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The Weeknd gives $500,000 from mask sales, donation to hometown hospitals

The Weeknd gives $500,000 from mask sales, donation to hometown hospitals

TORONTO — The Weeknd is dedicating $500,000 to hospitals battling COVID-19 in the east-Toronto neighbourhood where he grew up.
Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 5-11

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 5-11

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 5-11 July 5: Musician Robbie Robertson is 77. Singer Huey Lewis is 70. Country keyboardist Charles Ventre of River Road is 68. Singer Marc Cohn is 61.
Democrats want John Wayne's name, statue taken off airport

Democrats want John Wayne's name, statue taken off airport

SANTA ANA, Calif. — In the latest move to change place names in light of U.S.

Comfort levels vary for Michigan arts, culture customers

DETROIT — When will people in southeast Michigan be ready to head back to museums, concerts, galleries and other cultural attractions? Research commissioned by CultureSource, which represents 160 non-profit arts and culture groups in the region, has
Rolling Stones threaten to sue Trump over using their songs

Rolling Stones threaten to sue Trump over using their songs

LONDON — The Rolling Stones are threatening President Donald Trump with legal action for using their songs at his rallies despite cease-and-desist directives.

Auction of contested African artifacts going ahead in Paris

PARIS — A Nigerian commission has called for the cancellation of Monday's auction in Paris of sacred Nigerian statues that it alleges were stolen.
Review: Paul Doiron cranks up a suspenseful, fast-paced plot

Review: Paul Doiron cranks up a suspenseful, fast-paced plot

“One Last Lie,” by Paul Doiron (Minotaur) Fifteen years ago, a young Maine game warden went undercover to investigate a poaching ring in Maine’s north woods and was never heard from again; so his mentor, retired warden Charlie Stevens, is stunned whe
Liz Weston: Some taxpayers face a desperate wait for refunds

Liz Weston: Some taxpayers face a desperate wait for refunds

As a 58-year-old woman on disability, Robin Short of Wallingford, Connecticut, relies on her tax refund to catch up on bills. She filed her return electronically in February, opting for direct deposit so she could get her $773 refund quickly.
A list of winners at the 2020 BET Awards

A list of winners at the 2020 BET Awards

A list of winners at the 2020 BET Awards, which aired virtually Sunday because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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.