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Yahoo! BooksMar 30, 2020
Coronavirus: One million Americans now tested as Trump says people in US could have to wear masks ‘for a period of time'
Donald Trump is gambling that his 30-day extension of a national lockdown will halt the spread of the coronavirus inside the United States as he confirmed 1 million tests have been conducted so far - and he warned there might be a period of time when all Americans are ordered to wear masks outside."I could see something like that happening for a period of time, but I hope it would be for a limited period of time," the president said, telling reporters he is examining a study authored by former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner Scott Gotliebb calling for a mask-wearing country. But he did not issue any formal order.


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Florida, Illinois Emerge as Potential Coronavirus Hotspots (Yahoo! Books)

Yahoo! BooksMar 30, 2020
U.S. judges stop Texas, Ohio, Alabama from curbing abortions during coronavirus crisis
The rulings came in a series of legal actions aimed at blocking steps by various Republican-led states cracking down on abortion during the pandemic. The first of the decisions involved Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's announcement last week that abortion providers were covered by a state order that required postponement of non-urgent medical procedures to preserve hospital beds and equipment during the pandemic. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel in Austin ruled that Paxton's action "prevents Texas women from exercising what the Supreme Court has declared is their fundamental constitutional right to terminate a pregnancy before a fetus is viable."


NYTimes ArtsMar 30, 2020
Alan Merrill, a Songwriter of ‘I Love Rock 'n' Roll,' Dies
The musician, who died of the coronavirus, had an early rock career in Japan before helping write the song that became Joan Jett's breakthrough hit.

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Alan Merrill: I Love Rock 'N' Roll songwriter dies of coronavirus (BBC Entertainment & Arts)

Playbill NewsMar 30, 2020
The Cast of Taxi Reunites on Stars in the House Live Stream, Benefiting The Actors Fund
The daily benefit series, created by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, offers mini concerts and conversations in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Watch These Livestreamed Concerts During Your Social Distancing (Vulture)
WATCH: Julie Halston, Charles Busch, Iain Armitage Join Stars in the House Live Stream, Benefiting The Actors Fund (Playbill News)

NYTimes ArtsMar 30, 2020
Joe Diffie, Grammy-Winning Country Music Star, Dies at 61
He was known for his ballads and honky-tonk singles, like "Home" and "Pickup Man." On Friday, he announced that he had tested positive for the coronavirus.

AV Club FilmsMar 30, 2020
Watch Billie Eilish, Backstreet Boys, and more performances from Elton John's Living Room Concert For America
In these dark days, in the Great Time Of Uncertainty, humankind is being tested. Now is the time when the best and worst of humanity will emerge—worst, as in how quickly we stop showering because who fucking cares. But also the best, as in the stunning feat of virtual ingenuity known as iHeartRadio's Living Room…

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Watch the Full iHeart Living Room Concert For America With Elton John, Demi Lovato and More (Billboard Music News)
Elton John hosts star-studded iHeart Living Room coronavirus benefit concert (BBC Entertainment & Arts)

Billboard Music NewsMar 30, 2020
Beyonce & More Music Stars Who Have Visited Doc Antle's Myrtle Beach Safari
If you've been on the Tiger King bandwagon, you've gotten to know Doc Antle, the fame-seeking, slightly cultish founder of Myrtle Beach Safari.

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17 Popular Musicals That Have Never Been Revived on Broadway (Playbill News)

Yahoo! TVMar 30, 2020
John Krasinski reunites with 'The Office' co-star Steve Carell in premiere of his 'Some Good News' quarantine show
John Krasinski is bringing "Some Good News" to the world amid the coronavirus pandemic, including a mini "Office" reunion with Steve Carell.


Playbill NewsMar 30, 2020
35 Musicals That Brought the Stories of Real People to the Stage
From Funny Girl to Six, these musicals all tell true stories about real people.

Yahoo! ArtsMar 30, 2020
Some ultra-Orthodox Israelis chafe at coronavirus restrictions
Israeli police have used a drone, helicopter and stun grenades in recent days to prevent people gathering in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of Jerusalem in defiance of Health Ministry measures aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus. "Nazis!" shouted a group of boys, as police pulled men off the narrow streets of Mea Shearim. Many ultra-Orthodox reject the authority of the Israeli state, whose Jewish majority is mostly secular.


