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Review: Lucinda Williams channels her anger into song

Review: Lucinda Williams channels her anger into song

Lucinda Williams, “Good Souls, Better Angels” (Highway 20/Thirty Tigers) Lucinda Williams has come up with an album for our times — at least if you’re as angry as she is. “Good Souls, Better Angels” is anything but subtle.
Music Review: Pam Tillis' blue alto has never sounded better

Music Review: Pam Tillis' blue alto has never sounded better

Pam Tillis, “Looking for a Feeling” (Stellar Cat Records) Pam Tillis has mastered the art of singing without raising her voice. She swoops and slides, yes, but most of all she smoulders , an alto with a blue hue.
Charlize Theron launches initiative to fight gender violence

Charlize Theron launches initiative to fight gender violence

LOS ANGELES — Actress Charlize Theron and her foundation are committing $1 million to coronavirus relief efforts, with half of that dedicated to fighting gender-based violence resulting from the outbreak.
Center of 'Beastie Boys Story' is music. So is friendship.

Center of 'Beastie Boys Story' is music. So is friendship.

NEW YORK — Getting the Beastie Boys’ Michael “Mike D” Diamond and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz and longtime collaborator and friend, Spike Jonze, together during normal times would be full of jokes, playful banter and overall fun.
‘Ratatouille’ director Brad Bird joins TCM’s ‘Essentials’

‘Ratatouille’ director Brad Bird joins TCM’s ‘Essentials’

LOS ANGELES — Turner Classic Movies has enlisted “Ratatouille” and “The Iron Giant” director Brad Bird to program the latest 20-episode season of “The Essentials," the channel said Wednesday. Bird’s selections run the gamut of classic film offerings.
Faithfull released from hospital after battling COVID-19

Faithfull released from hospital after battling COVID-19

NEW YORK — English singer-songwriter Marianne Faithfull has been discharged from a London hospital after being treated for coronavirus.
Amputations, organ failure, blood clotting: The range of complications in COVID-19 cases

Amputations, organ failure, blood clotting: The range of complications in COVID-19 cases

TORONTO — Canadian Broadway star Nick Cordero's recent leg amputation due to complications from COVID-19 is an example of a constellation of things that can go wrong during severe bodily infections, say doctors.
Review: 'Book of Longings' has an ambitious, lasting power

Review: 'Book of Longings' has an ambitious, lasting power

“The Book of Longings,” by Sue Monk Kidd (Viking) “I am Ana. I was the wife of Jesus ben Joseph of Nazareth. I called him Beloved and he, laughing, called me Little Thunder.
Many small businesses say loans won't get them to rehire

Many small businesses say loans won't get them to rehire

WASHINGTON — Some small businesses that obtained a highly-coveted government loan say they won’t be able to use it to bring all their laid-off workers back, even though that is what the program was designed to do.
Berlin gets 'pop-up' bike lanes to boost cycling in pandemic

Berlin gets 'pop-up' bike lanes to boost cycling in pandemic

BERLIN — Authorities in Berlin are setting up temporary bicycle lanes to meet demand for safe cycling on the German capital's streets during the coronavirus pandemic, angering some motorists.