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Make-A-Wish trying to make dreams come true during pandemic

Make-A-Wish trying to make dreams come true during pandemic

NEW YORK — Three-year-old Audrey, who is fighting cancer, had a big wish — to visit Disney World. And thanks to the Make-A-Wish foundation, her dream was set to come true in April.
'Raging Bull' delivers outside ring as classic sports film

'Raging Bull' delivers outside ring as classic sports film

Jake LaMotta was a straight-ahead brawler, so determined to wreak havoc every time he entered the boxing ring that he handed the great Sugar Ray Robinson his first loss.
Alaska book ban vote draws attention of hometown rockers

Alaska book ban vote draws attention of hometown rockers

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Members of the Grammy-winning rock band Portugal. The Man are stepping into a banned book controversy in their Alaska home town.
Ontario music events Boots & Hearts, Big Sky and CBC Music Festival scrapped for 2020

Ontario music events Boots & Hearts, Big Sky and CBC Music Festival scrapped for 2020

TORONTO — A number of major Ontario summer music festivals were cancelled on Friday due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Raging Bull delivers outside the ring as classic sports film

Raging Bull delivers outside the ring as classic sports film

Jake LaMotta was a straight-ahead brawler, so determined to wreak havoc every time he entered the boxing ring that he handed the great Sugar Ray Robinson his first loss.
Marvel star Simu Liu's message to Asian Canadians facing prejudice: 'You belong'

Marvel star Simu Liu's message to Asian Canadians facing prejudice: 'You belong'

TORONTO — Chinese-Canadian actor Simu Liu is deeply proud of his heritage and likes to champion it whenever he can.
Q&A: Director Brad Bird on choosing his 'essentials' for TCM

Q&A: Director Brad Bird on choosing his 'essentials' for TCM

LOS ANGELES — As the youngest member of his family, Brad Bird would often get dragged along to films that may have been a little out of his depth for a child, like “2001: A Space Odyssey.
Egypt’s dynasty of big cat trainers takes the show home

Egypt’s dynasty of big cat trainers takes the show home

CAIRO — At his Cairo apartment, located just off a busy road along the Nile River, Ashraf el-Helw, a third-generation Egyptian lion trainer, prepares for a show with his big cats. Instead of a circus ring, his living room is his stage.
This is his quest: An actor serenades the front-line workers

This is his quest: An actor serenades the front-line workers

NEW YORK — It’s a stunning sound, emerging amid the clanging and the whooping and the banging and the honking at 7 p.m. each night as New Yorkers cheer front-line workers: the velvety, buttery baritone of Brian Stokes Mitchell.
Kelly Rowland: ‘Coffee’ song, video is my ode to black women

Kelly Rowland: ‘Coffee’ song, video is my ode to black women

NEW YORK — Kelly Rowland says her new single “Coffee” and its accompanying music video is her “ode to the beauty of black women.
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