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Toronto arts agency lays off staff as live events 'ravaged' by pandemic

Toronto arts agency lays off staff as live events 'ravaged' by pandemic

TORONTO — The Toronto agency that operates three prestigious arts venues says additional layoffs mean 115 full-time positions have now been affected by the pandemic.
ABC's fall TV schedule is set, but virus has say on timing

ABC's fall TV schedule is set, but virus has say on timing

LOS ANGELES — ABC’s fall schedule released Wednesday optimistically details its plans, including a new thriller from the creator of “Big Little Lies.” But there’s a key element missing — the debut dates made uncertain by the coronavirus pandemic.
SickKids doctors expect safe return to school for Ontario students in September

SickKids doctors expect safe return to school for Ontario students in September

TORONTO — Medical experts from Toronto's SickKids Hospital say children in Ontario should be able to return to school in September, even though the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 likely won't be eradicated by then.
Review: ‘Babyteeth’ is a sick teen in love flick with a bite

Review: ‘Babyteeth’ is a sick teen in love flick with a bite

“ Babyteeth ” is guaranteed to get under your skin. This refreshingly original Australian indie about a terminally ill teen who falls in love with the wrong guy is designed to push all the buttons: It’ll frustrate, delight, annoy and devastate.
Don't fall for COVID-19 student loan relief scams

Don't fall for COVID-19 student loan relief scams

Student loan borrowers were targets for scams before the coronavirus pandemic hit. The longer people struggle, the more desperate they become, and that’s when scammers and fraudsters thrive.
'Hamilton,' 'Phantom' will be off London stages until 2021

'Hamilton,' 'Phantom' will be off London stages until 2021

LONDON — Some of London’s biggest West End shows, including “Hamilton” and “The Phantom of the Opera,” won’t reopen until next year, producers announced Wednesday, as arts bodies warned that Britain faces a “cultural catastrophe” because of the coron
Winners of 2020 Juno Awards to be revealed in streaming presentation on June 29

Winners of 2020 Juno Awards to be revealed in streaming presentation on June 29

TORONTO — The Juno Awards are headed online this year as COVID-19 forces the celebration of Canadian music to take a more subdued approach.
John Legend and the musical superheroes behind his new album

John Legend and the musical superheroes behind his new album

NEW YORK — John Legend has formed a musical version of The Avengers to help his new album marvel. “We’ve got some musical superheroes with superpowers in here,” Legend said with a laugh.
Black reporter sues paper over ban on her protest coverage

Black reporter sues paper over ban on her protest coverage

A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter prohibited from covering the city's Black Lives Matter protests because of a tweet sued the paper on Tuesday.
Moving home amid the COVID-10 pandemic doesn't guarantee savings

Moving home amid the COVID-10 pandemic doesn't guarantee savings

Mo Yazdani left his downtown Toronto apartment for his parents' house in Ottawa midway through April. After spending the first few weeks of lockdown in a cramped space, unable to see any friends, the solitude began to wear on him.
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