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This image released by the Gronninger Museum on Monday March 30, 2020, shows Dutch master Vincent van Gogh's painting titled

Van Gogh painting stolen from Dutch museum closed by virus

Mar. 30, 2020 9:53 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A painting by Dutch master Vincent van Gogh was stolen in an overnight smash-and-grab raid on a museum that was closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, police and the museum said Monday. The Singer Laren museum east of Amsterdam said “The Parsonage Garden at...

Dutch museum says Vincent van Gogh painting stolen in overnight raid

Mar. 30, 2020 9:18 AM EDT
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch museum says Vincent van Gogh painting stolen in overnight raid.
In this combination photo, Audra McDonald attends the 42nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors at The Kennedy Center in Washington on Dec. 8, 2019, left, and Idina Menzel arrives at the Oscars in Los Angeles on Feb. 9, 2020. Stage stars like McDonald, Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth, Norbert Leo Butz, Kelli O'Hara, Wayne Brady, Betty Buckley and Laura Benanti will appear singing and performing live from their homes in two daily mini-online charity shows starting Monday night. The shows are the brainchild of Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, the host and producer of Sirius XM's

Broadway stars stream, rock stars stay off road amid virus

Mar. 16, 2020 8:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — From helping 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 pre-existing medical...

FILE - In this May 6, 2019 file photo, Vogue editor Anna Wintour attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the

Anna Wintour: Met Gala postponed due to the virus outbreak

Mar. 16, 2020 5:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — One of fashion's biggest nights, the Met Gala, has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, host Anna Wintour said Monday on Vogue's website. The magazine's editor-in-chief dropped the news into the bottom of a post she wrote endorsing Joe Biden for the Democratic presidential...

A sign announcing the suspension of all Broadway shows is posted on a door at the Minskoff Theatre, where

What now? Facing life without the entertainment world

Mar. 16, 2020 12:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Overheard as the entertainment world stalled in response to the coronavirus outbreak: “What are we gonna do now, read books?” That's exactly what Pamela Milam will be doing, and lots of them. Milam is a selection reader for the Women's National Book Association, a nonprofit...

A man wearing a mask walks pasts the Eiffel tower closed after the French government banned all gatherings of over 100 people to limit the spread of the virus COVID-19, in Paris, Saturday, March 14, 2020. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness, especially in older adults and people with existing health problems. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Spain locks down its citizens, while France shuts nightlife

Mar. 14, 2020 9:26 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain locked down its 46 million citizens and France ordered the closing of just about everything the rest of the world loves about it — the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the cafes and restaurants — as governments took increasingly desperate measures to put more space...

Teresa Patton, a night custodial supervisor with the Fort Zumwalt School District, sprays a bleach disinfectant in the classrooms of Progress South Elementary in O'Fallon, Mo., Thursday, March 12, 2020. With the introduction of the coronavirus the district purchased three additional machines to clean 2 million square feet of space inside the district's buildings. Students are scheduled to return Monday from break. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

Missouri governor declares emergency, notes 2 new cases

Mar. 13, 2020 8:36 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Friday declared a state of emergency in response to the spread of the novel coronavirus and announced the state has two more presumptive positive cases, bringing the total to four. One of the new cases is a St. Louis County resident in the 50s who case is...

A few visitors walk around an Egyptian exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. New York state is shuttering schools and houses of worship for two weeks in part of a suburb and sending the National Guard there to help respond to what appears to be the nation's biggest cluster of cases of the coronavirus.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Virus darkens stages, silences orchestras across the US

Mar. 13, 2020 7:18 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The stage at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle is quiet. There is no music coming from the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the members of Pearl Jam won't tour. There is no one to admire the treasures at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The ongoing fears surrounding the coronavirus...

The Latest: Oregon to get fraction of protective gear needed

Mar. 12, 2020 11:16 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic: Oregon officials say they will be getting just a fraction of the personal protective equipment sought from the U.S. government for front-line medical workers treating COVID-19 patients. Nik Blosser, Gov. Kate Brown’s chief of staff, told The Associated Press the...

A custodian cleans the lobby of the Roundabout Theatre Company in Times Square, Thursday, March 12, 2020, in New York. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday he will announce new restrictions on gatherings to halt the spread of the new coronavirus in the coming days. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The city sleeps: New York bans big gatherings, museums close

Mar. 12, 2020 7:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Museums prepared to shut their doors, the opera was silenced, lights dimmed on Broadway, big gatherings were banned and the subway was shunned as the largest city in the United States wound down Thursday amid a rise in coronavirus cases. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that gatherings with...