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Chairman Raúl Grijalva, D-Ariz., left, speaks with Acting U.S. Park Police Chief Gregory T. Monahan, prior to a House Natural Resources Committee hearing on actions taken on June 1, 2020 at Lafayette Square, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Bill Clark/Pool via AP)

The Latest: China's Xinjiang region has 28 new cases

Aug. 2, 2020 10:45 PM EDT

BEIJING — Numbers of new COVID-19 cases in China’s far northwestern region of Xinjiang are continuing to fall, with 28 reported on Monday. China reported 43 new cases nationwide, seven of the imported and eight in the northeastern province of Liaoning. No new deaths were reported, leaving...

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...

FILE -David Hare attends a special screening of

Writer David Hare turns his COVID-19 into a theater piece

Jul. 29, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar-nominated writer David Hare says he’s turned his COVID-19 illness into a stage monologue about enduring “this quite extraordinary disease.” “Beat the Devil” will open in London as soon as officials deem it safe for theaters to get back into...

This image released by IFC Films shows Gemma Arterton, background, and Lucas Bond in a scene from

Review: A sweet tearjerker in WWII film ‘Summerland’

Jul. 29, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

“ Summerland ” might look like something you’ve seen before: A scenic story about a schoolchild who must leave London during the war and take up shelter with a reluctant caregiver. But while it is comfortingly familiar in many ways, and a little cliche and overwrought in others, it also has a...

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...

The State Theatre is under renovation on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, in downtown Sioux Falls, S.D. After decades of sitting dormant along Phillips Avenue, and years of working to restore the building, the timeline for opening the State has been delayed, a representative for the theater’s management group told the Sioux Falls Business Journal. (Erin Bormett/The Argus Leader via AP)

State Theatre opening in Sioux Falls delayed by pandemic

Jul. 27, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sioux Falls city leaders rallied around the State Theatre last summer, approving an injection of $1.5 million in taxpayer dollars to help finally bring to a close the extended effort to restore the downtown venue. City Hall’s gift, accompanied by $3.5 million from First...

Spectators listen a concert at Odeon of Herodes Atticus as the city of Athens is seen on the background on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. The ancient theaters of Herodes Atticus in Athens and Epidaurus in the southern Peloponnese area have reopened for performances with strict seating limits and public health safety guidelines. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

AP PHOTOS: Ancient Greek theaters return to life in pandemic

Jul. 25, 2020 2:29 AM EDT

EPIDAURUS, Greece (AP) — Lights! Crickets. Birds. Bats. Action! The ancient theater of Epidaurus, renowned for its acoustics, has reopened for a limited number of open-air performances, with organizers planning a live-streamed event Saturday for the first time in the Greek monument's 2,300-year history....

FILE - In this April 10, 2014, file photo, actor Nick Cordero attends the after-party for the opening night of

The late Nick Cordero to have an album released in his honor

Jul. 22, 2020 7:38 PM EDT

Nick Cordero, the Broadway actor who spent more than 90 days in a hospital fighting for his life after contracting coronavirus, will have an album released posthumously. Broadway Records said Wednesday it will release “Nick Cordero: Live Your Life” on Sept. 17 — what would have been his 42nd...

This combination photo shows musician David Byrne, left, and director Spike Lee. Lee’s filmed version of Byrne’s “American Utopia” will kick off the 45th Toronto International Film Festival. The Canadian festival said Tuesday that “American Utopia” will premiere on September 10 in Toronto, even if it remains unclear if it will be a physical screening. That, the festival noted, will be contingent on the dictates of Ontario health officials. (AP Photo)

Spike Lee doc of David Byrne's Broadway show to open TIFF

Jul. 21, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The 45th Toronto International Film Festival will be a much diminished event this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but it has an opening-night film. Spike Lee's filmed version of David Byrne's Broadway theatrical concert “American Utopia” will kick off the largely virtual...

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo waves a mask to make a point during a news conference at the Hyatt, in Savannah, Ga. on Monday, July 20, 2020. Listening in is Savannah Mayor Van Johnson. (Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News via AP)

Cuomo calls for police to disperse crowds outside bars

Jul. 20, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City moved to what was supposed to be the final phase of its coronavirus reopening Monday, but with indoor service at restaurants and bars still banned, malls and museums shuttered and theaters still dark amid concerns about the virus spreading indoors. Phase four of the city's...