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New film explores legacy of Puerto Rican actor Raúl Juliá

Sep. 11, 2019 12:42 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Members of Generation X may know Raúl Juliá for his energetic and playful role as Gomez Addams in the 1991 movie adaptation of "The Addams Family." Others may think of Juliá in his critically acclaimed role in the 1985 "Kiss of the Spider Woman" as revolutionary...

Opera union launches investigation into Domingo allegations

Sep. 8, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The union that represents opera performers and staff has launched its own investigation into sexual harassment allegations against superstar Placido Domingo, saying it cannot be sure that opera companies will delve into them sufficiently themselves. The American Guild of Musical Artists...

Conservation group: Bolivia fires ravaged big cat habitat

Sep. 4, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A conservation group says one of Latin America's key habitats for jaguars suffered extensive devastation during fires in Bolivia. The South America director for the New York-based Panthera group said Wednesday that a "focal point" of burning has been around San Ignacio de Velasco,...

Placido Domingo concert opening sports complex in Hungary

Aug. 28, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

SZEGED, Hungary (AP) — Placido Domingo received a warm reception Wednesday at a concert in Hungary to inaugurate a new soccer stadium for a Catholic diocese, the second of the opera star's European engagements since he was accused of sexual harassment in an Associated Press report. Domingo, who shared the...

The Latest: MTV VMAs, in Jersey for the 1st time, flaunt it

Aug. 26, 2019 11:10 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the MTV Video Music Awards, being held Monday at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey (all times local): 11 p.m. If viewers didn't know the MTV VMAs were being held in Newark, New Jersey for the first time, the performers and presenters and the host Sebastian...

Correction: Placido Domingo-Europe story

Aug. 24, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — In a story Aug. 23 about Placido Domingo, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Caterina Bolognese, the head of the gender equality division at the Council of Europe, said Domingo should apologize. She said Domingo should apologize if he committed the sexual harassment that nine women...

European theaters mostly wait-and-see on Domingo accusations

Aug. 14, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — While two U.S. opera houses immediately canceled performances by famed tenor Placido Domingo following sexual harassment allegations, European opera houses are taking stances ranging from supportive to wait-and-see. The Philadelphia Orchestra and San Francisco Opera immediately announced they...

The Latest: No cancellations for Placido Domingo in Europe

Aug. 14, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The Latest on sexual harassment allegations by famed tenor Placido Domingo (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Two Spanish sopranos have come out in defense of tenor Placido Domingo following an Associated Press story in which numerous women accused the opera legend of sexual harassment and...

LA Opera to investigate Placido Domingo over accusations

Aug. 14, 2019 1:26 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two music companies canceled appearances by Placido Domingo and the Los Angeles Opera said Tuesday it would launch an investigation in response to an Associated Press story in which numerous women accused the opera legend of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior spanning...

Concerts canceled, investigation opened into Placido Domingo

Aug. 13, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two music companies canceled appearances by Placido Domingo and the Los Angeles Opera said Tuesday it would launch an investigation in response to an Associated Press story in which numerous women accused the opera legend of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior spanning...