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This year's Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour to be feted at 2021 gala

ORILLIA, Ont. — The Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour will be awarded this summer, but the winner will have to wait a year to celebrate with their peers.
College seniors hurried to squeeze in last school memories

College seniors hurried to squeeze in last school memories

It was during Act 1 of the final dress rehearsal for Puccini’s “La Rondine” at the Peabody Conservatory that the school president sent out an email cancelling all nonessential gatherings because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Outtakes: Alicia on Key moments throughout her life

NEW YORK — Alicia Keys, already a New York Times bestselling author, looks to the past and opens up in her new book, “More Myself: A Journey,” to be released Tuesday on Oprah Winfrey’s imprint via Flatiron Books.
Eilish, Carey, more sing from home to raise funds for virus

Eilish, Carey, more sing from home to raise funds for virus

NEW YORK — Billie Eilish, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys and Dave Grohl opened their doors — literally — as the musicians performed from their homes for an hour-long benefit concert to raise money for those affected by the coronavirus crisis.
Gray hair, don't care: Cuts and colour lead to home travails

Gray hair, don't care: Cuts and colour lead to home travails

NEW YORK — Sister love playing out in a living-room hair trim. A botched home dye job with a silver lining. Stylists shipping out kits of personalized colour with promises to talk their regulars through the process via FaceTime.
How would overwhelmed hospitals decide who to treat first?

How would overwhelmed hospitals decide who to treat first?

NEW YORK — A nurse with asthma, a grandfather with cancer and a homeless man with no known family are wracked with coronavirus-induced fevers. They are struggling to breathe, and a ventilator could save their lives.
Country singer Joe Diffie dies of coronavirus complications

Country singer Joe Diffie dies of coronavirus complications

NEW YORK — Country singer Joe Diffie, who had a string of hits in the 1990s with chart-topping ballads and honky-tonk singles like “Home” and “Pickup Man,” has died after testing positive for COVID-19. He was 61.
How to prep for and spend your government relief check

How to prep for and spend your government relief check

The coronavirus pandemic has upended the lives and finances of millions. A federal relief package aiming to provide payments to distressed consumers passed Friday — but that money is not likely to land for a number of weeks.
Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 5-11

Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 5-11

Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 5-11: April 5: Horror filmmaker Roger Corman is 94. Country singer Tommy Cash is 80. Actor Michael Moriarty ("Law and Order") is 79. Singer Allan Clarke of The Hollies is 78.
Longtime soap opera actor John Callahan dies at 66

Longtime soap opera actor John Callahan dies at 66

LOS ANGELES — Actor John Callahan, known for playing Edmund Grey on “All My Children” and also starring on other soaps including “Days of Our Lives,” “Santa Barbara” and “Falcon Crest,” has died. He was 66.