Performing arts

Soprano Renee Fleming looks to the audience during the curtain call for Richard Strauss' opera "Der Rosenkavalier" in New York on Saturday, May 13, 2017. Fleming retired the role of the Marschallin on Saturday after 22 years. (Jonathan Tichler/Metropolitan Opera via AP)
May 13, 2017 - 8:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Renee Fleming sang the famous "Ja, ja" one last time, acknowledging the ascendancy of youth, and made a graceful exit from the stage. The 58-year-old soprano, the most well-known American classical singer, performed the Marschallin in Strauss' "Der Rosenkavalier" for the final time...
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"Seated Ballerina", center, the public art exhibition of a 45-foot tall inflatable nylon sculpture depicting a seated ballerina from artist Jeff Koons' Antiquity series, is displayed at Rockefeller Center after it was unveiled Friday May 12, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews).
May 12, 2017 - 8:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A massive inflatable ballerina created by artist Jeff Koons is the latest public art installation at New York's Rockefeller Center. The 45-foot (14-meter) work is called "Seated Ballerina." It was unveiled Friday and will be on display through June 2. The nylon sculpture is based on...
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File- This Feb. 26, 2017, shows Justin Paul, left and Benj Pasek, right, accepting the award for best original song for "City of Stars" from "La La Land" at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The Fox network is getting in the Christmas spirit with its announcement Friday of "A Christmas Story," a live TV musical scheduled for December. Pasek and Paul, recent Tony Award nominees for the musical “Dear Evan Hansen,” and lyricists of “La La Land’s” Oscar-winning song, “City of Stars,” also scored “A Christmas Story: The Musical.” They will compose new songs for the television version.(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
May 12, 2017 - 4:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Fox network is getting in the Christmas spirit with its announcement Friday of "A Christmas Story," a live TV musical scheduled for December. The three-hour special is inspired by the film "A Christmas Story" and the Tony Award-nominated Broadway show, "A Christmas Story: The...
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May 12, 2017 - 3:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Fox network is getting in the Christmas spirit with its announcement Friday of "A Christmas Story," a live TV musical scheduled for December. The three-hour special is inspired by the film "A Christmas Story" and the Tony Award-nominated Broadway show, "A Christmas Story: The...
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In this March 30, 2017 photo, Egyptian longtime friends and ballet co-stars Ahmed Nabil, left, Hani Hassan, center, and Mohammed Hamed, pose on stage after a performance of "Zorba," at the Cairo Opera House, in Egypt. The national ballet company is rebuilding after years of political turmoil and economic pain. Ballet may be an elite Western art, it may be far removed from Egyptian society, which has grown more religiously conservative and xenophobic. But it’s still a powerful passion for the Egyptians who dance it and watch it. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
May 12, 2017 - 8:48 am
CAIRO (AP) — Ballet dancer Fady el-Nabarawy feels he can finally breathe again the moment he enters the gates of the Cairo Opera House after a commute from his ramshackle, poor neighborhood. This is where he and his fellow dancers practice, perform, love and create. "Every day, I cannot wait to...
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In this March 30, 2017 photo, Egyptian longtime friends and ballet co-stars Ahmed Nabil, left, Hani Hassan, center, and Mohammed Hamed, pose on stage after a performance of "Zorba," at the Cairo Opera House, in Egypt. The national ballet company is rebuilding after years of political turmoil and economic pain. Ballet may be an elite Western art, it may be far removed from Egyptian society, which has grown more religiously conservative and xenophobic. But it’s still a powerful passion for the Egyptians who dance it and watch it. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
May 12, 2017 - 2:16 am
CAIRO (AP) — Ballet dancer Fady el-Nabarawy feels he can finally breathe again the moment he enters the gates of the Cairo Opera House after a commute from his ramshackle, poor neighborhood. This is where he and his fellow dancers practice, perform, love and create. "Every day, I cannot wait to...
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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2016, file photo, U.S. Olympic gold medalist gymnast Simone Biles listens during an interview at the Empire State Building in New York. The Olympic champion gymnast stood tightlipped while receiving feedback from judge Carrie Ann Inaba following her performance on the Monday, May 8, 2017, edition of “Danciing with the Stars.” When host Tom Bergeron asked Biles why she didn’t smile while hearing some of the praise from Inaba, Biles grinned and said, “smiling doesn’t win you gold medals.” (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
May 09, 2017 - 1:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Simone Biles finds smiling overrated. The Olympic champion gymnast stood tight-lipped while receiving feedback from judge Carrie Ann Inaba following her performance on Monday night's edition of "Dancing with the Stars." Inaba mentioned that Biles did a better job showing emotion...
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FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2007, file photo, Dmitri Hvorostovsky performs during the final dress rehearsal for the opera "Eugene Onegin" in New York. Hvorostovsky made a surprise appearance Sunday, May 7, 2017, at the Metropolitan Opera gala celebrating the 50th anniversary of the company's move to Lincoln Center in 1966. Hvorostovsky has been undergoing treatment for a brain tumor. (AP Photo/Shiho Fukada, File)
May 08, 2017 - 6:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Dmitri Hvorostovsky walked stiffly toward the center of the stage after the surprise announcement by Metropolitan Opera General Manager Peter Gelb. The 54-year-old Russian withdrew in December from all staged opera performances because treatment for a brain tumor diagnosed in June...
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May 07, 2017 - 12:01 am
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- Perhaps it wasn't cricket, Old Bean. So sue me. The first question I asked the new lord-lieutenant of Bristol, and one I'm sure a lot of you want to know the answer to, was "Does Queen Elizabeth II call you 'Peaches'?" "Yes," Lois Patricia "Peaches" Hauser Golding told me...
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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2016 file photo, J. K. Rowling attends the world premiere of "Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them" in New York. The stage play "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" will come to Broadway's The Lyric Theatre in the spring of 2018, producers said Thursday, May 4, 2017, with an opening set for April. The play recently won nine Olivier Awards in London, including best new play. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
May 04, 2017 - 11:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The stage play "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" has become London's theater event of the year. Now Broadway will shortly be under its spell, too. Producers said Thursday that the show will come to The Lyric Theatre in the spring of 2018, with an opening set for April. The play...
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