Performing arts

FILE - In this May 20, 2006, file photo, soprano Deborah Voigt performs during the Metropolitan Opera Gala honoring the Met's General Manager Joseph Volpe in New York. The Gazzetta di Parma newspaper in Italy ran an obituary of Mirella Freni, the great Italian soprano who died Sunday at age 84. It was accompanied by a large photo that filled more than half the page of Voigt. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin, File)
February 14, 2020 - 5:54 pm
Deborah Voigt was in California earlier this week when she got a text from a friend on the East Coast. "So sorry to hear the news of your passing," read the Monday message. The Gazzetta di Parma newspaper in Italy had run an obituary of Mirella Freni, the great Italian soprano who died Sunday at...
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This photo provided by The Museum at FIT shows the “Dying Swan” tutu, head piece, and pointe shoes worn by iconic Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, that are part of the new exhibit at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. The exhibit features 90 items, including ballet costumes, high fashion and athletic wear, or what we call today “athleisure.” (Eileen Costa/The Museum at FIT via AP)
February 13, 2020 - 11:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A crowning jewel of the new exhibit at the Fashion Institute of Technology is a feathered white tutu. It may look, to the untrained eye, like any ballet costume. It is, however, anything but. Worn by the iconic Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova in her most famous role, the Dying Swan,...
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This undated photo provided by the Metropolitan Opera shows set model by Jan Versweyveld for the new production of Jake Heggie's "Dead Man Walking." After years of pushing, Joyce DiDonato has been granted a big wish: The Metropolitan Opera is mounting Jake Heggie's "Dead Man Walking" for the mezzo-soprano next season. (Aram Kim/ Metropolitan Opera via AP)
February 13, 2020 - 3:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After years of pushing, Joyce DiDonato has been granted a big wish: The Metropolitan Opera is mounting Jake Heggie's "Dead Man Walking" for the mezzo-soprano next season. Twenty seasons after the work's world premiere, it arrives at the Met on April 8, 2021, in a production directed...
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In this Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020 photo provided by Marc Jacobs, pop star Miley Cyrus models pieces from Marc Jacobs' Fall 2020 collection during Fashion Week in New York. (Marc Jacobs via AP)
February 13, 2020 - 1:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Somehow, he does it almost every time, and designer Marc Jacobs did it yet again: Upped his game, when it came to closing out New York Fashion Week with a jolt of creative energy, vision and sheer panache. On Wednesday night, in a show that drew raves from across the fashion world,...
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FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2016, file photo, Hungarian conductor and pianist Gyorgy Kurtag, second right, is applauded next to his wife Marta Kurtag, right, on the occasion of his 90th birthday during his anniversary concert at the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary. The American premiere of Kurtag's "Fin de Partie," based on Samuel Beckett's "Endgame," will be presented by the New York Philharmonic in June 2021. The Philharmonic announced its season Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, and said the opera will be given staged performances on June 10 and 12 at Lincoln Center's Geffen Hall, conducted by music director Jaap van Zweden and directed by Claire van Kampen. (Szilard Koszticsak/MTI via AP, File)
February 12, 2020 - 3:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The American premiere of György Kurtág's "Fin de Partie," based on Samuel Beckett's "Endgame," will be presented by the New York Philharmonic in June 2021. The Philharmonic announced its season Wednesday and said the opera will be given staged performances on June 10 and 12 at...
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February 12, 2020 - 1:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — British playwright Tom Stoppard and the Canadian poet and fiction writer M. NourbeSe Philip are among those being honored next month by PEN America, the literary and human rights organization. PEN announced Wednesday that Stoppard will receive the $25,000 PEN/Mike Nichols Writing...
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February 12, 2020 - 11:44 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress, singer and dancer Paula Kelly, who earned an Emmy Award nomination on the sitcom “Night Court” and co-starred with Chita Rivera and Shirley MacLaine in the film “Sweet Charity,” has died. She was 77. Kelly died Sunday of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according...
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Elton John, left, and Bernie Taupin, winners of the award for best original song for "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again" from "Rocketman", pose in the press room at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
February 09, 2020 - 11:48 pm
Twenty-five years after winning his first Oscar, Elton John has picked up his second at the 2020 Academy Awards, where “Joker” composer Hildur Guðnadóttir marked a historic night for female musicians. John won his second best original song award for “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from his biopic “...
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FILE - In this Tuesday Jan. 26, 2010 file photo, Italian opera soprano Mirella Freni poses at the 44th MIDEM (International record music publishing and video music market) in Cannes, southern France. Mirella Freni, an Italian soprano whose uncommon elegance and intensity combined with a sumptuous voice and intelligence to enthrall opera audiences for a half-century, has died at age 84. Freni's manager said she died Sunday Feb. 9, 2020 at her home in Modena, Italy. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)
February 09, 2020 - 4:15 pm
Mirella Freni, an Italian soprano whose uncommon elegance and intensity combined with a sumptuous voice and intelligence to enthrall audiences for a half-century, has died at age 84. Freni died Sunday at her home in Modena, Italy, from a degenerative muscular disease and a series of stokes,...
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A worker walks along the red carpet during preparations for Sunday's red carpet arrivals at the 92nd Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/John Locher)
February 08, 2020 - 10:59 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell are standing on the Oscars stage performing some hilarious material for a few dozen people who are in stitches watching the two comedians. No, the entirety of Hollywood didn’t flake on the 92nd Academy Awards or get stuck in some horrendous...
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