Performing arts

In this photo taken on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, Young dancers perform the ballet "What Am I" by choreographer Yulia Korobeinikova from Krasnoyarsk during an evening for young choreographers at the Context, Diana Vishneva festival in the Gogol Centre theater in Moscow, Russia . The festival, which originally started as three days of performances in which Vishneva starred, has evolved into a week of shows, workshops and meet-the-artists sessions held both in Moscow and St. Petersburg. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
November 23, 2017 - 10:20 am
MOSCOW (AP) — It's an uphill battle trying to promote contemporary dance in a country which prides itself on keeping its trademark ballets intact for a century. But acclaimed dancer Diana Vishneva is no stranger to taking risks. Throughout her career on both sides of the Atlantic, Vishneva, a...
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This Nov. 20, 2017 photo shows actor Denzel Washington posing for a portrait in New York to promote his latest film, "Roman J. Israel, Esq." (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)
November 22, 2017 - 7:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Denzel Washington, 62 years-old and a seven-time Oscar nominee, is still trying to get better. In Dan Gilroy's "Roman J. Israel, Esq.," Washington has challenged himself with one of his most complicated and singular roles. The title character (played by Washington) is a veteran...
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FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2014 file photo, Pink performs "Just Give Me a Reason" at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Pink's performance will be highlighted in “Grammys’ Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special” airing Friday on CBS. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
November 22, 2017 - 4:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Timberlake has had plenty of highlights in his glittering career but not many people know he helped save the Grammy Awards in 2009. That was the year Chris Brown, accused of beating up his girlfriend Rihanna the night before, abruptly dropped out as a performer just hours...
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CORRECTS SPELLING OF NAME FILE - In this June 18, 2013, file photo, Russian baritone Dmitry Hvorostovsky attends a news conference in Moscow, Russia. Hvorostovsky died after a long battle with cancer. He was 55. Hvorostovsky's office said in a statement Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, that the acclaimed singer "died peacefully" earlier and was "surrounded by family" near his home in London. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File)
November 22, 2017 - 3:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Dmitri Hvorostovsky, the Russian baritone known for his velvety voice, dashing looks and shock of flowing white hair, died Wednesday at a hospice near his home in London, a few years after he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. He was 55. Called "the Elvis of opera" and the "Siberian...
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Diana Ross performs at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
November 20, 2017 - 9:56 am
This year's American Music Awards was a reflection of the year in pop music, with women dominating the show, but not as nominees or winners. In categories like artist of the year and favorite pop/rock album, where men and women compete, no female acts were in contention. Only six female artists or...
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FILE - In this Feb. 3, 1997, file photo, Earle Hyman poses before an induction to the Theater Hall of Fame at the Gershwin Theatre in New York. Hyman, a veteran actor of stage and screen who was widely known for playing Russell Huxtable on "The Cosby Show," has died. Strohl, a representative for The Actors Fund, says that Hyman died Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, New Jersey. He was 91. (AP Photo/Ron Frehm, File)
November 19, 2017 - 4:56 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Earle Hyman, a veteran actor of stage and screen who was widely known for playing Russell Huxtable on "The Cosby Show," has died. Jordan Strohl, a representative for The Actors Fund, says that Hyman died Friday at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, New Jersey. He was 91...
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FILE - In this June 4, 1978 file photo, actress Ann Wedgeworth poses at Sardi's restaurant following the 32nd Annual Tony Awards in New York City where she won best actress in a featured role for her performance in "Chapter Two." Wedgeworth, who gained fame on film and Broadway before taking on the role of a flirty divorcee on "Three's Company," has died in New York at age 83. (AP Photo/File)
November 18, 2017 - 9:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Ann Wedgeworth, who gained fame on film and Broadway before taking on the role of a flirty divorcee on "Three's Company," has died at age 83. Wedgeworth died Thursday in the New York area after a long illness, her daughter Dianna Martin said. Wedgeworth landed her first...
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Luis Fonsi accepts the award for record of the year for "Despacito" at the 18th annual Latin Grammy Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
November 17, 2017 - 3:00 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Thursday's Latin Grammy Awards were a love letter to Puerto Rico, with several artists dedicating their performances and awards to the island hard hit by Hurricane Maria. Lin-Manuel Miranda, rapper Residente and singer-songwriter Luis Fonsi, all of Puerto Rican heritage, dedicated...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2017 file photo, Kevin Spacey arrives at the 71st annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The sexual harassment and assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein that rocked Hollywood and sparked a flurry of allegations in other American industries, as well as the political arena, are reaching far beyond U.S. borders. Emboldened by the women, and men, who have spoken up, the "Weinstein Effect" is rippling across the globe. London was for many years a base for actor Spacey, who served as artistic director of the Old Vic theater from 2004 until 2015. The allegations of sexual harassment that have surfaced in recent weeks, including some during his tenure at the Old Vic, have cast a pall over his tenure. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
November 16, 2017 - 11:39 am
LONDON (AP) — London's Old Vic Theatre said Thursday it has received 20 allegations of inappropriate behavior by its former artistic director Kevin Spacey, and acknowledged that a "cult of personality" around the Hollywood star had made it difficult for people to come forward. The London theater...
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An exhibit discussing slavery and the Bible in the United States is displayed inside the Museum of the Bible, Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Washington. The museum was built by the owners of Hobby Lobby, cost $500 million to build, covers 430,000 square feet and is a few blocks from the U.S. Capitol. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
November 16, 2017 - 3:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The massive Museum of the Bible, scheduled to open Friday in Washington, has three main exhibit floors, lecture and meeting space, restaurants and a rooftop garden, a ballroom and a 472-seat theater with wraparound projection walls. The museum is located three blocks from the...
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