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‘It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my beautiful wife Kelly [Preston] has lost her two-year battle with breast cancer,’ John Travolta wrote.

“Glee” star Naya Rivera, who died during a boat outing with her son last week, was known for showstopping performances on the series. Here are the 10 best.

Gaming in 2020

Allegations of abuse have pulled the curtain back on a game industry that has struggled to mature beyond its boyish and boorish stereotypes. Recent Ubisoft resignations over allegations of harassment are only part of the fallout.

In January, a survey on working conditions in the industry also exposed long hours and “a pile of white dudes.” But there are some games helping usher in inclusivity, including this antiracist video game and this LGBTQ love story.

Allegations of sexual, emotional and professional abuse reveal the game industry’s struggles to mature. Ubisoft resignations are only part of the fallout.

The Swingin’ Hermlins, a German group dedicated to American big band music, vow to play nightly online gigs till the end of the coronavirus crisis.

The Disneyland closure is part of Hong Kong’s effort to contain a resurgent coronavirus outbreak.

An annual PwC report on the podcast industry projects that ad revenues will increase nearly 15% in 2020, piercing $1 billion, versus a pre-pandemic forecast of 29.6%.

Though the Anaheim theme parks remain closed, the Downtown Disney shopping district reopened this week to large crowds of Disney fans eager to return despite surging COVID-19 cases in Orange County.

The 71st National Book Awards ceremony and its preceding events are going virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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“Hamilton” turns theater into TV and renews old debates. SoCal’s last Confederate monument comes down. Plus more culture in our weekly arts newsletter.

What does that final moment for Eliza Hamilton actually mean? Now that ‘Hamilton’ is on Disney+, director Thomas Kail addresses the theories.

The Public Theater’s documentary play “The Line,” about New York’s coronavirus first responders, brings to life a tapestry of suffering and heroism.

As fans flock to Disney+ for the “Hamilton” movie, the #CancelHamilton hashtag is a reminder that it’s not the first time the musical’s merits have come under fire.

The Hammer makes a big pivot on indoor installations for the exhibition, now set for September at the Westwood museum and the Huntington in San Marino.

A popular L.A. dance series moves online. The Rodgers & Hammerstein musical “Carousel” streams for free. Plus 18 other concerts, plays and exhibitions.

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art names all women to six key posts. Five are people of color, notable in a museum world still struggling with inclusion.

COVID-19 prompted Sacred Fools to close a production about a Catholic girls’ school performance of “Antigone.” Now the play is getting new life.

  1. This vegan empanada recipe includes homemade sazon seasoning, from-scratch discos dough and a picadillo filling.

  1. The longtime Malibu Colony compound of ‘The Young and the Restless’ co-creators Lee Phillip Bell and William J. Bell has sold for $18.275 million.

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