Stressed freshmen missing quintessential college experience

It’s a major life milestone, the first time many U.S. teens have ever been on their own. Even in normal times, freshman year in college can be a jumbled mix of anticipation, uncertainty and emotional ...

San Francisco Conservatory buys Opus 3 Artists agency

With much of the classical music industry shuttered by the novel coronavirus pandemic, one of the leading management agencies has been acquired by an unusual buyer in an unconventional transaction. ...

Former Democratic power broker James A. Johnson dies at 76

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — James A. Johnson, a former Democratic campaign operative who was CEO of housing lender Fannie Mae in the 1990s and served as chairman of Walter Mondale's presidential bid, died Sund...

Review: Spike Lee, David Byrne take us on a hypnotic journey

Ever since the pandemic darkened theaters earlier this year, sending the entire performing arts world into a catastrophic state of limbo, we’ve seen all manner of creative virtual substitutes: Digital...

Broadway shutdown due to virus extended again until May 30

NEW YORK (AP) — Fans of Broadway will have to wait a little longer for shows to resume — until at least late May. Although an exact date for various performances to resume has yet to...

Scene for VP debate: Red, white and blue — and plexiglass

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The stage in Utah has been set with all the trappings of a modern political debate: Red, white and blue carpets, a backdrop of the Declaration of Independence — and plexiglass. ...

Royal Opera to sell Hockney painting to help it stay afloat

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Royal Opera House is selling a David Hockney painting of its former chief to help it stay afloat as coronavirus-related restrictions keep many U.K. performing arts venues shutt...

Long-term jobless caught in a squeeze that imperils recovery

WASHINGTON (AP) — This spring, Magdalena Valiente was expecting her best year as a Florida-based concert promoter. Now, she wonders if the career she built over three decades is over. ...

Met Opera skips this season, 1st Black composer opens '21-22

NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera will skip an entire season for the first time in its nearly 140-year history and intends to return from the pandemic layoff next September with the company’s fir...

Family, work and opera filled Ginsburg's final summer

WASHINGTON (AP) — She was seeing family. She was exercising. She was listening to opera. She was doing the work of the court. She even officiated at a wedding. That's how Justice Rut...

Suncity Group Named Title Sponsor for Local Arts Events

Fully Supports Macau’s Cultural Industry and the Recovery of Macau MACAU, CHINA - Media OutReach - 20 September 2020 - To revitalize the development of Macau's cultural industry, Suncity Group fully s...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Sept. 16, the 260th day of 2020. There are 106 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Se...

Maria Kolesnikova: Belarusian musician, Lukashenko opponent

Information is trickling out about footage taken on Monday that showed Maria Kolesnikova and fellow Belarusian opposition activists Anton Rodnenkov and Ivan Kravtsov being forced into a minibus by mas...

Czech Oscar winning director Jiri Menzel dies at age 82

PRAGUE (AP) — Jiri Menzel, a Czech director whose 1966 movie “Closely Watched Trains” won the Academy Award for the best foreign language film has died. He was 82. Menzel’s wife, Olg...

Art should not be tool for politicians: Prague Philharmonic director

A former Czech deputy culture minister who currently leads the renowned Prague Philharmonic (PKF) said on Friday during a visit to Taiwan that performing arts should not be used as a tool in political...