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FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 filer, a woman wearing a sanitary mask walks past La Scala Opera house in Milan, Italy. Milan’s famed La Scala opera house on Thursday, May 7, 2020 unveiled a virtual journey through the storied theater and its  archives with Google Arts & Culture in what turned out to be a strangely ideal moment:  with theaters throughout Italy and the western world closed due to coronavirus. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)

La Scala plans 4 July concerts in post-lockdown reopening

Jun. 29, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy’s La Scala theater is reopening next week after a four-month coronavirus shutdown with a series of four concerts before a reduced audience of 600, a third of its normal capacity. General manager Dominique Meyer said La Scala was reopening one step at a time as the theater, located...

In this combination photo, voice actress Julie Bennett, from left, folk singer Oscar Chavez, architect Vittorio Gregotti, jazz trumpeter Wallace Roney and film and theater critic William Wolf pose for a photo. The coronavirus has claimed the lives of artists and artisans, writers and actors, musicians and media figures.(Mark Scroggs via AP, from left, AP Photo, AP Photo, Kasia Idzkowska/HighNote Records via AP and Barry Gordin via AP)

Luminaries Lost: A look at some of the artists lost to virus

Jun. 24, 2020 11:25 AM EDT

A trumpeter who came up in the shadow of Miles Davis then stepped out of it. An architect whose soaring stadiums and concert halls are sitting silent in his native Italy. A rocker whose song gave flight to Joan Jett. In the fourth installment in a series, The Associated Press takes a look at prominent figures in...

In this photo taken on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, American content creator Tamu McPherson sits on the sofa at her home in Milan, Italy. The U.S protests against systemic racism, which are spreading around the globe, are now putting the spotlight on the fashion world in its role as a cultural beacon, and emboldening insiders  -- some with lucrative deals that often assume their discretion -- to speak up.  (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Luxury fashion challenged to confront racist attitudes

Jun. 22, 2020 8:26 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — When luxury fashion lined up social media posts to show solidarity with Black Lives Matters protests, brands got a whole lot of blowback. Transgender model and actress Munroe Bergdorf jumped on L'Oreal's #BlackoutTuesday posts to accuse the beauty brand of hypocrisy for having fired her three...

Atalanta's head coach Gian Piero Gasperini follows the game from the stands after getting a red card during the Serie A soccer match between Atalanta and Sassuolo at the Gewiss Stadium in Bergamo, Italy, Sunday, June 21, 2020. Atalanta is playing its first match in Bergamo since easing of lockdown measures, in the area that has been the epicenter of the hardest-hit province of Italy's hardest-hit region, Lombardy, the site of hundreds of COVID-19 deaths. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Atalanta wins 4-1 to bring joy to hard-hit Bergamo

Jun. 21, 2020 6:48 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Soccer resumed in one of the Italian cities hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic with a poignant Serie A match on Sunday as Atalanta gave a much-needed boost to the residents of Bergamo. Atalanta beat Sassuolo 4-1 in its first Serie A match in 112 days and the first in Bergamo since Feb....

FILE - In this  Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 file photo, Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini gives instructions during the Champions League group C soccer match between Atalanta and Shakhtar Donetsk at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy. Gasperini says he had the coronavirus and was concerned for his life mid-March. Gasperini tells the Gazzetta dello Sport that he started feeling sick on March 9, a day before Atalanta played at Valencia in the second leg of the Champions League round of 16. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)

Poignant return to soccer for Atalanta in virus-hit Bergamo

Jun. 20, 2020 6:07 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — When Atalanta takes to the field on Sunday, its match against Sassuolo will hold an extra element of poignancy. Not only will it be the team's first game in more than three months as Serie A resumes this weekend but, more than that, Atalanta plays its soccer in Bergamo, which was one of the...

Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo reacts after missing a scoring chance during the Italian Cup soccer final match between Napoli and Juventus, at Rome's Olympic Stadium, Wednesday, June 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

At 35, Ronaldo may have lost a step during the lockdown

Jun. 18, 2020 8:03 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — At 35, Cristiano Ronaldo is struggling to regain his famous explosiveness following the three-month break for the coronavirus pandemic. The Juventus striker failed to make an impact in his first two matches back, making his run of 19 goals in 14 consecutive matches before the break seem like a...

People hold a rally at Wendy's on University Avenue in Atlanta on Sunday, June 14, 2020. Rayshard Brooks died after a confrontation with police officers at the fast food restaurant in Atlanta on Friday. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Experts hail swift moves in wake of Atlanta police shooting

Jun. 14, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

Atlanta police on Sunday quickly released body-camera and other footage that captured the shooting death of a black man by a white officer who was swiftly fired — moves that policing experts said could help defuse anti-racism protests that were reignited by the shooting. Atlanta police announced that an...

Sarzana Khan, center, and Gabriel Reyla, right, march with gay activists and suppoters on the Great Highway at Ocean Beach in San Francisco, Sunday, June 14, 2020, at a protest over the Memorial Day death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

The Latest: Interfaith group holds vigil outside St. John’s

Jun. 14, 2020 5:46 PM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — A group of interfaith leaders held a prayer vigil outside St. John’s Church near the White House. — The mother of Trayvon Martin joined hundreds of demonstrators at a rally in downtown Miami. — At least seven Minneapolis police officers have quit and another seven...

CORRECTS CIRCUMSTANCES IN WHICH STATUE WAS VANDALIZED. Red paint and words in Italian reading ‘’racist

Legacy of late Italian journalist stained by colonial past

Jun. 14, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The colonial past of a highly revered Italian journalist has become a flashpoint in Italy's Black Lives Matters protests, as detractors defaced a statue in his honor and seek its removal from a city park near where he was once attacked by the far-left Red Brigades. Milan Mayor Giuseppe Sala...

Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo stands in front of the empty stands during an Italian Cup second leg soccer match between Juventus and AC Milan at the Allianz stadium, in Turin, Italy, Friday, June 12, 2020. The match was being played without spectators because of the coronavirus lockdown. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

A semi-private viewing of Ronaldo as Italian soccer resumes

Jun. 13, 2020 8:50 AM EDT

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo bellowed out a loud expletive when he missed a chance at the end of the first half in Italy’s first soccer match in more than three months. Everyone in the huge, empty stadium, all 300 or so of us, could hear it plain as day. As a reporter for The Associated...