Performing arts

David Copperfield gestures as he takes the stand during his civil trial at the Regional Justice Center on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Las Vegas. A British tourist claims he was seriously hurt in a fall while taking part in one of Copperfield's signature illusions in 2013. Plaintiff Gavin Cox of Kent, England, alleges he fell after being hurried by stagehands through an MGM Grand hotel alleyway coated with a powdery residue near a trailer-sized trash bin. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye /Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)
April 24, 2018 - 5:04 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — David Copperfield insisted Tuesday he knew of no one being injured during 20 years of performing a signature vanishing act at the center of a lawsuit by a British tourist who claims he was seriously hurt in a fall during a Las Vegas performance. Amid complaints from his lawyers...
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Leonardo DiCaprio, right, a cast member in the upcoming film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood," addresses the audience as the film's writer/director Quentin Tarantino looks on during the Sony Pictures Entertainment presentation at CinemaCon 2018, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, at Caesars Palace on Monday, April 23, 2018, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
April 24, 2018 - 6:33 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sony Pictures Entertainment Chairman Tom Rothman assured theater owners Monday that his studio is dedicated to appealing to a range of audiences — from global franchises such as "Spider-Man" and "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" series to family films, action pics, comedies and...
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FILE - This undated photo shows boxer Jack Johnson. President Donald Trump says he's considering "a Full Pardon!" for boxing's first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after Jack Johnson was convicted by all-white jury of "immorality" for one of his relationships. Trump tweets that the actor Sylvester Stallone called him to share Johnson's story. Trump says Johnson's "trials and tribulations were great, his life complex and controversial." The president adds: "Others have looked at this over the years, most thought it would be done, but yes, I am considering a Full Pardon!" (AP Photo/File
April 21, 2018 - 4:59 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump says he's considering a posthumous pardon for boxing's first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after the late Jack Johnson was convicted by all-white jury of accompanying a white woman across state lines. Trump announced Saturday on...
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In this April 18, 2018 photo, President Donald Trump listens during a news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Trump's private Mar-a-Lago club, in Palm Beach, Fla. The Democratic National Committee on Friday sued President Donald Trump's campaign, Trump's son, his son-in-law, the Russian Federation and WikiLeaks. The Democrats accuse the defendants of conspiring to help Trump win the 2016 presidential election after breaking into DNC computers and stealing tens of thousands of emails and documents. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 21, 2018 - 2:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Democratic Party sued Donald Trump's presidential campaign, Russia, WikiLeaks and Trump's son and son-in-law Friday, accusing them of an intricate conspiracy to undercut Democrats in the 2016 election by stealing tens of thousands of emails and documents. The lawsuit filed in...
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FILE - In this June 26, 2016, file photo, Beyonce performs "Freedom" at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. When Beyonce paid tribute to historically black colleges at Coachella, the singer’s grand performance reignited interest in the marching band culture creating shockwaves of excitement to students attending those schools. Many from the black community are praising Beyonce for shedding light on HBCUs. Her high-energy festival set over the weekend involved a marching band, dance troupes and step teams from black colleges along with her singing “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” known as the national black anthem. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
April 20, 2018 - 7:11 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — When Beyonce paid tribute to historically black colleges at Coachella, the singer's grand performance reignited interest in the marching band culture and created shockwaves of excitement to students attending those schools. From far and wide, some HBCU students are saying Beyonce's...
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Kerry Washington, cast member of "Scandal" arrives a the live stage reading of the series finale at El Capitan Theatre on Thursday, April 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
April 20, 2018 - 12:34 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kerry Washington hopes that when people look back on "Scandal," they remember the show as courageous and bold. The woman who made the character Olivia Pope a household name spoke about the ABC series' impact as it aired its final episode after seven seasons on Thursday. While...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2006 file photo, poet J.D. McClatchy discusses his English translation of Mozart's "The Magic Flute," at Lincoln Center in New York. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced that McClatchy died Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at his home in Manhattan. He was 72 and had been battling cancer. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams, File)
April 11, 2018 - 1:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — J.D. McClatchy, a revered and versatile man of letters praised as a poet, librettist, educator, editor and translator, died Tuesday night at his home in Manhattan. He was 72. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced that McClatchy, known as "Sandy" to his friends, had been battling...
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In this Jan. 25, 2012 photo provided by the University of California, Irvine, Donald McKayle watches a dancer in a studio on the campus of the UCI. McKayle, a modern dancer and choreographer who brought the black experience in America to the Broadway stage in musicals such as "Raisin" and "Sophisticated Ladies," has died. He was 87. His wife, Lea McKayle, told UCI that McKayle died Friday night, April 6, 2018. He was a UCI professor emeritus of dance. (Michelle S. Kim/UCI via AP)
April 10, 2018 - 12:45 am
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Donald McKayle, a modern dancer and choreographer who brought the black experience in America to the Broadway stage in musicals such as "Raisin" and "Sophisticated Ladies," has died. He was 87. His wife, Lea McKayle, told the University of California, Irvine that McKayle died...
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Musician Ronnie Wood, right, and Sally Wood pose for photographers upon arrival at the Olivier Awards in London, Sunday, April 8, 2018. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
April 08, 2018 - 2:23 pm
LONDON (AP) — Women's rights activists joined stage stars on the red carpet Sunday at British theater's Olivier Awards, where "Hamilton" led the race for trophies with 13 nominations. Inspired by the Time's Up movement against sexual harassment and abuse, several leading actresses brought guests...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by Penguin Random House shows writer Ta-Nehisi Coates. Coates made an unannounced appearance Monday, April 2, 2018, at a staged recital of his prize-winning book "Between the World and Me," at New York's famed Apollo Theater. A second performance follows on Tuesday. “Between the World and Me,” published in 2015, is Coates’ letter to his son about police violence against blacks. (Nina Subin/Penguin Random House via AP, File)
April 03, 2018 - 12:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Apollo Theater audience cheered and cheered for Ta-Nehisi Coates, and the readers of "Between the World and Me." A capacity crowd at the famed New York City venue was on hand Monday night for a stage recital of Coates' prize-winning book, one met throughout with applause and...
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