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Al Michaels voted Frick winner for baseball’s Hall of Fame.

Al Michaels voted Frick winner for baseball’s Hall of Fame.

NEW YORK — Former ABC baseball commentator Al Michaels has been voted the Ford C. Frick Award for broadcast excellence by baseball’s Hall of Fame. Michaels, 76, will be honoured during the Hall of Fame induction weekend in July.
NAC partners with Black Theatre Workshop to share English programming resources

NAC partners with Black Theatre Workshop to share English programming resources

The National Arts Centre is sharing the spotlight with Canada's longest-running Black theatre company as part of the Ottawa institution's new commitment to evenly split its English programming resources with Black arts organizations.
Review: George Clooney makes a moving 'The Midnight Sky'

Review: George Clooney makes a moving 'The Midnight Sky'

Netflix is on a roll this year, with “Mank,”“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,”“Da 5 Bloods” and “The Trial of the Chicago 7” all garnering Oscar buzz. Well, hold onto your spacesuits for the latest — “The Midnight Sky.
On-air personalities join campaign against CBC's paid content division Tandem

On-air personalities join campaign against CBC's paid content division Tandem

TORONTO — CBC personalities Carol Off, Mark Kelley, Nahlah Ayed and Jeannie Lee are among a growing number of staff urging the public broadcaster to drop efforts to sell more branded content.
Canadian broadcasters grapple with how to address inappropriate content in classic TV

Canadian broadcasters grapple with how to address inappropriate content in classic TV

MONTREAL — As more Canadian broadcasters and streaming platforms make their legacy content available online, some are being forced to grapple with how to address content that contains racial stereotypes or other material that is out of step with mode

Stars join Cyndi Lauper's benefit concert for homeless youth

NEW YORK — Taylor Swift, Cher, Billie Eilish, LL Cool J and Dolly Parton are adding their voices to Cyndi Lauper's annual concert to combat youth homelessness, an issue the “True Colors” singer says has only gotten worse during the pandemic.

National Museum of African American Music to open next month

NASHVILLE — A new museum in Tennessee that focuses on African American music will open next month in Nashville. The National Museum of African American Music will host a socially distanced ribbon cutting on Jan.

Obama, Patti Smith among PEN America honorees

NEW YORK — Artists, activists and a former president gathered online for PEN America's annual gala, held virtually this year because of the pandemic.
Fans, Ono, bandmates mark 40 years since John Lennon's death

Fans, Ono, bandmates mark 40 years since John Lennon's death

NEW YORK — Fans remembered John Lennon with flowers, candles and songs Tuesday, the 40th anniversary of the former Beatle's death after being shot outside his New York City apartment building.
Oliva Jade Giannulli learning from family college 'mess-up'

Oliva Jade Giannulli learning from family college 'mess-up'

LOS ANGELES — Maybe Olivia Jade Giannulli had hoped for kid-glove treatment in choosing the family vibe of “Red Table Talk” for her first public comments about the college admissions scandal involving her famous parents.