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Transgender Lutheran bishop resigns over racism allegations

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An openly transgender cleric from San Francisco, who made history last year with an appointment as a bishop by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, has resigned amid allegati...

And she waved: Festive pageant caps queen's Platinum Jubilee

LONDON (AP) — In a crowning moment for her Platinum Jubilee, Queen Elizabeth II waved at tens of thousands of adoring crowds from the balcony of Buckingham Palace on Sunday, delighting fans who had ho...

Pageant participants in queen's jubilee celebrate diverse UK

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 giraf...

In Commonwealth, queen’s jubilee draws protests and apathy

LONDON (AP) — After seven decades on the throne, Queen Elizabeth II is widely viewed in the U.K. as a rock in turbulent times. But in Britain's former colonies, many see her as an anchor to an imperia...

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

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. ...

Show's over for famed cabaret show at France's Lido

PARIS (AP) — It’s the end of an era for the famed Lido cabaret on Paris’ Champs-Elysees. Amid financial troubles and changing times, the venue’s new corporate owner is ditching most ...

Pioneering Camille A. Brown creates a Broadway rainbow

NEW YORK (AP) — When choreographer Camille A. Brown is asked to describe her kind of movement, she uses an analogy from the kitchen. “It’s everything. It’s modern, it’s hip-hop, it’s...

Attorney paying ex-casino mogul Steve Wynn defamation claim

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn has accepted an undisclosed financial settlement to end his federal defamation lawsuit against a well-known attorney who represented a dancer ...

Pandemic-weary Americans plan for summer despite COVID surge

HONOLULU (AP) — A high school prom in Hawaii where masked dancers weren't allowed to touch. A return to virtual city council meetings in one Colorado town after the mayor and others tested positive fo...

South African artist makes traditional work boldly modern

SIYABUSWA, South Africa (AP) — Bold blue, yellow, and pink triangles play off each other in a zigzag pattern marching down the side of a rural home in South Africa's northern Mpumalanga province. ...

Radio station elevates voices of Hungary's Roma minority

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Intellectuals, broadcasters and cultural figures from Hungary's Roma community are using the airwaves to reframe narratives and elevate the voices of the country's largest min...

Ukrainian circus comes to town, and stays in Italy, amid war

PISTOIA, Italy (AP) — A Ukrainian circus troupe is performing a never-ending “Alice in Wonderland” tour of Italy, caught in the real-world rabbit hole of having to create joyful performances on stage ...

Former ballerina Susan Jaffe to lead American Ballet Theatre

NEW YORK (AP) — When she was 18, she was handpicked by Mikhail Baryshnikov to dance a high-profile role at American Ballet Theatre, launching a celebrated career as one of the world's top ballerinas. ...

Photo of the Day: Time travel at Taipei Performing Arts Center

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — These are scenes from a new performance that is scheduled for August at the Taipei Performing Arts Center (TPAC). According to TPAC, the show is a dance drama titled 飆舞...

Today in History: May 2, Mandela claims victory

Today in History Today is Monday, May 2, the 122nd day of 2022. There are 243 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 2, 1994,...