Performing arts

FILE - In this July 7, 2006 file photo, Boston Symphony Orchestra music director James Levine conducts the symphony on its opening night performance at Tanglewood in Lenox, Mass. Conductor Levine’s breach of contract and defamation lawsuit against the Metropolitan Opera has been settled. A lawyer for Levine and the company made the announcement Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, but did not disclose terms of the agreement. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
August 06, 2019 - 5:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Conductor James Levine's breach of contract and defamation lawsuit against the Metropolitan Opera has been settled. A lawyer for Levine and the company made the announcement Tuesday but did not disclose terms of the agreement. The 76-year Levine was the Met's music or artistic...
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FILE - This June 14, 2019, file photo shows actress Danielle Brooks posing for a portrait in New York to promote the seventh season of "Orange is the New Black." Brooks is a performer at her core, but she works behind the scenes, too. (Photo by Christopher Smith/Invision/AP, File)
August 06, 2019 - 12:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Danielle Brooks is a performer at her core, but the "Orange is the New Black" breakout actress works behind the scenes, too. Having already earned a Tony nomination for her Sofia in the 2014 Broadway revival of "The Color Purple," Brooks is now an executive producer of "Ain't Too...
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August 05, 2019 - 7:23 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The beloved "Angelina Ballerina" picture books series is getting an encore. Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing announced Monday that a reissue of the original book, "Angelina Ballerina," comes out this month, with more reissues and new releases to follow. The series by...
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Jim Carrey participates in the Showtime "Kidding" panel during the Summer 2019 Television Critics Association Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
August 02, 2019 - 1:49 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Ariana Grande returns to her acting roots with an appearance in Jim Carrey's series "Kidding." The Grammy-winning singer with the big vocal range guests in season two of the Showtime series that returns on Nov. 3. And yes, she sings. Carrey told a TV critics gathering...
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FILE - In this June 4, 1995 file photo, Harold Prince holds his Tony award for best director in a musical for "Show Boat," at Broadway's Minskoff Theater in New York. Prince, who pushed the boundaries of musical theater with such groundbreaking shows as “The Phantom of the Oepra,” "Cabaret," "Company" and "Sweeney Todd" and won a staggering 21 Tony Awards, died Wednesday, July 31, 2019, after a brief illness in Reykjavik, Iceland. He was 91. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 31, 2019 - 4:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Harold Prince, a Broadway director and producer who pushed the boundaries of musical theater with such groundbreaking shows as "The Phantom of the Opera," ''Cabaret," ''Company" and "Sweeney Todd" and won a staggering 21 Tony Awards, has died. Prince was 91. Prince's publicist Rick...
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July 24, 2019 - 2:28 pm
Alexander Neef has been hired to succeed Stephane Lissner as director of the Paris Opera starting with the 2021-22 season. The 45-year-old Neef, whose hiring was announced Wednesday, has been general director of the Canadian Opera Company since June 2008. He became artistic director of the Santa Fe...
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FILE - This file image released by Disney shows, from left, young Simba, voiced by JD McCrary, Timon, voiced by Billy Eichner, and Pumbaa, voiced by Seth Rogen, in a scene from "The Lion King." The Walt Disney Co. is ruling the box office again with the record-breaking debut of “The Lion King” this weekend. The studio says Sunday, July 21, 2019 that the photorealistic remake devoured an estimated $185 million in ticket sales from 4,725 North American locations. It’s a record for the month of July, PG-rated films and the ninth highest opening of all time.(Disney via AP, File)
July 21, 2019 - 5:43 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — If there was any doubt that the 2019 box office belonged to the Walt Disney Co., this weekend put an end to it. Not only did its photorealistic remake of "The Lion King" devour opening weekend records for the month of July and PG-rated films, but "Avengers: Endgame" also crept...
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FILE - In this Monday, July 10, 2017 file photo, Paul McCartney performs at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. USA. McCartney is writing his first stage musical, an adaptation of classic movie “It’s a Wonderful Life”, it is announced Thursday July 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Scott Audette, FILE)
July 17, 2019 - 7:14 pm
LONDON (AP) — Paul McCartney is writing his first stage musical, an adaptation of the classic movie "It's a Wonderful Life." The ex-Beatle is collaborating with "Billy Elliot" playwright Lee Hall and West End producer Bill Kenwright. McCartney said he'd never considered writing a musical, but after...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 file photo, musician Johnny Clegg performs on stage during his own farewell concert in Johannesburg. Clegg died at his home in Johannesburg Tuesday, July 16, 2019 after suffering from pancreatic cancer. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell, File)
July 16, 2019 - 8:23 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Johnny Clegg, a South African musician who performed in defiance of racial barriers imposed under the country's apartheid system decades ago and celebrated its new democracy under Nelson Mandela, died Tuesday. He was 66 and had pancreatic cancer. The Grammy-nominated and British...
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This image released by Netflix shows Jharrel Jerome in a scene from "When They See Us." On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, Jerome was nominated for an Emmy Award for outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie. (Atsushi Nishijima/Netflix via AP)
July 16, 2019 - 3:52 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the Emmy nominations (all times local): 12:44 p.m. Actor Jharrel Jerome of "When They See Us" says he cried so much when he learned of his Emmy nomination that you would have thought he had lost a family member. Jerome told The Associated Press that it "was just...
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