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Met opera gets visionary new “Dutchman”

Met opera gets visionary new “Dutchman”

NEW YORK — Francois Girard created quite a splash — literally — at the Metropolitan Opera seven years ago when he flooded the stage with fake blood for a scene in "Parsifal.
Should I use points and miles to book wedding travel?

Should I use points and miles to book wedding travel?

You have no excuses now that the holidays have ended: It’s time to book travel for the wedding(s) you agreed to attend in 2020.
Jude Law among narrators of 'Beedle the Bard' audiobook

Jude Law among narrators of 'Beedle the Bard' audiobook

NEW YORK — Jude Law, Warwick Davis and Evanna Lynch are among the readers in an all-star recording of J.K. Rowling's “The Tales of Beedle the Bard," the first time her Harry Potter spinoff has been available as an audiobook.
'Jesus Christ Superstar,' 'Love Never Dies,' '& Juliet' in Mirvish lineup

'Jesus Christ Superstar,' 'Love Never Dies,' '& Juliet' in Mirvish lineup

TORONTO — Two Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals and a Canadian production of a pop music-filled twist on "Romeo and Juliet" are among the shows in Mirvish Productions' upcoming season.
What to stream in March: Sharply personal Netflix series from Canadian comic

What to stream in March: Sharply personal Netflix series from Canadian comic

Canadian comic Mae Martin slides onto Netflix with her strikingly personal TV series "Feels Good," one of the standout new programs making its debut in March.
Edmunds: How to shop for a low-tech car

Edmunds: How to shop for a low-tech car

New vehicles are more technologically advanced than ever.
Couples take the leap into marriage with leap day weddings this weekend

Couples take the leap into marriage with leap day weddings this weekend

TORONTO — Anniversaries matter to high school sweethearts Cassandra Engineer and Mackenzie Cleveland. They remember the date and exact time — down to the minute — that they became a couple.
Singer Duffy says rape, captivity, led to her public retreat

Singer Duffy says rape, captivity, led to her public retreat

NEW YORK — Grammy-winning singer Duffy says she’s been out of the public limelight for years to focus on recovering from being “drugged and raped and held captive over some days.
Placido Domingo apology prompts new accuser to step forward

Placido Domingo apology prompts new accuser to step forward

SAN FRANCISCO — The words "I am truly sorry" have not been uttered often in the #MeToo era. So when soprano Luz del Alba Rubio woke up Tuesday to see an apology from opera superstar Placido Domingo, she was in shock.
N.S. father says drug-pricing 'chess game' cost his daughter her life

N.S. father says drug-pricing 'chess game' cost his daughter her life

As Chantelle Lindsay lay in a Halifax hospital bed struggling for every breath as she neared the end of her battle with cystic fibrosis, she sent her mother a text: "Are you OK?" "I'm OK if you're OK," her mother replied.