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Jackie, Tito Jackson return to Gary to tour hometown school

Jan. 9, 2020 4:04 PM EST

GARY, Ind. (AP) — Two of Michael Jackson’s brothers returned to their hometown of Gary, Indiana, to watch students perform at a school the siblings last visited nearly a half-century ago. Jackie and Tito Jackson dropped by Gary's West Side Leadership Academy on Wednesday for a tour of its performing...

FILE - In a Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020 file photo, Ellen DeGeneres, winner of the Carol Burnett award, poses in the press room at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, Calif. “The Masked Singer” has been such a hit for Fox that the network is doubling down on hidden entertainers. Fox says it's joining with Ellen DeGeneres to produce “The Masked Dancer,” a celebrity competition show based on “The Masked Singer” and a segment that DeGeneres originated on her talk show. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Fox adding 'The Masked Dancer' to 'The Masked Singer'

Jan. 7, 2020 2:37 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — “The Masked Singer” has been such a hit for Fox that the network is doubling down on hidden entertainers. Fox said Tuesday that it is joining with Ellen DeGeneres to produce “The Masked Dancer,” a celebrity competition show based on “The Masked...

Stanford's Lexie Hull, center, passes the ball from the floor away from Washington's Ali Bamberger (24) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Williams leads No. 5 Stanford women past Washington 77-56

Jan. 5, 2020 7:50 PM EST

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Once Kiana Williams and Stanford found a rhythm after halftime and began taking better care of the ball, Washington could no longer keep up. Yet the scrappy Huskies stuck right in there for long enough against a top team to show they will be a tough opponent in the Pac-12...

In this Nov. 3, 2019, photograph a child with Down syndrome prepare to show skirts displaying drawings inspired by children, during a fashion show dubbed

AP Photos: Disabled Romanian children given chance to shine

Jan. 4, 2020 5:07 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — During Romania's communist era, children with disabilities were shunned, often locked away in institutions or kept at home and deprived of schooling and social interactions. Recent shows in which children with Down syndrome had the starring roles illustrate how much that has...

Confetti falls during a New Year's celebration in New York's Times Square, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Kisses, cheers, fireworks welcome 2020 in Times Square

Jan. 1, 2020 4:12 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Couples kissed. Others cheered and waved balloons as fireworks burst into the night sky and confetti fell to welcome the start of 2020 in New York City's Times Square. In one of the globe's most-watched New Year's Eve spectacles, the crowd counted down the last seconds of 2019 as a...

Striking musicians of the Paris Opera house perform outside the Bastille Opera house Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019 in Paris. Banner reads : Paris Opera on strike. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)

Sour notes for Macron from striking Paris Opera musicians

Dec. 31, 2019 3:19 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has called for a compromise between his government and unions over plans to change the pension system that have led to sustained strikes — including from Paris Opera musicians who staged a street concert in rebellion. In a spirited, makeshift...

Saudi court sentences Yemeni to death for attacking dancers

Dec. 29, 2019 8:01 AM EST

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A court in Saudi Arabia has ruled that a Yemeni man be executed for attacking and wounding dancers and a security guard during a performance on stage at a park in Riyadh, state media reported Sunday. The Specialized Criminal Court found the man guilty of attacking a security...

Young dancers perform on stage during a rehearsal of Vladimir Issaev's rendition of The Nutcracker ballet on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. More than 20 dancers of Venezuelan origin were playing various roles on a recent performance of the holiday favorite “The Nutcracker.” Some of these dancers are here seeking asylum after fleeing their crisis-torn nation, which is plagued by shortages of food and medicine.  (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Miami ballet school a haven for Venezuelan dancing diaspora

Dec. 25, 2019 10:45 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Lusian Hernandez’s eyes watered when she recalled receiving a free pair of pointe shoes after arriving in Miami on a dance scholarship as her native Venezuela descended into an economic crisis. On a recent night, Hernandez appeared on a South Florida stage in a burgundy gown for the...

FILE - This July 31, 2015 file photo shows professional dancer Louis Van Amstel, a former cast member on

Boy berated by teacher says he's still grateful for 2 dads

Dec. 20, 2019 3:57 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah boy is speaking out after being berated by a substitute teacher for saying he was grateful for being adopted by his two dads, one of whom is a professional dancer from “Dancing with the Stars.” Daniel van Amstel, 11, told “CBS This Morning” on...

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Review: Forget CGI. Dench is the special effect in 'Cats'

Dec. 18, 2019 7:46 PM EST

There’s apparently enough groundbreaking technology used in “Cats” for NASA to send a rocket to unexplored parts of the universe — perhaps to a far-off planet where cats sing, dance on two legs, and recite T.S. Eliot poetry in half-Cockney accents. But let’s forget the...