Yahoo! BooksMar 30, 2020
China to Reveal a Key Virus Data Point: People With No Symptoms
Recent updates to state coronavirus case numbers suggest Florida and Illinois may join New York and Washington as hotspots for the virus, with Governor Ron DeSantis (R., Fla.) announcing a stay-at-home order for southern Florida until May and Illinois seeing its largest single-day increase in cases on Sunday.Former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Monday warned that the two states could be "new epicenters of spread." THREAD: We'll update charts daily for Florida, Louisiana, Illinois, and Michigan as epidemic becomes national in scope; new epicenters of spread emerge. Florida faces significant challenges with growing spread from seeds likely introduced weeks if not months ago and slow reaction pic.twitter.com/NZRqwGylFF -- Scott Gottlieb, MD (@ScottGottliebMD) March 30, 2020 Update for Illinois pic.twitter.com/nCMqdTGKdF -- Scott Gottlieb, MD (@ScottGottliebMD) March 30, 2020DeSantis said at a press conference Monday that his order will apply to Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and Monroe counties, which have over 50 percent of the state's 5000-plus cases. The state's COVID-19 case count jumped 523, according to a state update on Monday morning."The 'Safer-At-Home' [order] is the right move for southeast Florida," DeSantis said. "This is the time to do the right thing. Listen to all of your local officials. We will do this through the middle of May, and then see where we're at."On Sunday, Illinois health officials announced 18 new deaths — including that of an infant —and 1,105 new cases of

NYTimes ArtsMar 30, 2020
‘Better Call Saul' Season 5, Episode 7 Recap: Just Make Money
Jimmy gets a new motto, a wife and a demanding client. Gus sweet talks a jittery partner. And Los Pollos Hermanos burns some chicken.

Yahoo! ArtsMar 30, 2020
In connecting Chinese adoptees to birth families, couple makes discovery about China's one-child policy
After learning their child's adoption documents were fake, a Utah couple launched an initiative to help connect adoptees to parents.


NYTimes ArtsMar 30, 2020
Early van Gogh Painting Stolen From Dutch Museum
"The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring" was the only thing missing after a heist near Amsterdam. Whoever was behind the theft made the move on the artist's birthday, knowingly or not.

AV Club FilmsMar 30, 2020
Yo, Joe! Hasbro just dropped episodes of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero on YouTube
Adding to the abundance of streaming content currently available to viewers riding out the coronavirus quarantine, the Hasbro toy company has generously uploaded the first 15 episodes of the classic animated series G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero. Nothing will make you more inspired to do the right thing during this…

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Yahoo! BooksMar 30, 2020
Wuhan Residents Dismiss Official Coronavirus Death Toll: ‘The Incinerators Have Been Working Around the Clock'
Wuhan residents are increasingly skeptical of the Chinese Communist Party's reported coronavirus death count of approximately 2,500 deaths in the city to date, with most people believing the actual number is at least 40,000."Maybe the authorities are gradually releasing the real figures, intentionally or unintentionally, so that people will gradually come to accept the reality," a Wuhan resident, who gave only his surname Mao, told Radio Free Asia.A city source added that, based on the aggregation of funeral and cremation numbers, authorities likely know the real number and are keeping it under wraps."Every funeral home reports data on cremations directly to the authorities twice daily," the source said. "This means that each funeral home only knows how many cremations it has conducted, but not the situation at the other funeral homes."The city began lifting its lockdown on Saturday after two months of mandatory shutdown, with a complete lift of restrictions set for April 8. Funeral homes in Wuhan have been handing out the cremated remains to families every day, but rumors began circulating after one funeral home received two shipments of 5,000 urns over the course of two days, according to photos reported by Chinese media outlet Caixin, which were later censored.Reports of the funeral's crematoriums working nonstop also raised questions."It can't be right … because the incinerators have been worki

VultureMar 30, 2020
The Goldfinch Is Real! Vincent van Gogh Art Theft Befalls Dutch Museum
The smash and grab was made easy due to the museum's closure.

