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Opera director Graham Vick dies at 67 of COVID complications

Jul. 18, 2021 11:13 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Graham Vick, a British director who founded Birmingham Opera Company and worked in opera houses around the world, has died of complications from COVID-19. He was 67. Birmingham Opera said it was “devastated to announce” that Vick, its artistic...

Activists: Vatican is 'meddling' in Italy's LGBT rights law

Jun. 22, 2021 08:30 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The Vatican has formally opposed a proposed Italian law expanding anti-discrimination protections to the LGBT community, a leading Italian newspaper reported Tuesday. Activists immediately denounced the move as “unprecedented” Vatican meddling in Italy's legislative...

Armani talks succession at 1st live show since pandemic

Jun. 21, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Giorgio Armani hinted at his succession plans on Monday as he staged his first live runway show since the pandemic, and following a fall that landed him the hospital for two weeks. The 86-year-old designer has usually demurred from answering questions...

Dolce&Gabbana's "light therapy'' collection celebrates life

Jun. 19, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Dolce & Gabbana are coaxing men off their sofas and back into the world with a resplendent collection inspired by the extravagant lighting installations of southern Italian street festivals. Designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana called their...

Texas bullet train group inks deal with Milan design firm

Jun. 15, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The developer of a long-planned — and controversial — high-speed rail line that would get passengers from Dallas to Houston in 90 minutes announced Tuesday that it signed a $16 billion contract with an Italian company to build the project, in what could be a step toward...

The Latest: Skriniar scores, Slovakia beats Poland 2-1

Jun. 14, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

The Latest on soccer’s European Championship: ___ Slovakia capitalized on a second-half red card and got a goal from Milan Skriniar in a 2-1 victory over Poland at the European Championship. The Inter Milan center back brought...

Lukaku sends message to Eriksen as Belgium wins at Euro 2020

Jun. 12, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Romelu Lukaku delivered a heartfelt message to Denmark player Christian Eriksen after scoring the first of his two goals in a 3-0 win over Russia on Saturday at the European Championship. After swivelling to shoot into the bottom corner in...

The Latest: Lukaku delivers message to Eriksen at Euro 2020

Jun. 12, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

The Latest on soccer’s European Championship: ___ Romelu Lukaku delivered a heartfelt message to Denmark player Christian Eriksen after scoring the first goal in Belgium’s 3-0 victory over Russia at the European Championship. ...

AP PHOTOS: Playing on at Italy's oldest music conservatory

Jun. 12, 2021 04:33 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Before the pandemic, students at Italy's oldest and largest music conservatory were always told to move “closer, closer, closer” when they played together. “Because you need to hear each other,'' said Cristina Frosini, director of the Giuseppe Verdi...

Euro 2020 opening marks return of mega-scale sports events

Jun. 11, 2021 18:33 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Postponed by a year, the biggest sporting event since the coronavirus brought the world to a halt kicked off Friday at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome — a milestone both for European and world sports. The opening match of soccer's European Championship was...