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Disney Plus to revive 'The Proud Family' animated series

Disney Plus to revive 'The Proud Family' animated series

LOS ANGELES — The Proud family is making a comeback. The Disney Plus streaming service said Thursday it’s ordered a revival of the animated series about an African American teenager and her extended family.
Higdon opera for Philadelphia to have 3 different endings

Higdon opera for Philadelphia to have 3 different endings

Jennifer Higdon has been commissioned by Opera Philadelphia to compose "Woman with Eyes Closed," which will open the company's O20 Festival on Sept. 17 and in a novel twist will feature three different endings.
Review: Undercover Dream Lovers is fun, funky and reflective

Review: Undercover Dream Lovers is fun, funky and reflective

The Undercover Dream Lovers, “It's All In Your Head" (The Undercover Dream Lovers) The Undercover Dream Lovers is a one-man band whose debut album, “It's All In Your Head,” is a fun collection of funky songs which leave room for reflection among the
Loughlin, Giannulli set for October trial in college scam

Loughlin, Giannulli set for October trial in college scam

BOSTON — TV actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, will go on trial in October on charges that they bribed their daughters’ way into the University of Southern California, a federal judge said Thursday.

Judge undoes $2 sale of Drabinsky home as effort to thwart creditors

TORONTO — A deeply indebted former theatre mogul transferred ownership of the family home to his wife to put the multimillion-dollar property out of reach of his creditors, an Ontario judge has ruled.
Review: Author Anne Kim writes about America's `lost youth'

Review: Author Anne Kim writes about America's `lost youth'

"Abandoned: America’s Lost Youth and the Crisis of Disconnection,” The New Press, by Anne Kim In 2017, the Social Science Research Council said 4.5 million Americans between the ages of 16 and 24 were neither in school nor working.
Lee Phillip Bell, co-creator of popular soaps, dies at 91

Lee Phillip Bell, co-creator of popular soaps, dies at 91

LOS ANGELES — Lee Phillip Bell, who co-created “The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful” and hosted her own daytime talk show in Chicago for 33 years, has died. She was 91.
Review: `Strung Out' is a window into world of addiction

Review: `Strung Out' is a window into world of addiction

“Strung Out: One Last Hit and Other Lies That Nearly Killed Me: A Memoir,” Park Row, by Erin Khar A 13-year-old girl in Los Angeles started using opioids she steals from a family member’s medicine cabinet. Then she was bold enough to try heroin.
Coronavirus fears have some Canadians scrambling to rebook vacations

Coronavirus fears have some Canadians scrambling to rebook vacations

Hugh Ji had been looking forward to returning home to South Korea with his Canadian wife and two of their friends for a trip that included stops in Seoul and a visit to Jeju island.
Review: Author Melanie Shankle has a gift for storytelling

Review: Author Melanie Shankle has a gift for storytelling

“On the Bright Side: Stories About Friendship, Love, and Being True to Yourself,” Zondervan, by Melanie Shankle With the craziness of today’s society, it’s essential that we figure out a way to ground ourselves in what is truly important in life.