SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — More than 90 minutes before the first pitch, it's already clear this isn't just any ol' baseball game.
The crowd queued up outside the main gate slowly begins to part, clearing the way for a pep band to guide the home team — adorned in bright yellow uniforms — through a rollicking, high-fiving gauntlet.
MOSCOW (AP) — In a city where global tensions weigh heavily, rising talents of ballet soared gracefully at the Moscow International Ballet Competition.
The event, which concluded Saturday at the Russian capital’s Bolshoi Theater, is held every four years.
NEW YORK (AP) — When choreographer Camille A. Brown is asked to describe her kind of movement, she uses an analogy from the kitchen.
“It’s everything. It’s modern, it’s hip-hop, it’s tap, it’s jazz, it's ballet, it’s social dance.
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Southeast Asian Games officially kicked off Thursday with a mask-optional opening ceremony in Vietnam's capital, the first major gathering in the country since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
NEW YORK (AP) — When she was 18, she was handpicked by Mikhail Baryshnikov to dance a high-profile role at American Ballet Theatre, launching a celebrated career as one of the world's top ballerinas.
MADRID (AP) — Two renowned figures from the world of flamenco, singer Carmen Linares and choreographer-dancer María Pagés, were on Thursday awarded one of Spain’s most prestigious awards for fine arts.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, considered the trailblazers of modern ice dance, will be honored May 9 by Ice Theater of New York.
The 1984 Olympic champions whose free dance to Ravel's “Bolero” stretched far beyond the rigid parameters of their sport — and altered it forever — will be recognized during the 35th anniversary of the ice theater.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — What is billed by organizers as the world’s largest powwow is being held in person in Albuquerque for the first time since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Gathering of Nations returned Friday following an all-virtual platform the last two years.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Ballet dancers Adrian Blake Mitchell and Andrea Lassakova moved to Russia years ago to chase their dream of performing with the best in a country where people live and breathe ballet.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Every year, one of the world’s leading dance competition companies sells the dream of Hollywood fame to hundreds of thousands of ambitious young dancers hoping to launch careers on television, in movies and on stage.
LONDON (AP) — The winners of the 2022 Olivier Awards, handed out Sunday for achievement in London theater, opera and dance:
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Dancing With the Stars” will waltz away from its longtime ABC home and over to streaming service Disney+, the network's corporate sibling.
The competition series, which debuted on the broadcast network in 2005, will be on Disney+ starting this fall in the U.S.
NAPLES, Italy (AP) — A Ukrainian ballerina who fled the war in her homeland and a Russian ballerina who quit the Bolshoi Ballet over the Russian invasion rehearsed on a stage in Naples ahead of a sold-out benefit performance Monday night to raise funds for the Red Cross and champion the cause of peace in Ukraine.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With its president saying it had racist origins, the New Orleans school board has unanimously reversed a little known but century-old ban on jazz in schools in a city which played a huge role in developing jazz and where it is still played nightly at various venues.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The school board in the city where jazz took root is preparing to undo a little-known 1922 rule that bans jazz music and dancing in public schools.
Officials tell The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate that the policy has racist origins, as its creators sought at the time to distance New Orleans schoolchildren from the African Americans who created the genre.
BERLIN (AP) — Dancers who have fled Ukraine — and Russia — due to the war have found a new temporary home in Berlin's top ballet company, which helps with practice space, housing, and even shoes.
About 200 dancers in all, including many who are considering fleeing to Germany, have turned for assistance to the capital's famous State Ballet.
PARIS (AP) — The dancers are torn between body and mind — physically on stage in Paris but in spirit back home in Kyiv.
In other circumstances, the Kyiv City Ballet's residency at the Théâtre du Chatelet would be a dream come true, but the stranded company of young dancers feels little but heartbreak.
PARIS (AP) — Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing capped the second day of Paris Fashion Week Wednesday with provocation — and a thought for Ukraine. VIPs such as Serena Williams looked on as a battalion of dancers resembling soldiers in helmet-style hats put on a strange performance in the Le Marais venue to start the show.
NEW YORK (AP) — A classic play by the late Ntozake Shange is being reissued in book form in April to coincide with its Broadway revival by the director-choreographer Camille A. Brown.
Scribner announced Tuesday that Brown and award-winning novelist Jesmyn Ward will provide introductions for Shange's choreopoem “for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf,” which first ran on Broadway in 1976.
PETAL, Miss. (AP) — Henry Danton, who had an international career as a ballet dancer and teacher before moving to Mississippi late in life and continuing to teach even as he passed his 100th birthday, died Feb.
“Manticore,” Shovels & Rope (Dualtone Music)
Fans of Shovels, Rope or both need not be alarmed by “Divide & Conquer,” a wrenching breakup song on the new album “Manticore.” It’s compelling but fictional, and happily, Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst are still going strong as husband and wife and Shovels & Rope.
BEIJING (AP) — China's capital city returned to work Monday after a weeklong Lunar New Year holiday that was muted by the pandemic — especially for the thousands of people inside the Winter Olympics bubble.
BEIJING (AP) — It was supposed to be a foregone conclusion that Russia's powerful stable of figure skaters, including world champions in three of the four disciplines, would run away with the team gold medal at the Beijing Olympics.
