• Mezzo Jamie Barton enjoys playing ‘truly evil’ witch

    NEW YORK (AP) — Poor Rusalka! The water nymph heroine of Antonin Dvorak’s best-known opera never stands a chance against the witch Jezibaba — especially as played to the hilt by the powerhouse mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton.

  • Playwright who inspired ‘Moonlight’ wins PEN award

    NEW YORK (AP) — The playwright who inspired the Oscar-nominated movie “Moonlight” has won a prize from PEN America, the literary and human rights organization.

  • Maori say rising popularity of haka dance can obscure origin

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The sight of young men doing the haka war dance that originated with the Maori people of New Zealand has become commonplace at college and high school football games across Utah, but some Maori people think the widespread use betrays the sacred origin of their cultural ritual.

  • Actor Shia LaBeouf brings anti-Trump piece to New Mexico

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Actor Shia LaBeouf has brought a performance-art piece against President Donald Trump to New Mexico’s largest city.