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'Sesame Street' launches a podcast to help educate kids

'Sesame Street' launches a podcast to help educate kids

NEW YORK — What has more letters than the alphabet? That's easy: The post office. That joke — sponsored by the letter A — is a highlight of the first original podcast from “Sesame Street,” featuring music, interactive games and Muppets galore.
Gifty new and unusual pandemic-proof games for the holidays

Gifty new and unusual pandemic-proof games for the holidays

NEW YORK — The pandemic has proven there's no shortage of games to keep families, couples and kids amused. The classics are ever-present, but a range of new or off-the-beaten-track gift entries are available.
BCE says Bell group president Wade Oosterman to lead Bell Media starting next year

BCE says Bell group president Wade Oosterman to lead Bell Media starting next year

MONTREAL — BCE Inc. says Wade Oosterman, Bell group president and vice-chair, will assume operational leadership of Bell Media next year. Oosterman will take on the responsibilities following the departure of Bell Media president Randy Lennox on Jan.
New this week: The Boss, Billie Eilish, Borat & 'Bad Hair'

New this week: The Boss, Billie Eilish, Borat & 'Bad Hair'

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.
Give the gift of citrus this holiday season for pop of cheer

Give the gift of citrus this holiday season for pop of cheer

NEW YORK — When life gives you lemons, get gifty. Dayna Isom Johnson, the trend expert at Etsy.com, sees a turn toward “cheerful citrus” as a trend this holiday season. “It's an escape from traditional themes for the holidays,” she said.
'Clouds,' by teen who died of cancer, hits No. 1 on iTunes

'Clouds,' by teen who died of cancer, hits No. 1 on iTunes

MINNEAPOLIS — Seven years after his death to cancer at age 18, a Minnesota singer-songwriter has returned to the top of the iTunes chart with his inspirational tune “Clouds.
Review: Seventeen offer fleeting distraction with new EP

Review: Seventeen offer fleeting distraction with new EP

“Semicolon,” by Seventeen (Pledis Entertainment) Is it a “Homerun” for Seventeen? With special album “;(Semicolon),” Seventeen offer some comfort pop. Punctuation can be difficult, as is putting together a great album.
Guitars played, partly made by Eddie Van Halen go to auction

Guitars played, partly made by Eddie Van Halen go to auction

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Two guitars owned, played and partly designed by the late Eddie Van Halen will be going up for auction.
Glamorous Miami club caught in power struggle over the virus

Glamorous Miami club caught in power struggle over the virus

MIAMI — At LIV, one of the most glamorous, star-studded nightclubs in one of the world's biggest party destinations, there's a velvet-roped VIP area, and then there's a secret VIP area.
Suicide the leading cause of Ontario gun deaths : CMAJ study

Suicide the leading cause of Ontario gun deaths : CMAJ study

A new study indicates that suicide is the leading cause of firearm-related death in Ontario, with older men in rural areas making up the majority of those fatalities.