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‘Lean on Me,’ ‘Lovely Day’ Singer Bill Withers Dies at 81

Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “ Lean on Me, ” “Lovely Day” and “Ain’t No Sunshine,” has died from heart complications, his family said in a statement to The Associated Press....
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Dutch Museum Says Van Gogh Painting Stolen in Overnight Raid

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A painting by Dutch master Vincent van Gogh was stolen in an overnight smash-and-grab raid on a museum that was closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, police and the museum said Monday. The Singer Laren museum east of Amster...

Ten Museums You Can Virtually Visit

Smithsonian Magazine Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, museums and cultural institutions across the globe are closing their doors to the public. But while visitors can no longer roam the halls of these inst...
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Stars of ‘Contagion’ Reunite to Offer Coronavirus Advice

NEW YORK — The stars of the 2011 virus thriller “Contagion” — a prescient film these days — have reunited for a series of public service announcements to warn about COVID-19. “Wash your hands like your life depends on it. Because right now, in particular, i...
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Taylor Swift Surprises Some Fans With Cash Donations

From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness in the elde...
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