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Monica Lopez cleans a transparent barrier which protects Santa Claus and visitors, at Bass Pro Shops, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in Miami. This is Santa Claus in the Coronavirus Age, where visits are done with layers of protection or moved online. Putting hundreds of kids a day onto your lap to …

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Brad Six wears a protective face mask as he puts on his boots preparing to work as Santa Claus at Bass Pro Shops, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in Miami. This is Santa Claus in the Coronavirus Age, where visits are done with layers of protection or moved online. Putting hundreds of kids a day onto …

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Brad Six adjusts his protective face shield as he prepares to work as Santa Claus at Bass Pro Shops, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in Miami. This is Santa Claus in the Coronavirus Age, where visits are done with layers of protection or moved online. Putting hundreds of kids a day onto your lap to t…

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Theo and Sophy Morris, visiting from Hawaii with their family, pose for a photograph with Santa Claus, who is sitting behind a transparent barrier, at Bass Pro Shops, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in Miami. This is Santa Claus in the Coronavirus Age, where visits are done with layers of protection …

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Ariadna and Brian Ferreira wear protective face masks as they pose with their son Enzo with Santa Claus, who is sitting behind a transparent barrier, at Bass Pro Shops, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in Miami. This is Santa Claus in the Coronavirus Age, where visits are done with layers of protectio…

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Federica Rodriguez, left, is greeted by Santa Claus from behind a transparent barrier at Bass Pro Shops, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in Miami. This is Santa Claus in the Coronavirus Age, where visits are done with layers of protection or moved online. Putting hundreds of kids a day onto your lap …

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NEW YORK (AP) — The retired U.S. Navy admiral who directed the raid that killed Osama bin Laden has a new book coming out. William McRaven's “The Hero Code: Lessons Learned from Lives Well Lived," his first publication since the bestselling “Make Your Bed,” is scheduled for April.

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Indian movie superstar Rajinikanth, center, gestures as he addresses a press conference outside his residence in Chennai, India, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. Rajinikanth said Thursday he plans to launch his own political party in southern India in January, ending years of speculation by millions …

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NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian movie superstar Rajinikanth said Thursday he plans to launch his own political party in southern India in January, ending years of speculation by millions of his fans on his political future.

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Santa Claus visits in a pandemic year are different. They are being done with layers of protection or moved online. Putting hundreds of kids daily onto Santa's lap to talk into his face — that's not happening for most.

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MIAMI (AP) — Brad Six becomes Santa Claus, pulling his black boots over his red pants in the office of a Miami outdoor supply company. It's hot, so he forgoes the traditional heavy jacket for a lightweight vest and grabs his Santa hat.

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Tejano queen Selena Quintanilla-Perez had a rags-to-riches story made for the screen. Growing up poor in Corpus Christi, Texas, she learned Spanish from telenovelas and persevered in a male-dominated music industry to become a major star, forever changing the face of pop and Tejano music in …

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FILE - in this Nov. 4, 1971 file photo, Eddie Benton, a holy man of the Chippewa Indian Tribe, shows a prayer he wrote to Linda Jeffers, of Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard, Mass., a member of the Wampanoag Tribe in Cambridge, Mass. Eddie Benton-Banai, one of the founders of the American In…

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NEW YORK (AP) — The dramatic conclusion to “The Undoing,” HBO's whodunit starring Hugh Grant and Nicole Kidman, proved how it's still possible to bring people together in today's fragmented television world.

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FILE - Gloria Estefan arrives at the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014. Estefan said she's emerging from isolation after testing positive for COVID-19, days after dining outdoors at a Miami-area restaurant. Estefan says she fortunately only lost her sense of smell and…

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ARCHIVO – La cantante Mariah Carey en el estreno de "A Fall from Grace"de Tyler Perry en Nueva York el 13 de enero de 2020. Carey estrenará el viernes su especial navideño "Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special" en Apple TV+.

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La marquesina del Egyptian Theatre en Park City, Utah, promueve el Festival de Cine de Sundance el 28 de enero de 2020. Los organizadores dijeron el miércoles 2 de diciembre que para la edición de 2021 estrenarán más de 70 películas en una plataforma online hecha a la medida. También habrá a…

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La marquesina del Egyptian Theatre en Park City, Utah, promueve el Festival de Cine de Sundance el 28 de enero de 2020. Los organizadores dijeron el miércoles 2 de diciembre que para la edición de 2021 estrenarán más de 70 películas en una plataforma online hecha a la medida. También habrá a…

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The Sundance Film Festival has unveiled what its first largely virtual edition will look like in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers released the broad strokes for a shortened festival, set to run Jan. 28 through Feb. 3.

