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Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Charles Wuorinen dies at 81

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Charles Wuorinen dies at 81

NEW YORK — Charles Wuorinen, winner of the 1970 Pulitzer Prize in Music and composer of the operas "Brokeback Mountain" and "Haroun and the Sea of Stories," died from injuries sustained in a fall last September. He was 81.
A guide to who should self-isolate over COVID-19, when to do so and how

A guide to who should self-isolate over COVID-19, when to do so and how

TORONTO — News that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau would remain in self-isolation after she tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday has focused fresh attention on a key strategy meant to contain the disease's spre
Talking to kids about virus? Experts say be calm and honest

Talking to kids about virus? Experts say be calm and honest

It was a routine game of schoolyard tag — except the children had dubbed this version “coronavirus.” The kids ran around and tagged one another, but instead of being "it," they “caught” the virus.
Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson taking diagnoses 'one day at a time'

Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson taking diagnoses 'one day at a time'

CANBERRA, Australia — Tom Hanks said he and wife Rita Wilson were taking their new coronavirus infection “one day at a time" while Australian television hosts who had interviewed Wilson were awaiting test results Friday.
Virus darkens stages, silences orchestras across the US

Virus darkens stages, silences orchestras across the US

NEW YORK — The stage at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle is quiet. There is no music coming from the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the members of Pearl Jam won't tour.
Virus darkens stages, silences orchestras across the US

Virus darkens stages, silences orchestras across the US

NEW YORK — The stage at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle is quiet. There is no music coming from the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the members of Pearl Jam won't tour.
Big city, big worry: New Yorkers fret as bustling city slows

Big city, big worry: New Yorkers fret as bustling city slows

New Yorkers will awake Friday to find the coronavirus has left their their famously bustling city with no Broadway, no basketball games, no big gatherings, and a populace unnerved by an ever-worsening crisis.
Coronavirus brings entertainment world to a standstill

Coronavirus brings entertainment world to a standstill

NEW YORK — The entertainment industry prepared Thursday for an unprecedented shutdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, cancelling upcoming movies, suspending all Broadway performances and scuttling concert tours until it's safe to welcome crowd
Global concert industry in flux as coronavirus spreads

Global concert industry in flux as coronavirus spreads

NEW YORK — Multi-platinum rock band Third Eye Blind had never cancelled a tour, even when its members “all had salmonella poisoning and we were all green and vomiting,” as bandleader Stephan Jenkins put it.
Virus testing is a 'failing,' leaving cases uncounted

Virus testing is a 'failing,' leaving cases uncounted

NEW YORK — Seven weeks have passed since the first U.S. case of coronavirus was announced, and the government is failing to account for what could be thousands of additional infections because of ongoing problems with testing.
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