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Carolina Wolf, who dances with Venezuela's national ballet, trains in her living room where she adapted her bookshelf to take the place of her ballet bar, during a lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. The 42-year-old ballerina said her living room is four times smaller than the studio where she practiced daily at the famed Teresa Carreño Theater, and she doesn't dare do jumps in fear of injuring herself on the hard floor. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

Venezuela ballerina reinvents training at home in quarantine

Aug. 13, 2020 2:38 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A book cabinet has become a training bar for Venezuelan ballerina Carolina Wolf. She has to wet her ballet slippers so her feet don’t slip on the tile floor. Her two cats replace an audience of hundreds of people. Wolf has has had to reinvent her daily training routines to...

International Mariachi Conference to go virtual amid virus

Aug. 10, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — An international mariachi conference that brings student musicians across the country and Mexico to New Mexico will go virtual this year. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports organizers with the Las Cruces International Mariachi Conference decided to gather online as cases of COVID-19...

In this July 28, 2020 photo, Maciolek School of Dance owner and founder Karen Salb poses in her Hobbs, N.M. studio. She says the time has come to hand off dance instruction to the next generation and she's closing her studio after 50 years. (Blake Ovard/The Hobbs Daily News-Sun via AP)

New Mexico dance studio closing after a half-century run

Aug. 9, 2020 11:01 AM EDT

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — The story can be seen in the floor. Dozens of perfect circles line the outer walls at Maciolek School of Dance, worn into the wooden floor. They mark the dreams and all the lives who have stepped onto the floor, and then tapped, jazzed and plie’d their way into adulthood. But as...

Madison Elliott and Madeleine Scott choreograph elements of the next Headlights Theater performance on Tuesday, July 28, in a parking lot in Sioux Falls, S.D. (Erin Bormett/The Argus Leader via AP)

Sioux Falls Park and Art pop-up shows blend ballet, music

Aug. 8, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The founder of South Dakota’s first professional ballet company wanted to thrust her group into the spotlight this year with a black-tie gala and performances by some of the world’s top dancers. But the light went out on Madeleine Scott’s plans. Her group,...

A sign at Darlington Raceway displays a message thanking front-line workers Sunday, May 17, 2020, in Darlington, S.C. NASCAR, which has been idle since March 8 because of the coronavirus pandemic, makes its return with the Real Heroes 400 Nascar Cup Series auto race Sunday. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

NASCAR and jousting exceptions to SC's large crowd ban

Aug. 7, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Fans can watch September's NASCAR race at Darlington in person and have a four-course meal while watching a medieval jousting tournament thanks to exceptions granted to South Carolina's rule banning gatherings of more than 250 people during the COVID-19 pandemic. At least 71 events...

This July 25, 2020 photo shows Amy Micallef posing with her craft creations at her home. While Broadway stages remain dark due to the pandemic, Broadway workers are concentrating on side hustles. Micallef, a Broadway seamstress who has worked in the wardrobe departments of “Hamilton,” “Waitress” and “Frozen,” makes gleeful representations of COVID-19 for sale, complete with a pair of eyes and faux fur. (Amy Micallef via AP)

Plush toys, jewelry, dance lessons — Broadway's side hustles

Jul. 30, 2020 8:55 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway seamstress Amy Micallef hasn't put her talent on hold while theaters are shut. She's been making plush toys — unusual plush toys. Micallef, who has worked in the wardrobe departments of “Hamilton,” “Waitress” and “Frozen,” makes...

La Scala general manager Dominique Meyer poses at the end of a press conference to present the fall 2020 program of concerts and ballets, in Milan, Italy, Monday, July 27, 2020. The presentation marks the reopening of one of the world’s most renown theaters following the coronavirus lockdown as well as support of artists who were left without work during the shutdowns.(AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

La Scala announces fall season as cultural life resumes

Jul. 27, 2020 9:26 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The famed La Scala opera house on Monday announced a fall program of concerts and ballets aimed as a signal of confidence that European cultural life can resume in full following the coronavirus lockdowns, and in support of artists who were left out of work during the shutdowns. La...

Daniel Banks, left, and Adam McKinney of DNAWORKS created the 1012 Leadership Coalition, which includes five local organizations, to save the former Ku Klux Klan Hall and transform it into an international center for arts and community healing. (Amanda McCoy/Star-Telegram via AP)

Texas coalition hopes to repurpose, transform old KKK Hall

Jul. 27, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The building at 1012 N. Main St. is unremarkable — a brick shell that appears to be little more than a relic of Fort Worth’s industrial past. But in 1925, it marked the power of racism in Texas as Klavern 101, a meeting hall for Tarrant County’s Ku Klux Klan...

This undated image released by DKC/O&M shows Jason Kim playwright of the musical

Despite coronavirus, 1 musical is holding auditions, online

Jul. 15, 2020 11:44 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Most theaters in America may be closed, but one musical isn't letting the coronavirus pandemic stop it from getting prepared to put on a show. “KPOP,” a musical exploring the world of Korean pop, is conducting a video-based global casting call in hopes of being ready whenever...

In this Aug. 10, 2018, photo provided by Anderson Gould Jr. hoop dancer Nakotah LaRance performs at the

World-class hoop dancer Nakotah LaRance dies

Jul. 14, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

Champion hoop dancer Nakotah LaRance, who traveled the world performing with Cirque du Soleil then returned to New Mexico to coach youth dancers, has died at age 30. LaRance, who was Tewa, Hopi, Navajo and Assiniboine, died Sunday after he accidentally fell from a bridge in New Mexico's Rio Arriba County, said...