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Van Gogh painting Spring Garden stolen from Dutch museum (BBC Entertainment & Arts)

Yahoo! TVMar 30, 2020
‘Locke & Key' Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix
"Locke & Key" is officially coming back for a second season. Netflix has renewed the supernatural horror drama, which debuted in Feb. after more than a decade in development at both Hulu and Netflix. Co-showrunners Carlton Cuse and Meredith Averill opened up about the show's lengthy ride to the small screen during a Variety interview earlier this […]


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Netflix opens the door for a 2nd season of Locke And Key (AV Club Films)

Yahoo! BooksMar 30, 2020
J&J just sped up the timeline for its coronavirus vaccine, and said it could be ready for emergency use early next year
The drugmaker said human testing will start no later than September on the potential coronavirus shot.


Yahoo! BooksMar 30, 2020
After more than 10,000 coronavirus deaths — the worst in the world — Italy is showing signs that its 3-week lockdown is working
Italy's counts of new coronavirus deaths and infections are starting to fall, though the country is likely still in for an extended lockdown.


AV Club FilmsMar 30, 2020
It's Saul Goodman on the streets and Jimmy McGill between the sheets on a gorgeous Better Call Saul
From the very first frames of this episode, I was head over heels. There are more right angles than an episode of "The Anal-Retentive Chef." DP Marshall Adams and director Melissa Bernstein square up the camera like they've been studying their Wes Anderson, keeping all their actors in profile, face-on, or back-turned.…

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Better Call Saul Recap: Disappearing Pact (Vulture)

Yahoo! ArtsMar 30, 2020
U.S. is swiftly deporting migrant children at the border
"Despite everything I experienced along the way, they deported me the next day," one indigenous teenager from Guatemala told CBS News.


Billboard Music NewsMar 30, 2020
Miami's III Points Festival Postponed Amid Coronavirus
Miami's electronic and alternative music festival III Points has been postponed to October amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

Playbill NewsMar 30, 2020
Playbill Calendar: Your Guide to Live Streams, Concerts, and More March 30-April 5
A look at the week ahead.

Billboard Music NewsMar 30, 2020
Global Music Business Rallies to Support Indie Record Stores Amid Coronavirus Shutdowns
Music labels and artists like Elton John are getting behind social media campaigns to help protect independent record stores in the U.K. and around the world.

Billboard Music NewsMar 30, 2020
Tinashe Performs ‘Touch & Go' Plus More Fan-Favorites During Billboard Live At-Home Concert
Tinashe hosted her Billboard Live At-Home performance on Monday afternoon (March 30) to raise money for Meals on Wheels America.

NYTimes ArtsMar 30, 2020
Finding Comfort in the Classics
Editors and writers on the Books desk — along with colleagues from the newsroom — recommend some time-tested books that offer escape from the present moment.

Playbill NewsMar 30, 2020
Suzan-Lori Parks Live Streams Her Work Sessions From Home Beginning March 30
Traditionally hosted in The Public's lobby, the performance piece (and work session) will be streamed via HowlRound.

VultureMar 30, 2020
Missing the Live-Action Mulan? Try These 5 Movies
Tangled, Wonder Woman, and more.

Yahoo! ArtsMar 30, 2020
Marine Corps Closes Parris Island Boot Camp to New Recruits as COVID-19 Cases Spread
The Corps is halting shipments of recruits to Parris Island after more than 20 people there tested positive for coroanavirus.


Yahoo! BooksMar 30, 2020
Leaked memo from Delta reveals plans to cut worker hours and pay, despite protections in the coronavirus stimulus package. United and other airlines are doing the same.
Airline workers at Delta, American, United, and Southwest face hours cuts and less take-home pay as the crisis drags on, even before job losses.


VultureMar 30, 2020
Everything You Missed From Fox and iHeartRadio's Big ‘Living Room Concert'
Backstreet's back (via five videos), Mariah made it look easy, and Elton John hosted the event.

Yahoo! ArtsMar 30, 2020
A 90-year-old woman who recovered from the coronavirus said her family's potato soup was partly responsible. Here's the recipe.
Geneva Wood, 90, credited family, God, and potato soup for her recovery from COVID-19. The soup is certainly not a cure, but it didn't hurt.


