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Brooklyn Diocese fires music teacher after same-sex wedding

Oct. 26, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Diocese fired a Catholic music school teacher in Queens after he married a man, saying he violated a contractual stipulation to the Catholic Church. Matthew LaBanca, a teacher at St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy in...

High school dropout now a successful prosecutor in Louisiana

Oct. 17, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — It took a teacher’s encouragement to get Charles Robinson back in school. The Calcasieu Parish assistant district attorney has prosecuted thousands of felonies and held many jury trials — including several homicide cases and one capital case, State v. Kevin...

Chicago school investigating allegations of racist protest

Oct. 12, 2021 10:07 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Officials at a Catholic high school in Chicago said they are investigating allegations that a group of students took part in what some Latino students viewed as a racist protest during the school's homecoming dance. The incident took...

Symphony leads drive to collect instruments for students

Oct. 10, 2021 09:49 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, community groups and local businesses are hoping to collect 2,500 new and used instruments for kindergarten through 12th grade students in Detroit. The effort runs through the end of October and supports its Detroit Harmony...

Chopin portrait bought at flea market is from 19th century

Oct. 09, 2021 06:41 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A peeling portrait of Frederic Chopin purchased at a flea market in Poland hung modestly in a private house for almost three decades before an expert dated the painting to the 19th century, when the Polish piano composer lived. Now restored and in...

Biden announces nominees for humanities and arts endowments

Oct. 05, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced his picks to head the National Endowments for the Humanities and the Arts, tapping a Harvard University scholar and an Arizona State University professor to oversee the federal agencies. If confirmed by the...

More than 100 Afghans from music school flown out of country

Oct. 04, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — More than 100 students, alumni and faculty members of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music have been flown out of Kabul on their way to Portugal, where the government has agreed to grant them asylum, the institute's director said Monday. They were...

Gloria Estefan says she was molested at music school at 9

Sep. 30, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gloria Estefan has revealed that, at the age of 9, she was sexually abused by someone her mother trusted. The Cuban-American superstar spoke for the first time publicly about the abuse and its effects on her during an episode of the Facebook Watch show...

Marlboro Music buys former college campus where it resides

Sep. 29, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

MARLBORO, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont music venue, Marlboro Music, has bought the college campus where it resides after 70 years without claim to the property. The president and chair of Marlboro Music, Christopher Serkin, said Tuesday that the purchase of the former Marlboro...

After 19 months, Detroit museum welcoming school field trips

Sep. 26, 2021 14:03 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Institute of Arts soon will be welcoming school field trips for the first time since the pandemic began in 2020. Admission and bus transportation is free for all K-12 schools in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. The Institute of Arts is...