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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2007 file photo, the Carnegie Hall building at 57th St. and Broadway appears in New York. Carnegie Hall is projecting a $9 million operating deficit on its $104 million budget after canceling the rest of its season because of the coronavirus pandemic and anticipates making changes to its schedule for 2020-21. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Carnegie Hall projects $9M deficit, expects cuts next season

Apr. 2, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

Carnegie Hall is projecting a $9 million operating deficit on its $104 million budget after canceling the rest of its season because of the coronavirus pandemic and anticipates making changes to its schedule for 2020-21. “We’ve obviously sold a lot of tickets for next season, but there’ll be...

FILE - This Dec. 16, 2019 file photo shows composer and executive producer Andrew Lloyd Webber attending the world premiere of

Andrew Lloyd Webber shares musicals online; actor diagnosed

Apr. 2, 2020 2:46 PM EDT

From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness in the elderly and those with preexisting medical...

FILE - In this July 12, 2019 file photo, opera singer Placido Domingo speaks during a news conference about an upcoming show in Madrid, Spain. On Friday, March 20, 2020, the American Guild of Musical Artists said Domingo has resigned from the U.S. union that represents opera singers, after two investigations found sexual harassment allegations against him to be credible. The guild said he will also contribute $500,000 to sexual harassment eradication programs and a fund that helps opera employees in crisis. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)

Tenor Placido Domingo feels 'fine' after coronavirus

Mar. 30, 2020 11:25 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tenor Placido Domingo said Monday he is resting at home after catching the new coronavirus. Domingo said in a statement that he is "at home and I feel fine." The 79-year-old was reportedly hospitalized in Mexico after publicly acknowledging on March 22 that he had tested positive for...

Michigan regents fire opera singer accused of sexual assault

Mar. 26, 2020 6:52 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan's Board of Regents on Thursday fired a music professor and noted opera singer who, along with his husband, is accused of sexually assaulting a fellow singer in Houston 10 years ago. University President Mark Schlissel's recommended that David Daniels be...

FILE - This May 1, 2019 file photo shows playwright Terrence McNally at the 73rd annual Tony Awards

Multiple Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally dies at 81

Mar. 26, 2020 8:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Terrence McNally, one of America’s great playwrights whose prolific career included winning Tony Awards for the plays "Love! Valour! Compassion!" and "Master Class" and the musicals "Ragtime" and "Kiss of the Spider Woman," has died of complications from the coronavirus. He was 81....

FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2016 file photo, Kim Taylor, left, and her husband James Taylor appear at the 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C. The couple have donated $1 million to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston to help with its battle against the spread of the new coronavirus. The gift, announced Tuesday, March 24, 2020, will help the hospital direct resources where the need is greatest, the hospital said in a statement. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)

James Taylor and his wife donate $1M to Boston hospital

Mar. 25, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness in the elderly and those with preexisting medical...

FILE - This file photo provided by the Washtenaw County Jail shows David Daniels, in Ann Arbor, Mich. University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel wants David Daniels, an opera singer and tenured music professor at the school who is facing sexual assault charges, dismissed

U-M president seeks firing of professor facing sex charges

Mar. 23, 2020 8:25 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Regents at the University of Michigan are expected to consider a recommendation from its president that the school fire an opera singer and tenured professor facing sexual assault charges. Mark Schlissel wants David Daniels dismissed “immediately,” The Detroit News...

FILE - In this July 12, 2019 file photo, opera singer Placido Domingo speaks during a news conference about an upcoming show in Madrid, Spain. On Friday, March 20, 2020, the American Guild of Musical Artists said Domingo has resigned from the U.S. union that represents opera singers, after two investigations found sexual harassment allegations against him to be credible. The guild said he will also contribute $500,000 to sexual harassment eradication programs and a fund that helps opera employees in crisis. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)

Plácido Domingo has coronavirus amid Spain outbreak

Mar. 22, 2020 2:07 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Plácido Domingo announced Sunday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus. The 79-year-old opera singer's illness comes after his own glittering career had recently been stained by sexual misconduct revelations. The Spaniard said in a post on his personal Facebook account that...

FILE - In this July 12, 2019 file photo, opera singer Placido Domingo speaks during a news conference about an upcoming show in Madrid, Spain. On Friday, March 20, 2020, the American Guild of Musical Artists said Domingo has resigned from the U.S. union that represents opera singers, after two investigations found sexual harassment allegations against him to be credible. The guild said he will also contribute $500,000 to sexual harassment eradication programs and a fund that helps opera employees in crisis. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)

Placido Domingo resigns from opera union, donates $500,000

Mar. 20, 2020 5:32 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Superstar Plácido Domingo has resigned from the U.S. union that represents opera singers and will contribute $500,000 to sexual harassment eradication programs and a fund that helps opera employees in crisis, the union said Friday. The development came weeks after investigations...

FILE - This March 12, 2020 file photo shows a few people at Josie Robertson Plaza in front of The Metropolitan Opera house, background center, at Lincoln Center in New York. The Metropolitan Opera is canceling the rest of its season and stopping pay of the orchestra, chorus and other unionized employees at the end of March due to the new coronavirus. Met general manager Peter Gelb said he is giving up his $1.45 million salary until normal operations resume and higher-paid members of his administrative staff are having their pay reduced, by 10-50% for everyone earning more than $125,000. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Met Opera cancels season, stops pay of orchestra, chorus

Mar. 19, 2020 6:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera is canceling the rest of its season and stopping the pay of the orchestra, chorus and other unionized employees at the end of March due to the new coronavirus. The Met last week called off performances through March 31. Met general manager Peter Gelb said he is giving...