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Shut-in TV viewers push 'Let's Make a Deal' to record rating

Shut-in TV viewers push 'Let's Make a Deal' to record rating

NEW YORK — Shut-in television viewers tuned in to the game show “Let's Make a Deal” in record numbers last week.
Memes with mom: Families make online dance videos to pass time in lockdown

Memes with mom: Families make online dance videos to pass time in lockdown

Christian Ocampo knew he needed someone with "killer heels" and a runway-worthy walk to star as the titular femme fatale in his "Lady Corona" music video.
Review: Reissue of 1982 Nina Simone disc a work of contrasts

Review: Reissue of 1982 Nina Simone disc a work of contrasts

Nina Simone, “Fodder On My Wings” (Verve/UMe) Nina Simone's “Fodder On My Wings” is an album of contrasts and extremes — personal traumas and world sounds, joy and despair, harmony and defiance, the carnal and the spiritual.
Music never dies: "Bolero" busts out of coronavirus lockdown

Music never dies: "Bolero" busts out of coronavirus lockdown

LE PECQ, France — Look closely: The kettle drum player has a wooden spoon in one hand, a ladle in the other ... and doesn't even have his drums.
New Zealand embraces teddies to help make lockdown bear-able

New Zealand embraces teddies to help make lockdown bear-able

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Some are perched in trees. Some are hanging upside down. Some are baking scones.
‘Never Rarely’ captures the obstacles of abortion

‘Never Rarely’ captures the obstacles of abortion

NEW YORK — Even progressively minded movies about abortion have usually focused on the morality of the decision. Eliza Hittman wanted to make a film where the highest hurdle isn’t deciding to have an abortion. It’s getting it.
Brandy Clark's breakup record allows creative freedom

Brandy Clark's breakup record allows creative freedom

NASHVILLE — When singer-songwriter Brandy Clark went into the studio to record her next album, many of her songs reflected on the breakup of a 15-year relationship.
Review: Synth band Nation of Language make a nifty debut

Review: Synth band Nation of Language make a nifty debut

Nation of Language, “Introduction, Presence” (self-released) Come, friends, let us return to the near-distant musical past, thanks to the new band Nation of Language. Back to when synths were thick and hair was teased.
Nova Scotian hosts online kitchen party as antidote to the COVID-19 blues

Nova Scotian hosts online kitchen party as antidote to the COVID-19 blues

HALIFAX — For those growing weary of gloomy news about the COVID-19 pandemic, Nova Scotian Heather Thomson has created an upbeat antidote: an online, down-home kitchen party.

Justin Bieber postpones all 2020 tour dates due to COVID-19

TORONTO — Justin Bieber has postponed all of his 2020 world tour dates due to the COVID-19 crisis. The Stratford, Ont.-raised pop superstar made the announcement on his social media accounts.
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