By BETH HARRIS
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic brought the world to a halt. It also slowed Marie Osmond, but not for long. The entertainer used the time to take her singing career in a different direction. She’s cultivating her childhood love of opera in a new album and upcoming tour that features a symphony orchestra. She has a new concert special called “An Evening with Marie” and acts in a Lifetime Christmas movie in December. While her brothers rose to fame in pop music, Osmond calls herself the “weird child” in her family for loving opera and classical music.