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Walt Disney Animation opening new studio in Vancouver

Wed, 4 Aug 2021 20:57:33 EDT
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Film and television giant Walt Disney Animation Studios has announced the planned opening of a new studio in Vancouver set for January next year.


Debra Kaiser


Canadian hip-hop legend Michie Mee writing memoir to be published in 2023

Thu, 5 Aug 2021 09:30:42 EDT
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Michie Mee's coming book, which does not yet have a title, will be published in 2023 by Random House Canada.


Laura Robinson


Louis C.K. announces first major tour dates since admitting to sexual misconduct

Thu, 5 Aug 2021 10:09:33 EDT

Late Wednesday, comedian Louis C.K. announced a 30-city stand-up tour — his first major gigs since admitting to several instances of sexual misconduct in 2017. The former star of TV comedy Louie announced dates on his website starting in mid-August in New York City and running through to December.

Clifford the Big Red Dog pulled from TIFF lineup

Thu, 5 Aug 2021 09:36:14 EDT
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The release of Clifford the Big Red Dog has been postponed in Canada and distributors say the family adventure will also no longer screen at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Grammys commit to more hiring diversity for 2022 show

Wed, 4 Aug 2021 17:23:43 EDT
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The Grammy Awards will adopt an inclusion rider that will require producers to recruit and hire more diverse candidates backstage and in front of the camera for next year's ceremony.

Actor John Cleese looking for a place in Huntsville, Ont., after Airbnb falls through

Wed, 4 Aug 2021 16:07:18 EDT
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British comedian John Cleese is looking for a place to stay in Hunstville, Ont., while filming a movie in the area after a mix-up with his Airbnb reservation.

Rihanna is now a billionaire, but not because of her music

Wed, 4 Aug 2021 18:17:15 EDT

Superstar Rihanna's net worth is now estimated at $1.7 billion US, Forbes magazine said on Wednesday, making her the richest woman musician in the world. But despite her success in the industry, music is not the primary source of her wealth.

TIFF 2021: Oscar Peterson documentary, Cannes-winning Titane added to lineup

Wed, 4 Aug 2021 14:14:47 EDT
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Cannes-winning horror sensation Titane and a documentary on the late Canadian jazz legend Oscar Peterson are among the titles added to the Toronto International Film Festival.

Apple TV+ debuting Broadway's Come From Away on eve of 9/11 anniversary

Wed, 4 Aug 2021 12:48:30 EDT
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Apple TV+ says a live taped performance of Come From Away featuring many of the original Broadway cast members, will premiere Sept. 10 on the streaming service.


Ashley Jung

'More than just a concert': Vox Popular records musical performances for upcoming festival

Wed, 4 Aug 2021 08:00:00 EDT
Rodney Brown

Eight Thunder Bay musicians and bands will get some time in the spotlight at an upcoming media arts festival.

Celebrated artist says he's Indigenous and a Sixties Scoop survivor. His family says he isn't

Tue, 3 Aug 2021 04:00:00 EDT
Morris Blanchard

An award-winning artist based in Kingston, Ont., has made inaccurate claims for decades of being Indigenous and a Sixties Scoop survivor, according to family, members of 11 First Nations, and other close acquaintances.

How Niagara museums plan to tell the story of COVID-19 50 to 100 years from now

Tue, 3 Aug 2021 04:00:00 EDT
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A number of Ontario museums are working overtime to collect artifacts such as social distancing signs and multimedia files — including high-resolution photographs — as they gradually put together a COVID-19 story, and they they are imploring people to preserve personal materials for posterity.

President of Activision's Blizzard Entertainment resigns amid allegations of harassment, toxic work culture

Tue, 3 Aug 2021 10:51:01 EDT

J. Allen Brack, the president of Activision's Blizzard Entertainment, is stepping down weeks after the video game company was hit with a discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuit in California as well as backlash from employees over the work environment.


Ali Martin

Punjabi-English film shooting in Winnipeg 'a dream come true' for local actors, crew

Tue, 3 Aug 2021 06:00:00 EDT
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A local cast and crew are shooting a feature film with dialogue in Punjabi and English across Winnipeg for the next 20 days.


Chi Odogwu

Comedian Kathy Griffin to undergo surgery for lung cancer

Mon, 2 Aug 2021 13:14:58 EDT
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American comedian Kathy Griffin urges fans to "stay up to date on your medical checkups" after revealing she will undergo treatment for lung cancer.

Cape Breton music icon Kenzie MacNeil remembered as cultural giant

Mon, 2 Aug 2021 05:00:00 EDT
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Kenzie MacNeil, who died last week, is being remembered as a key figure in the cultural renaissance of Cape Breton.

Rapper DaBaby cut from Lollapalooza music festival over recent homophobic comments

Sun, 1 Aug 2021 15:11:56 EDT

Rapper DaBaby was cut Sunday from Lollapalooza's closing lineup following crude and homophobic remarks he made last week at a Miami-area music festival.

Inspired by 14th-century poem, The Green Knight is latest Arthurian legend on big screen

Sat, 31 Jul 2021 04:00:00 EDT
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David Lowery's cinematic vision of a 14th-century epic poem has excited critics and medievalists. The text, whose author is unknown, makes rich use of historical Middle English and was virtually unknown until discovered by a 19th-century British researcher.

The crime of the century? Why a 1979 Halifax Supertramp concert was cancelled

Sat, 31 Jul 2021 05:00:00 EDT

Supertramp was one of the hottest bands on the planet when their July 31, 1979, Halifax show was cancelled on the day of the concert. Rumours swirled about bomb threats and an IRA threat. CBC News looks into a rock and roll mystery.


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Beach volleyballer Sarah Pavan finds new fans through love of anime series 'Haikyuu'

Sat, 31 Jul 2021 13:48:56 EDT

As Sarah Pavan faces the world on the Olympic beach volleyball court in Tokyo, she's garnering support from an unexpected demographic: fans of Japanese animation. The Canadian has tapped into a community of anime enthusiasts through her YouTube channel during the pandemic.

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