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NY Philharmonic cancels season, cuts orchestra salaries

NEW YORK — The New York Philharmonic cancelled the rest of its season and a 10-concert European tour due to the new coronavirus, estimating it will have $10 million in operating losses to its $87 million annual budget because of the pandemic.
Ruchika Tomar wins PEN/Hemingway Award for debut novel

Ruchika Tomar wins PEN/Hemingway Award for debut novel

NEW YORK — Ruchika Tomar's “A Prayer for Travelers” has won the PEN/Hemingway Award for best debut novel, an honour previously given to Marilynne Robinson, Tommy Orange and Yiyun Li among others.
AP Exclusive: Allen has new publisher, memoir out Monday

AP Exclusive: Allen has new publisher, memoir out Monday

NEW YORK — Woody Allen's memoir, dropped by its original publisher after widespread criticism, has found a new home, The Associated Press has learned. The 400-page book, still called “Apropos of Nothing,” was released Monday by Arcade Publishing.
Ex-Scottish leader acquitted on all sex crimes charges

Ex-Scottish leader acquitted on all sex crimes charges

LONDON — Former Scottish leader Alex Salmond was acquitted Monday of a series of sexual offences , including one of attempted rape.
Merkel negative in 1st virus test; more to be done

Merkel negative in 1st virus test; more to be done

BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman said Monday that the German leader has tested negative for the new coronavirus.
Plague as art: Over the centuries, many kinds of stories

Plague as art: Over the centuries, many kinds of stories

NEW YORK — Lauren Beukes, a script and fiction writer, is drawn to narratives that allow her to probe themes of gender and power.
Broadway actress Ruthie Ann Miles is pregnant

Broadway actress Ruthie Ann Miles is pregnant

LOS ANGELES — Broadway actress Ruthie Ann Miles, who tragically lost her daughter and unborn child two years ago, is pregnant. The Tony-winner shared on Twitter Saturday that she is due this spring.
2020 Watch: Can President Donald Trump reclaim control?

2020 Watch: Can President Donald Trump reclaim control?

ATLANTA — The coronavirus outbreak has grounded the 2020 presidential race — but not ended it.
Tokyo Olympics seem sure to happen -- but in 2021, not 2020

Tokyo Olympics seem sure to happen -- but in 2021, not 2020

TOKYO — The Tokyo Olympics are going to happen — but almost surely in 2021 rather than in four months as planned. This became clear after the IOC on Sunday announced it was considering a postponement.
Grieving and saying goodbye in the time of coronavirus

Grieving and saying goodbye in the time of coronavirus

CHICAGO — Tucked deep in the obituary for Charles Recka was an announcement that a Mass celebrating his 87 years of life “will be held at a later date.