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Sidelined ‘Mean Girls’ musical won’t reopen on Broadway

Producers of the Broadway musical "Mean Girls" have decided not to restart when authorities allow theaters to reopen in New York City, the second and likely not last established show to be a casualty of COVID-19 on the Great White Way



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Review: Lisa Gardner marks a sharply-written return

Frankie Elkin is a nomad. Owning only what she can carry, she wanders from town to town hunting for missing people whom the police have been unable to find.

Food delivery apps adding additional fees to Aurora orders

Beginning in mid-December, the third-party delivery companies could charge restaurants a fee of no more than 15% of the purchase. The city’s ordinance will sunset on March 31, 2021 or sooner if restaurants are allowed to resume filling 100% of their capacity under public health rules.

Restaurants, bars scramble for propane amid pandemic winter

"You're in the middle of service and having staff run up and say, 'We're out of propane!'" said Melinda Maddox, manager of a whiskey tasting room in Colorado.

South Africa’s trailblazing Black food writer dies of virus

South Africa's trailblazing Black food writer Dorah Sitole's latest cookbook was widely hailed in December as a moving chronicle of her journey from humble township cook to famous, well-traveled author

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Garth Brooks joins lineup of entertainers at Biden inaugural

"This is a great day in our household," the country music superstar said during a virtual press conference Monday, two days before Biden is to be sworn in. "This is not a political statement. This is a statement of unity."

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Elvis Presley’s Graceland starting virtual tours

Graceland said the two-hour guided tours will take virtual visitors into Presley's former Memphis home, which has been turned into a museum, and through the Meditation Garden, where he is buried. The singer and actor died in Memphis on Aug. 16, 1977.

Low Wyoming reservoir a serene place to visit in winter

"This year has not been a pleasant year for a lot of people, you know?" Wenino said. "Social unrest, racial unrest, political unrest, there's been a pandemic. It's been emotionally a rough year.

American Airlines is grounding emotional-support animals

The airline said Tuesday that it will allow animals in the cabin free of charge only if they are trained service dogs. The change takes effect Monday, although passengers who already bought tickets can fly with a companion animal until Feb. 1.

Travel guide with 2021 twist: Writers laud American places

Sixteen notable writers have created a combined list of places that they believe helped shape and define America, from coastal Oregon and Solvang, California, to Ellis Island and New Hampshire's Black Heritage Trail

‘Mom’s worth it’: US holiday travel surges despite outbreak

"My mom's worth it. She needs my help," said 34-year-old Jennifer Brownlee, a fisherman from Bayou La Batre, Alabama, who was waiting at the Tampa airport to fly to Oregon to see her mother, who just lost a leg. "I know that God's got me. He's not going to let me get sick."