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German, Dutch carnival parades called off due to weather

German, Dutch carnival parades called off due to weather

BERLIN — Several cities in western Germany cancelled their traditional carnival parades at short notice Sunday, citing severe weather conditions including gusty winds and heavy rains.
Fort Macleod, Alta., to get special advance screening of new 'Ghostbusters' film

Fort Macleod, Alta., to get special advance screening of new 'Ghostbusters' film

There will be something strange in the neighbourhood of Fort Macleod, Alta., in the next few months.
'Schitt's Creek,' 'Anne with an E' big winners at ACTRA Awards in Toronto

'Schitt's Creek,' 'Anne with an E' big winners at ACTRA Awards in Toronto

TORONTO — The CBC series "Schitt's Creek" and "Anne with an E" were the top winners at the ACTRA Awards in Toronto.
Armani to hold runway show in empty theatre due to new virus

Armani to hold runway show in empty theatre due to new virus

MILAN — In a last-minute change, Giorgio Armani is holding his Milan Fashion Week runway show behind closed doors Sunday due to concerns raised by the coronavirus, and instead stream the event from inside the empty showroom.
Brazilian transgender dancer shatters Carnival parade taboo

Brazilian transgender dancer shatters Carnival parade taboo

SAO PAULO — When dancer Camila Prins entered Sao Paulo's Carnival parade grounds, a costume of feathers clinging to her sinuous body, she fulfilled a dream of feminine beauty nearly three decades old.
Singer Pharrell is making music on Miami's restaurant scene

Singer Pharrell is making music on Miami's restaurant scene

MIAMI — Grammy award-winning singer Pharrell may have been fired from three different McDonald's as a teen, but that didn't stop him from opening what has become one of the hottest restaurants in Miami.
Lizzo, 'Just Mercy' win top honours at NAACP Image Awards

Lizzo, 'Just Mercy' win top honours at NAACP Image Awards

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Singer Pharrell is making music on Miami's restaurant scene

Singer Pharrell is making music on Miami's restaurant scene

MIAMI — Grammy award-winning singer Pharrell may have been fired from three different McDonald's as a teen, but that didn't stop him from opening what has become one of the hottest restaurants in Miami.
FDA approves drug that lowers cholesterol in a new way

FDA approves drug that lowers cholesterol in a new way

TRENTON, N.J. — U.S. regulators on Friday approved a new type of cholesterol-lowering drug aimed at millions of people who can't tolerate — or don't get enough help from — widely used statin pills like Lipitor and Crestor.
Fashion college probes runway show criticized as racist

Fashion college probes runway show criticized as racist

NEW YORK — The Fashion Institute of Technology has commissioned an investigation into a controversial runway show that reminded some observers of blackface.