuitton designer Nicolas Ghesquiere watched from Grand Palais' front row Thursday morning in Paris as Chloe put on a spring manifesto in wearable chic. Here are some highlights of spring-summer 2020 collections in the French capital. CHLOE'S...
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