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Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall cancel performances

Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall cancel performances

NEW YORK — The Metropolitan Opera has cancelled performances and rehearsals through March 31 because of the coronavirus. The move was announced Thursday, one day after U.S. President Donald Trump announced a suspension of travel to the U.S.
Tour, festival cancellations ramp up due to virus outbreak

Tour, festival cancellations ramp up due to virus outbreak

Tours, awards shows, conventions and festivals are announcing cancellations and postponements daily due to the new coronavirus outbreak, causing a major impact on entertainment events both in the States and elsewhere.
Juno Awards in Saskatoon cancelled last-minute over COVID-19 concerns

Juno Awards in Saskatoon cancelled last-minute over COVID-19 concerns

SASKATOON — A mere hours before the Juno Awards events were set to officially kick off in Saskatoon on Thursday, organizers slammed the brakes on the festivities, saying Canada's biggest celebration of homegrown music wouldn't go forward over concern
A hospitalized Weinstein 'has not given up,' his lawyer says

A hospitalized Weinstein 'has not given up,' his lawyer says

NEW YORK — A day after receiving a 23-year prison term in his New York City rape case, Harvey Weinstein was in medical and legal limbo on Thursday but indicated through a lawyer that he is still eager to fight looming criminal charges in Los Angeles.
The city sleeps: New York bans big gatherings, museums close

The city sleeps: New York bans big gatherings, museums close

NEW YORK — Museums prepared to shut their doors, the opera was silenced, lights dimmed on Broadway, big gatherings were banned and the subway was shunned as the largest city in the United States wound down Thursday amid a rise in coronavirus cases.
Emergency doctors feel strain as patients with flu-like symptoms flood hospitals

Emergency doctors feel strain as patients with flu-like symptoms flood hospitals

Hospitals are scrambling to prepare for more COVID-19 cases as Canada's count climbs past 100, and emergency departments are already feeling the strain.
Kissel benefit concert for Nashville tornado victims raises $57,000

Kissel benefit concert for Nashville tornado victims raises $57,000

EDMONTON — Canadian country music star Brett Kissel's benefit concert in Edmonton has raised $57,000 for victims of last week's tornadoes in Tennessee.

Bestsellers-Books-USAToday

1. “House of Earth and Blood” by Sarah J. Maas (Bloomsbury) 2. “Long Range” by C.J. Box (G.P. Putnam's Sons) 3. “Chain of Gold” by Cassandra Clare (Margaret K. McElderberry Books) 4. “Find Your Path” by Carrie Underwood (Dey Street Books) 5.
French-American movie director Tonie Marshall dies at 68

French-American movie director Tonie Marshall dies at 68

PARIS — French-American filmmaker and actress Tonie Marshall, the only female director to ever win a Cesar award — France's equivalent of the Oscars — has died. She was 68. France's Equalities Ministry Thursday confirmed the death “with sadness.

Review: New 'Trolls' soundtrack no little thing. It's huge.

Justin Timberlake and various artists, “Trolls: World Tour (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (RCA Records) Even if you refused to see even a minute of 2016's animated film “Trolls,” you've likely heard it.