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'Murmur' wins top prize at Screen Nova Scotia awards

'Murmur' wins top prize at Screen Nova Scotia awards

"Murmur," a feature film about a lonely, alcoholic woman, has won the top prize at the annual Screen Nova Scotia awards.
US star soprano misses La Scala gala season-open debut

US star soprano misses La Scala gala season-open debut

MILAN — Soprano Lisette Oropesa was to be the first American to sing a title role in the gala season opener at La Scala since Maria Callas in the 1950s. Then Italy’s virus cases surged.
St. Nicholas visits Czech children while adapting to virus

St. Nicholas visits Czech children while adapting to virus

PRAGUE, Czech Republic — The coronavirus pandemic has made life difficult for a lot of people in the Czech Republic, and that includes Saint Nicholas. Every year on Dec.
David Lander, 'Squiggy' on 'Laverne & Shirley,' dies at 73

David Lander, 'Squiggy' on 'Laverne & Shirley,' dies at 73

LOS ANGELES — Actor David L. Lander, who played the character of Squiggy on the popular ABC comedy “Laverne & Shirley,” has died after a decades-long battle with multiple sclerosis, his wife said. He was 73.
High court to decide whether Nazi art case stays in US court

High court to decide whether Nazi art case stays in US court

WASHINGTON — Jed Leiber was an adult before he learned that his family was once part-owner of a collection of centuries-old religious artworks now said to be worth at least $250 million.
Scene from 'Elf' comes to life as Buddy meets dad in Boston

Scene from 'Elf' comes to life as Buddy meets dad in Boston

BOSTON — Just like a real-life movie, the story of Buddy the Elf meeting his biological father has come to life, just in time for the holidays.

Review: 'Promising Young Woman' sdtk takes you on dark ride

Various artists, “Promising Young Woman: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” (Capitol Records) The “Promising Young Woman” soundtrack will not play with your emotions.
CBC issues new guidelines on branded content amid Tandem paid-partnership controversy

CBC issues new guidelines on branded content amid Tandem paid-partnership controversy

TORONTO — The CBC has issued new guidelines it says will "further strengthen and clarify the boundaries" between its journalistic content and advertising.

Longtime Cubs TV announcer Kasper joins White Sox radio team

CHICAGO — Len Kasper, the longtime TV play-by-play broadcaster for the Chicago Cubs, is joining the radio booth of the crosstown White Sox. Kasper, who spent 16 seasons on the North Side, will call games alongside former major leaguer Darrin Jackson.
Jack Bush canvas fetches $870K at auction, setting new artist record

Jack Bush canvas fetches $870K at auction, setting new artist record

An auction house says the $870,000 sale of a canvas by Canadian abstract painter Jack Bush marks a new artist record. Cowley Abbott Auctions says Bush's "Column on Browns" drew competitive bidding at its virtual live sale on Thursday evening.