NEW YORK (AP) — When the Irish dance troupe Riverdance kicks off its 25th anniversary North American tour later this year, someone special will be in its high-stepping cast: the troupe's first Black female dancer.
NEW DELHI (AP) — Thousands of people braved a morning chill Wednesday on a ceremonial boulevard in India's capital to watch a display of the country’s military power and cultural diversity, but the colorful annual Republic Day spectacle was curtailed amid COVID-19.
MIAMI (AP) — Florida reported 39,000 new COVID-19 cases on Monday from the Christmas weekend, as thousands of people waited in lines for tests following holiday gatherings and flights on crowded airplanes.
NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Evans, an actor, singer and dancer who had a knack for landing roles in the original Broadway productions of such classics as “West Side Story,” “Follies” “Hello, Dolly!” and “Gypsy,” has died.
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The over-the-top parties and star-studded shows surrounding Miami's Art Basel wrapped up this weekend with performances by Rosalia, Lizzo, Cardi B and rocker Lenny Kravitz.
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Legendary rocker Lenny Kravitz gave a private performance Friday for a star-studded crowd that included Leonardo DiCaprio and local Latin boy band CNCO during Miami's Art Week.
Hours before it started, they were already there — people sitting on lawn chairs or wrapped in blankets, awaiting an event the city's mayor described as straight out of Norman Rockwell. The Waukesha Christmas Parade, a tradition in its Milwaukee suburb for six decades, was to be particularly special this time around after its pandemic-related cancellation last year.
“Unguarded,” by Scottie Pippen with Michael Arkush (Atria Books)
Scottie Pippen would like you to know that Michael Jordan and the rest of his teammates on the Chicago Bulls don’t win six NBA titles in the '90s without him.
A teen who loved dancing. An aspiring Border Patrol agent. A computer science student. An engineering student working on a medical device to help his ailing mother. And his friend and high school football teammate.
LONDON (AP) — Entertainer Lionel Blair, who taught himself to dance by watching Fred Astaire movies and became a staple on British stage and television for decades, has died. He was 92.
A Vermont high school homecoming football game turned into a “drag ball" runway at halftime, with a mix of students and faculty members parading in gowns, wigs and makeup — and a big crowd in rainbow colors to cheer them on.
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 10-16:
Oct. 10: Actor Peter Coyote is 80. Actor Charles Dance (“Game of Thrones”) is 75. Actor-dancer Ben Vereen is 75. Singer Cyril Neville of The Neville Brothers is 73.
BOSTON (AP) — Three more dancers have come forward to allege that an instructor and his wife, a former star with the Boston Ballet, sexually abused them, according to an expanded lawsuit.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia has announced plans for a new performing arts center funded by a $50 million donation.
University President Jim Ryan announced Friday that the gift is being made by Tessa Ader.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Dan Mullen is willing to perform a “Fancy Like” rendition at midfield.
The Florida coach vowed to sing, dance or “whatever we need” to entice fans to fill the Swamp again Saturday night against Southeastern Conference rival Tennessee (2-1, 0-0 SEC).
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Belmont University has unveiled its new $180 million performing arts center.
The Nashville school put the 1,700-seat facility on display during two events Tuesday.
The university says its 150,000-square-foot facility is modeled after traditional European opera houses.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pop star JoJo Siwa will compete as part of the first same-sex pairing on “Dancing With the Stars” for the show’s upcoming 30th season.
Olympic gymnastics champion Suni Lee also is joining the cast, the rest of which will be announced on Sept.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — After long months of illness, Uruguay is once again starting to dance.
The government last week authorized ballrooms and event halls to open as the country's COVID-19 death rate — once among the highest in the world per capita — has fallen sharply.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The east wing of the historic Bryce Hospital building is being demolished because of its structural problems, University of Alabama officials said.
The demolition is part of a larger plan to transform what once was Alabama’s largest in-patient psychiatric facility into a new performing arts facility, The Tuscaloosa News reported.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A daylong event will be held next weekend in Burlington commemorating the arrival of enslaved Africans to what would become the United States.
The third annual Vermont First African Landing Day is scheduled for next Saturday at the Intervale Center under the theme of “Out of Darkness, Into the Light," the Burlington Free Press reported.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The last person jailed for being gay in Romania walked free in 1998.
The country decriminalized homosexuality three years after that, in 2001, while reforming its laws to qualify for membership in the European Union.
BOSTON (AP) — Two professional dancers have filed a lawsuit alleging that the husband of a former principal dancer with the Boston Ballet sexually assaulted young dancers he was instructing, and that his wife aided in the abuse.
TOKYO (AP) — In the darkest days of the pandemic, Evita Griskenas was stuck practicing in her parents’ Illinois basement, occasionally breaking lightbulbs as she tossed clubs and hoops through the air and cartwheeled to catch them.
Alvin Ailey and Bill T. Jones may have a generation between them, but the two influential choreographers crossed paths at a few pivotal moments. Ailey was the one who commissioned Jones’ first work, “Fever Swap,” in 1983.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — In a huge ballroom in a Buenos Aires basement, the tables are stacked. On the orchestra stage, the piano lid is closed near unplugged speakers and billboard images of tango celebrities.