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Pharrell Williams calls for economic equity during MLK event

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Singer and music producer Pharrell Williams is challenging corporate America to “do more" by supporting entrepreneurs of color and adopting economic equity measures.
Colombian author García Márquez had secret Mexican daughter

Colombian author García Márquez had secret Mexican daughter

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — For decades renowned Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez kept the public from knowing about an intimate aspect of his life: He had a daughter with a Mexican writer, with whom he had an extramarital affair in the early 1990
Canadian Live Music Association aims for clarity with live event regulations guide

Canadian Live Music Association aims for clarity with live event regulations guide

One of the leading advocates for Canada's live music industry is trying to give musicians and fans a clearer look at the country's varied and complex COVID-19 rules.
Cineworld argues judge 'erred' in decision to award damages to Cineplex

Cineworld argues judge 'erred' in decision to award damages to Cineplex

TORONTO — Cineworld Group PLC is appealing an Ontario court decision that ruled the U.K. theatre giant was not justified in walking away from its $2.18-billion deal to buy Cineplex Inc. In an appeal filed on Jan.
Official: Alec Baldwin surrenders phone for shooting probe

Official: Alec Baldwin surrenders phone for shooting probe

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Alec Baldwin has surrendered his cellphone to authorities as part of the investigation into a fatal shooting on a New Mexico film set last fall, a law enforcement official said.
Out of this world: 555.55-carat black diamond lands in Dubai

Out of this world: 555.55-carat black diamond lands in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Auction house Sotheby’s Dubai has unveiled a diamond that’s literally from out of this world. Sotheby’s calls the 555.55-carat black diamond — believed to have come from outer space — “The Enigma.
Canada Post recognizes Eleanor Collins with stamp

Canada Post recognizes Eleanor Collins with stamp

TORONTO — "Canada's first lady of jazz" Eleanor Collins is getting her own commemorative stamp.

Steve Schapiro, prize-winning photographer, dies at 87

NEW YORK (AP) — Steve Schapiro, a prize-winning photographer whose indelible images ranged from the March on Washington to the set of “The Godfather” and other films, has died at age 87.
Cold case team shines new light on betrayal of Anne Frank

Cold case team shines new light on betrayal of Anne Frank

AMSTERDAM (AP) — A cold case team that combed through evidence for five years in a bid to unravel one of World War II's enduring mysteries has reached what it calls the “most likely scenario” of who betrayed Jewish teenage diarist Anne Frank and her
Pandemic hasn't slowed China's love for US lobster

Pandemic hasn't slowed China's love for US lobster

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — China is showing no signs of slowing its demand for American lobster this year despite disruption to the supply chain and international trade caused by the coronavirus pandemic.