Entertainment

‘Black Panther’ Star Chadwick Boseman, 43, Dies from Colon Cancer

By AFP LOS ANGELES, CALIF. - Chadwick Boseman, the star of the ground-breaking superhero movie "Black Panther," has died from colon cancer, his publicist told AFP on Friday. Boseman, who was in his 40s, had not publicly discussed his condition -- which was first diagnosed in 2016 -- and continued to work on major Hollywood films. "It was the honor of his career to bring King T'Challa to life in Black Panther," said a statement posted to Boseman's social media accounts. "He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side." Boseman became the first black superhero to…
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Education

Especial de LPR por Día de las Madres en cuarentena y mensaje de la gobernadora de RI Gina Raimondo

Programa especial y mensaje en un día de Madres muy raro en el mundo. Hoy debemos felicitarlas, honrarlas en medio de una pandemia que nos mantiene alejados a muchos, el especial musical de Latino Public Radio para hacerlas sentir queridas. Gracias de parte de Reynaldo Almonte y la familia de lprnoticias.
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Art & Life

From Garages to Porches, Music Keeps Flowing During COVID-19

VOA News By Julie Taboh TAKOMA PARK, MARYLAND - Classical music drifts on the breeze through a quiet neighborhood in Takoma Park, ; On a side porch at a nearby house, a group of musicians perform as a clutch of people lean against trees and sit on stoops, a comfortable distance from each ; The music, so fitting on this glorious spring day, is coming from the Milo Trio, three musicians who’ve been playing together regularly since January of last ; Since new social guidelines and mandates have been put in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, people haven’t been able…
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Entertainment

Country Singer Joe Diffie Dies of Coronavirus Complications

VOA News By Associated Press NEW YORK - Country singer Joe Diffie, who had a string of hits in the 1990s with chart-topping ballads and honky-tonk singles like "Home" and "Pickup Man," has died after testing positive for COVID-19. He was 61.   Diffie on Friday announced he had contracted the coronavirus, becoming the first country star to go public with such a diagnosis. Diffie's publicist Scott Adkins said the singer died Sunday due to complications from the virus.   Diffie, a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, was a member of the Grand Ole Opry for more than 25 years. His hits…
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Entertainment

Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson Test Positive for Coronavirus in Australia

VOA News By Reuters LOS ANGELES - Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks and his wife, actress Rita Wilson, have both tested positive for coronavirus in Australia, the actor said via Twitter. Hanks said that he and Wilson, who are both 63, were tested in Australia, where he is working on a film, after they felt tired and achy with slight fevers. “To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the coronavirus and were found to be positive,” Hanks said in the tweet. The film star said that he and Wilson would be “tested, observed…
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Education

Attorney General Neronha warns of price gouging, other scams during COVID-19 outbreak

Attorney General Peter Neronha reminds Rhode Island residents to watch out for potential scams or instances of price gouging stemming from the outbreak of COVID-19. “These are unique and uncertain circumstances,” said Attorney General Peter F. Neronha. “The focus here has to be on public health, not profit. This Office is going to make sure people have access to the goods and services they need to minimize the threat from this public health emergency. Our commitment, as always, remains keeping Rhode Islanders safe.” Many consumer questions have emerged as a result of this public health emergency, from health insurance considerations…
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Entertainment

New York Prosecutor Says Former Movie Producer Weinstein Abused His Power

VOA News By Reuters NEW YORK - New York prosecutors told jurors that Harvey Weinstein abused his power and lacked empathy in a closing argument on Friday at the former movie producer's weeks-long rape trial, a milestone of the #MeToo movement. Setting the stage for the jury to begin deliberating next week, Assistant District Attorney Joan Illuzzi said Weinstein, 67, had counted on his victims never coming forward.“ The defendant not only ran roughshod over the dignity and the very lives of these witnesses, but he also underestimated them," she said. Weinstein has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting former production…
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Art & Life

Pawtucket Mayor Grebien Announces Funding Opportunities to Pawtucket Arts

PAWTUCKET - Mayor Donald R. Grebien announces two City grant programs, oneto support 501 (c) 3 art organizations to pay operating expenses andanother to bring free artistic and musical programming in September duringthe upcoming Pawtucket Arts Festival. "Pawtucket truly is Rhode Island's creative community. By supporting ourarts community, we are able to bring quality programming to ourresidents," says Mayor Grebien. "Arts can also become a powerful economicengine to bring people to the city's arts studio's galleries, theatre,music venues and restaurants." According to Mayor Grebien, the Arts Panel Grants Program (APGP) bringsfree programing to the public at the Pawtucket Arts Festival.…
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