Latonia Moore, Walter Russell III and Will Liverman during a rehearsal for Terence Blanchard's "Fire Shut Up in My Bones"

Met Season To Open With First-Ever Opera By Black Composer

"Fire," with a score by jazz trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard, will be the first opera by a Black musician presented in the Met's 138 years.


Courtroom sketch of R. Kelly sitting with his defense attorneys.
Elizabeth Williams / AP

R. Kelly Prosecutors Rest Their Case In Federal Sexual Abuse Trial

0:28Milwaukee Bucks NBA TV play-by-play announcer Lisa Byington.
Twitter / @Bucks

Milwaukee Bucks Name Lisa Byington New Television Announcer

Ken Jennings and actress Mayim Bialik.

'Jeopardy!' Hosts Mayim Bialik, Ken Jennings Will Finish 2021

2:01Actors and scenes from "Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical"
TikTok / @ratatousicalmusical

What Artists Have Learned From Virtual Theater During The Pandemic


Artists Rebuild A More Inclusive Broadway

0:19Norm Macdonald appears at KAABOO 2017 in San Diego on Sept. 16, 2017.
Amy Harris / Invision / AP

Former 'Saturday Night Live' Comic Norm Macdonald Dies

0:32New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wears a dress that reads "tax the rich" on it.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez / Twitter

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Met Dress: 'Tax The Rich'

2:37Actors on Broadway

Broadway Reopens Doors After Yearlong Shutdown

0:16Shawn Carter, left, and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, right
Instagram / @shawncartersf

Beyoncé, Jay-Z Partner With Tiffany To Fund HBCU Scholarships

Queen Elizabeth II
Scott Heppell / AP

Queen's London Representative Says Royals Back BLM Movement

2:31Jamie Spears, left, father of Britney Spears, and Britney Spears, right

Britney Spears' Father Files To End Court Conservatorship


Urban Photographers Capture History Through A New Lens

1:55Girl holds a book

WPTV: Librarian Makes It His Mission To Help Kids Feel Seen

3:48Michelle Yeoh and Simu Liu, right, in a scene from "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings."
Marvel Studios / AP

"Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" Confronts Its Racist Past

1:22Person plays a guitar

KNXV: Music Program Helps Kids Stay Out Of Juvenile Detention

1:49Girl plays the piano.

WTVF: Nashville Music Teacher Takes Her Piano Lessons Outside

0:21Willy Sanjuan / Invision via AP
"Jeopardy!" Executive Producer Mike Richards.

Mike Richards Out As Producer Of 'Jeopardy!' And 'Wheel Of Fortune'

A man wears a pest doctor mask in St. Mark's Square in Venice, Italy.
Luca Bruno / AP

No Stranger To Plagues, Venice Opens Film Fest With Caution

0:33Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Seth Wenig / AP

Cuomo Legal Battles Could Cost Taxpayers At Least $9.5M

2:57Professional MMA fighter Adil Benjilany
Cat Sandoval

Trending: Are Influencers The New Fighters?

A sign requesting masks be worn is displayed near the entrance to the Moody Theater in Austin, Texas.
Chuck Burton / AP

Music Industry Struggles With Politics Surrounding Vaccine Mandates

0:21This photo shows a phone app for OnlyFans.
Tali Arbel / AP

OnlyFans Reverses Ban On Explicit Content Following Outcry

0:25Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts.
Chris Pizzello / Invision / AP

Rolling Stones Drummer Charlie Watts Dies At 80

0:40Martin Adler, a 97-year-old retired American soldier, embraces two Italians whom he saved as children during WWII.
Antonio Calanni / AP

WWII Veteran Reunited With Italian Children He Saved In 1944

0:39Melissa Joan Hart at the Los Angeles premiere of "Ralph Breaks the Internet."
Jordan Strauss / Invision / AP

Melissa Joan Hart Contracts Breakthrough COVID Infection

0:20Producer Mike Richards poses in the pressroom at the 43rd annual Daytime Emmy Awards.
Richard Shotwell / Invision / AP

Mike Richards Out As 'Jeopardy!' Host After Past Scrutinized

0:20R&B singer R. Kelly arriving at the Leighton Criminal Court in Chicago
Amr Alfiky / AP

R. Kelly Sex Abuse Trial Gets Underway

0:21New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Seth Wenig / AP

New York Assembly Suspends Cuomo Impeachment Investigation

1:31"Respect" movie poster
MGM Studios

"Respect" Re-creates 1960s Music Scene

0:25Jamie Spears, left, father of Britney Spears, right

Britney Spears' Father Agrees To Step Down From Conservatorship