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Noted musical trailblazer Doriot Anthony Dwyer dies at 98

Noted musical trailblazer Doriot Anthony Dwyer dies at 98

BOSTON — A longtime Boston Symphony Orchestra flutist and musical trailblazer has died, the orchestra said Monday. Doriot Anthony Dwyer was 98. Dwyer, the second woman ever to win a principal chair in a major U.S.
'Big Brother Canada' proceeding with production, contestants aware of COVID-19: Corus

'Big Brother Canada' proceeding with production, contestants aware of COVID-19: Corus

TORONTO — Production is still underway on "Big Brother Canada" despite the global COVID-19 crisis.
US census faces challenges counting small, poor Latino towns

US census faces challenges counting small, poor Latino towns

GUADALUPE, Ariz. — The two white-washed, mission-style churches and old, wooden homes in this town of mostly Latinos and Native Americans seem misplaced near luxury apartments in Phoenix and a suburb surrounding it.
US census faces challenges counting small, poor Latino towns

US census faces challenges counting small, poor Latino towns

GUADALUPE, Ariz. — The two white-washed, mission-style churches and old, wooden homes in this town of mostly Latinos and Native Americans seem misplaced near luxury apartments in Phoenix and a suburb surrounding it.
Art during arduous times: A look at digital artistic endeavours during COVID-19

Art during arduous times: A look at digital artistic endeavours during COVID-19

TORONTO — The show must go on, as the old adage goes, and some artists are working hard to make that happen as the COVID-19 pandemic shuts down entertainment events.
What now? Facing life without the entertainment world

What now? Facing life without the entertainment world

NEW YORK — Overheard as the entertainment world stalled in response to the coronavirus outbreak: “What are we gonna do now, read books?” That's exactly what Pamela Milam will be doing, and lots of them.
New Isabel Wilkerson book, 'Caste,' to come out in August

New Isabel Wilkerson book, 'Caste,' to come out in August

NEW YORK — Isabel Wilkerson's first book since her Pulitzer Prize winning “The Warmth of Other Suns” is a years-long project that will explore what she calls the “unseen skeleton” of hierarchy in American life.
Cirque du Soleil closes its Las Vegas shows because of virus

Cirque du Soleil closes its Las Vegas shows because of virus

LAS VEGAS — Cirque du Soleil, creator of many of the most popular shows in Las Vegas, said Saturday that it is temporarily suspending its productions in the city as well as around the world because of the new coronavirus outbreak.
One-Two Punch: Patterson and Alexander team up on Ali book

One-Two Punch: Patterson and Alexander team up on Ali book

NEW YORK — Authors James Patterson and Kwame Alexander are teaming up on a book for young people about Muhammad Ali.
Show goes on: DiDonato, Beczala sing opera from apartment

Show goes on: DiDonato, Beczala sing opera from apartment

NEW YORK — Joyce DiDonato and Piotr Beczala made sure the show went on, albeit in an unusual format and venue — from the living room of DiDonato's New York City apartment.