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PARIS (AP) — Fluidity graced the menswear catwalks in Paris as fall-winter crescendoed through the weekend, with shows from houses such as Jacquemus and Hermes on Saturday.

A winter festival, Montpelier’s standout winter music weekend, celebrates a decade of musical entertainment Jan. 23-26 as the Spice on Snow Festival brings a variety of musical styles to the Capital City.

“King Lear” is one of William Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies in that not only does it chronicle the downward spiral of a self-deceiving head of state and explore the ramifications of a messy regime change, it plumbs the human depths of its characters. In short, it’s a play for today.

Hands clutch the front of the wooden sled, scarf trails behind, legs wag in the air — the wide-eyed sledder in Mark Barry’s “Warp Speed” is having a thrilling ride. The slope clearly feels as steep as a bobsled run. The rider’s eyes reveal his consternation, or even terror. Anyone who has ev…

The small town of Brattleboro in southern Vermont is both home and host to all kinds of artists, and the annual Northern Roots Traditional Music Festival there has made its mark as a cornerstone in the traditional music scene. It returns to Jan. 25-26.

Hip-hop, reggae, Americana and indie-folk are all on tap this week in the Burlington area. Here’s a look at five acts that are sure to liven up Vermont in the next seven days.

Comprehensive listings of public art exhibits, galleries and museums throughout the region.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hank Azaria says he has no plans to continue voicing the character of Apu on “The Simpsons,” according to an industry blog. But that isn't to say the Indian immigrant convenience store owner Azaria brought alive for 30 years won't live on.

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Thousands of St. Louis-area families were freed from a major financial burden thanks to a charitable effort that is increasingly popular among churches and other organizations trying to help the needy — eliminating medical debt.

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — At the urging of conservative advocacy groups, Republican legislators in more than a dozen states are promoting bills that focus on transgender young people. One batch of bills would bar doctors from providing them certain gender-related medical treatment; another batch…

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In the 1970s, Greg Morrill bought a Super 8 camera to make films of his ski trips. A few years ago, he had the videos digitized, and now he’s sharing them at a “Home Movie Night” at the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum in Stowe on Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. Morrill, who is a ski historian and writes …

POULTNEY — One of the first things you might notice when you walk into Mart’s Sporting Goods are three chairs, set just off to the side of the counter. Often, there are outdoorsmen seated in those chairs.

Snow day! The announcement draws squeals of joy from students throughout the school district and groans from parents who must scramble to provide care for their kids and face a treacherous commute. But fourth-graders with overdue homework and harried parents aren’t the only ones whose fortun…

Most of us have parts of our lives we may like to change. This may bring about negative feelings at times, but it’s normal. It’s part of our process of creating happy and healthy lives for ourselves. You may want to become better at managing money, or you may aspire to take real steps to imp…

I can’t wait till spring. Don’t get me wrong: I love winter. But I look forward to trying a recipe I just found for pea, leek and sorrel soup while reading Deborah Madison’s fabulous cookbook, “Vegetable Literacy” (10-Speed Press, 2013, $40). And sorrel, a leafy perennial, is one of my first…

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BEIJING (AP) — Four more cases have been identified in a viral pneumonia outbreak in a central Chinese city that has killed two people and prompted the United States and others to take precautionary measures.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey said Friday that Russell Simmons attempted to pressure her about her involvement with a documentary in which several women detail sexual abuse allegations against the rap mogul, but his efforts were not what prompted her to leave the project.

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PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Tired of others influencing her career choices, Reese Witherspoon launched her own production company eight years ago. She has been calling the shots on both sides of the camera ever since, often in collaboration with other high-profile actresses.

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NEW YORK (AP) — The leadership at the Recording Academy thought they were in the clear: After the Academy's then-CEO made comments that seemed to belittle women at the height of the #MeToo movement, leaving the organization in a firestorm that further exposed their diversity problems, it set…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider allowing the Trump administration to enforce rules that allow more employers to deny insurance coverage for contraceptives to women.

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials announced Friday that they will begin screening airline passengers arriving from central China for a new virus that has sickened dozens and killed two, prompting worries about a new international outbreak.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Recording Academy CEO Deborah Dugan, who the company announced Thursday was placed on administrative leave, has fired back in a statement through her lawyer, saying: “What has been reported is not nearly the story that needs to be told.”

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LONDON (AP) — Prince Charles, the future king, has long been seen as a potential modernizer who wants a more modest monarchy in line with other European royal households — and the streamlining process has already begun with the astounding developments of recent months.