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Eurovision win in hand, Ukraine band releases new war video

May. 15, 2022 14:27 PM EDT

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra, fresh off its Eurovision victory, released a new music video Sunday of its winning hit “Stefania” that features scenes of war-ravaged Ukraine and women in combat gear, as the annual song contest took on ever more political tones given...

Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra wins Eurovision amid war

May. 15, 2022 05:46 AM EDT

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra won the Eurovision Song Contest, a clear show of popular support for the group's war-ravaged nation that went beyond music. The band and its song “Stefania” beat 24 other performers early Sunday in the grand final of the...

Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra wins Eurovision Song Contest as war rages at home

May. 14, 2022 19:06 PM EDT
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra wins Eurovision Song Contest as war rages at home.

Native Hawaiian composer's new work inspired by Lahaina noon

May. 13, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Native Hawaiian composer and violinist Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti will premiere a new work this month inspired by Lahaina noon, the Honolulu mayor's office said Friday. The Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts commissioned the composition together with Chamber...

Ukraine band favored in Eurovision Song Contest final

May. 13, 2022 11:03 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra and its members' folk-hip hop anthem to their war-torn nation is the oddsmaker's favorite to win the Eurovision Song Contest, an event intended to celebrate diversity and promote friendship among nations. Twenty-five bands are set to...

Luisi to conduct Ring Cycle with Dallas Symphony in 2024

May. 11, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Fabio Luisi will conduct a Ring Cycle in concert with the Dallas Symphony in October 2024. Luisi, who became music director for the 2020-21 season, will conduct two performances each of “Das Rheingold” and “Die Walküre” in May 2024, then add “Siegfried”...

Met's new 'Hamlet': To be or not to be true to the text

May. 11, 2022 10:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead, all right, but not as Shakespeare imagined. No Norwegian prince arrives to seize the Danish throne. And to be or not to be is not the question. So it goes in the latest operatic adaptation of the most famous play in the English...

Joshua Cohen, the late Winfred Rembert win arts Pulitzers

May. 09, 2022 22:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Joshua Cohen's “The Netanyahus,” a comic and rigorous campus novel based on the true story of the father of former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seeking a job in academia, has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Benzion Netanyahu, who died in 2012,...

Pulitzers Live Updates: Slain photographer among winners

May. 09, 2022 18:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Reuters photographer who was killed while covering fighting in Afghanistan was part of a team that took home the Pulitzer for feature photography. Danish Siddiqui and his colleagues Adnan Abidi, Sanna Irshad Mattoo and Amit Dave won for images depicting the toll...

San Francisco Conservatory buys record label

May. 09, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Conservatory of Music is buying a record label following its acquisition of a management agency. The school said Monday it had bought Pentatone Music, adding to a portfolio that includes Opus 3 Artists, which it purchased in October 2020. ...