PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic means Groundhog Day won't be the same in a Pennsylvania town long associated with a prognosticating rodent.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — If Texas was a battleground, the results sure were lopsided.
A historic turnout of 11 million voters, an avalanche of spending and a pandemic that has killed more than...
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NEW YORK (AP) — Though most of the films that have debuted during the pandemic never got to screen for packed movie houses, “Palm Springs” had the kind of premiere filmmakers dream of.
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PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's most famous groundhog on Sunday declared: “Spring will be early, it's a certainty.”
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PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The “Groundhog Day”-esque comedy “Palm Springs,” by Andy Samberg and the Lonely Island, has set an acquisition record at the Sundance Film Festival by 69 cents.
JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's celebrity groundhog is predicting winter will stick around.
WSB-TV reports that Gen. Beauregard Lee saw his shadow Saturday at his home at Dauset Trails Nature Center in Jackson, which supposedly indicates six more weeks of winter.
The furry weather predictor moved to Jackson last year from his longtime home at Yellow River Game Ranch in Lilburn.
Punxsutawney Phil predicts early spring
NEW YORK (AP) — Handlers for Staten Island Chuck say the furry forecaster didn't see his shadow so New Yorkers are in for an early spring.
City Council Speaker Corey Johnson presided over Saturday's ceremony at the Staten Island Zoo and unfurled a proclamation that said "Spring is Coming!"
The Groundhog Day tradition is based on a German legend that says if a groundhog casts a shadow on Feb. 2, winter will last another six weeks.
MARION TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Handlers of Woody the Woodchuck, billed as Michigan's official groundhog, say she's predicting an early spring.
She emerged from her house Saturday at the Howell Conference and Nature Center and stayed out for at least 30 seconds — a decidedly non-scientific indication that an early spring is on the way.
ATLANTA (AP) — A closed zoo that was formerly home to Georgia's famous groundhog is getting a second chance.
WSB-TV reports Jonathan and Katy Ordway bought Yellow River Game Ranch after it closed in December. They were frequent visitors, going every month to see the animals.
NEW YORK (AP) — It looks like Groundhog Day for the nation's flu report, too: It's gotten worse and there are weeks of suffering ahead.
The government's report out Friday showed the flu season continued to intensify last week.
One of every 14 visits to doctors and clinics were for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu. That's the highest level since the swine flu pandemic in 2009. Last week, 42 states reported high patient traffic for the flu, up from 39.
MARION TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Handlers of Woody the Woodchuck, billed as Michigan's official groundhog, say she's predicting six more weeks of winter.
They say if she emerges from her house at the Howell Conference and Nature Center and stays out for 30 seconds or longer she's indicating an early spring; if she doesn't come out or runs back into her house before the 30 seconds are up, she is forecasting six more weeks of winter.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio skipped the Staten Island Zoo's annual Groundhog Day ceremony — several years after dropping a groundhog that later died.
De Blasio — responding to a question Friday on WNYC — said that there are "fine elected officials" who are "much more adept at handling groundhogs" than he is.
Staten Island Chuck — a three-decade veteran of weather predictions — indicates there'll be an early spring.
GERING, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has scheduled Badger Day at the Wildcat Hills Nature Center south of Gering in the Nebraska Panhandle.
Badger Day is set to begin at 10 a.m. Feb. 3.
The commission's Amanda Filipi says Badger Day was inspired by Groundhog Day, which replaced Badger Day.
JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's famous groundhog, who has drawn large crowds in the past for his make-believe weather forecast on Groundhog Day, now has a new home.
The groundhog's previous residence, the Yellow River Game Ranch in Gwinnett County, closed last month.
Its new home is at Dauset Trails Nature Center in Butts County, about an hour's drive south of Atlanta, WABE Radio reported .
LILBURN, Ga. (AP) — The private zoo that's home to Georgia's four-legged Groundhog Day forecaster has closed. The state Department of Natural Resources tells news outlets it will help find new homes for wildlife including the groundhog called General Beauregard Lee.
DNR officials say the Yellow River Game Ranch's owner told them Wednesday that he'd closed the facility in Lilburn, 17 miles (28 kilometers) northeast of Atlanta.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The box office might be struggling this year, but the horror genre is alive and well.
This weekend the "Groundhog Day"-like horror pic "Happy Death Day" scored a first-place finish, surpassing expectations and blowing the much costlier and star-driven "Blade Runner 2049" out of the water.
Studio estimates Sunday show "Happy Death Day" took in $26.5 million from 3,149 North American theaters. With a $5 million production price tag, "Happy Death Day" is already a hit.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Tony Awards (all times local):
"Dear Evan Hansen," the touching, heartfelt musical about young outsiders, has won the biggest theater popularity contest — winning the best new musical trophy at the Tony Awards.
NEW YORK (AP) — Select nominations for the 2017 Tony Awards, announced Tuesday.
Best Musical: "Come From Away," ''Dear Evan Hansen," ''Groundhog Day The Musical," ''Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812."
Best Play: "A Doll's House, Part 2," ''Indecent," ''Oslo," ''Sweat.
Best Book of a Musical: "Come From Away," ''Dear Evan Hansen," ''Groundhog Day The Musical," ''Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812."
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Tony Award nominations (all times local):
"Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812," a sung-through musical that dramatizes a 70-page melodrama at the center of Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace," has earned a leading 12 Tony Award nominations.
The acting categories saw nominations for Bette Midler, Kevin Kline, Josh Groban, Danny DeVito and Cate Blanchett.
NEW YORK (AP) — Producers of the Broadway show "Groundhog Day" said the musical will open Monday night with star Andy Karl once again leading the cast despite having to miss the previous show after injuring his knee.
Karl hurt himself during a preview performance Friday, forcing the cancellation of Saturday's matinee. An understudy filled in for him at the Friday-night performance. The show, at the August Wilson Theatre, doesn't run on Sundays.
NEW YORK (AP) — Producers of the Broadway musical "Groundhog Day" said it will open as planned, but injured star Andy Karl's status was unclear.
Karl hurt himself during a preview performance Friday, forcing the cancellation of Saturday's matinee. Understudy Andrew Call was to fill in for him at the Friday night performance.
LONDON (AP) — The winners of the 2017 Olivier Awards, honoring achievement in London theater, opera and dance:
New Play: "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child"
New Musical: "Groundhog Day"
New Comedy: "Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour"
Entertainment and Family Show: "The Red Shoes"
Musical Revival: "Jesus Christ Superstar"
Actress-Play: Billie Piper, "Yerma"
Actor-Play: Jamie Parker, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child"
LONDON (AP) — J.K. Rowling's boy wizard bewitched the page and the screen, and stage sequel "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" cast its spell at British theater's Olivier Awards on Sunday.
"Cursed Child" won a record nine prizes, including best new play, at Britain's equivalent of Broadway's Tonys.
Hilariously repetitive comedy "Groundhog Day" was named best new musical.