Performing arts

Women demonstrate outside the venue of the Cesar awards ceremony, the French equivalent of the Oscar, Friday,Feb. 28, 2020 in Paris. French women's rights activists protest against multiple nominations for Roman Polanski at the Cesar Awards ceremony. Poster at right reads "I accuse Violanski", playing withe French word for rape and the name Polanski. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)
February 28, 2020 - 6:49 pm
PARIS (AP) — The ceremony for the French version of the Oscars took place in Paris on Friday amid protests by women's rights activists as director Roman Polanski was awarded, in his absence, the best director award for his latest film. Polanski decided to skip the Cesar awards ceremony because of...
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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2019 file photo, opera star Placido Domingo salutes spectators at the end of a concert in Szeged, Hungary. The Spanish government on Wednesday Feb. 26, 2020 has decided to cancel the participation of tenor Placido Domingo in Madrid's La Zarzuela opera theater in May 2020 in light of the latest developments in the sexual misconduct allegations against the legendary singer. (AP Photo/Laszlo Balogh, File)
February 27, 2020 - 7:05 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Opera star Placido Domingo amended his apology to the multiple women who have accused him of sexual misconduct, adding several caveats Thursday to a statement two days earlier in which he said he took “full responsibility” for his actions. In a statement on his Facebook page,...
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FILE - This Jan. 28, 2018 file photo shows composer Jennifer Higdon at the 60th annual Grammy Awards in New York. Higdon has been commissioned by Opera Philadelphia to compose "Woman with Eyes Closed," which will open the company's O20 Festival on Sept. 17 and in a novel twist will feature three different endings. Higdon, winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Music and a three-time Grammy Award winner, has teamed with librettist Jerre Dye for the 80-minute chamber work, which will be performed without intermission at the 627-seat Perelman Theater. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
February 27, 2020 - 2:39 pm
Jennifer Higdon has been commissioned by Opera Philadelphia to compose "Woman with Eyes Closed," which will open the company's O20 Festival on Sept. 17 and in a novel twist will feature three different endings. Higdon, winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Music and a three-time Grammy Award winner...
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This image released by DKC/O&M shows the cast of “To Kill a Mockingbird” on stage after a special performance for students at Madison Square Garden in New York on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. It marks the first time a Broadway play has been performed at the venue which is home to the New York Knicks basketball team and New York Rangers hockey team. (Jenny Anderson/DKC/O&M via AP)
February 27, 2020 - 11:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The cast of “To Kill a Mockingbird” ditched its somber Broadway home Wednesday for the cavernous Madison Square Garden, performing the play for 18,000 school kids in an electric one-time-only performance that one actor called “primal.” It marks the first time a Broadway play has...
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February 26, 2020 - 4:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The South Korean boy band BTS performed at Grand Central Terminal in New York City for a special episode of Jimmy Fallon's “The Tonight Show.” The band performed their new single “On” with an ensemble of dancers and a marching band for the episode, which aired on Monday. Metro-North...
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FILE - In this May 23, 2007, file photo, Placido Domingo, general director of the Washington National Opera, speaks during a news conference in Washington about a simulcast of a performance of La Boheme. An investigation into Domingo by the U.S. union representing opera performers found more than two dozen people who said they were sexually harassed or witnessed inappropriate behavior by the superstar when he held senior management positions at Washington National Opera and Los Angeles Opera, according to people familiar with the findings. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
February 26, 2020 - 3:58 pm
MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government canceled upcoming performances by Plácido Domingo in Madrid on Wednesday following the singer's acceptance of "full responsibility" for actions that prompted sexual misconduct allegations, as cracks formed in the steadfast support European opera houses have...
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FILE - In this July 3, 2017, file photo, conductor Keith Lockhart waves during a rehearsal for the annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on the Esplanade in Boston. Lockhart marks 25 years with the Boston Pops in 2020, making him the orchestra's second longest-tenured conductor after Arthur Fiedler. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
February 26, 2020 - 3:00 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Strike up the band: Keith Lockhart is marking 25 years as the conductor of “America's Orchestra.” The Boston Pops said Wednesday its 2020 season will pay special tribute to Lockhart, its second longest-tenured conductor after the legendary Arthur Fiedler. Only Fiedler, who conducted...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2020 file photo, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas arrive at the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, in Los Angeles, California. Hollywood power couple Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones are set to return to Israel as co-hosts of this year’s prestigious Genesis Prize ceremony. The Genesis Prize Foundation announced Wednesday, Feb 25, 2020, that the pair would co-host the June 18 event, where former Soviet dissident and Israeli politician Natan Sharansky is to be honored as the 2020 laureate. Douglas himself was the 2015 winner of the $1 million prize, granted each year in recognition of professional achievement, contribution to humanity and commitment to Jewish values and Israel. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
February 26, 2020 - 12:31 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Hollywood power couple Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones are set to return to Israel as co-hosts of this year’s Genesis Prize ceremony. The Genesis Prize Foundation announced on Wednesday that the pair would co-host the June 18 event, where former Soviet dissident and...
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FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2009, file photo, Placido Domingo performs during a sound check prior to a free concert in Mexico City. In a statement released on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, he said, "I have taken time over the last several months to reflect on the allegations that various colleagues of mine have made against me. ... I respect that these women finally felt comfortable enough to speak out, and I want them to know that I am truly sorry for the hurt that I caused them. I accept full responsibility for my actions, and I have grown from this experience." (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
February 25, 2020 - 10:35 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The words "I am truly sorry" have not been uttered often in the #MeToo era. So when soprano Luz del Alba Rubio woke up Tuesday to see an apology from opera superstar Placido Domingo, she was in shock. "I felt like we have conquered Goliath. Now we don't have to be scared to...
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In this Feb. 20, 2020, photo, items from H&M’s new street wear collection are displayed at a store in New York. The collection was designed in collaboration with Ruth Carter, the Academy-Award winning designer behind the costumes for films such as “Black Panther” and “Malcolm X." It debuted as more companies and brands are getting into the business of Black History Month but also trying not to leave the impression that African American consumers are important just once a year. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 25, 2020 - 6:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — From shoes and T-shirts to dolls and tote bags, more companies and brands are getting into the business of Black History Month but trying not to leave the impression that African American consumers are important just once a year. Some businesses are using February to show off the...
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