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Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall cancel performances

Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall cancel performances

NEW YORK — The Metropolitan Opera has cancelled performances and rehearsals through March 31 because of the coronavirus. The move was announced Thursday, one day after U.S. President Donald Trump announced a suspension of travel to the U.S.
Tour, festival cancellations ramp up due to virus outbreak

Tour, festival cancellations ramp up due to virus outbreak

Tours, awards shows, conventions and festivals are announcing cancellations and postponements daily due to the new coronavirus outbreak, causing a major impact on entertainment events both in the States and elsewhere.
The city sleeps: New York bans big gatherings, museums close

The city sleeps: New York bans big gatherings, museums close

NEW YORK — Museums prepared to shut their doors, the opera was silenced, lights dimmed on Broadway, big gatherings were banned and the subway was shunned as the largest city in the United States wound down Thursday amid a rise in coronavirus cases.
European Central Bank deploys stimulus to ease virus damage

European Central Bank deploys stimulus to ease virus damage

FRANKFURT — The European Central Bank deployed targeted new stimulus measures to cushion the shock to the economy from the virus outbreak, but its president said monetary policy couldn't do it alone and called for a "decisive and determined” response
German intel deems part of far-right AfD party 'extremist'

German intel deems part of far-right AfD party 'extremist'

BERLIN — German authorities are formally placing parts of the far-right Alternative for Germany party under surveillance after classifying it as extremist, the country's domestic intelligence agency said Thursday.
Broadway shows will go on despite virus concerns

Broadway shows will go on despite virus concerns

NEW YORK — The new coronavirus has reached Broadway, but the shows on the Great White Way are scheduled to go on as planned.
Weinstein gets 23 years in sentence hailed by accusers

Weinstein gets 23 years in sentence hailed by accusers

NEW YORK — Harvey Weinstein was sentenced Wednesday to 23 years in prison after breaking his courtroom silence with a rambling plea for mercy in which he professed to be "totally confused" by the #MeToo movement that spelled the Hollywood producer's

Las Vegas movie exhibition CinemaCon cancelled due to virus

LOS ANGELES — The annual movie exhibition and trade show CinemaCon has been cancelled in Las Vegas due to coronavirus, scuttling one of Hollywood's premier hype machines.
Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson in Australian hospital with new virus

Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson in Australian hospital with new virus

SYDNEY, Australia — Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson are isolated in stable condition in an Australian hospital Thursday after contracting the new coronavirus, the actor and Australian officials said.

Americans snap to attention on virus as big events cancelled

A basketball tournament, with no fans. A St. Patrick’s Day, with no parades. College campuses, with no students. Corporate headquarters, with barren cubicles.