Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on building diversity in the performing arts with Everett McCorvey, Professor and Director of Opera at the University of Kentucky College of Fine Arts; and Jose Luis Valenzuela, Artistic Director at the Latino Theatre Company.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A large conch shell overlooked in a museum for decades is now thought to be the oldest known seashell instrument — and it still works, producing a deep, plaintive bleat, like a foghorn from the distant past.
NEW YORK (AP) — Amanda Gorman, the 22-year-old poet who stirred America at the inauguration of President Joe Biden last month, again commanded the spotlight on one of the country’s biggest stages, the Super Bowl.
NEW YORK (AP) — Dolly Parton has been singing about everyday office employees working “9 to 5” for over 40 years, but now the country icon is singing about entrepreneurs working “5 to 9” to pursue their dreams after hours.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actors with disabilities will be included in auditions for each new film and television production at NBCUniversal, which becomes the second major media company to make such a commitment.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on the importance of advancing Native American Art and Artists in America with guests: Della Warrior, Director of the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture; Lulani Arquette, President & CEO of the Native Arts & Cultures Foundation; and John Vanausdall, President & CEO of The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art.
THULASENDRAPURAM, India (AP) — Residents of a tiny Indian village surrounded by rice paddies flocked to a Hindu temple, setting off firecrackers and praying and as they watched Kamala Harris, who has strong roots to the village, take her oath of office and become the U.S. vice president on Wednesday.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg will appear on a postal stamp that will be issued Thursday in her native Sweden and is part of a series focusing on the environment.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has landed on the cover of the February issue of Vogue magazine, but her team says there’s a problem: the shot of the country’s soon-to-be No. 2 leader isn’t what both sides had agreed upon, her team says.
After years of treating President Donald Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric with a light touch, Facebook and Instagram are silencing his social media accounts for the rest of his presidency. The move, which many called long overdue following Wednesday’s deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, is also a reminder of the enormous power that social-media platforms can wield when they choose.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A subdued Carnival season begins Wednesday after the coronavirus pandemic put an end to the crowd-heavy balls and street parades that draw thousands of people to the city every year.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on the challenges of fundraising for performing arts organizations during COVID with guests: Danielle St.Germain-Gordon, Chief Development Officer of San Francisco Ballet, and Dale Hedding, Vice President of Development at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.