Sister Rosetta Tharpe (1915-73), who took the gospel music of her childhood and made it rock, was called the godmother of rock ’n’ roll. Marie Knight (1920-2009), the younger gospel and R&B singer, was performing at the Golden Gate Auditorium in Harlem, on a bill with Mahalia Jackson, wh…

Although Tom Merwin was born in Brooklyn, his paintings reflect his deep love of nature, and the woods and waterways surrounding his downtown Castleton studio and gallery.

They’re called “the first family of Canadian music,” and we’ll get to hear them in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7 when Leahy graces the stage at the Barre Opera House as part of its Celebration Series.

Her music was the soundtrack to a generation of teenage girls, many of whom looked up to Whitney Houston in the 1980s.Her songs had extra special meaning for South African singer Belinda Davids, who credits Houston with inspiring her entire career.

Two years after her triumphant headline show at Higher Ground Showcase Lounge in support of her widely lauded 2018 album “Loner,” ever-rising singer-songwriter Caroline Rose returns to the bigger Higher Ground Ballroom March 7 in support of another stellar album.

“Inside Out,” “Love Letters” and “Elements of Glass” are among exhibitions scheduled at 36 museums and galleries in a statewide project, “2020 Vision: Seeing the World Through Technology.” Organized by the Vermont Curators Group, this collaboration includes galleries and art, science and history museums.

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

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

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Health officials in California, Oregon and Washington state worried about the novel coronavirus spreading through West Coast communities after confirming three patients were infected by unknown means.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a Koreatown restaurant known for its beef bone broth soup, the lunchtime crowd Friday was half its normal size. The reason was a virulent rumor about a customer with coronavirus.

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TOKYO (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak's impact on the world economy grew more alarming on Saturday, even as President Donald Trump denounced criticisms of his response to the threat as a “hoax" cooked up by his political enemies.

With February ending, it’s time to switch gears from American Heart Month to National Nutrition Month. This annual campaign, sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, draws attention to the importance of healthy eating and lifestyles. This year’s theme, “Eat Right, Bite by Bite,” …

The newspapers this past week recorded the filing for bankruptcy protection by the Boy Scouts of America. Even for those of us who’ve seen it coming for years, it was sad news. But only mildly sad. In a way, the development is just desserts. Or, perhaps, the extinction of a woolly mammoth, u…

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Winter is long, and for a gardening guy like me, winter can be oppressive. I keep sane, in part, by starting seeds indoors. I am just now getting ready to start a few plants that need a long head start before they go outside.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The federal government announced Friday that it won’t try to move dozens of cruise ship passengers quarantined because of coronavirus fears to a facility in densely populated Southern California.

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence said Friday that the federal government is prepared to assist the states if the coronavirus spreads significantly across the country — an eventuality he called unlikely.

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The global spread of infection from the new virus reached a critical stage this week with the number of new cases reported in the rest of the world surpassing the number of new cases in China, where the emergency began.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and the National Academy of Sciences have established a committee of experts on infectious diseases to build on Trump administration efforts to confront the new coronavirus threat. One goal is to discourage misinformation and panic.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials said Friday they're scrambling to get coronavirus testing up and running in every state, as President Donald Trump's chief economic adviser urged Americans not to overreact to plunging financial markets.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — As global markets plunged amid growing fears about the coronavirus outbreak, President Donald Trump and his allies pulled from a familiar playbook Friday and blamed others for the slide. It's a challenging sell for a president who has lashed his fate to Wall Street like no other.

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In this week's roundup of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week, we focus on false and misleading reports spreading online around the coronavirus outbreak, a situation the World Health Organization has dubbed an “infodemic.”

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MIAMI (AP) — Being trapped aboard a ship with thousands of people as the new coronavirus spreads around the world isn’t the kind of serene vacation envisioned by most travelers, many of whom are delaying or canceling planned cruises at a time when bookings should be at their busiest.

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DETROIT (AP) — A late University of Michigan doctor accused of sexual abuse by multiple former patients wrote letters certifying students were gay so they could avoid military service during the Vietnam War in exchange for sexual contact, a former student said.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Health officials reported the first U.S. drug shortage tied to the viral outbreak that is disrupting production in China, but they declined to identify the manufacturer or the product.

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CHICAGO (AP) — Imagine being so close to Martin Luther King Jr. as he gives one of the world's most famous speeches that you notice the creases in his face and then realize the late civil rights leader is looking you square in the eye.

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PARIS (AP) — Usher unleashed a photographer's battle at Balmain on Friday, as he appeared at Paris Fashion Week alongside towering model Cindy Bruna. The designer, Olivier Rousteing said of the typically glamazon-filled fashion collection, that it was a celebration of his personal journey. H…

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NEW YORK (AP) — The jury that convicted Harvey Weinstein of rape and sex assault did not consider the trial's implications for the #MeToo movement, one of the jurors said in an interview aired Friday.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defended the Trump administration's response to the spreading coronavirus and faced contentious questions from Democrats about an airstrike that killed Iran's most powerful general.