Performing arts

This combination photo shows, from left, actress Paz Vega, actor-singer Ricky Martin and actress Roselyn Sanchez, who will host the 20th Latin Grammy Awards on Thursday in Las Vegas, Nev. (AP Photo)
November 14, 2019 - 6:52 am
The Latin Grammys will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a 20-artist performance in a tribute to the legacy of Latin music. Thursday night’s show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas will open with a performance featuring Prince Royce, Anitta, Fito Páez, Natalia Jiménez, Beto Cuevas,...
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November 13, 2019 - 9:20 am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Historical Society has preserved a rare, 210-year-old theater curtain depicting a sweeping view of Providence. The organization was celebrating the completion of the conservation work on Wednesday for their 198th annual meeting. The society said it knows of...
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This Nov. 8, 2019 photo shows Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli during an interview at his home in North Miami, Fla. Bocelli is defending opera legend Placido Domingo and calling it “absurd” that opera houses have canceled the star’s performances before sexual harassment allegations against him are fully investigated. Three U.S. music companies canceled Domingo appearances following allegations of sexual harassment made by multiple women earlier this year. (AP Photo/Ellis Rua)
November 12, 2019 - 10:01 am
MIAMI (AP) — Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli is defending opera legend Placido Domingo and calling it "absurd" that opera houses have canceled the star's performances before sexual harassment allegations against him are fully investigated. Bocelli spoke to The Associated Press through an Italian...
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This image released by Lionsgate shows Nick Jonas in a scene from "Midway." (Reiner Bajo/Lionsgate via AP)
November 10, 2019 - 11:09 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite a fresh injection of four big movies into the marketplace including a Stephen King adaptation, a World War II epic, a glossy, holiday-themed romantic comedy and a family friendly comedy, audiences largely stayed away from theaters this weekend and the North American box...
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FILE - In this July 12, 2019, photo, Placido Domingo speaks during a news conference about his upcoming show "Giovanna d'Arco" in Madrid, Spain. The Tokyo Olympics organizing committee says opera legend Domingo has said he won’t perform at pre-Olympics cultural events in Japan. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)
November 07, 2019 - 11:29 pm
TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics organizing committee said Friday opera legend Placido Domingo has said he won't perform at pre-Olympics cultural events in Japan. The committee said in a statement that Domingo has decided not to perform at an event scheduled for April that was meant to bring...
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FILE - This Sept. 18, 2007 file photo shows soprano Jessye Norman performing during The Dream Concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The Metropolitan Opera will hold a tribute to Jessye Norman on Nov. 24 that celebrates the life and career of the late soprano. Norman died, Sept. 30, 2019, at Mount Sinai St. Luke's Hospital in New York. She was 74. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)
November 06, 2019 - 11:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera will hold a tribute to Jessye Norman on Nov. 24 that celebrates the life and career of the late soprano. Latonia Moore, Eric Owens, Lise Davidsen, J'Nai Bridges and Leah Hawkins are scheduled to perform, the company said Wednesday, along with the Alvin Ailey...
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In this Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, photo provided by the American Ballet Theatre, Herman Cornejo lifts Twyla Tharp during the curtain call of the celebration of Herman Cornejo's 20th Anniversary with American Ballet Theatre in New York. Cornejo has been a favorite of New York ballet audiences ever since he set foot on the American Ballet Theatre stage 20 years ago. (Kyle Froman via AP)
October 28, 2019 - 8:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — On a night full of balletic leaps, the most joyous came during curtain calls, when iconic American choreographer Twyla Tharp bounded into the arms of dancer Herman Cornejo to celebrate his 20th anniversary on the New York stage. Cornejo, a dashing figure with a mop of dark hair and...
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Dave Chappelle is honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, in Washington. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)
October 27, 2019 - 7:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Dave Chappelle receiving the Mark Twain prize for lifetime achievement in comedy (all times local): 10 p.m. Musician John Legend paid tribute to Dave Chappelle's passion for music and determination to use his influence to spotlight different artists. Chappelle's show...
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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2018 file photo, Dave Chappelle speaks at the press conference for "A Star Is Born" on day 4 of the Toronto International Film Festival at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto. Chappelle is the latest recipient of the Mark Twain prize for lifetime achievement in comedy, an honor being bestowed Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019 at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
October 27, 2019 - 5:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Boundary-pushing comedian Dave Chappelle is being awarded the Mark Twain prize for lifetime achievement in comedy. Chappelle is set to receive the award Sunday night at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington. It'll be a homecoming for Chappelle, who was raised...
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October 24, 2019 - 9:33 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Award-winners Alan Cumming, Norbert Leo Butz and Laura Benanti are headlining an interesting venue for a clutch of Broadway stars — a cruise ship. The trio of performers will be joined by Sierra Boggess, Jenn Colella, Norm Lewis and Taylor Louderman for the inaugural sailing of...
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