VultureMar 30, 2020
Looking for a Distraction? Try These Escapist Podcasts
Podcasts to help you take your mind off things.

Billboard Music NewsMar 30, 2020
Charli XCX Teaming Up With Tove Lo, Rina Sawayama and More For Second Week of Livestreams
Charli announced her brand new set of livestreams set to go up this week, with stars like Tove Lo, Rina Sawayama, Orville Peck and many more.

NYTimes ArtsMar 30, 2020
Penguin Classics and Others Work to Diversify Offerings From the Canon
Across the industry, publishers are releasing titles by authors who were previously marginalized or entirely lost to history.

Billboard Music NewsMar 30, 2020
Dermot Kennedy, Hozier, Tinashe & More Set For Billboard Live At-Home Performances
Another week of social distancing means another week of Billboard Live At-Home Sessions, and Billboard has a full slate coming your way. See this week's schedule here.

Yahoo! TVMar 30, 2020
Andy Cohen Plans ‘Watch What Happens Live' Return Monday Despite Coronavirus Diagnosis
On March 20, a few hours after Andy Cohen announced through Variety that he was moving his Bravo talk show "Watch What Happens Live" to his West Village apartment, he tested positive for Covid-19, and had to scrap that plan. But 10 days later, Cohen is feeling better, according to a Bravo spokesperson. And as of […]


VultureMar 30, 2020
John Krasinski Brings You ‘Some Good News' From His New YouTube Show
Special Correspondent Steve Carell stops by to talk favorite Office episodes.

Billboard Music NewsMar 30, 2020
Will The Weeknd Get His Grammy Groove Back? These 10 Artists Did
Now that The Weeknd's new album After Hours has entered the Billboard 200 at No. 1 with the biggest one-week total of the year so far, the next big question is whether the album will land a Grammy nomination for album of the year.

Billboard Music NewsMar 30, 2020
Ugandan Pop Star Bobi Wine Criticizes African Leaders in ‘Corona Virus Alert' Song
Ugandan pop star and opposition leader Bobi Wine released a song urging Africa's people to wash their hands to stop the spread of the new coronavirus.

Billboard Music NewsMar 30, 2020
The Weeknd's ‘After Hours' Could Spend Second Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart
After The Weeknd's "After Hours" made a splashy debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart -- with the biggest week of 2020 for any album -- it looks like it could spend a second week atop the tally.

Yahoo! ArtsMar 30, 2020
Governor does not want passengers on virus-hit cruise ship 'dumped' in Florida
Florida's governor said Monday that he does not want passengers suspected of suffering from coronavirus on the cruise ship Zaandam to be "dumped" in his southern US state. The Holland America Line vessel passed through the Panama Canal overnight as the company searched for a port that will allow the Zaandam passengers to disembark. "We view this as a big, big problem and we do not want to see people dumped in southern Florida right now," Florida Governor Ron DeSantis told Fox News.


Yahoo! BooksMar 30, 2020
If you're 'essential' enough to work through a coronavirus pandemic, you're essential enough to be paid living wage
Healthcare professionals are bravely battling coronavirus. But there are other "essential" workers in harm's way. And they aren't being paid fairly.


Playbill NewsMar 30, 2020
Spot Christine Baranski in Latex, a Singing John Cameron Mitchell, Audra McDonald, More in The Good Fight Season 4 Trailer
The CBS All Access drama, featuring a slew of theatre favorites, returns in April.

Billboard Music NewsMar 30, 2020
Every Song From The Weeknd's ‘After Hours' Is on the Hot 100
With The Weeknd celebrating his fourth No. 1 on the Billboard 200 (dated April 4), as After Hours opens with 444,000 equivalent album units (the year's best weekly total), according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, he sends all 14 songs from the set's original version onto the Billboard Hot 100.

AV Club FilmsMar 30, 2020
Steven Universe's Rebecca Sugar Reflects on the Past, Present, and Future of Her Sublime Journey
Steven Universe Future's final episodes brought Steven and the Crystal Gems' story to an epic close. They also reinforced one of the most important concepts that shaped Rebecca Sugar's approach to creating the show ever since she first had the idea for the series. Steven Universe and Future were both sublime in the…

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VultureMar 30, 2020
The Good Fight Season 4 Trailer: Christine Baranski Takes on the Superrich
Premiering April 9.

