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U.S. singer Pink says she tested positive for COVID-19

The U.S. singer Pink had tested positive for COVID-19, she said Friday, also announcing that she is donating $500,000 US each to two emergency funds.
In a pair of tweets, she said she and her three-year-old son were displaying symptoms two weeks ago, and she tested positive after accessing tests through a primary care physician.
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Drake's new video features inside look at mansion and empty Toronto streets

TORONTO -- Toronto rap star Drake has found a new creative outlet during the COVID-19 pandemic: The "Toosie Slide."
That's the name of a dance he introduces in his new song and music video of the same name.
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MONTREAL -- Three of Montreal’s largest festivals -- and tourist draws -- have announced they are cancelling plans for the summer.
Just For Laughs will postpone its festival until the fall, and will run from Sept.
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Elton John-led concert to re-air; film academy aids workers

From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to cancelling events, here's a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness in the elderly and those with preexisting medical conditions.
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Bill Withers, soul singer behind Lean on Me, dead at 81

Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including Lean On Me, Lovely Day and Ain't No Sunshine, has died from heart complications, his family said in a statement to The Associated Press.
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Marvel remakes release calendar; 'Mulan' moves to late July

NEW YORK -- The Walt Disney Co. on Friday overhauled its release schedule by moving the dates of half a dozen Marvel movies, announcing a new one for the live-action adaption of "Mulan" and pushing the fifth "Indiana Jones" film another year in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
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LeVar Burton to livestream short story readings via Twitter

American actor LeVar Burton has announced the launch of LeVar Burton Reads, a Twitter livestream read-aloud video series.
The series is a livestreamed version of his weekly short story podcast of the same name, which launched in June 2017.
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Member of Turkish band dies on 288th day of hunger strike

ANKARA, TURKEY -- A member of a popular folk music group that is banned in Turkey died on the 288th day of a hunger strike she and a colleague started while imprisoned to protest the government's treatment of their band, according to a post on the group's Twitter account.
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'Lovely Day,' 'Ain't No Sunshine' singer Bill Withers dies at 81

Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “Lean on Me,” “Lovely Day” and “Ain't No Sunshine,” has died from heart complications, his family said in a statement to The Associated Press.
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Tribeca Film Festival to proceed, in part, online

NEW YORK -- The Tribeca Film Festival, postponed by the pandemic, is moving some elements of its annual New York event online.
Tribeca organizers said Friday that much of its programming will be available either to the public or to the film industry over roughly the same days that the festival would have taken place in April.
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“Never Really Sometimes Always” is being billed as an abortion drama but is really a story of class, gender and the bond between two young women.
When we first see 17-year-old Autumn (Sidney Flanigan) she is performing at a school talent show.
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MONTREAL -- Three of Montreal’s largest festivals -- and tourist draws -- have announced they are cancelling plans for the summer.
Just For Laughs will postpone its festival until the fall, and will run from Sept.
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Tekashi 6ix9ine will serve rest of sentence at home over coronavirus risk

Tekashi 6ix9ine was released from federal prison Thursday after his attorney said the rapper's asthma made him vulnerable to the novel coronavirus.
The rapper, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, will serve the rest of his sentence at home, his defense attorney Lance Lazzaro told CNN.
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