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Jazz Fest builds on its roots after humble start

NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival begins a two-weekend run Friday, showcasing a blend of traditional jazz and performances by pop stars that are expected to draw hundreds of thousands of visitors and fill the city’s hotels. 63 more words


ABC signs Stephanopoulos to contract extension

NEW YORK, N.Y. – ABC News has signed George Stephanopoulos to a contract extension, the last member of its “Good Morning America” team to agree to a new deal. 111 more words


Canadian tenor Heppner set to retire

TORONTO – Celebrated Canadian opera singer Ben Heppner has announced his retirement.

In a statement, Heppner says he wants to enter a new era in his life. 245 more words


HBO's John Oliver owes 'intense' debt to Jon Stewart

NEW YORK, N.Y. – When the time comes for a young bird to leave the nest, he’s often more than ready to go and doesn’t care too much what Papa Bird thinks. 841 more words


Berry out as Junos CEO; joins Walk of Fame

TORONTO – Melanie Berry is leaving her role as president/CEO of the Juno Awards and the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences to become chief executive officer of Canada’s Walk of Fame. 174 more words