Brazilian rapper warns of coronavirus danger in Brazil's slums

Sun, Mar. 29, 2020

Brazilian rapper MV Bill added his voice to a chorus of criticism of President Jair Bolsonaro for downplaying the gravity of the new coronavirus epidemic in a video clip that urges people to protect themselves.

Polish composer Penderecki dies at 86 after long illness

Sun, Mar. 29, 2020

Poland's Krzysztof Penderecki, one of the world's most celebrated composers, died on Sunday at the age of 86, said state-controlled news agency PAP.

Tom Hanks returns to LA after bout of coronavirus: media reports

Sat, Mar. 28, 2020

Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson returned to Los Angeles on Friday after spending more than two weeks in quarantine in Australia after testing positive for the coronavirus.

'Contagion' movie stars tell fans coronavirus is 'real life'

Sat, Mar. 28, 2020

The stars of the movie “Contagion,” which has seen a surge in popularity as the coronavirus has spread across the globe, on Friday urged fans to listen to experts, wash their hands frequently and practice social distancing.

South Korea boy band BTS postpones U.S., Canada tour over coronavirus

Fri, Mar. 27, 2020

South Korea’s boy band BTS will postpone a North America tour that had been scheduled to kick off in April, due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, its management said on Friday.

Fed's Powell: U.S. may be in recession, control of virus to dictate timing of economy reopening

Thu, Mar. 26, 2020

“The first order of business will be to get the spread of the virus under control and then resume economic activity.”

Television audiences surge to 12-month highs as coronavirus keeps Americans home

Thu, Mar. 26, 2020

From family drama "This Is Us" to crime series "NCIS," audiences are flocking to television shows in numbers unseen for up to a year as coronavirus shutdowns and social distancing keeps millions of Americans at home.

The show won't go on: Tony Awards for Broadway theater postponed indefinitely

Thu, Mar. 26, 2020

The annual Tony Awards ceremony celebrating the best in Broadway theater was postponed indefinitely on Wednesday, the latest big cultural event to fall victim to the coronavirus pandemic.