WASHINGTON (AP) — It's going to be a “Beautiful Day” for the band U2 and four other artists when they receive this year's Kennedy Center Honors in December.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced Thursday that the Irish rock band along with actor George Clooney, singers Gladys Knight and Amy Grant and composer Tania León are being honored this year.
MADRID (AP) — Juan Mayorga, one of Spain's most popular and respected playwrights, has won this year’s Princess of Asturias Award for literature, the Spanish foundation that organizes the prizes said Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jon Batiste is still putting in some Grammy work: The multi-talented performer will kick off a series geared toward public and educational programs in New York City next month.
NEW YORK (AP) — The new, splashy Broadway musical about Michael Jackson is going to moonwalk across America next year.
“MJ,” packed with dozens of songs by the King of Pop and others, plans to hit 17 major cities over two years starting in 2023.
NEW YORK (AP) — Over the last decade, the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts has served the Latino population in the Bronx by hosting stars including José Feliciano, Gilberto Santa Rosa and La India, while attracting a wider audience with acts like Patti LaBelle and Smokey Robinson.
NEW DELHI (AP) — Birju Maharaj, a legend of classical Indian dance and among the country’s most well-known performing artists, died Monday. He was 83.
Maharaj was suffering from a kidney ailment and was undergoing dialysis and likely died of a cardiac arrest, his granddaughter Ragini Maharaj told the Press Trust of India news agency.
NEW YORK (AP) — Remaining performances of “The Nutcracker” ballet have been canceled due to positive tests for coronavirus, the New York City Ballet announced Tuesday.
The famed ballet by George Balanchine, a staple of the winter performing arts season in New York, was scheduled to present performances through Sunday at Lincoln Center's David H.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A university jazz festival, a costume designer, producer and a gospel group will be among the recipients of the Mississippi Arts Commission's annual governor's art awards early next year.
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.
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.
NEW YORK (AP) — Even before the first note, there were a pair of standing ovations — one when the chorus filed in and another when concertmaster Benjamin Bowman walked on to tune up the orchestra.
About 90 minutes later, when conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin relaxed his arms, the 3,600 people filling the seats of the Metropolitan Opera House responded with 8 1/2 minutes of thunderous applause, bringing wide smiles and hints of tears to the 200-plus performers on stage.
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.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Kennedy Center Honors will return in December with a class that includes Motown Records creator Berry Gordy, “Saturday Night Live” mastermind Lorne Michaels and actress-singer Bette Midler.
AMBRIDGE, Pa. (AP) — Skyliners, Vogues, Bobby Vinton, Perry Como.
Jaggerz, Granatis, Lou Christie, B.E. Taylor.
The Marcels, Henry Mancini, Norm Nardini, Etta Cox, Donnie Iris ... the list goes on.
The Metropolitan Opera says a positive $31 million on its latest tax return is mostly money pledged for future seasons that the company has not yet received.
The company’s tax return, released Thursday, showed revenue fell by $13 million for the season that included the initial months of the pandemic and salaries dropped by $41 million.
NEW YORK (AP) — Locked out Metropolitan Opera stagehands protested the use of nonunion shops to construct sets for the company's upcoming season, attracting a crowd of roughly 1,000 people outside Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Thursday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Christine Baranski wants your help cleaning out her closet.
The Emmy- and Tony-winning actor is donating three custom-made Bob Mackie gowns for an online charity auction on Wednesday and she's tapped a starry group of A-listers to follow her lead with hundreds of items...
Michael Kors is a top designer, of course, but he’s also a confirmed theater geek. He celebrated his love for the performing arts as he marked his 40th anniversary as a designer this week, with a digital show that showcased the razzle-dazzle of Broadway...
NEW YORK (AP) — Esa-Pekka Salonen walked on stage to join the New York Philharmonic, which had not gathered before an audience for exactly 400 days...
MARSEILLE, France (AP) — It’s been a tough year for the performing arts in most countries, with virus lockdowns canceling shows and shuttering venues...
“Mike Nichols: A Life,” by Mark Harris (Penguin Press)
Inspiration and talent don't always travel together...
Ever since the pandemic darkened theaters earlier this year, sending the entire performing arts world into a catastrophic state of limbo, we’ve seen all manner of creative virtual substitutes: Digital dance seasons, clever musical mashups, a live-captured version of “Hamilton...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera will skip an entire season for the first time in its nearly 140-year history and intends to return from the pandemic layoff next September with the company’s first presentation of a Black composer, Terence Blanchard’s “Fire Shut Up in My Bones...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio performing arts groups financially devastated by the coronavirus shutdown received good news this week, tempered by a harsh economic reality...