NYTimes ArtsMar 30, 2020
‘Outbreak' Was a Hit in 1995. Now We're Living the Sequel.
The past is as close to a vacation as we'll get right now, so our critic will be looking at retro box office numbers for inspiration.

USA Today: BooksMar 30, 2020
100 books to read while stuck at home during the coronavirus crisis
Looking for a good book to read while social distancing? We've got you covered with 100 recommendations.        

Yahoo! BooksMar 30, 2020
Germany could issue hundreds of thousands of people with coronavirus 'immunity certificates' so they can leave the lockdown early
The tests could allow hundreds of thousands of people to leave their coronavirus lockdowns early.


Yahoo! ArtsMar 30, 2020
Fox News reportedly fears its early downplaying of COVID-19 leaves it open to lawsuits
Fox Business announced Friday that it has "parted ways" with Trish Regan, a prime time host who gained notoriety for suggesting on her March 9 show that the COVID-19 coronavirus was a politically motivated "scam." The decision "took some journalists and anchors at the network by surprise," The New York Times reports, because "Fox executives are accustomed to withstanding public pressure, and rarely make personnel moves that can be construed as validating criticisms of the network."Fox Business wished Regan the best and said the network "will continue our reduced live primetime schedule for the foreseeable future" to focus on "the coronavirus crisis." On MNSBC Sunday morning, Vanity Fair's Gabriel Sherman said ousting Regan appears to be part of a larger effort to limit legal liability tied to the disconnect between Fox's public and private responses to the pandemic.In early March, "Fox News tried to do their original playbook, which was dismiss it as a hoax, say that this is another partisan attempt by Democrats to hurt Donald Trump, and this was the case where they could not prevent reality," Sherman said. "Fox News is a very powerful media organization, but it cannot stop people from dropping dead." He added: When I've been talking to Fox insiders over the last few days, there's a real concern inside the network that their early downplaying of the coronavirus actually exposes Fox News to potential legal action by viewers who maybe were misled and actually have died fro

VultureMar 30, 2020
Ozark Season-Finale Recap: Adapt or Die
The only way for the Byrdes to survive this is to make themselves too important to hurt.

New York Times BooksMar 30, 2020
Ann Patchett on Why We Need Life-Changing Books Right Now
The novelist Ann Patchett doesn't have children and didn't read middle-grade books. Then she picked up one by Kate DiCamillo and couldn't stop until she'd read them all.

VultureMar 29, 2020
‘I Love Rock 'N' Roll' Writer Alan Merrill Dies After Battle With Coronavirus
The musician's daughter announced his passing on Facebook.

Time EntertainmentMar 29, 2020
Country Singer Joe Diffie Dies After Testing Positive for Coronavirus
Diffie had a string of hits in the 1990s with chart-topping ballads and honky-tonk singles like "Home" and "Pickup Man"

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Playbill NewsMar 29, 2020
WATCH: Fun Home's Judy Kuhn, Michael Cerveris, Beth Malone, More Join Stars in the House Live Stream, Benefiting The Actors Fund
The daily benefit series, created by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, offers mini concerts and conversations in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Billboard Music NewsMar 29, 2020
Vallenato, Family & Kazoos: Watch Carlos Vives' Acoustic At-Home Concert
Carlos Vives performed some of his greatest hits, such as "La Bicicleta" and "Tierra del Olvido" during his at-home YouTube concert.

Roger Ebert Movie ReviewsMar 29, 2020
Krzysztof Penderecki: 1933-2020
New seasons of two top-notch international series, on Netflix and HBO, offer comfort viewing that's outside the comfort zone.

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R.I.P. Krzysztof Penderecki, influential avant-garde composer from The Shining and The Exorcist (AV Club Films)

Billboard Music NewsMar 29, 2020
Country Artist Joe Diffie Dead From Coronavirus at Age 61
Joe Diffie has died of coronavirus at age 61.
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