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Parkland jurors hear 3rd day of heartbreaking testimony

Aug. 03, 2022 18:32 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Girl Scout and avid reader. A trombone player who loved movies and basketball. A straight-A student who loved Irish dance and was looking forward to a trip to Ireland. Jurors in the trial of Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz heard tearful statements...

Hong Kong authorities to investigate concert accident

Jul. 29, 2022 05:48 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong officials said Friday they would open an investigation into a concert accident in which a giant video screen fell down onto the stage and injured two dancers. Video clips from the Cantopop group Mirror concert Thursday night show a massive LED screen...

Falling screen hits 2 dancers on stage at Hong Kong concert

Jul. 28, 2022 21:20 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A falling video screen struck and injured two dancers on the concert stage as Cantopop band Mirror was performing Thursday night in Hong Kong. Video clips circulated on social media showed Mirror members Anson Lo and Edan Lui performing with a dozen dancers when...

South Alabama's 'groovy dentist' on dancing competition show

Jul. 24, 2022 01:02 AM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Growing up in Monroeville, Taylor Sims knew he wanted to be a dentist. And he knew he liked to dance. But he could never have guessed that his online fame as “the groovy dentist” would put him on national television. It all came together Tuesday when Sims...

Emmy surprises: 'Squid Game,' Dave Chappelle, 'This Is Us'

Jul. 13, 2022 03:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Emmy Award nominations announced Tuesday included some snubs and surprises. “This Is Us” and “black-ish” will walk away forever limply and Nathan Lane made history as the most-nominated best comedy guest actor in Emmy history. Here's our rundown. ...

Spirit of Virgil Abloh lives on at Louis Vuitton in Paris

Jun. 23, 2022 17:51 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — He may have died last November, but Virgil Abloh lived on at Paris Fashion Week Thursday in a high-energy runway spectacular for Louis Vuitton menswear. A Black marching band gave a rousing performance on a surreal yellow brick road installation inside the Louvre, while rapper...

Away from war, Syrians find their rhythm in ballroom dancing

Jun. 21, 2022 03:00 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — One, two, three, stop. Five, six, seven, stop: A group of young Syrian men and women step, sway and twirl to the backdrop of salsa music, dancing their worries away. For an hour a week in a Damascus studio, their instructor Adnan Mohammed, 42, teaches a...

Column: Are Savannah Bananas the cure for baseball's ills?

Jun. 17, 2022 15:15 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — More than 90 minutes before the first pitch, it's already clear this isn't just any ol' baseball game. The crowd queued up outside the main gate slowly begins to part, clearing the way for a pep band to guide the home team — adorned in bright yellow uniforms...

AP PHOTOS: Ballet competitors soar in Moscow at Bolshoi

Jun. 14, 2022 02:47 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — In a city where global tensions weigh heavily, rising talents of ballet soared gracefully at the Moscow International Ballet Competition. The event, which concluded Saturday at the Russian capital’s Bolshoi Theater, is held every four years. Although Russia is...

Tonys Latest | ‘A Strange Loop’ wins for best new musical

Jun. 12, 2022 23:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Tony Awards (all times local): 11 p.m. “A Strange Loop,” an utterly unforgettable, idiosyncratic trip into one man’s psyche, has won the best new musical Tony Award, beating more commercial fare. Michael R....