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Some New York theaters allowed to reopen in April

NEW YORK -- With NBA games back in Madison Square Garden and certain movie theaters reopening at the end of the week, New York could soon celebrate the resumption of the performing arts -- the governor announced Wednesday that theaters could reopen at limited capacity from April 2.
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Canadian librarians and educators are reassessing several Dr. Seuss titles that are being pulled from publication because of racist and insensitive imagery.
The business that preserves the legacy of Dr. Seuss says it's ceasing sales of six titles -- including "And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street" -- that portray people in ways that are hurtful.
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Stratford Festival to host open-air summer season

After its 2020 season was cancelled by COVID-19, the Stratford Festival announced plans this week to stage outdoor productions over the summer.
Beginning in late June, the festival plans to stage a combination of plays and cabarets running about 90 minutes each.
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VICTORIA -- British Columbia-born actor Ryan Reynolds and wife Blake Lively have donated a considerable sum to a Canadian Indigenous youth mentorship program.
The celebrity pair have donated $250,000 to Influence Mentoring Society, which focuses on mentoring Indigenous youth and supporting them through the post-secondary system and entering the job market.
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'Vaccine, vaccine': Dolly sings 'Jolene' rewrite before shot

NASHVILLE -- Dolly Parton has written hundreds of songs over her decades-long career and it turns out her tune "Jolene" is the just right one for getting her COVID-19 vaccine.
"I even changed one of my songs to fit the occasion.
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Dr. Oz helped save a man who collapsed at a New York City-area airport

Dr. Mehmet Oz sprang into action and helped save a man who had collapsed at an airport Monday night.
Oz, along with Port Authority police, performed CPR on a 60-year-old man at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, according to a statement from the Port Authority Police Department.
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'Vaccine, vaccine': Dolly Parton sings 'Jolene' rewrite before getting shot

NASHVILLE -- Dolly Parton has written hundreds of songs over her decades-long career and it turns out her tune "Jolene" is the just right one for getting her COVID-19 vaccine.
"I even changed one of my songs to fit the occasion.
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Documentary on jazz piano legend Oscar Peterson in production from Barry Avrich

TORONTO -- Canadian filmmaker Barry Avrich has started production on a feature documentary on the late Montreal-raised jazz legend Oscar Peterson.
A news release from Avrich's Melbar Entertainment Group says Kelly Peterson, the widow of the virtuoso pianist, will act as consulting producer on "Oscar Peterson: Black and White.
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Solange Knowles is opening up about her health while making her last album.
The singer took to Instagram and revealed that she was "literally fighting for my life" while making "When I Get Home.
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Jhene Aiko to host Grammy Award premiere ceremony

LOS ANGELES -- Jhene Aiko will take on hosting duties at the Grammy Awards premiere ceremony this month.
The Recording Academy announced Tuesday that the Grammy-nominated singer will host the pre-show, where most trophies are awarded.
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Dolly Parton on her 50th Grammy nod: 'It's always special'

NEW YORK -- It's been 51 years since Dolly Parton earned her first Grammy nomination, and this year the national treasure who has won nine Grammys throughout her career is competing for her 50th honour.
Parton's first Grammy nomination was at the 1970 show for "Just Someone I Used to Know," a duet with Porter Wagoner.
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Jahmil French, the Toronto-born star of Degrassi: The Next Generation, has died, his manager confirmed to CBC News. He was 29.
"It is with a heavy heart that I confirm the passing of a dear friend and client Jahmil French," Gabrielle Kachman said in a statement.
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