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Black Canadian talent celebrate — and are celebrated — at inaugural Legacy Awards


Sun, 25 Sep 2022 17:59:03 EDT
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The inaugural Legacy Awards air Sunday night on CBC. The 90-minute live show, which celebrated accomplishments in film, television, music, sports and culture, featured emerging and established Black Canadian talent.

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Cathy Henderson

    



Barenaked Ladies announce Canadian holiday tour


Mon, 26 Sep 2022 13:09:16 EDT
Barenaked Ladies

The Toronto pop-rock quartet says it's laying down plans to take its Hometown Holidays with Barenaked Ladies tour across much of Canada.

Alanis Morissette, Bryan Adams join Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame


Mon, 26 Sep 2022 10:29:03 EDT
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Superfans screamed in adoration as hitmakers Alanis Morissette and Bryan Adams were ushered into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame on Saturday in a star-packed celebration.

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Ali Mirza




From Timmins, Ont., to Tennessee: Shania Twain reflects on her climb to fame


Mon, 26 Sep 2022 09:00:00 EDT
Shania Twain

Looking back at life’s ups and downs, Shania Twain sees herself as a mountain climber. And the pop-country crossover superstar from Timmins, Ont., takes fans on the journey of her artistic emergence in a new documentary Not Just a Girl on Netflix, which was directed by Joss Crowley. 

Rihanna will headline the 2023 Super Bowl halftime show


Sun, 25 Sep 2022 16:31:49 EDT
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Rihanna, who declined to perform in the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show out of solidarity with Colin Kaepernick, will headline the 2023 Super Bowl, the NFL announced Sunday along with Jay-Z's Roc Nation and Apple Music.

For Ringo Starr, it's still about peace and love — and laughter


Sun, 25 Sep 2022 07:00:00 EDT
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Ringo Starr says he's still in love with performing, as the 82-year-old Beatles drummer kicks off the Canadian leg of his All Starr Band tour on Monday.

Pharoah Sanders, influential saxophonist revered in jazz world, dead at 81


Sat, 24 Sep 2022 14:17:25 EDT
Music Jazz Fest

Pharoah Sanders, the influential tenor saxophonist revered in the jazz world for the spirituality of his work, has died, his record label announced. He was 81.

Oscar-winning 'Cuckoo's Nest' actor Louise Fletcher dead at 88


Sat, 24 Sep 2022 06:17:11 EDT
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Louise Fletcher, an actor whose riveting performance as the cruel and calculating Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest set a new standard for screen villains and won her an Academy Award, has died at 88.

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Babita Loknath

    



Harry Styles and Florence Pugh can't save Don't Worry Darling's shallow story


Fri, 23 Sep 2022 04:00:00 EDT
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Don't Worry Darling is the newest film from Booksmart director Olivia Wilde. It's been the focus of much behind-the-scenes drama and CBC's Eli Glasner says the shallow story is a missed opportunity.

Bargain hunter sought mixer, bought medieval manuscript at estate sale in Maine


Fri, 23 Sep 2022 13:08:59 EDT
Medieval manuscript purchased by Will Sideri in Waterville, Maine

A bargain hunter who went to an estate sale in Maine to find a KitchenAid mixer, a bookshelf or vintage clothing walked away with a 700-year-old treasure.

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Gavin Downes

         



Booker Prize-winning author Hilary Mantel dead at 70


Fri, 23 Sep 2022 07:29:52 EDT
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Hilary Mantel, the best-selling British author known for her award-winning Wolf Hall historical trilogy, died on Thursday at the age of 70, her publisher said on Twitter on Friday.

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Krista Barzso

         



Andre De Grasse, Kayla Grey, Fabienne Colas to receive inaugural Legacy Awards


Fri, 23 Sep 2022 12:04:16 EDT
The Legacy Awards

The Legacy Awards, a new awards show founded by Shamier Anderson and Stephan James to honour Black Canadians, will give inaugural trophies to Andre De Grasse, Kayla Grey and Fabienne Colas.

Sudbury, Ont., film industry rebounds after pandemic slowdown, says city


Fri, 23 Sep 2022 06:00:00 EDT
Chevy Chase and Dan Aykroyd

After a slowdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sudbury’s film industry is starting to bounce back, said the city’s manager of tourism and culture. 

The Crown, The Walking Dead: The most anticipated TV coming later this year


Thu, 22 Sep 2022 04:00:00 EDT
The Crown Season 5

In a year already full of film and TV releases, there's still much to come. For the fall and winter months, streamers and traditional broadcast networks are locked in an original-content race for viewers. Here is a look at some of the shows coming out later this year.

Canadian artist Tom Benner, known for eye-catching animal sculptures, dead at 72


Thu, 22 Sep 2022 12:35:35 EDT
Tom Benner, Canadian sculptor

Canadian artist Tom Benner, known for his larger-than-life sculptures and focus on nature and the environment, has died in London, Ont., the city he called home. He was 72.

Former Police drummer Stewart Copeland to play with Vancouver Symphony Orchestra this fall


Thu, 22 Sep 2022 17:30:48 EDT
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Legendary drummer Stewart Copeland will take the stage at Vancouver's Orpheum theatre this month for his show Police Deranged, 90 minutes of Police tunes performed by him and a full orchestra.

Member

Carol Smuts




Winnipegger with terminal brain cancer teams up with longtime friend to win Amazing Race Canada


Wed, 21 Sep 2022 19:35:57 EDT
Catherine Wreford-Ledlow and Craig Ramsay

On Tuesday, Winnipeg-born Catherine Wreford — who was diagnosed in 2013 with a malignant brain tumour — and Craig Ramsay were declared winners of the latest edition of the reality show Amazing Race Canada.

Scanners adaptation from David Cronenberg in the works at HBO


Thu, 22 Sep 2022 14:49:51 EDT
Italy Venice Film Festival 2018 Cronenberg Lifetime Achievement

HBO will create a TV series based on Canadian director David Cronenberg's film of the same name, CBC News confirmed. Cronenberg will produce the new project, while Black Mirror writer William Bridges and Lovecraft Country director Yann Demange will also work behind the scenes.

Member

Harrison Ji




How making viral TikTok videos about Inuit culture brought this mother and son closer


Thu, 22 Sep 2022 04:00:00 EDT
Hovak and Braden Johnston

Hovak Johnston and her son Braden Johnston started making TikTok videos together as a way of exploring Inuit culture and knowledge. It's opened a new chapter in their relationship with each other.

Member

Ashley Jung




Racial representation and The Little Mermaid: The struggle for diversity in film


Thu, 22 Sep 2022 04:00:00 EDT
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Ariel from The Little Mermaid was one of Kaliyah Desormeaux's most beloved Disney princesses when she was growing up, but as a young Black girl she never felt as if she could dress up as her. 




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