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Saudi critic's fiancee urges Justin Bieber to cancel F1 show

Nov. 21, 2021 05:45 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Pop star Justin Bieber is facing growing calls to cancel his concert in Saudi Arabia next month as the fiancee of slain Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi joined a chorus of voices on Sunday urging him not to perform at the kingdom's Formula One race. ...

Boston Pops live holiday concert series returns

Nov. 16, 2021 15:37 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Pops Orchestra is returning to Symphony Hall next month for its holiday concert series in front of a live audience for the first time in two years, the orchestra announced Tuesday. The shows that run from Dec. 2 until Dec. 24 also include the...

Met returns with 1st work by a Black composer in its history

Sep. 28, 2021 01:25 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — “We bend, we don't break. We sway!” sings the chorus in the second act of Terence Blanchard's "Fire Shut Up in My Bones.” That is how much of the audience of about 4,000 in the Metropolitan Opera felt as they watched Monday night' landmark...

Pope Francis to visit impoverished Roma quarter in Slovakia

Sep. 10, 2021 02:33 AM EDT

KOSICE, Slovakia (AP) — Pope Francis is paying a visit next week to a neighborhood in Slovakia most Slovaks would not even think about going, which until recently even the police would avoid after dark. Francis will make the visit to the Roma community in the Lunik IX...