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  • Richard Robinson, longtime Scholastic CEO, dead at 84

    NEW YORK (AP) — Richard Robinson, who as the longtime head of Scholastic Inc. shaped the reading habits of millions of young readers through such bestsellers as J.K. Rowling's “Harry Potter” novels and through a wide range of educational materials, reading clubs and book fairs, has died. He was 84.
  • Albania's top court: demolishing national theater a mistake

    TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s Constitutional Court ruled on Friday that the demolition of the country's National Theatre building a mistake and ordered construction work on a new theater to be suspended.
  • Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2020

    In a year defined by a devastating pandemic, the world lost iconic defenders of civil rights, great athletes and entertainers who helped define their genres.
  • COVID-19: 'The Bitter End' for nation's live music venues?

    NEW ORLEANS - The venerable New Orleans funk band Galactic purchased the historic music club Tipitina’s in late November 2018 and, according to bassist Robert Mercurio, was making a go of it.
  • Rule Britannia! BBC to play song without lyrics at concert

    LONDON - The BBC has ditched the lyrics of “Rule Britannia!” for its traditional end-of-summer concert amid a debate about the song’s celebration of the British Empire at a time when critics are reevaluating the nation’s colonial past.
  • High note: Lockhart marks 25 years as Boston Pops conductor

    BOSTON - Strike up the band: Keith Lockhart is marking 25 years as the conductor of “America's Orchestra.”
  • Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019

    A lauded writer who brought to light stories overshadowed by prejudice. An actress and singer who helped embody the manufactured innocence of the 1950s. A self-made billionaire who rose from a childhood of Depression-era poverty and twice ran for president.
  • Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019

    A sharecropper's son who rose through the seats of power to become one of the nation's most influential voices. A Republican who went on to lead the U.S. Supreme Court's liberal wing. A lauded writer who brought to light stories overshadowed by prejudice.
  • The small-town movie house braces for an unexpected threat

    NEW YORK - The Callicoon Theater is a single-screen cinema along the banks of the Delaware River in the Catskills, in rural upstate New York. It has an art-deco facade and 380 seats. “We never sell out,” its box-office phone line promises. There’s not another theatre for 30 miles.
  • A look at iconic announcers in NFL history

    While fans of some sports all have their favourite local announcers, the NFL has been much more of a shared viewing experience.

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