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Met Opera to hold celebration of Jessye Norman on Nov. 24

Nov. 6, 2019 2:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera will hold a tribute to Jessye Norman on Nov. 24 that celebrates the life and career of the late soprano. Latonia Moore, Eric Owens, Lise Davidsen, J'Nai Bridges and Leah Hawkins are scheduled to perform, the company said Wednesday, along with the Alvin Ailey American...

NY ballet crowd fetes Herman Cornejo on 20th ABT anniversary

Oct. 28, 2019 11:34 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — On a night full of balletic leaps, the most joyous came during curtain calls, when iconic American choreographer Twyla Tharp bounded into the arms of dancer Herman Cornejo to celebrate his 20th anniversary on the New York stage. Cornejo, a dashing figure with a mop of dark hair and a...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Oct. 25, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. From Port-au-Prince to Santiago, furious demonstrators marched to demand fundamental change, the latest spasms in a recent wave of often-violent...

Collage Dance Collective grows by leaps and bounds

Oct. 20, 2019 12:42 PM EDT

BINGHAMPTON, Tenn. (AP) — As Collage Dance Collective celebrates its 10th anniversary season this fall, executive director Marcellus Harper is amazed by the ballet company's success, and hopes to accomplish more in the coming years. "It reminds us how young the organization is, too," Harper said. "There's...

Lady Gaga falls off stage while dancing with fan

Oct. 18, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga is recovering after falling off the stage while dancing with a fan at a concert. During her Las Vegas show Thursday night, the pop star invited a fan onstage who picked her up and lost balance. Both plunged to the floor as a result. Moments after the fall, Gaga was back onstage...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Oct. 18, 2019 12:12 AM EDT

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. Ecuador's president signed a decree returning gas prices to traditionally low, subsidized levels a day after striking a deal to cancel a...

Alicia Alonso, the grande dame of Cuban ballet, has died

Oct. 17, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Alicia Alonso, the revered ballerina and choreographer whose nearly 75-year career made her an icon of artistic loyalty to Cuba's socialist system, died Thursday at age 98. Miguel Cabrera, an official at the National Ballet of Cuba founded by Alonso, said she died at a hospital in Havana. As...

National Ballet official says famed Cuban dancer Alicia Alonso has died

Oct. 17, 2019 12:52 PM EDT
HAVANA (AP) — National Ballet official says famed Cuban dancer Alicia Alonso has died.

Trump calls for Spicer votes on 'Dancing with the Stars'

Oct. 14, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump is trying to influence votes on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars." Trump on Monday tweeted that viewers should vote for former White House press secretary Sean Spicer. The president called Spicer a "good guy" and wrote "he has always been there for us!" Spicer tweeted...

US Navy Blue Angels to perform at 2020 air show in Ohio

Oct. 7, 2019 11:20 AM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will be the featured performers at an Ohio air show next year. Vectren Dayton Air Show officials say the Blue Angels will return to perform at the 2020 show on June 27-28 at Dayton International Airport. The 110-member squadron will fly six Boeing F/A-18...