Performing arts

FILE - In this Thursday, July 28, 2016 file photo, the Palace Theatre in London shows advertising for Harry Potter play "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child". The staged sequel to J.K. Rowling's wizarding saga is nominated in 11 categories of the Olivier Stage Awards, which will be announced in London Sunday April 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, file)
April 09, 2017 - 1:45 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on British theater's Olivier Awards (all times local): 6:40 p.m. Billie Piper has been named best actress at Britain's Olivier Awards for "Yerma." Piper won raves for her performance as a woman whose desire for a child has devastating consequences. The show — adapted by...
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In this Wednesday, April 5, 2017 photo, fabrication, art and costume departments for the "New Water Music" performance pose on the barge along with Delaney Martin of New Orleans Airlift and composer Yotam Haber on Bayou Sauvage in New Orleans. "New Water Music" features composer Yotam Haber on a floating barge with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and visual presentations by New Orleans Airlift arts collective. (Sophia Germer /The Advocate via AP)
April 06, 2017 - 6:32 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra 's upcoming performance of "New Water Music" will literally be on the water. Musicians will perform from the decks of a moored barge and moving shrimp boats on Lake Ponchartrain (PONCH-uh-trane) — the big tidal basin bordering New Orleans...
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Alison Bechdel visits the Statehouse in Montpelier, Vt., where she was appointed Cartoonist Laureate of Vermont, Thursday April 6, 2017. Bechdel also was awarded a MacArthur Genius Grant in 2014, which honors people who show "exceptional creativity" in their work and the likelihood of more. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)
April 06, 2017 - 5:13 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's new cartoonist laureate has made a career out of illustrating the complexities of same-sex relationships and says the world has changed around her and is now much more accepting of her work. Alison Bechdel's memoir and graphic novel about growing up with a bisexual...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2008 file photo, Don Rickles is honored for best individual performance in a variety or music program for "Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project," at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Rickles, the hollering, bald-headed "Merchant of Venom” whose barrage of barbs upon the meek and the mighty endeared him to audiences and his peers for decades died, Thursday, April 6, 2017 at his home in Los Angeles. He was 90. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
April 06, 2017 - 3:00 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Don Rickles, the big-mouthed, bald-headed "Mr. Warmth" whose verbal assaults endeared him to audiences and peers and made him the acknowledged grandmaster of insult comedy, died Thursday. He was 90. Rickles, who would have been 91 on May 8, suffered kidney failure and died...
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April 06, 2017 - 1:55 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The upcoming Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra concert will literally be on the water. Musicians will perform from the decks of a moored barge and moving shrimp boats on Lake Ponchartrain (PONCH-uh-trane) — the big tidal basin bordering New Orleans. More than a dozen additional...
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An artistic team from the Irish county of Wexford carries a massive rainbow tapestry in the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin, Ireland, on Friday, March 17, 2017. An estimated half million tourists and Dubliners watched the parade, the focal point for a four-day festival that marks the start of Ireland's tourist season. (AP Photo/Shawn Pogatchnik)
March 17, 2017 - 1:57 pm
DUBLIN (AP) — Performers dressed as colorful creatures from Irish myth and legend danced Friday down the chilly streets of Dublin as Ireland commemorated its national saint in a St. Patrick's Day parade witnessed by hundreds of thousands. Throngs of tourists and Dubliners, many of them donning...
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FILE - In this Tuesday April 1, 2014, file photo, the recipient of the 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature Derek Walcott attends a news conference in Mexico City. Walcott, known for capturing the essence of his native Caribbean and became the region’s most internationally famous writer, died early Friday, March 17, 2017, on the island of St. Lucia, according to his son, Peter. (AP Photo/ Berenice Bautista, File)
March 17, 2017 - 11:46 am
CASTRIES, St. Lucia (AP) — Derek Walcott, a Nobel-prize winning poet known for capturing the essence of his native Caribbean and became the region's most internationally famous writer, has died on the island of St. Lucia. He was 87. Walcott died early Friday at his home in the eastern Caribbean...
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, center, and his wife Sophie Gregoire chat with some of the citizens from Gander, Newfoundland, after the Broadway musical "Come From Away" in New York on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Trudeau, along with first daughter Ivanka Trump, have welcomed the new musical that celebrates Canadian compassion following 9/11. The musical is set in the small Newfoundland town of Gander, which opened its arms and homes to some 7,000 airline passengers diverted there when the U.S. government shut down its airspace. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)
March 16, 2017 - 1:58 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — along with first daughter Ivanka Trump as a guest — welcomed a new musical that celebrates Canadian compassion and openness to international travelers following the Sept. 11 attacks. Trudeau and Trump and some 120 ambassadors from around the...
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A gust of wind blows snow back at Roger Lane, a custodian at Yonkers Public School 17, as he clears a sidewalk in front of the school with a snow blower during a snow storm, Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in New York. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has declared a state of emergency Tuesday for all of New York's 62 counties, including New York City's five boroughs. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
March 14, 2017 - 3:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a strong winter storm hitting the Northeast (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A 23-month-old in need of a heart transplant has been escorted by snowplows and state police troopers through a heavy snowstorm from one hospital to another in northeastern Pennsylvania. Gov. Tom...
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A worker plows a walkway on the Hudson River waterfront near Frank Sinatra Park, Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in Hoboken, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
March 14, 2017 - 1:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a strong winter storm hitting the Northeast (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Strong winds have toppled a wind turbine at a Rhode Island beach. Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo says the wind knocked over the turbine at Salty Brine Beach in Narragansett on Tuesday. It's owned...
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