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Publishing saw upheaval in 2020, but 'books are resilient'

NEW YORK — Book publishing in 2020 was a story of how much an industry can change and how much it can, or wants to, remain the same.
'Big Sky' stumbles in addressing Native American criticism

'Big Sky' stumbles in addressing Native American criticism

LOS ANGELES — After ABC's “Big Sky” drew Native American censure for overlooking an epidemic of violence against Indigenous women and girls, its producers set about making changes.
A night at the ballet, in time for ‘Nutcracker’ season

A night at the ballet, in time for ‘Nutcracker’ season

Of all the artists whose livelihoods have been devastated by the coronavirus pandemic, dancers have been among those hit hardest. They depend on a live audience to do their work, of course, and most live paycheque to paycheque .
The show must go on: Mirvish aims to relaunch main subscriber season in fall 2021

The show must go on: Mirvish aims to relaunch main subscriber season in fall 2021

Mirvish Productions says it's aiming to welcome back subscribers to the theatre by fall of next year.
Music Review: Paul McCartney is fab on 'McCartney III'

Music Review: Paul McCartney is fab on 'McCartney III'

Paul McCartney, “McCartney III" (Capitol Records) Add Paul McCartney to the list of artists who have been busy making inspired music while grounded due to the pandemic.
Artists, activists rush to save Black Lives Matter murals

Artists, activists rush to save Black Lives Matter murals

INDIANAPOLIS — Neither woman could bring themselves to watch the video of George Floyd’s final moments, his neck pinned under a Minneapolis police officer’s knee.
Review: The theft of a fresco leads to a tension-filled yarn

Review: The theft of a fresco leads to a tension-filled yarn

“Fool Me Twice,” by Jeff Lindsay (Dutton) Riley Wolfe has surely met his match in “Fool Me Twice,” the second novel in Jeff Lindsay’s series about the self-proclaimed world’s greatest thief. This time, his target is Raphael’s “The Liberation of St.
Justin Bieber, UK health workers team up for charity song

Justin Bieber, UK health workers team up for charity song

LONDON — Justin Bieber has teamed up with a choir of London medical staff to record a special charity Christmas single.
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 20-26

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 20-26

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 20-26: Dec. 20: Actor Tommy Cole (“The Mickey Mouse Club”) is 79. Drummer Bobby Colomby of Blood, Sweat and Tears is 76. Former Kiss drummer Peter Criss is 75. Musician Alan Parsons is 72.
Six Canadian acts streaming shows over the holiday season

Six Canadian acts streaming shows over the holiday season

With concert halls across Canada mostly closed due to COVID-19, some musicians are celebrating the holiday season by offering ticketed streaming events.