Nick Cordero, Broadway star from Hamilton, tests positive for COVID-19 in L.A.

HamiltonHamilton-raised Broadway star Nick Cordero has tested positive for COVID-19 in a Los Angeles hospital, where he's been unconscious and on a ventilator but is showing signs of improvement.The Canadian Press · Posted: Apr 08, 2020 9:08 AM ET | Last Updated: April 8Actor Nick Cordero, shown here attending the after party for the opening…

Actress Shirley Douglas dead at 86

Shirley Douglas, the impassioned Canadian activist and veteran actress who was mother to actor Kiefer Sutherland and daughter of medicare founder Tommy Douglas, has died. She had just turned 86 on April 2. Sutherland announced his mother's death on Twitter, saying she succumbed to complications surrounding pneumonia on Sunday morning. He said that her illness was…

Comedians and COVID: Late-night hosts bring laughs from home

On Sept. 17, 2001, when David Letterman and the Late Show returned after the events of 9/11 shook the world, there was a live audience waiting for him in the Ed Sullivan theatre.  But as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, today's late-night hosts have been unable to return to their familiar studios, fans and crews. Instead, they…

Bill Withers, soul singer behind Lean on Me, dead 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. He was 81. The three-time Grammy Award winner, who…