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Comics keep laughs coming even with clubs closed by COVID-19

Comics keep laughs coming even with clubs closed by COVID-19

LOS ANGELES — Whenever she’s down, Tiffany Haddish says she finds a good joke can bring her right back up.
Film festivals team up to offer free global fest on YouTube

Film festivals team up to offer free global fest on YouTube

NEW YORK — Film festivals worldwide are teaming up to launch “We Are One: A Global Film Festival,” which will play out over 10 days and be available for free on YouTube.
Film festivals team up to offer free global fest on YouTube

Film festivals team up to offer free global fest on YouTube

NEW YORK — Film festivals worldwide are teaming up to launch “We Are One: A Global Film Festival,” which will play out over 10 days and be available for free on YouTube.
COVID-19 closes curtain on Mirvish Productions, Stratford Festival

COVID-19 closes curtain on Mirvish Productions, Stratford Festival

TORONTO — COVID-19 safety concerns are closing the curtain on hotly-touted theatre shows planned by the Stratford Festival and Mirvish Productions.
You've probably got all you need to make fabled `stone soup'

You've probably got all you need to make fabled `stone soup'

As the days go by, I am being forced to become more creative with my cooking. I've always been a fan of stews and hearty soups, and I make them all year round to stock my freezer. That stash has started to run low lately.
'The Rise of Skywalker' to hit Disney Plus on May 4

'The Rise of Skywalker' to hit Disney Plus on May 4

NEW YORK — “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" will begin streaming on Disney Plus on May 4, about two months earlier than scheduled. The Walt Disney Co.
Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 3-9

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 3-9

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 3-9 May 3: Actor Alex Cord (“Airwolf”) is 87. Singer Frankie Valli is 86. Sports announcer Greg Gumbel is 74. Singer Mary Hopkin is 70. Singer Christopher Cross is 69. Drummer Cactus Moser (Highway 101) is 63.
VIRUS DIARY: My new life felt small. Then came coronavirus.

VIRUS DIARY: My new life felt small. Then came coronavirus.

NEW YORK — “Home is wherever I’m with you,” the song rang out from the speaker. And the tears streamed down my face. In Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ jaunty tune lay my deepest pain.
Review: ‘If It Bleeds’ gives Stephen King fans 4 new stories

Review: ‘If It Bleeds’ gives Stephen King fans 4 new stories

“If It Bleeds,” by Stephen King (Scribner) I like to think of Stephen King as a high-paid starting pitcher. Between starts — bestselling novels often thick enough to be doorstops — he works in the bullpen, writing novellas.

Makers gotta make: finding solace, joy in dangerous times

Their reasons may differ, but crafters agree: Makers gotta make. Those who create things by hand — who weld, weave, play in clay or paints — are pursuing their passions the best they can during the coronavirus pandemic.