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La Scala plans 4 July concerts in post-lockdown reopening

La Scala plans 4 July concerts in post-lockdown reopening

ROME — Italy’s La Scala theatre is reopening next week after a four-month coronavirus shutdown with a series of four concerts before a reduced audience of 600, a third of its normal capacity.
BET Awards highlight Black voices as artists turn political

BET Awards highlight Black voices as artists turn political

NEW YORK — The BET Awards served as an extension of the voices of Black people protesting in the streets about the inequalities Black people face daily, as artists used their performances to highlight the Black Lives Matter movement, civil rights and

Author Kimberly Jones writing a book based on popular video

NEW YORK — Kimberly Jones, the author and activist whose "How Can We Win?” video following the murder of George Floyd was shared online by Lebron James and Trevor Noah among others, has a deal for two books.
Milton Glaser, designer of 'I Love NY' logo, dies at 91

Milton Glaser, designer of 'I Love NY' logo, dies at 91

NEW YORK — Milton Glaser, the groundbreaking graphic designer who adorned Bob Dylan’s silhouette with psychedelic hair and summed up the feelings for his native New York with “I (HEART) NY,” died Friday, his 91st birthday.

Charles Webb, author of 'The Graduate,' dies in England

Charles Webb, a lifelong non-conformist whose debut novel “The Graduate” was a deadpan satire of his college education and wealthy background adapted into the classic film of the same name, has died. He was 81.
Toronto comedian Brandon Ash-Mohammed on racism in Canada's standup scene

Toronto comedian Brandon Ash-Mohammed on racism in Canada's standup scene

Toronto comedian Brandon Ash-Mohammed is speaking out against the racism and homophobia he experienced in the Canadian comedy scene. The Trinidadian-Canadian standup comic will host Toronto's Virtual Pride Parade on Sunday.
St. Louis rapper Huey killed in shooting in Missouri

St. Louis rapper Huey killed in shooting in Missouri

KINLOCH, Mo. — A St. Louis rapper who went by the stage name Huey was killed in a shooting that also wounded another man, authorities say. St. Louis County police said in a news release that the shooting happened just before 11 p.m.
Q-and-A: Juno Awards head Allan Reid on celebrating Canadian music in a pandemic

Q-and-A: Juno Awards head Allan Reid on celebrating Canadian music in a pandemic

TORONTO — A stripped-back presentation of the 2020 Juno Awards on Monday will toast the Canadian music scene, and the show's head organizer hopes it'll mark a bright moment for an industry hit hard by COVID-19.
Q&A: Lil Yachty on music, inclusion, Drake and trust issues

Q&A: Lil Yachty on music, inclusion, Drake and trust issues

NEW YORK — If it weren’t for Grammy-winning rapper Young Thug, Lil Yachty’s latest album might be filled with slow, melodic love songs, the opposite of what fans received last month. “I played it for Young Thug. He was like, ‘Nah.
Oscar Peterson's widow thrilled by petition to change metro station name

Oscar Peterson's widow thrilled by petition to change metro station name

MONTREAL — The widow of legendary jazz pianist Oscar Peterson says she is heartened by a petition calling for Montreal to rename a metro station in his honour.