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This July 25, 2020 photo shows Amy Micallef posing with her craft creations at her home. While Broadway stages remain dark due to the pandemic, Broadway workers are concentrating on side hustles. Micallef, a Broadway seamstress who has worked in the wardrobe departments of “Hamilton,” “Waitress” and “Frozen,” makes gleeful representations of COVID-19 for sale, complete with a pair of eyes and faux fur. (Amy Micallef via AP)

Plush toys, jewelry, dance lessons — Broadway's side hustles

Jul. 30, 2020 8:55 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway seamstress Amy Micallef hasn't put her talent on hold while theaters are shut. She's been making plush toys — unusual plush toys. Micallef, who has worked in the wardrobe departments of “Hamilton,” “Waitress” and “Frozen,” makes...

La Scala general manager Dominique Meyer poses at the end of a press conference to present the fall 2020 program of concerts and ballets, in Milan, Italy, Monday, July 27, 2020. The presentation marks the reopening of one of the world’s most renown theaters following the coronavirus lockdown as well as support of artists who were left without work during the shutdowns.(AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

La Scala announces fall season as cultural life resumes

Jul. 27, 2020 9:26 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The famed La Scala opera house on Monday announced a fall program of concerts and ballets aimed as a signal of confidence that European cultural life can resume in full following the coronavirus lockdowns, and in support of artists who were left out of work during the shutdowns. La...

Daniel Banks, left, and Adam McKinney of DNAWORKS created the 1012 Leadership Coalition, which includes five local organizations, to save the former Ku Klux Klan Hall and transform it into an international center for arts and community healing. (Amanda McCoy/Star-Telegram via AP)

Texas coalition hopes to repurpose, transform old KKK Hall

Jul. 27, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The building at 1012 N. Main St. is unremarkable — a brick shell that appears to be little more than a relic of Fort Worth’s industrial past. But in 1925, it marked the power of racism in Texas as Klavern 101, a meeting hall for Tarrant County’s Ku Klux Klan...

This undated image released by DKC/O&M shows Jason Kim playwright of the musical

Despite coronavirus, 1 musical is holding auditions, online

Jul. 15, 2020 11:44 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Most theaters in America may be closed, but one musical isn't letting the coronavirus pandemic stop it from getting prepared to put on a show. “KPOP,” a musical exploring the world of Korean pop, is conducting a video-based global casting call in hopes of being ready whenever...

In this Aug. 10, 2018, photo provided by Anderson Gould Jr. hoop dancer Nakotah LaRance performs at the

World-class hoop dancer Nakotah LaRance dies

Jul. 14, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

Champion hoop dancer Nakotah LaRance, who traveled the world performing with Cirque du Soleil then returned to New Mexico to coach youth dancers, has died at age 30. LaRance, who was Tewa, Hopi, Navajo and Assiniboine, died Sunday after he accidentally fell from a bridge in New Mexico's Rio Arriba County, said...

Lisa Varmbo Martonovich, left, and Nicole England-Czyzewski practice an aerial routine for

Vegas entertainers dance, train at home, awaiting the stage

Jul. 14, 2020 12:07 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Concerts, acrobatic shows, striptease dance revues and other performances that typically entertain thousands of tourists in Las Vegas are among the workplaces that have had to shutter from the coronavirus. Though casinos have been allowed to reopen with rules about sanitizing, social...

FILE – In this Feb. 21, 2005, file photo, composer and conductor Bill Conti, music director of the 77th Academy Awards, conducts the show's orchestra during a rehearsal at Capitol Recording Studios in Los Angeles. Conti, the Oscar- and Emmy Award-winning composer who wrote scores for movies including “Rocky,” “The Right Stuff” and “The Karate Kid” is giving them to Louisiana State University. Conti, who grew up in Miami, went to LSU on a bassoon scholarship. The William and Shelby Conti Papers are expected to arrive sometime in the fall.  (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)

Alums giving LSU scores: 'Rocky,' 'The Right Stuff,' more

Jul. 11, 2020 10:41 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Oscar- and Emmy Award-winning composer who wrote scores for movies including “Rocky,” “The Right Stuff” and “The Karate Kid” is giving them to Louisiana State University. William “Bill” Conti and his wife, Shelby Cox...

Women's rights activists protest against French President Emmanuel Macron's appointment of an interior minister who has been accused of rape and a justice minister who has criticized the #MeToo movement, in front of Paris city hall, in Paris, France, Friday, July 10, 2020. The French government said it remains committed to gender equality and defended the new ministers, stressing the presumption of innocence. Gerald Darmanin, Interior Minister, firmly denies the rape accusation, and an investigation is underway. New Justice Minister Eric Dupond-Moretti is a lawyer who has defended a government member accused of rape and sexual assault, and has ridiculed women speaking out thanks to the #MeToo movement. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Multiple protests against French minister accused of rape

Jul. 10, 2020 4:12 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Chanting “Impunity is Over!” or dancing against sexual violence, women’s rights activists protested Friday in multiple cities in France and abroad against President Emmanuel Macron’s appointment of a new interior minister who is accused of rape and a justice...

From left, principal dancers Mark McCormack, Emily Brennan, board president Edward Atsinger and Artist Director Nicole Kelsch build the tent. The Ballet Theatre of Maryland is building an outdoor studio space to have classes and rehearsals to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. (Paul W. Gillespie/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

The Ballet Theatre of Maryland pirouettes to the outdoors

Jul. 5, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Coronavirus has forced the Ballet Theatre of Maryland to build an outdoor stage for practicing and possibly even performances in the future as the arts scenes learns how to navigate the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Dancing in living rooms, bedrooms and kitchens wasn’t ideal...

FILE - This May 12, 2020 file photo shows Carnegie Hall in New York. Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and Carnegie Hall have canceled their fall schedules due to the coronavirus pandemic and the New York City Ballet called off its annual holiday presentation of Tchaikovsky's

Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center cancel fall schedules

Jun. 19, 2020 12:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts have canceled their fall schedules due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the New York City Ballet called off its annual holiday presentation of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker.” Carnegie said Thursday that all...