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The Latest: Pakistan suspending domestic flights

Mar. 25, 2020 1:31 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 422,000 people and killed over 18,000. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. More than 108,000 people have recovered so...

This combination photo shows country music stars, from left, Chris Stapleton, Brad Paisley and Dierks Bentley performing in concert. The multibillion-dollar concert industry halted after the outbreak of novel coronavirus in the United States. Now thousands of small businesses and contract workers who live gig to gig are facing an uncertain future. (AP Photo)

Once booming concert industry goes quiet after coronavirus

Mar. 24, 2020 3:00 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn (AP) — Inside a warehouse for MooTV, a live video production company in Nashville, Tennessee, the floor-to-ceiling shelves are lined with row after row of video screens, cables and rolling cases that normally would be out on the road with Brad Paisley, Chris Stapleton or Dierks Bentley. At...

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Review: Gordon Lightfoot shows pillars of his art on 'Solo'

Mar. 19, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

Gordon Lightfoot, “Solo” (Rhino) Gordon Lightfoot's first studio album since 2004 finds him displaying the pillars of his songwriting on “Solo,” a brave and unvarnished work teeming with maps of roads taken and avoided. Most of the songs on the album were written and first recorded...

A Panamanian health worker checks the temperature of a man attending the annual Tribal Gathering on Playa Chiquita, Panama, Wednesday, March 18, 2020.  Foreigners attending the festival are required to stay in Panama for 15 days before returning home, which has stranded some of them on this isolated Caribbean beach while the country's health ministry tries to stop the spread of COVID-19.  (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)

400 foreigners stranded in Panama after 'tribal' festival

Mar. 18, 2020 8:26 PM EDT

PLAYA CHIQUITA, Panama (AP) — Between 400 and 500 foreigners are stranded in Panama after a “tribal” festival and music event ended with many of them being quarantined at the concert site near the Caribbean beach of Playa Chiquita, an organizer said Wednesday. At the same time, Panama's...

Britain's Harry and Meghan the Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive to attend the annual Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in London, Monday, March 9, 2020. The annual service, organised by the Royal Commonwealth Society, is the largest annual inter-faith gathering in the United Kingdom. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Harry and Meghan urge 'empathy and kindness' against virus

Mar. 18, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling 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. ___...

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is canceled until fall due to coronavirus concerns

Mar. 17, 2020 8:18 PM EDT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is canceled until fall due to coronavirus concerns.
Ohio Department of Health director Amy Acton, left, and Ohio Governor Mike DeWine talk before stepping into a coronavirus news conference Saturday, March 14, 2020 at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus. (Doral Chenoweth/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)

Ohio governor, an early lone wolf on virus, wins wide praise

Mar. 17, 2020 2:38 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A week before Ohio recorded any coronavirus cases, Gov. Mike DeWine delivered his first warning, banning spectators from an international fitness and bodybuilding festival that brings in more than $50 million for the state's largest city. Organizers of the annual Arnold Sports...

Art show looks at wild side of human existence with nature

Mar. 14, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A group of artists in Cambridge is displaying works aimed at exploring human existence with nature in a time of planetary change. The show, called WILD, is on view at Gallery 263, located at 263 Pearl Street outside of Central Square. Saturday is the final day to see the show. The...

FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2016, file photo, school children arrive at the Los Angeles Zoo, in Los Angeles. The zoo, along with much of California, is shutting down, with theme parks, horse-racing tracks and concert halls locking their doors while some people postpone their weddings as the nation's largest state attempts to dodge the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Nick Ut,File)

California virus scare closes venues, delays weddings

Mar. 12, 2020 11:23 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Much of California is shutting down, with theme parks, horse-racing tracks and concert halls locking their doors while some people postpone their weddings as the nation's largest state attempts to dodge the new coronavirus. A day after Gov. Gavin Newsom urged against public gatherings...

FILE- In this Sept. 18, 2019 file photo, Roger Daltrey, left, and Pete Townshend of The Who perform during the Moving On! Tour at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. The band postponed their UK and Ireland tour that was scheduled to start Monday and run through April 8 due to the new coronavirus outbreak. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness. (Photo by Robb Cohen/Invision/AP, File)

Who Canceled: A look at the concerts, films, events on hold

Mar. 12, 2020 9:49 PM EDT

And soon there will be none (for a while). Tours, awards shows, conventions and festivals on Thursday announced cancellations and postponements at a rapid clip, with concert tours being postponed, movie releases shifting and Broadway going dark. Here's a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry reacted...