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Review: `The Operator' is fun story but at times falls flat

Review: `The Operator' is fun story but at times falls flat

“The Operator," William Morrow, by Gretchen Berg In Gretchen Berg’s debut novel, “The Operator,” Vivian Dalton is a telephone switchboard operator in small-town 1950s Ohio.
'Exorcist' actor Max von Sydow dies at age 90

'Exorcist' actor Max von Sydow dies at age 90

COPENHAGEN — Max von Sydow, the self-described “shy boy”-turned-actor known to art house audiences through his work with Swedish director Ingmar Bergman and later to moviegoers everywhere when he played the priest in the horror classic “The Exorcist,
First-time Juno nominees Girl Pow-r on embracing social causes with their music

First-time Juno nominees Girl Pow-r on embracing social causes with their music

TORONTO — Several weeks after teenage pop group Girl Pow-r learned they were nominated for their first Juno award, they're still reliving the thrill of the moment.
Zeppelin wins latest battle of the bands in `Stairway' fight

Zeppelin wins latest battle of the bands in `Stairway' fight

LOS ANGELES — A federal appeals court on Monday restored a jury verdict that found Led Zeppelin did not steal “Stairway to Heaven." The 9th U.S.

Barbara Neely, creator of black female sleuth series, dies

NEW YORK — Award-winning mystery writer Barbara Neely, who created the first black female sleuth series in mainstream American publishing, died March 2 after a brief illness, according to her publisher, Brash Books. She was 78.
Laura Smith and her songs to be celebrated by East Coast artists at tribute concert

Laura Smith and her songs to be celebrated by East Coast artists at tribute concert

HALIFAX — As members of the East Coast musical community mourn the loss of singer Laura Smith, they're also preparing a tribute to her life and music. The 67-year-old musician died at her home in Mahone Bay, N.S.
'Come From Away' Chinese tour postponed over COVID-19 concerns: organizers

'Come From Away' Chinese tour postponed over COVID-19 concerns: organizers

Organizers say the Chinese tour of "Come From Away" has been postponed in light of concerns about the COVID-19 outbreak. The Newfoundland-set musical was slated to open in China this spring.
Review: Using Shakespeare to take the pulse of America

Review: Using Shakespeare to take the pulse of America

“Shakespeare in a Divided America,” Penguin Press, by James Shapiro America: land of the free, home of the brave, known for Route 66, Silicon Valley … and Shakespeare? Yes, and from colonial days onward.

Celebrity birthdays for the week of March 15-21

Celebrity birthdays for the week of March 15-21: March 15: Actor Judd Hirsch is 85. Bassist Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead is 80. Singer Mike Love of the Beach Boys is 79. Singer-keyboardist Sly Stone of Sly and the Family Stone is 77.
Harry, Meghan do their last royal job at Commonwealth event

Harry, Meghan do their last royal job at Commonwealth event

LONDON — Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, are making made their final appearance as senior royals at Westminster Abbey, joining Queen Elizabeth II and other members of Britain's royal family Monday for an annual Commonwealth Day service.
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