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Towering musical theater master Stephen Sondheim dies at 91

Towering musical theater master Stephen Sondheim dies at 91

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Sondheim, the songwriter who reshaped the American musical theater in the second half of the 20th century with his intelligent, intricately rhymed lyrics, his use of evocative melodies and his willingness to tackle unusual sub
Britain tightens COVID rules as world on alert over omicron

Britain tightens COVID rules as world on alert over omicron

LONDON (AP) — The U.K.
Canadians to get biggest drop in gasoline prices since 2009 over COVID variant fears

Canadians to get biggest drop in gasoline prices since 2009 over COVID variant fears

Canadians should experience the fastest drop in gasoline prices in nearly 13 years on Sunday as fears about a virulent new COVID-19 variant are expected to provide a break of 11 cents per litre at the pumps.
Singer Bryan Adams tests positive for COVID-19 'for the second time in a month'

Singer Bryan Adams tests positive for COVID-19 'for the second time in a month'

MILAN — Canadian musician Bryan Adams says he has once again tested positive for COVID-19, less than a month after pulling out of a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame performance because of a positive test.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Dr, Anthony Fauci, director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Gov. Tate Reeves, R-Miss.
Bob Dylan artwork show opens in Miami, new cinema paintings

Bob Dylan artwork show opens in Miami, new cinema paintings

MIAMI (AP) — Bob Dylan has been telling stories through songs for 60 years. But recently America’s master lyricist has also captured moments in a new series of paintings that, just like his songs, are intimate and a bit of a mystery.
Shippers prepare for another pandemic crush of holiday gifts

Shippers prepare for another pandemic crush of holiday gifts

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The last holiday season was far from the most wonderful time of the year for the U.S.
Hong Kong drama bags nominations at Golden Horse Awards

Hong Kong drama bags nominations at Golden Horse Awards

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s annual Golden Horse Awards kicked off Saturday with a Hong Kong drama receiving the most nominations for the Asian equivalent of the Academy Awards.
EXPLAINER: What is this new COVID variant in South Africa?

EXPLAINER: What is this new COVID variant in South Africa?

LONDON (AP) — WHAT IS THIS NEW COVID-19 VARIANT? South African scientists identified a new version of the coronavirus this week that they say is behind a recent spike in COVID-19 infections in Gauteng, the country’s most populous province.
Barbra Streisand, Lea Salonga, more mourn Stephen Sondheim

Barbra Streisand, Lea Salonga, more mourn Stephen Sondheim

Tributes quickly flooded social media following the death of Stephen Sondheim as performers and writers alike saluted a giant of the theater: “Rest In Peace, Stephen Sondheim, and thank you for your vast contributions to musical theater.