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Kalamata olives: One of the gifts from the Greek goddess Athena

It is said that, in ancient times, the goddess Athena bestowed two gifts on the Greeks – namely, wisdom and olives. The first is self-explanatory, but if you’re going to be doing a lot of deep thinking, you’ll want nourishment. For the last five millennia, the olive has been revered ...

Broadway to require vaccinations, masks for audience members

NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway theatergoers will need to prove they've been vaccinated for COVID-19 and masks will be required when theaters reopen in the coming weeks, producers announced Friday. Audience members will have to wear face coverings and show proof they are fully vaccinated by a FDA ...

Penn Jillette supports hometown fair’s fundraising efforts

GREENFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Magician Penn Jillette is urging people to support a fundraising effort by the agricultural fair in his Massachusetts hometown he credits with inspiring his show business career. Jillette saw his first fire eater and his first freak show at the Franklin County Fair ...

Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over ‘Black Widow’ release

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scarlett Johansson is suing the Walt Disney Co. over its streaming release of "Black Widow," which she said breached her contract and deprived her of potential earnings. In a lawsuit filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, the "Black Widow" star and executive ...

ZZ Top: Bearded bassist Dusty Hill dies in his sleep at 72

HOUSTON (AP) — ZZ Top's Dusty Hill, the long-bearded bassist for the million-selling Texas blues rock trio known for such hits as "Legs" and "Gimme All Your Lovin'," has died at age 72. In a Facebook post Wednesday, guitarist Billy Gibbons and drummer Frank Beard said Hill died in his ...

Park Theatre sets opening date for Aug. 5

JAFFREY – The Park Theatre will open its doors after a 20-year quest. The new performing arts center will have its ribbon cutting on Thursday, August 5, at 11 am. The Park Theatre was the center of year-round entertainment from the day it opened its doors in 1922 until it presented its last ...