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FILE - The TikTok app logo appears in Tokyo on Sept. 28, 2020. The social media app shared its list of top 100 videos, creators and trends in America in 2020. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)

A year in 60 secs: TikTok lists top videos, creators of 2020

Dec. 2, 2020 11:25 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — From skateboarding to Fleetwood Mac to learning Cardi B's rump-shaking choreography, TikTok users got creative in a pandemic year with new songs, dances and memes in 60 seconds or less. The social media video app on Wednesday shared its list of top 100 videos, creators and trends in...

FILE - The Elf on the Shelf balloon floats in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York in New York on Nov. 22, 2012. The pandemic may have upended most traditions this holiday season but the annual New York City parade will still march on with balloons, dancers, floats, Broadway shows and Santa — albeit this time heavily tweaked for safety. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to march on despite pandemic

Nov. 25, 2020 12:05 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jawan M. Jackson recently got to do something he's been yearning to do for months — sing and dance again with his Broadway cast. Jackson is one of the stars of “Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of The Temptations” and he reunited with castmates for the...

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'Masked Singer' begets 'Masked Dancer,' set for December

Oct. 28, 2020 3:13 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox's hit series “The Masked Singer” is getting company with “The Masked Dancer,” a chance for celebrity contestants to show off their moves in disguise. Actor and comedian Craig Robinson ("The Office," “Hot Tub Time Machine”) will host the...

FILE - In this early Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 file photo, A military vehicle drives past La Scala opera theater in Milan, northern Italy. The number of performers at Milan’s famed La Scala opera house positive with the coronavirus has risen to 21, even as the theater was forced to close due to new government restrictions aimed at curbing the virus’ resurgence. La Scala spokesman Paolo Besana confirmed Tuesday that 18 members of the world-class chorus and  three woodwind players in the orchestra have the virus. That comes after two singers, including tenor Francesco Meli, tested positive, ahead of planned concert performances last week of “Aida.’’(AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)

Virus cases spike at Milan's La Scala, Naples' San Carlo

Oct. 27, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The number of performers at Milan’s famed La Scala opera house who have tested positive for the coronavirus has risen to 21, even as the theater was forced to close due to new government restrictions aimed at curbing the virus’ resurgence. La Scala spokesman Paolo Besana...

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Review: 'Memorial' like a dance gliding between characters

Oct. 27, 2020 12:47 PM EDT

“Memorial,” by Bryan Washington (Riverhead Books) “Memorial,” by Bryan Washington, follows the complex relationship between Benson, a Black day care teacher, and Mike, a Japanese American chef. The couple live together in Texas, and for all intents and purposes, they are in love....

In this October 2020, photo provided by the Dance Theatre of Harlem, Dance Theatre of Harlem Company members rehearse at the Kaatsbaan Cultural Park in Tivoli, N.Y. Fifteen dancers, a choreographer, the artistic director and a production team has taken up residence at a cultural center in New York's Hudson Valley, about 100 miles north of New York City, due to the coronavirus until the end of the month. (Will Cotton/Dance Theatre of Harlem via AP

Dancing through quarantine and Harlem — in a bubble

Oct. 22, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Living and breathing dance is par for the course at the Dance Theater of Harlem. It's just never looked like this. A group including 15 dancers, a choreographer, the artistic director and a production team has taken up residence at a cultural center in New York's Hudson Valley, about 100...

This Sept. 24, 2020 photo released by CLI Studios, Inc. shows ballet dancer Tiler Peck during a portrait session. Peck, a principal dancer with New York City Ballet, has curated a virtual evening of dance,

Tiler Peck missed dancing onstage. She went and found one.

Oct. 16, 2020 12:33 PM EDT

When Tiler Peck started giving Instagram ballet classes from her mom's kitchen in California this spring — a way of staying in shape and keeping in touch with dance fans — she initially thought maybe 20 people would tune in. She was startled to discover that thousands of people were joining, from as...

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Review: Spike Lee, David Byrne take us on a hypnotic journey

Oct. 14, 2020 5:25 PM EDT

Ever since the pandemic darkened theaters earlier this year, sending the entire performing arts world into a catastrophic state of limbo, we’ve seen all manner of creative virtual substitutes: Digital dance seasons, clever musical mashups, a live-captured version of “Hamilton.” Many of these...

FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020 file photo, theatre workers protest outside the National Theatre, against the mass redundancies of low-paid art jobs due to the coronavirus outbreak, in London. The British government on Monday Oct. 12, 2020, announced grants of 257 million pounds ($335 million) to help almost 1,400 arts and cultural organizations survive the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali, File)

COVID-hit UK arts groups welcome government cash infusion

Oct. 12, 2020 10:26 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government on Monday announced grants of 257 million pounds ($335 million) to help almost 1,400 arts and cultural organizations survive the coronavirus pandemic. The money — the first chunk to be spent from a 1.57-billion-pound Culture Recovery Fund — was welcomed by...

Wave of 'Nutcracker' cancellations hits dance companies hard

Oct. 11, 2020 9:48 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — For many, it's not Christmas without the dance of Clara, Uncle Drosselmeyer, the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Mouse King and, of course, the Nutcracker Prince. But this year the coronavirus pandemic has canceled performances of “The Nutcracker” around the U.S. and Canada,...