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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...

100 years strong: Musicians still jumping on Minot bandwagon

Jun. 12, 2021 01:02 AM EDT

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — The Minot City Band has been together and entertaining people for many years. This year the band is celebrating its centennial along with Roosevelt Park Zoo’s Community Centennial Celebration planned for Saturday, Aug. 7, in the zoo. ...

Queen Elizabeth honors key women in UK's rapid vaccine drive

Jun. 11, 2021 18:53 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has used her birthday honors list to celebrate those at the forefront of the U.K.'s rapid rollout of COVID-19 vaccines over the past few months, which has been credited with turning around the country's pandemic response. Two of the most...

Latino group sues to block Democrat-drawn maps in Illinois

Jun. 11, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Democrats used inadequate data and an opaque process to draw new legislative districts, a Latino civil rights organization argued in the latest lawsuit seeking to block the maps from being used for statehouse elections over the next decade. The...

Exhibit, ceremony mark 5th anniversary of Pulse massacre

Jun. 11, 2021 14:15 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The 49 victims who were massacred at a gay nightclub shooting in Florida are being honored this week with a community run, a museum exhibit, a mass yoga session, a gay chorus performance and a street dance party. The tributes will culminate with a remembrance ceremony...

Christie's sale highlights L'Wren Scott creations for Jagger

Jun. 11, 2021 13:11 PM EDT

Designing concert clothes for a rock star is not a simple task, especially if that rock star is as specific as Mick Jagger about the message he wants to send. So back in 2013 when designer L’Wren Scott, Jagger’s then-partner, was creating designs for the Rolling...

Boston Pops July Fourth live show returning, with changes

Jun. 11, 2021 12:32 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Pops traditional Fourth of July live show is returning this year but with some significant changes, the Boston Symphony Orchestra announced Friday. Instead of holding the show on the banks of the Charles River in Boston, the Pops will play in...

Voodoo Fest in New Orleans canceled for 2nd straight year

Jun. 11, 2021 11:17 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For the second year in a row, organizers have canceled a Halloween weekend music festival in New Orleans. Last year’s Voodoo Music and Arts Experience was among many festivals around the world canceled last year because of COVID-19 pandemic...

Q&A: Leslie Grace lives full-circle moment 'In the Heights'

Jun. 11, 2021 09:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Like her Nina character in “In The Heights,” Leslie Grace says she's struggled to fit in as an Afro-Latino woman and artist. “All the time,” the 26-year-old singer said in an interview with The Associated Press. "In so many parts of my life...

Citing misogyny, Aussie swimmer pulls out of Olympic trials

Jun. 11, 2021 04:07 AM EDT

Singer Cody Simpson was dominating attention ahead of Australia’s Olympic swimming trials, until Maddie Groves withdrew from the six-day meet following a series of social media posts condemning “misogynistic perverts” in the sport. Groves didn’t detail her...