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Organists offer soundtrack to jabs at medieval UK cathedral

Organists offer soundtrack to jabs at medieval UK cathedral

SALISBURY, England — David Halls isn’t a doctor, nurse or ambulance driver, but he wanted to contribute in the fight against COVID-19.
Virus scuttles Glastonbury Festival for second straight year

Virus scuttles Glastonbury Festival for second straight year

LONDON — Britain’s Glastonbury music festival has fallen victim to the coronavirus pandemic for the second year in a row.

Comfort TV viewing gives ratings boost to football, dramas

LOS ANGELES — An unprecedented impeachment hearing failed to keep TV viewers from settling back into familiar, escapist habits last week.
With B.C. movie theatres closed, Rio indie cinema says it will reopen as a sports bar

With B.C. movie theatres closed, Rio indie cinema says it will reopen as a sports bar

One of Vancouver's most prominent independent movie houses is rebranding itself as a sports bar in an attempted workaround of the province's COVID-19 health orders.

Peter Nygard to remain behind bars after Winnipeg judge criticizes release plan

WINNIPEG — A Canadian fashion mogul facing charges for sex trafficking and racketeering in the United States will remain behind bars after a judge expressed concerns over the plans for his release on bail.
Inauguration fashion: Purple, pearls, American designers

Inauguration fashion: Purple, pearls, American designers

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris showcased American designers at their inauguration Wednesday, and Harris gave a nod to women's suffrage, Shirley Chisholm and her beloved sorority in pearls and purple.
Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman: 'Even as we grieved, we grew.'

Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman: 'Even as we grieved, we grew.'

NEW YORK — The country has a new president and a new literary star. In one of the inauguration's most talked about moments, poet Amanda Gorman summoned images dire and triumphant Wednesday as she called out to the world “even as we grieved, we grew.
Comforting rituals show in media's depiction of inauguration

Comforting rituals show in media's depiction of inauguration

NEW YORK — After Air Force One took Donald Trump out of Washington, an unusual Inauguration Day quickly felt more traditional — even comforting — for people watching at home.
Italian police find stolen copy of Leonardo 'Salvator Mundi'

Italian police find stolen copy of Leonardo 'Salvator Mundi'

ROME — Italian police have recovered a 500-year-old copy of Leonardo da Vinci’s 16th century “Salvator Mundi” painting of Jesus Christ that was stolen from a Naples church during the pandemic without the priests even realizing it was gone.
Lawyer says ex-royal staff will shed light on Meghan letter

Lawyer says ex-royal staff will shed light on Meghan letter

LONDON — A lawyer for the publisher of the Daily Mail newspaper said Wednesday that the Duchess of Sussex had no reasonable expectation of privacy for a letter she sent to her estranged father after her marriage to Prince Harry.