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Met Opera to stage Anthony Davis' `X' on Malcolm X in 2023

NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera will present its second work by a Black composer, Anthony Davis’ “X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X,” just two years after its first. The company said Thursday that “X” will open on Nov.
Long weekend becomes 9-week lockdown for AP Vietnam reporter

Long weekend becomes 9-week lockdown for AP Vietnam reporter

VUNG TAU, Vietnam (AP) — I wake up as the loudspeaker outside my window starts the community broadcast at 7 a.m. I try to recall the date. Vietnam’s pandemic lockdown has been so long I’ve lost my sense of time. I now count by weeks.
Idled Thai taxis go green with mini-gardens on car roofs

Idled Thai taxis go green with mini-gardens on car roofs

BANGKOK (AP) — Taxi fleets in Thailand are giving new meaning to the term “rooftop garden,” as they utilize the roofs of cabs idled by the coronavirus crisis to serve as small vegetable plots.
Piers Morgan to launch new TV show in deal with News Corp

Piers Morgan to launch new TV show in deal with News Corp

LONDON (AP) — British presenter Piers Morgan will join News Corp and Fox News Media and host a TV show that will air in the U.S., Britain and Australia, the company said Thursday.
Jane Powell, Hollywood golden-age musicals star, dies at 92

Jane Powell, Hollywood golden-age musicals star, dies at 92

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jane Powell, the bright-eyed, operatic-voiced star of Hollywood's golden age musicals who sang with Howard Keel in “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” and danced with Fred Astaire in “Royal Wedding,” has died. She was 92.
Fox's vaccine criticism focuses attention on its own policy

Fox's vaccine criticism focuses attention on its own policy

NEW YORK (AP) — A steady criticism of COVID vaccine mandates by figures on Fox News has drawn attention to its own company's stringent rules on the topic — even from President Joe Biden.
'The Crown,' 'Ted Lasso,' streaming seek Emmy Awards glory

'The Crown,' 'Ted Lasso,' streaming seek Emmy Awards glory

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The miniature statutes given at the Emmy Awards on Sunday can be an outsized boon to egos, careers and guessing games .
TIFF sends emails confirming COVID-19 case at festival press and industry screenings

TIFF sends emails confirming COVID-19 case at festival press and industry screenings

TORONTO — The Toronto International Film Festival is warning some festivalgoers of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in an audience member who attended press and industry screenings.
A noticeably quieter TIFF offered different vibe, new opportunities: moviegoers

A noticeably quieter TIFF offered different vibe, new opportunities: moviegoers

TORONTO — Jaime Rebanal felt something different in the air at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival the moment he heard the "yarrrrr" at one his first screenings.

Louis Menand among nonfiction National Book Award nominees

NEW YORK (AP) — Louis Menand's Cold War cultural history “The Free World” and Hanif Abdurraqib's meditation on Black artistry “A Little Devil in America” are among the works on the nonfiction longlist for the National Book Awards.