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Salzburg Festival will go on this year but in shortened form

Salzburg Festival will go on this year but in shortened form

The Salzburg Festival will be one of classical music’s few offerings in the summer of the coronavirus pandemic, staging a reduced 100th anniversary celebration with capacities limited to about 50%.

California OKs movie theatres to reopen with limited seats

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California movie theatres can begin opening later this week if they limit theatre capacity to 25% or no more than 100 attendees, under state guidance released Monday.

Japan TV station apologizes for US video seen as offensive

TOKYO — Japanese public broadcaster NHK apologized Tuesday for an animated video it produced trying to explain the ongoing protests in the United States that instead sparked outrage that its depiction of black Americans was offensive.
Thousands of LA protesters won't face curfew, other charges

Thousands of LA protesters won't face curfew, other charges

LOS ANGELES — Thousands of Los Angeles protesters arrested for violating curfew and other police orders will not be charged with a crime, prosecutors said Monday as hundreds took to the city streets carrying caskets to signify the death of George Flo
Thousands mourn George Floyd in Texas amid calls for reform

Thousands mourn George Floyd in Texas amid calls for reform

HOUSTON — The last chance for the public to say goodbye to George Floyd drew thousands of mourners Monday to a church in Houston where he grew up, as his death two weeks ago continues to stoke protests in America and beyond over racial injustice, and
A US recession began in February in the face of coronavirus

A US recession began in February in the face of coronavirus

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy entered a recession in February as the coronavirus struck the nation, a group of economists declared Monday, ending the longest expansion on record.

UConn soccer player loses lawsuit over obscene gesture

HARTFORD, Conn. — A federal judge has ruled that UConn did nothing wrong when it took away the scholarship of a soccer player who gave the middle finger to a television camera.

Viewers refute myth that black US films, TV are poor exports

LOS ANGELES — To entice a European TV executive shopping for programs a few years ago, ABC Studios offered up glossy fare including “Scandal” starring Kerry Washington and “How to Get Away with Murder” with Oscar-winner Viola Davis.
K-pop fans become an unexpected ally to American protesters

K-pop fans become an unexpected ally to American protesters

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — As American protesters took to the streets to mourn the death of George Floyd, they found an unexpected ally: K-pop fans.
The 10 best movies released since theatres were shuttered

The 10 best movies released since theatres were shuttered

Believe it or not, a lot of new films have been released since movie theatres were shuttered by the coronavirus pandemic — and a lot of good films. They have arrived by streaming service, cable television, on-demand, drive-in and even Instagram.