NEW YORK (AP) — Lincoln Center artistic director Jane Moss is departing on Aug. 1 after 27 years, leaving the performing arts center without a key leader while it remains shut due to the coronavirus pandemic...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The task force on reopening the economy heard from the performing arts sector, and new unemployment claims dropped again last week.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Dancer and choreographer Netta Yerushalmy has built a career in movement and community...
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — "Better Call Saul" star Bob Odenkirk has been designated with a honorary degree from his alma mater in southern Illinois...
Lucia Lucas has taken one of the most difficult paths to her American professional opera debut.
She moved to Europe a decade ago as Lucas Harbour, established a career as a baritone in regional houses, then decided in 2013 to transition to female...
Hey Answer Man: You’re a big ham — at least you seem to be acting whenever I see you in public. So maybe you can tell me who Charles Hill was. His name is on the theater at Rochester Community & Technical College, so I assume he was a thespian of some sort.
Thousands experienced a holiday tradition Saturday afternoon at the McAllen Performing Arts Center, with a show that included classically trained Russian dancers and local ballet talent. They danced to the story and music created by the famed master composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky that was first performed in St.
Twisting and twirling from an aerial fabric suspended 15 feet above the floor, 10-year-old Aneena Clinger was feeling alive.
“It’s pretty fun,” she said of the acrobatics, part of a performance piece she helped create for Wise Fool New Mexico’s Winter Circus Cabaret, which opened Saturday at the troupe’s Siler Road studio and continues with an afternoon show Sunday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — After more than 125 performances in "The Nutcracker" in Rhode Island, a 19-year-old Yorkshire terrier named Archie is leaving the stage.
Festival Ballet Providence announced this week that its beloved "Nutcracker" dog is retiring.
HARTSVILLE, S.C. -- The Coker College Band will be performing a Tribute to Leonard Bernstein on Monday, November 26, 2018, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Watson Theater of the Elizabeth Boatwright Coker Performing Arts Center on the college’s Hartsville campus.
There's plenty to do this weekend!
Hamilton (DPAC, 123 Vivian St., Durham) - The Broadway blockbuster comes to Durham! Hamilton is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary.
KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — A sprawling complex of four theaters billed as the biggest performing arts center in the world has opened in southern Taiwan...
There won’t be a shortage of singing, dancing and entertaining for Lake Houston area residents to see this holiday season.
As Charles Bender Performing Arts Center’s lineup can attest, those who croon, groove and make a career out of bringing joy will gather at the venue starting Saturday, Nov.
BULLHEAD CITY — James D. Gish doesn’t believe in wasting time. He’s not about sitting by the phone waiting for things to happen — the young performing artist from Bullhead City is out there, making things happen for himself.
FITCHBURG -- Explore the wildness of the Grand Canyon with a twist -- this weekend at the Stratton Players' performance of "Men On Boats."
"These are men who lived by the seat of their pants and moment to moment," said Joshua Weidenhamer, director for the play.
Baldwin Wallace University strips theaters of names amid sexual misconduct allegations
BEREA, Ohio — Baldwin Wallace University on Monday stripped two campus theaters of their names after decades-old allegations of sexual misconduct emerged against their long-dead namesakes.
FLORENCE, S.C. – Legendary singer-songwriters, a world famous comedy troupe, a hot new vocal group that performs Gullah-inspired music and the music from one of Broadway’s biggest hits are among the highlights in the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center’s 2018-19 season.
The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts added two new shows to its season’s roster. Singer-songwriter Dwight Yoakam appears at the Wilkes-Barre venue on Friday, Oct. 5, while Swedish heavy metal band Ghost appears at the theater on Wednesday, Dec.
Tony and Tina are getting married. And everyone is invited to the wedding.
And if Tina looks familiar to Norfolk residents, she should.
Because the actress portraying her is Brittany Albin, the daughter of Drs.
It's not glitz or starpower that makes Olivia Martel speed up when she talks about theater. "Some people are like, 'Oh, Broadway, I'm going to be a star!'" she says with a flourish. "But you've got to know how to work, too."
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said the city must be more affordable for renters and homeowners. Its police should carry with them a list of immigrant rights written in multiple languages. Its leaders should raise their voices on national and global issues like gun control and climate change.
Cleveland Museum of art announces 2018 Solstice performers, ticket info
CLEVELAND, Ohio - The summer solstice is the longest day of the year – a day celebrated around the world.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Dance majors from a central Mississippi university will be the only to represent the state on a national stage in a collegiate dance competition this summer...
This year's Party at the Palace was labeled "One Party — Four Seasons."
Four separate areas in Greensburg's storied Palace Theatre, operated by the Westmoreland Cultural Trust, were done over for the Feb.
Bill Ivins' decision to step down as president of Stage Right Performing Arts and Education isn't the farewell that might play out through dramatic dialogue in one of his scripts.
In reality, the resignation means he's only going to wear one less hat.