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Spirit of Virgil Abloh lives on at Louis Vuitton in Paris

Jun. 23, 2022 17:51 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — He may have died last November, but Virgil Abloh lived on at Paris Fashion Week Thursday in a high-energy runway spectacular for Louis Vuitton menswear. A Black marching band gave a rousing performance on a surreal yellow brick road installation inside the Louvre, while rapper...

Away from war, Syrians find their rhythm in ballroom dancing

Jun. 21, 2022 03:00 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — One, two, three, stop. Five, six, seven, stop: A group of young Syrian men and women step, sway and twirl to the backdrop of salsa music, dancing their worries away. For an hour a week in a Damascus studio, their instructor Adnan Mohammed, 42, teaches a...

Column: Are Savannah Bananas the cure for baseball's ills?

Jun. 17, 2022 15:15 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — More than 90 minutes before the first pitch, it's already clear this isn't just any ol' baseball game. The crowd queued up outside the main gate slowly begins to part, clearing the way for a pep band to guide the home team — adorned in bright yellow uniforms...

AP PHOTOS: Ballet competitors soar in Moscow at Bolshoi

Jun. 14, 2022 02:47 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — In a city where global tensions weigh heavily, rising talents of ballet soared gracefully at the Moscow International Ballet Competition. The event, which concluded Saturday at the Russian capital’s Bolshoi Theater, is held every four years. Although Russia is...

Tonys Latest | ‘A Strange Loop’ wins for best new musical

Jun. 12, 2022 23:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Tony Awards (all times local): 11 p.m. “A Strange Loop,” an utterly unforgettable, idiosyncratic trip into one man’s psyche, has won the best new musical Tony Award, beating more commercial fare. Michael R....

Russian opera 'Boris Godunov' to open next La Scala season

Jun. 06, 2022 14:46 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Milan’s famed La Scala opera house on Monday announced the celebration of next season’s gala premiere with the Russian opera “Boris Godunov,″ a move it hopes will underline the separation of culture from politics. La Scala’s 2022-23 calendar, set long before...

Pageant participants in queen's jubilee celebrate diverse UK

Jun. 04, 2022 09:05 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — As designer Clary Salandy pushes open the kitchen door at a nondescript community center in west London, her visitors pause, astonished by what they find. A dozen giraffe heads, crafted in shades of orange and brown with top hats and flowing eyelashes, smile in a tidy...

John Leguizamo fine-tunes his new musical ‘Kiss My Aztec!’

Jun. 01, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — During an afternoon rehearsal of John Leguizamo's “Kiss My Aztec!,” actor Joel Perez bursts into laughter during a raunchy scene with co-star Krystina Alabado. They have probably done it hundreds of times. They know it by heart. But the scene is still so funny that...

Review: The pain and beauty of ‘Crimes of the Future’

Jun. 01, 2022 14:23 PM EDT

Pain is a essentially a thing of the past for some in David Cronenberg’s “ Crimes of the Future,” a dense, gorgeous and grotesque meditation on bodies, creation and art. Suffering, however, is still alive and well as everyone grapples with the enormity of that fact that human evolution has...

Not just any cake: A Bollywood homage to queen for Jubilee

May. 31, 2022 04:14 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — When Ajay Chhabra was asked to design a pageant performance to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, he knew what would make the perfect centerpiece: cake. Not just any cake, but Elizabeth and Prince Philip’s 1947 wedding cake. The four-tier, nine-foot...