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NY Philharmonic musicians agree to 4 years of wage cuts

NY Philharmonic musicians agree to 4 years of wage cuts

NEW YORK — The New York Philharmonic, silenced from performances at Lincoln Center since March by the coronavirus pandemic, has agreed to a four-year labour contract with its musicians through Sept.

America's biggest dog show moves to ABC under AKC-ESPN deal

NEW YORK — The biggest dog show in the country is about to bark at a much bigger audience. The AKC National Championship will be presented on ABC for the next three years under an agreement between the American Kennel Club and ESPN announced Monday.

Review: 'Blind Vigil' a tense, fast-paced and hardboiled

“Blind Vigil,” by Matt Coyle (Ocean View Publishing) It seems unlikely that a sightless private detective could be of much use, but in “Blind Vigil,” the seventh book in Matt Coyle’s series featuring San Diego gumshoe Rick Cahill, the protagonist is
Bookish: Natalie Portman to chair National Library Week

Bookish: Natalie Portman to chair National Library Week

NEW YORK — Natalie Portman's latest role is on behalf of the country's libraries. The Oscar-winning actress will serve as honorary chair of National Library Week, the American Library Association announced Monday.

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 13-19

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 13-19: Dec. 13: Actor Dick Van Dyke is 95. Actor Christopher Plummer is 91. Country singer Buck White of The Whites is 90. Actor-singer John Davidson is 79. Actor Kathy Garver (“Family Affair”) is 75.
A unique recipe for healing: Bill Murray and a biblical text

A unique recipe for healing: Bill Murray and a biblical text

Against the backdrop of a pandemic’s blight and wounds from an acrimonious election, a group of acclaimed actors on Sunday staged an online reading of a religious text with remarkable relevance to the current moment: the Book of Job.
Netflix rejects calls to add disclaimer to The Crown

Netflix rejects calls to add disclaimer to The Crown

LONDON — Netflix has “no plans” to add a disclaimer to “The Crown” stating that its lavish drama about Britain's royal family is a work of fiction. In a statement Saturday, Netflix said it has always presented the drama, as just that — a drama.

AGT winner Murphy to perform holiday concerts

LOGAN, W.Va. — “America’s Got Talent” winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. is performing a series of holiday concerts online. Landau’s Virtual Home for the Holidays Tour includes eight shows scheduled from Dec. 16 through 23. Tickets cost $20.
Nothing compares: Sinead O'Connor memoir coming out in June

Nothing compares: Sinead O'Connor memoir coming out in June

NEW YORK — Sinead O'Connor hasn't released any albums in the past few years, but she has been getting some writing done.
'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.