Performing arts

This combination photo shows, from left, Lynn Nottage, Lydia R. Diamond and Regina Taylor, who are contributing microplays for the “Theatre for One: Here We Are” project, all written and directed by Black, indigenous and women of color. Performances will begin on Aug. 20 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET and will be held each subsequent Thursday through Sept. 24. (AP Photo)
August 10, 2020 - 2:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus hasn't stopped the world's smallest theater. “Theatre for One,” where one audience member sees one short play performed by a single actor in a portable theater, has now gone online. “The experience is unique to Theatre for One. And in that sense, I think it's still a...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2009 file photo, Italian actress Franca Valeri attends Italian State RAI TV program "Che Tempo che Fa", in Milan, Italy. Valeri, an elegant, ironic and versatile actor, who pioneered Italian female comic roles in the post-war years, died in her sleep at her home in Rome, nine days after her 100th birthday, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, file)
August 09, 2020 - 12:07 pm
ROME (AP) — Franca Valeri, an elegant, ironic and versatile actor who pioneered female comic roles in Italy's post-war years and helped the nation laugh at its foibles, has died at 100. The Corriere della Sera newspaper quoted her daughter, Stefania Bonfadelli, an opera singer, as saying that...
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This combination of photos released by the National Student Poets Program shows, from left, Madelyn Dietz, Manasi Garg, Isabella Ramirez, Ethan Wang and Anthony Wiles who have been named finalists in the Class of 2020 National Student Poets Program. Each receives a $5,000 cash award. (National Student Poets Program via AP)
August 05, 2020 - 8:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Five high school juniors, residing everywhere from Lake Worth, Florida, to Saratoga, California, have been named National Student Poets. A partnership between the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the student poet...
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Chairman Raúl Grijalva, D-Ariz., left, speaks with Acting U.S. Park Police Chief Gregory T. Monahan, prior to a House Natural Resources Committee hearing on actions taken on June 1, 2020 at Lafayette Square, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Bill Clark/Pool via AP)
August 01, 2020 - 4:29 pm
JOHANNESBURG — South Africa on Saturday surpassed 500,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, representing more than 50% of all reported coronavirus infections in Africa’s 54 countries. Health Minister Zwelini Mkhize announced 10,107 new cases Saturday night, bringing the country’s cumulative total to 503,...
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FILE -David Hare attends a special screening of "The White Crow" in New York on April 22, 2019. Hare, creator of the upcoming PBS political drama “Road Kill,” has written a monologue for the stage about his COVID-19 illness. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
July 29, 2020 - 6:40 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar-nominated writer David Hare says he’s turned his COVID-19 illness into a stage monologue about enduring “this quite extraordinary disease.” “Beat the Devil” will open in London as soon as officials deem it safe for theaters to get back into business, Hare said Wednesday. “I...
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La Scala general manager Dominique Meyer poses at the end of a press conference to present the fall 2020 program of concerts and ballets, in Milan, Italy, Monday, July 27, 2020. The presentation marks the reopening of one of the world’s most renown theaters following the coronavirus lockdown as well as support of artists who were left without work during the shutdowns.(AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
July 27, 2020 - 9:25 am
MILAN (AP) — The famed La Scala opera house on Monday announced a fall program of concerts and ballets aimed as a signal of confidence that European cultural life can resume in full following the coronavirus lockdowns, and in support of artists who were left out of work during the shutdowns. La...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2014, file photo, actor Nick Cordero attends the after-party for the opening night of "Bullets Over Broadway" in New York. Tony Award-nominated actor Cordero, who specialized in playing tough guys on Broadway in such shows as “Waitress,” “A Bronx Tale” and “Bullets Over Broadway,” has died in Los Angeles after suffering severe medical complications after contracting the coronavirus. He was 41. Cordero died Sunday, July 5, 2020, at Cedars-Sinai hospital after more than 90 days in the hospital, according to his wife, Amanda Kloots. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP, File)
July 22, 2020 - 7:37 pm
Nick Cordero, the Broadway actor who spent more than 90 days in a hospital fighting for his life after contracting coronavirus, will have an album released posthumously. Broadway Records said Wednesday it will release “Nick Cordero: Live Your Life” on Sept. 17 — what would have been his 42nd...
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This combination photo shows musician David Byrne, left, and director Spike Lee. Lee’s filmed version of Byrne’s “American Utopia” will kick off the 45th Toronto International Film Festival. The Canadian festival said Tuesday that “American Utopia” will premiere on September 10 in Toronto, even if it remains unclear if it will be a physical screening. That, the festival noted, will be contingent on the dictates of Ontario health officials. (AP Photo)
July 21, 2020 - 10:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The 45th Toronto International Film Festival will be a much diminished event this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but it has an opening-night film. Spike Lee's filmed version of David Byrne's Broadway theatrical concert “American Utopia” will kick off the largely virtual fall...
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In this Aug. 10, 2018, photo provided by Anderson Gould Jr. hoop dancer Nakotah LaRance performs at the "Hip Hop/Electronic: Indigenous Music & Dance of the Grand Performances" in Los Angeles. LaRance, a champion hoop dancer who traveled the world performing with Cirque du Soleil, died Sunday, July 12, 2020, after he fell while climbing on an old bridge in Rio Arriba County in New Mexico. He was 30. (Anderson Gould Jr. via AP)
July 14, 2020 - 7:42 pm
Champion hoop dancer Nakotah LaRance, who traveled the world performing with Cirque du Soleil then returned to New Mexico to coach youth dancers, has died at age 30. LaRance, who was Tewa, Hopi, Navajo and Assiniboine, died Sunday after he accidentally fell from a bridge in New Mexico's Rio Arriba...
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FILE – In this Feb. 21, 2005, file photo, composer and conductor Bill Conti, music director of the 77th Academy Awards, conducts the show's orchestra during a rehearsal at Capitol Recording Studios in Los Angeles. Conti, the Oscar- and Emmy Award-winning composer who wrote scores for movies including “Rocky,” “The Right Stuff” and “The Karate Kid” is giving them to Louisiana State University. Conti, who grew up in Miami, went to LSU on a bassoon scholarship. The William and Shelby Conti Papers are expected to arrive sometime in the fall. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)
July 11, 2020 - 10:41 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Oscar- and Emmy Award-winning composer who wrote scores for movies including “Rocky,” “The Right Stuff” and “The Karate Kid” is giving them to Louisiana State University. William “Bill” Conti and his wife, Shelby Cox Conti, are donating a lifetime of original scores to...
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