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Police: Man spray-paints on NYC museum wall

  NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a vandal has marred the walls of New York City’s Whitney Museum of American Art for a second time in two months as it prepares to move. Police say Christopher Johnson spray-painted graffiti on a blank wall at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday, October 20. It happened during a [...]

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1619: The diaspora of dance

  by Richelle Hammiel and Antonio Garland Kariamu Welsh, Virginia Johnson and Glendola Mills-Parker witnessed and exemplified the art of dance and music that may have started long ago, but is far from ending. Kariamu Welsh, who is a professor and department of dance chairperson at Boyer College of Music and Dance, Temple University, was [...]

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Steppenwolf taps Anna D. Shapiro as new leader

  NEW YORK (AP) — The Steppenwolf Theatre Company is fixing up its Chicago home and making a change in its artistic leadership. The respected company said Thursday that Martha Lavey, the theater’s artistic director since 1995, will be replaced by longtime ensemble member and award-winning Broadway director Anna D. Shapiro. Shapiro won the Tony [...]

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Prince exalts in his ‘heaven’

CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — Nightfall is fast approaching at Paisley Park. There are few lights on in the cavernous compound, and unseen doves (of course there would be doves) are cooing up a racket before twilight fades to darkness. But even their collective noise takes a back seat once Prince — sitting in the dimmest [...]

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‘The Lion King’ earns record box office

NEW YORK (AP) — Here’s something the folks at Disney can take real pride in: “The Lion King” is the top ticket of all time. With a worldwide gross of over $6.2 billion, “The Lion King” stage musical has now achieved the most successful box office total of any work in any media in entertainment [...]

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Spain picks Lennon film to compete for Oscar

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s film academy has selected the movie ”Vivir es Facil con los Ojos Cerrados” (Living is Easy With Eyes Closed) about a Spanish man’s quest to meet John Lennon as its entry for best foreign language film at next year’s Oscars. Director David Trueba’s film, chosen Thursday, tells the true story of an English-language [...]

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Italy-Leonardo Restoration

  FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — An ongoing restoration of one of Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous works, “Adoration of the Magi,” has revealed new details and colors in the painting and in Leonardo’s techniques — and confirmed that others helped paint it. Leonardo began the large-scale work in 1481 but left it unfinished after he [...]

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APNewsBreak: Texas will allow Prada Marfa to stay

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Prada Marfa stands out, but not like the Italian luxury brand’s stores in the world’s major fashion capitals: It’s surrounded by desolate prairie, alone in a plot of dirt along a rural highway in the West Texas desert. The art installation has become a must-see for curious tourists since [...]

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Rainbow hues, jean jackets at Burberry’s show

  LONDON (AP) — As if to perk up audiences ahead of a dreary grey winter, Burberry Prorsum on Monday showed off a spring collection bursting with bright rainbow colors and cheerful prints of beetles, bees and dragonflies. The luxury British clothing label’s show at London Fashion Week, always a highlight that packs in the crowds and [...]

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Designers go for the flow at Milan Fashion Week

  MILAN (AP) — Milan designers are making a nonbinding treaty with women. The collections being previewed during Milan fashion week, in its fourth day Saturday, are easy to wear and roomy, not binding, meant for every day and not rarified occasions. Here are some highlights from Saturday’s shows: CULTURAL AMBASSADORS PAIR UP Oscar-winning filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino’s [...]

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Comedy, tragedy mingle for Shakespeare at Fenway

  BOSTON (AP) — Five centuries after William Shakespeare wrote “Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown,” the Boston Red Sox have been deposed as World Series champions, bouncing from last place to first and again to the cellar in a shift from tragedy to comedy that even the revered playwright would appreciate. And [...]

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