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Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky dies at 55

NEW YORK (AP) - Dmitri Hvorostovsky, the Russian baritone known for his velvety voice, dashing looks and shock of flowing white hair, died Wednesday...

Imelda Staunton dazzles as ‘Follies’ hits cinema screens

LONDON (AP) - Imelda Staunton plays a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown in "Follies," Stephen Sondheim's dizzying musical about a traumatic...

23 receive ‘genius grants’ from MacArthur Foundation

CHICAGO (AP) - A director who has taken opera from the concert hall to the streets of Los Angeles and an organizer who helped...

Mezzo solves ‘enigma’ in ‘Norma’

NEW YORK (AP) - Joyce DiDonato was unsure at first how to approach her character of Adalgisa in Bellini's "Norma," but she knew she...

New George Martin album announced featuring unreleased orchestral tracks

A new album compilation of unreleased orchestral tracks composed and conducted by Beatles-producer George Martin has been announced for release on Nov. 10 with...

Boston kicks off a year of US tributes to Leonard Bernstein

BOSTON (AP) - Leonard Bernstein (BURN'-stine) would have turned 100 next year - a remembrance that's being celebrated in the composer-conductor's Massachusetts birthplace.The Boston...

South Africa’s Johnny Clegg begins last international tour

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - South African musician Johnny Clegg, who has had chemotherapy and other treatment for pancreatic cancer, says he feels "fit and strong"...

Marc Jacobs closes out Fashion Week with an operatic finale

NEW YORK (AP) - Marc Jacobs closed out New York Fashion Week with an operatic finale, playing the aria from "La Wally" used in...

Philadelphia offers binge-watching opera festival

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - In a downtown theater, five teenagers take refuge at a site once occupied by members of the radical group MOVE. Across...

The Latest: Houston City Hall damaged, downtown holding up

HOUSTON (AP) - The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local):1 p.m.Downtown Houston business district officials say the city's center has survived Harvey...