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ARCHIVO - En esta fotografía de archivo del 5 de diciembre de 2015 el escritor y músico mexicano Armando Vega Gil, izquierda, y la escritora Beatriz Rivas posan para un retrato en la Feria Internacional del Libro de Guadalajara en Guadalajara, México. Rivas escribe sobre su amistad con Vega …

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Mariah Carey is adding another chapter to her Christmas legacy: “Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special.” Premiering Dec. 4 on Apple TV+, Carey shares how she came up with the idea, and why it was important to create a diverse family-friendly holiday program.

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When it's at its best, “I'm Your Woman” feels like you've slipped through a trap door, revealing a hidden pathway in an old genre apparatus. Everything looks familiar — this is a '70s-set crime drama with all the usual trappings of shootouts, safe houses and polyester — but you're seeing it …

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FILE - In this July 31, 2017, file photo, the Discovery Communications logo sits atop its headquarters in Silver Spring, Md. Discovery is joining the increasingly crowded streaming fray with its own reality-focused service Discovery Plus that will include shows from the Food Network, HGTV, T…

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Discovery is joining the increasingly crowded streaming fray with its own reality-focused service Discovery Plus that will include shows from the Food Network, HGTV, TLC and its other networks. It launches Jan 4.

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’Tis the season of great Aubrey Plaza performances, apparently. The “Parks and Recreation” and “Legion” alum has been long overdue for a breakout film role, something fitting of her wide-ranging talent and more imaginative than just relying on her quirky deadpan and eye rolls.

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Note: The Los Angeles Times is committed to reviewing theatrical film releases during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because moviegoing carries risks during this time, we remind readers to follow health and safety guidelines as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local hea…

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Note: The Los Angeles Times is committed to reviewing theatrical film releases during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because moviegoing carries risks during this time, we remind readers to follow health and safety guidelines as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local hea…

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Netflix has been rolling out the family holiday content since the beginning of November, so if you haven't yet caught up with "The Christmas Chronicles 2" starring a lusciously bearded Kurt Russell as Santa (now with more Goldie Hawn!), it dropped on the streaming service Nov. 25, and is rat…

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The Margherita is the undisputed heavyweight champion of pizza. It's the pizza that any pizza chef would order to get the measure of a new pizzeria because there is nothing to hide behind; no snazzy flavors to mask the quality of your ingredients, dough and skill with the oven. Here is Thom …

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En esta combinación de fotos, el doctor Anthony Fauci, la actriz y cantante Selena Gomez, la actriz y directora Regina King y el actor y activista George Clooney, quienes fueron nombrados "Personas del Año 2020" por la revista People. Los cuatro serán celebrados por su impacto positivo en el…

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ARCHIVO - En esta foto de archivo del 14 de noviembre de 2020, trabajadores instalan un abeto noruego en el Rockefeller Center de Nueva York que será el tradicional árbol de Navidad de este año. La ceremonia de encendido el miércoles 2 de diciembre de 2020 estará sujeta a normas estrictas im…

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — From skateboarding to Fleetwood Mac to learning Cardi B's rump-shaking choreography, TikTok users got creative in a pandemic year with new songs, dances and memes in 60 seconds or less.

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POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Dec. 2, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department is proud to present the 3rd Annual Exit 36 Slam Poetry Festival, an enriching and entertaining showcase of the best local and national spoken word artists and writers. While poets will be …

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In days of old, books about nature were often as treasured for their illustrations as they were for their words. "World of Wonders," American poet and teacher Aimee Nezhukumatathil's prose ode to her muses in the natural world, is a throwback that way. Its words are beautiful, but its cover …

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In his revelatory first book about Broadway in the 1970s and '80s, "Razzle Dazzle," the writer Michael Riedel made a typically immodest claim: Broadway saved New York City. And in Riedel's sequel, "Singular Sensation," Broadway gets to enjoy its just rewards. And, boy oh boy, does it have fun.