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Saturn Bar’s new owners vow to revive a New Orleans original

Jun. 13, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In the constellation of quirky, wonderfully weird New Orleans bars, the Saturn Bar was in an orbit all its own. A product of age, weather, clutter, and a gruff but undeniably compelling presence, it was a bar that couldn’t happen just anywhere. ...

'The Night Watchman,' Malcolm X biography win arts Pulitzers

Jun. 11, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stories of race, racism and colonialism in the U.S. swept the Pulitzer Prizes for the arts, from Louise Erdrich's novel “The Night Watchman” to a Malcolm X biography co-written by the late Les Payne to Katori Hall's play “The Hot Wing King.” The...

The Latest: 2021 Pulitzer Prizes honor journalism, arts

Jun. 11, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the 2021 Pulitzer Prizes: RICHMOND — Michael Paul Williams of Virginia's Richmond Times-Dispatch won this year’s prize for commentary for a series of “penetrating and historically insightful columns” about the process of dismantling...

Met Opera says $31M on tax return is mostly pledges

Jun. 10, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

The Metropolitan Opera says a positive $31 million on its latest tax return is mostly money pledged for future seasons that the company has not yet received. The company’s tax return, released Thursday, showed revenue fell by $13 million for the season that included the...

Opera house reborn after it closed down 60 years ago

Jun. 10, 2021 10:51 AM EDT

In its heyday, the Lakeport Opera House in Laconia served as a performance venue, dance hall, even a speakeasy. It closed around 1960 and was boarded up. Now, the nearly 140-year-old building is reopening after extensive renovations. The first live performance is...

Original stars joining Broadway's 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

Jun. 10, 2021 07:09 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fans of the Broadway adaptation of “To Kill a Mockingbird” will get a treat when the show restarts on this fall — Jeff Daniels and Celia Keenan-Bolger, two of the play's original stars, are returning. Producers said Thursday that Daniels and...

Jackpot: New archives will preserve history of game shows

Jun. 09, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — It's a jackpot for game show fans. The Strong National Museum of Play on Wednesday announced the creation of the National Archives of Game Show History, to be stocked with scripts, props, set designs and other materials collected from game show...

Everything in New York is bigger, even its Van Gogh exhibit

Jun. 09, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A massive, immersive exhibition celebrating artist Vincent van Gogh has leaned on some Broadway talent for a little razzle dazzle during its visit to New York City. Producers of “Immersive Van Gogh” have tapped Tony-nominated and Emmy-winning set...

‘In the Heights’ lifts hopes for a Latino film breakthrough

Jun. 09, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Color. Dance. Music. Joy. An all Latino cast! The hype for “In the Heights” has brought great expectation for Latinos in the United States, a group that’s been historically underrepresented and widely typecast in films. And with upcoming titles...

Library director removes planned 'drag story time' event

Jun. 09, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

DERRY, N.H. (AP) — A “Drag Story Time" event for children at a New Hampshire public library has been moved to a private venue after some people complained about it. The June 18 event at the Taylor Library in Derry was billed as “Drag Story Time with Clara,"...