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Michael Jackson musical postpones its Broadway debut

Michael Jackson musical postpones its Broadway debut

NEW YORK — A stage musical about Michael Jackson has pushed its Broadway debut until next year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Preview performances of “MJ” are now set to begin in March 2021 at the Neil Simon Theatre.
Cirque du Soleil founder considering participating in company's rescue

Cirque du Soleil founder considering participating in company's rescue

MONTREAL — Three months after selling his stake, Cirque du Soleil's founder is considering the possibility of getting involved in the rescue of the entertainment company that's been greatly weakened by the COVID-19 global pandemic.
VIRUS DIARY: On a river, with rod and reel, he finds peace

VIRUS DIARY: On a river, with rod and reel, he finds peace

ROSCOE, N.Y. — The Catskills village that calls itself “Trout Town USA” is all but a ghost town this spring. Fishing shops in Roscoe, New York, that should be overflowing with anglers are empty, due to the coronavirus outbreak.
VIRUS DIARY: On a river, with rod and reel, he finds peace

VIRUS DIARY: On a river, with rod and reel, he finds peace

ROSCOE, N.Y. — The Catskills village that calls itself “Trout Town USA” is all but a ghost town this spring. Fishing shops in Roscoe, New York, that should be overflowing with anglers are empty, due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Griffin finalists on the role of poetry in the 'era of pandemic writing'

The scope of the COVID-19 pandemic has left some of Canada's top literary minds grasping for the words to describe our current moment.
Review: Willie Nile finds muse nearby on 'New York at Night'

Review: Willie Nile finds muse nearby on 'New York at Night'

Willie Nile, “New York at Night” (River House Records) Not for the first time in his career of over 40 years, Willie Nile finds his muse nearby with “New York At Night,” an album inspired by his adopted city.
Couples turn to `minimonies' to salvage wedding plans

Couples turn to `minimonies' to salvage wedding plans

NEW YORK — Couples trying to salvage weddings put on hold by the coronavirus are feeding a fresh trend in the bridal industry: the “minimony.
Review: Bluegrass band Special Consensus hosts a barn dance

Review: Bluegrass band Special Consensus hosts a barn dance

Special Consensus, "Chicago Barn Dance” (Compass) Chicago blues is a sound and a brand. Chicago bluegrass has a more obscure history, and the band Special Consensus honours that past on “Chicago Barn Dance.
New refugees struggle to find footing during pandemic

New refugees struggle to find footing during pandemic

SALT LAKE CITY — Afghan refugee Mahmood Amiri arrived in the United States more than a month ago, but his children are still waiting for their first day at school. They have yet to go to a mosque to meet other Muslim families.
Ex-lovers of Johnny Depp come to his defence in libel case

Ex-lovers of Johnny Depp come to his defence in libel case

LONDON — Two former romantic partners of actor Johnny Depp came to his defence Wednesday in his libel suit against British newspaper The Sun, dismissing claims that he was violent or abusive.