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SC education, health officials create vaccine jingle contest

Nov. 20, 2021 10:51 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina health and education officials want students to come up with a short song to encourage people to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The winning jingle will get the winner's school $10,000 toward music programs and be recorded and featured in...

FSU determines 3 professors guilty of sexual misconduct

Nov. 16, 2021 12:04 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State University quietly fired one professor, suspended another who resigned a few months later and allowed a third to remain on the job after it determined they committed sexual misconduct in separate incidents with students, according to disciplinary...

New Orleans arts center plans online classical music classes

Nov. 07, 2021 10:16 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Classical music students around Louisiana can audition for free virtual workshops to be given in January by the state’s high-school arts conservatory. The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts says three non-credit workshops will be held — one...

Brooklyn Diocese fires music teacher after same-sex wedding

Oct. 26, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Diocese fired a Catholic music school teacher in Queens after he married a man, saying he violated a contractual stipulation to the Catholic Church. Matthew LaBanca, a teacher at St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy in...

High school dropout now a successful prosecutor in Louisiana

Oct. 17, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — It took a teacher’s encouragement to get Charles Robinson back in school. The Calcasieu Parish assistant district attorney has prosecuted thousands of felonies and held many jury trials — including several homicide cases and one capital case, State v. Kevin...

More than 100 Afghans from music school flown out of country

Oct. 04, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — More than 100 students, alumni and faculty members of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music have been flown out of Kabul on their way to Portugal, where the government has agreed to grant them asylum, the institute's director said Monday. They were...

Gloria Estefan says she was molested at music school at 9

Sep. 30, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gloria Estefan has revealed that, at the age of 9, she was sexually abused by someone her mother trusted. The Cuban-American superstar spoke for the first time publicly about the abuse and its effects on her during an episode of the Facebook Watch show...

University of Southern Maine to open new $10M music school

Sep. 21, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The University of Southern Maine will be opening a new $10 million music school, thanks to a longtime supporter. D. Suzi Osher gave the USM Foundation its largest-ever donation. The donation will serve to advance plans for a new Center for the...

Maine college gets largest gift in history for music school

Sep. 21, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A public Maine university will use the largest monetary gift in its history to build a home for its school of music. Philanthropist D. Suzi Osher has given the $10 million gift to University of Southern Maine. USM President Glenn Cummings told the...