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This combination photo shows CNN news anchor Chris Cuomo at the WarnerMedia Upfront in New York on May 15, 2019, left, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaking during a news conference in New York on March 23, 2020. The love, drama and comedy of New York's Cuomo brothers is enlivening coronavirus television. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's briefings on how his state is responding to the crisis are featured on cable television nearly every day, a mixture of statistics, advice and political advocacy. Younger brother Chris, on CNN each night, is letting viewers experience with him the reality of going through the disease. He tested positive and has done his show this week remotely from his basement. (AP Photo)

The Cuomo show, Andrew and Chris, enliven coronavirus TV

Apr. 2, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With all their familial love and drama, the Cuomo brothers — Andrew during the daytime, Chris at night — have become compelling figures in the plague-driven landscape of American television. Andrew, New York's governor, holds a near daily televised briefing on the epidemic, a...

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...

This image released by Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures shows characters, from left, Kevin, Gru, voiced by Steve Carell and Stuart in a scene from

'Wicked' movie release delayed, 'Minions' pushed to 2021

Apr. 1, 2020 4:58 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Wicked” fans are going to have to wait even longer to see Stephen Daldry's film adaptation of the popular Broadway musical. Universal Pictures on Wednesday announced that another handful of theatrical release dates are shifting due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has...

American Dance Festival among events canceled for outbreak

Apr. 1, 2020 2:38 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Performances at this year's American Dance Festival have been canceled because of the coronavirus outbreak, one of a number of events either canceled or postponed in North Carolina's Research Triangle area. Jodee Nimerichter, American Dance Festival executive director, said all...

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...

Intern Megan Murphy cuts fabric to make health masks at the Eau Claire Children's Theatre in Eau Claire, Wis., on March 24, 2020. Creating a mask involves several steps and takes ECCT employees around 20 minutes to finish. (Dan Reiland/The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram via AP)

Children's Theatre part of effort to make face masks

Mar. 30, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — Local theater members have shifted their focus from creating costumes to making face masks in an effort to combat COVID-19. The grassroots work to create homemade masks is occurring across the country, and the Chippewa Valley citizens recently began helping by creating masks that...

2 women work to highlight history of slaves in Maryland town

Mar. 28, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

TANEYTOWN, Md. (AP) — One woman is a descendant of people who were enslaved in Taneytown for generations. The other woman’s ancestors belonged to the family line of the owner of those slaves. The two have bridged a gap of history and not only formed a friendship, but also embarked on a mission to...

Indiana arts groups dealing with pandemic postponements

Mar. 28, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Arts organizations often call themselves “a light in the darkness” — a source of hope, meaning and solace that, especially with the performing arts, brings people together as a community. “Going to a performance is an event,” the president of The...

FILE - This Sept. 12, 2019 file photo shows Hoda Kotb at the Save the Children's

Kotb cries on 'Today' show; Baby Shark takes on hand-washing

Mar. 27, 2020 5:30 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...