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The good and bad consequences of school closures amid a disease outbreak

The good and bad consequences of school closures amid a disease outbreak

TORONTO — From school closures to travel restrictions to limits on large gatherings, Canada entered a new stage in combating the spread of COVID-19 this week with measures that various experts say will almost certainly have unintended consequences.
Some casinos drop buffets, live shows as virus spreads in US

Some casinos drop buffets, live shows as virus spreads in US

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — A Pennsylvania casino shut down temporarily, some Las Vegas casinos closed their buffets and nightclubs, and the Hard Rock chain cancelled live entertainment at all its U.S.
Shania Twain moving up, up, up in acting world with 'I Still Believe'

Shania Twain moving up, up, up in acting world with 'I Still Believe'

TORONTO — With her son now 18 and the usual parental demands of school runs and lunches behind her, Canadian pop-country superstar Shania Twain has found herself with more time and mental space to devote to other things. Enter acting.
Shania Twain moving up, up, up in acting world with 'I Still Believe'

Shania Twain moving up, up, up in acting world with 'I Still Believe'

TORONTO — With her son now 18 and the usual parental demands of school runs and lunches behind her, Canadian pop-country superstar Shania Twain has found herself with more time and mental space to devote to other things. Enter acting.
Late-night comics adjust to shows without an audience

Late-night comics adjust to shows without an audience

NEW YORK — Due to the new coronavirus, late-night comedians — Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Pete Buttigieg — are taking to the stage without the affirmation of adoring audiences. Wait a second.
Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Charles Wuorinen dies at 81

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Charles Wuorinen dies at 81

NEW YORK — Charles Wuorinen, winner of the 1970 Pulitzer Prize in Music and composer of the operas "Brokeback Mountain" and "Haroun and the Sea of Stories," died from injuries sustained in a fall last September. He was 81.
A guide to who should self-isolate over COVID-19, when to do so and how

A guide to who should self-isolate over COVID-19, when to do so and how

TORONTO — News that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau would remain in self-isolation after she tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday has focused fresh attention on a key strategy meant to contain the disease's spre
Talking to kids about virus? Experts say be calm and honest

Talking to kids about virus? Experts say be calm and honest

It was a routine game of schoolyard tag — except the children had dubbed this version “coronavirus.” The kids ran around and tagged one another, but instead of being "it," they “caught” the virus.
Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson taking diagnoses 'one day at a time'

Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson taking diagnoses 'one day at a time'

CANBERRA, Australia — Tom Hanks said he and wife Rita Wilson were taking their new coronavirus infection “one day at a time" while Australian television hosts who had interviewed Wilson were awaiting test results Friday.
Virus darkens stages, silences orchestras across the US

Virus darkens stages, silences orchestras across the US

NEW YORK — The stage at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle is quiet. There is no music coming from the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the members of Pearl Jam won't tour.