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Lucille Ball Comedy Festival goes virtual in its 29th year

Lucille Ball Comedy Festival goes virtual in its 29th year

LOS ANGELES — The annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival is going virtual with help from Tiffany Haddish, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Margaret Cho, “Weird Al” Yankovic and more than two-dozen others working in the realm of humour .
A Yank hopes to charm Brits in soccer series 'Ted Lasso'

A Yank hopes to charm Brits in soccer series 'Ted Lasso'

NEW YORK — Jason Sudeikis was a huge sports fan growing up in Kansas, especially basketball. Not so much that game where you kick a ball into a goal. “The beautiful game? I didn’t get it a couple of years ago.
Kanye West qualifies as presidential candidate in Arkansas

Kanye West qualifies as presidential candidate in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Rapper Kanye West has qualified to appear on Arkansas' ballot this fall as an independent presidential candidate, Secretary of State John Thurston said Tuesday.
Trini Lopez, 1960s-era singer mentored by Sinatra, dies

Trini Lopez, 1960s-era singer mentored by Sinatra, dies

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Trini Lopez, a singer and guitarist who gained fame for his versions of “Lemon Tree” and “If I Had a Hammer” in the 1960s and took his talents to Hollywood, died Tuesday. He was 83. Filmmaker P.
Hank Williams Jr., Marty Stuart to join Country Hall of Fame

Hank Williams Jr., Marty Stuart to join Country Hall of Fame

NASHVILLE — Hank Williams Jr., Marty Stuart and songwriter Dean Dillon are the newest inductees to the Country Music Hall of Fame. Announced by the Country Music Association on Wednesday, Williams, who often is referred to as Hank Jr.
Michael Greyeyes on 'groundbreaking' Indigenous focus of 'Rutherford Falls'

Michael Greyeyes on 'groundbreaking' Indigenous focus of 'Rutherford Falls'

TORONTO — Canadian actor Michael Greyeyes says he's been waiting decades for a project like "Rutherford Falls.
Interest in homeschooling has 'exploded' amid pandemic

Interest in homeschooling has 'exploded' amid pandemic

MISSION, Kan. — As parents nationwide prepare to help their children with more distance learning, a small but quickly growing number are deciding to take matters entirely into their own hands and begin homeschooling.
Toronto film festival's TIFF Tribute Awards to air on CTV

Toronto film festival's TIFF Tribute Awards to air on CTV

TORONTO — A star-studded awards fundraiser from the Toronto International Film Festival will air on CTV, with Oscar-winning actor Anthony Hopkins among the newly announced honorees.
Broadway musical 'Diana' to bypass closed stage for Netflix

Broadway musical 'Diana' to bypass closed stage for Netflix

NEW YORK — The Broadway musical “Diana” isn't waiting for theatres to reopen in New York to offer its show to a live audience — it's going to Netflix.
Haile Thomas wrote more than a cookbook. It's a life guide.

Haile Thomas wrote more than a cookbook. It's a life guide.

NEW YORK — At 19, Haile Thomas has written a book that will flummox bookstore owners whenever they reopen. “Living Lively” has several dozen vegan recipes, but it's far more than a cookbook. It also has guidance on relationships and wellness.