American soprano, offended by blackface, withdraws from Italian opera | Arts & Theater

By FRANCES D’EMILIO Associated Press ROME — Soprano Angel Blue says she won’t be performing at an opera in Italy this month because blackface was used in the staging of a different work this summer on the same stage. The American singer posted a note on her angeljoyblue Instagram page saying she will be pulling … Read more

Dog Days Riverfest: A group for all tastes | Culture & Leisure

A summer music festival by the river. That should be all you have to say. That should be enough of a selling point to attract large crowds of waiting music lovers – but if that’s not enough, there’s more. Two days, seven groups On the first weekend of August, a time of summer usually referred … Read more

Entertainment Arts Research signs production deal with Kidfit Strong for media platforms

Entertainment Arts Research signs production deal with Kidfit Strong for media platformsPress release | 06/29/2022 Entertainment Arts Research (OTC:EARI), a diverse beverage and media group, announces that the company has signed a production deal with KIDFIT Strong, a children’s health and fitness organization. The production partnership agreement with EARI and KidFit Strong Inc. is centered … Read more

100 Influential Black Women In Sports: Wellness Coach Monica Jones

Courtesy of Monica Jones Sports Illustrated and Empower Onyx highlight the diverse journeys of black women in sports – from veteran athletes to rising stars, coaches, executives and more – in the series, She-evate: 100 Influential Black Women in Sports. A first look at Monica Jones (@trainwithmon) Instagram shows a petite sneaker with golden curls, … Read more

Student protest as discontent mounts over China’s zero-COVID | Health and fitness

By KEN MORITSUGU and DAVID RISING – Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Administrators at an elite Beijing university backed off plans to further tighten pandemic restrictions on students under China’s “zero-COVID” strategy after a weekend protest. end at school, according to students on Tuesday. Peking University graduate students staged a rare but peaceful protest on … Read more

Pulitzers Live Updates: Art Prize Winners Announced | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — Joshua Cohen’s “The Netanyahus” has won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. The work is a comically rigorous campus novel based on the true story of former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s father looking for a job in academia. The late artist Winfred Rembert won in biography for “Chasing Me to My … Read more

Hong Kong reopens venues, extends dining hours as COVID cases fall

Hong Kong reopens venues, extends dining hours as COVID cases fall

Gyms, cinemas, theme parks open for first time in over 4 mths Many restaurants booked up for weeks ahead as curbs eased Authorities urge vigilance against risk of rebound Pools, beaches, nightclubs still closed HONG KONG, April 21 (Reuters) – Hong Kong reopened gyms, beauty parlors, theme parks and cinemas on Thursday for the first … Read more