Arts and entertainment

In this Feb. 13, 2018, photo, Morris Robinson, who plays Porgy, and Talise Trevigne, who plays the role of Bess, rehearse "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess" at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. A restored edition of the pioneering, enduring American opera gets a test-drive Saturday, feb. 17 in Michigan en route to a planned, official debut in 2020 by the Metropolitan Opera in New York. (AP Photo/Jeff Karoub)
February 16, 2018 - 11:44 am
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A restored edition of a pioneering, enduring American opera emerges at a time its racial and social themes are as relevant as the era in which it premiered. The long-in-the-works "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess" gets a test-drive Saturday in Michigan en route to a planned,...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2011, file photo, choreographer Peter Martins attends a New York City Ballet's gala opening night in New York. A two-month investigation has found no verifiable sexual harassment or physical abuse by Martins, the former New York City Ballet leader. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)
February 16, 2018 - 11:29 am
A two-month investigation has found no verifiable sexual harassment or physical abuse by former New York City Ballet leader Peter Martins. The New York Times reports that the ballet and its school also have announced new policies to assure that dancers "feel safe, respected" and able to freely...
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This image released by Disney -Marvel Studios shows, from left, Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong'o and Florence Kasumba in a scene from "Black Panther." Gurira says the representation of women in “Black Panther” is important for young girls to see. The film features a number of powerful female leads, including Gurira as the head of a special forces unit, Lupita Nyong’o as a spy, Angela Bassett as the Queen Mother and newcomer Letitia Wright as a scientist and inventor. (Matt Kennedy/Disney/Marvel Studios via AP)
February 16, 2018 - 11:29 am
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Scientist. Warrior. Queen Mother. Spy. These are just a few of the job titles of the women of "Black Panther," now playing nationwide. None of them are fighting over a guy, or needing one to save them. They are fierce, proud, intelligent and capable. And, in the case of...
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This combination photo shows the Academy Awards hosts, from left, David Letterman who hosted in 1995, James Franco and Anne Hathaway, who hosted in 2011, and Seth McFarlane, who hosted in 2013. (AP Photo)
February 16, 2018 - 10:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The very first Oscars were held on May 16, 1929. They were only 15 minutes long, watched by only 270 people at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Guest tickets cost $5 and statuettes were handed out by Academy President Douglas Fairbanks, the first host. Here's a look at memorable shows...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2018 file photo, Janelle Monae arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Annihilation" at the Regency Village Theatre. Monae’s trailer for her new album and film will get a boost when it airs in theaters ahead of “Black Panther” on Friday, Feb. 16. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
February 16, 2018 - 9:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Janelle Monae's trailer for her new album and film will get a boost when it airs in theaters ahead of "Black Panther" on Friday. The teaser for "Dirty Computer," the Grammy-nominated singer's third solo album, will play in select theaters nationwide moments before the highly...
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This cover image released by National Geographic shows, "Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret," by Trudi Trueit which will be released in September. It is the the first of a 7-book series under the new imprint called Under the Stars. (National Geographic via AP)
February 16, 2018 - 8:01 am
NEW YORK (AP) — National Geographic is entering the land of make-believe. After focusing on nonfiction for years, National Geographic Kids Books is starting an imprint for children's fiction. National Geographic tells The Associated Press the new imprint is called Under the Stars. The first...
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Mikaela Shiffrin, of the United States, rests in the finish area after the first run of the Women's Slalom at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
February 16, 2018 - 7:27 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Highlights from media coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics: BEING THERE: Sometimes the secret to good reporting is simply being there, even if you'd rather not. Alpine skiing reporter Steve Porino was right near American Mikaela Shiffrin as she vomited before heading out on her...
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February 16, 2018 - 6:44 am
LONDON (AP) — London's Tate Britain has announced an exhibition exploring how a formative period in Britain inspired Vincent van Gogh. The gallery says the show, due to open next year, will focus on the Dutch artist's crucial but "obscure" years in the U.K. Van Gogh lived in London between 1873 and...
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February 16, 2018 - 12:00 am
ESPN radio station to take over broadcasts of UConn games 'Black Panther' scores mighty $25.2 million Thursday debut 'We've arrived:' South Africans cheer 'Black Panther' launch Blackface in Chinese Lunar New Year sketch draws criticism Ceremony to mark deadly nightclub fire postponed due to snow...
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February 15, 2018 - 11:53 pm
Editors: Sports Directors: To help you with planning for the NBA All Star weekend, here are some of our plans. This advisory will be updated until Sunday's game. Please contact Oscar Dixon ( odixon@ap.org ) with any questions. All times ET. FRIDAY BKN--ALL-STAR-THINGS TO KNOW There is always a bit...
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