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Officials: Teen at dance competition in Arizona had measles

Aug. 23, 2019 9:16 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Public health officials say a teenager competing in the World Hip Hop Championship in Phoenix has measles and may have exposed others at the dance competition. The Maricopa County Public Health Department said Friday the teen was infectious with measles from Aug. 9 to Aug. 11 at the Arizona...

'GMA' host Spencer apologizes for Prince George ballet joke

Aug. 23, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — "Good Morning America" host Lara Spencer has apologized for on-air comments about 6-year-old Prince George taking ballet. On Instagram Friday she called her comments "insensitive" and told George that when it comes to ballet or any other passion he should "GO FOR IT" and "love every minute...

99-year-old grabs spotlight at Argentine Tango championship

Aug. 21, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — At the age of 99, James McManus embraces his partner and grabs the spotlight when he glides across the floor with his elegant two-toned shoes at the World Tango Championship in Argentina's capital. It's a dream come true for the Scotland-born tango aficionado. McManus had not...

Christie Brinkley, Sean Spicer make 'Dancing with the Stars'

Aug. 21, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Christie Brinkley, Hannah Brown of "The Bachelorette" and former White House press secretary Sean Spicer are among the contestants on the next season of "Dancing with the Stars" — but not everyone is happy with the list. ABC announced the celebrity lineup Wednesday for season 28 on...

Tightrope walker's dance over river launches Prague festival

Aug. 14, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — A French tightrope walker has kicked off a contemporary circus festival in Prague with a high-wire trip across the Vltava River. Thousands of people on the river's banks and a nearby bridge in the Czech capital applauded as Tatiana-Mosio Bongoga inched along a rope strung 35 meters (115 feet)...

Vanessa Carlton channels Carole King on Broadway

Aug. 8, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Over the years, the Broadway show about singer-songwriter Carole King has starred powerful singers in the title role. But until now it hasn't had one thing — a singer-songwriter. Vanessa Carlton has bravely stepped into the role of the legendary King without much musical theater...

Encore! New 'Angelina Ballerina' books in the works

Aug. 5, 2019 7:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The beloved "Angelina Ballerina" picture books series is getting an encore. Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing announced Monday that a reissue of the original book, "Angelina Ballerina," comes out this month, with more reissues and new releases to follow. The series by author...

Towering Broadway director and producer Hal Prince has died

Jul. 31, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Harold Prince, a Broadway director and producer who pushed the boundaries of musical theater with such groundbreaking shows as "The Phantom of the Opera," ''Cabaret," ''Company" and "Sweeney Todd" and won a staggering 21 Tony Awards, has died. Prince was 91. Prince's publicist Rick...

Shanghai tries to reduce its trash, 1 chicken bone at a time

Jul. 31, 2019 3:56 AM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — China's biggest city has dived headfirst into a trash sorting program that marks the country's first serious attempt at cutting the amount of garbage headed for landfills. But despite a sweeping education campaign by the ruling Communist Party and the threat of fines, Shanghai residents...

'The Rock' visits Hawaii protesters as envoy prepares talks

Jul. 25, 2019 5:49 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hollywood actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson visited protesters blocking construction of a giant telescope on Wednesday as the Hawaii governor's envoy to Native Hawaiian leaders prepared to start talks to find a way out of the impasse. Dancers performed hula and chants as Johnson arrived at...