Salome Bey, Canada's First Lady of the Blues, has died


Mon, 10 Aug 2020 10:45:53 EDT
Salome Bey

Award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter Salome Bey — affectionately known as Canada's "First Lady of the Blues — has died. The Grammy-nominated Bey was a multi-disciplinary performer and honorary member of the Order of Canada.

Painting 'en game air': Artists turning to video game landscapes for inspiration during pandemic


Fri, 7 Aug 2020 11:23:40 EDT
Firewatch

Artists call it painting "en game air" - using the virtual landscapes of video games as a source of inspiration for painters of all levels. And while it has been going on for years, the isolating, quarantine conditions of the pandemic have made this approach to visual art even more popular.

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Ofori Ofori




Actor Brent Carver, star of Broadway, West End and Stratford Festival, dead at 68


Thu, 6 Aug 2020 18:45:11 EDT
Brent Carver

One of Canada’s great stage actors, Brent Carver, passed away on Aug. 4, according to his family in a Facebook post.

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Anu Bhavsar




Hudson & Rex crew member tests positive for COVID-19: sources


Fri, 7 Aug 2020 12:55:01 EDT
REX

Production on the television show stopped filming briefly in late July over coronavirus concerns, but the show's producer is defending the on-set precautions.

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Jill Morgan




Seth Rogen's Israel comments highlight fraught diaspora ties


Fri, 7 Aug 2020 12:59:21 EDT
Israel Seth Rogen Spat

Comments from comedian Seth Rogen about Jewish culture and Israel has sparked an uproar by American Jews, and sparked an international spat.

Kanye West presidential campaign enablers appear focused on siphoning off Biden support


Fri, 7 Aug 2020 09:29:04 EDT
People Kanye West

Kanye West's unlikely White House bid is getting help qualifying for presidential ballots in key states from Republicans around the United States, fuelling suspicions he's being pushed to run by allies of President Donald Trump hoping to siphon support from Joe Biden.

The Umbrella Academy brought $20M to Hamilton - and lots of visuals


Fri, 7 Aug 2020 04:01:00 EDT
City hall elevator

COVID-19 forced a three-month halt to TV and film productions in Hamilton this year, but one new high-profile Netflix production showcases the city's versatility — The Umbrella Academy.

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Steven Lowe




Former Ice Road Truckers cast member late for sentencing over cannabis-related explosion


Fri, 7 Aug 2020 07:00:00 EDT
Yellowknife court courthouse

A former cast member of the hugely popular TV series Ice Road Truckers was late for his sentencing in Yellowknife on Friday, raising the ire of a judge who has already expressed scepticism that a proposed sentence is too lenient.

Vogue UK spotlights Black activists, social change


Thu, 6 Aug 2020 16:15:27 EDT
Britain Vogue

The British issue of Vogue is devoting its September issue to activism, with a cover featuring two Black activists and produced by a predominantly Black team.

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Art Hindle




Alan Thicke songs to be inducted into Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame


Thu, 6 Aug 2020 10:15:25 EDT
MUSIC Alan Thicke Songwriters Hall of Fame 20200806

Beloved TV sitcom dad Alan Thicke is being honoured by the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame on Friday for a trio of popular theme songs he helped create.

Canadian filmmaker Stella Meghie to direct Whitney Houston biopic


Thu, 6 Aug 2020 08:42:31 EDT
FILM Whitney Houston Meghie 20200805

Canadian filmmaker Stella Meghie is set to direct a highly anticipated biopic on the late singing legend Whitney Houston.

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Cyndy Day




FBI raids California home of YouTube star Jake Paul


Thu, 6 Aug 2020 11:28:41 EDT
People Jake Paul

FBI agents in tactical gear on Wednesday raided the Los Angeles-area mansion home of YouTube star and social media influencer Jake Paul in an investigation stemming from a looting spree at an upscale shopping mall in Scottsdale, Arizona, officials said.

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Shirley Ann Grau dies at 91


Thu, 6 Aug 2020 11:14:09 EDT
Obit Shirley Ann Grau

Her six novels and four short story collections were all set in the Deep South, from New Orleans to north Louisiana and Alabama.

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Jennifer Vallance

    



'Pervasive and systemic' racism at Canadian Museum for Human Rights, report says


Wed, 5 Aug 2020 13:30:00 EDT
Mba Museum Racism 20200626

A damning external review into complaints by former and current employees has found "pervasive and systemic" racism and a toxic culture at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights — something the board chair and acting CEO is apologizing for and vowing to change.

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suraj dubey




Mulan theatrical release cancelled, premiere moved to Disney+


Wed, 5 Aug 2020 09:53:22 EDT
Film-Lost Summer Movie Season

Mulan is no longer headed for a major theatrical release. The Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday that it will debut its live-action blockbuster on its subscription streaming service, Disney+, on Sept. 4. 

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Joseph Simon


News Release
"You can catch Joseph as the main character in a Crabby Joes Coors Light commercial during your regular tv programming or on YouTube in Canada and the US. Check it out! https://youtu.be/iq49cHpRFu0"


Giller Foundation donates $50K to two organizations that support BIPOC writers


Wed, 5 Aug 2020 12:43:45 EDT
Jack Rabinovitch

The foundation, which is responsible for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, has made donations to the Indigenous Literary Studies Association (ILSA) and to Diaspora Dialogues. 

Pete Hamill, legendary New York columnist, has died


Wed, 5 Aug 2020 11:54:22 EDT
Obit Pete Hamill

Legendary New York columnist Pete Hamill has died at the age of 85.

Duchess of Sussex's friends can stay anonymous in privacy case, U.K. judge rules


Wed, 5 Aug 2020 07:59:46 EDT
Britain Meghan Lawsuit

A British judge ruled Wednesday that the Duchess of Sussex can keep the names of five close friends secret while she brings a privacy invasion lawsuit against a British newspaper — but he chided both sides in the case for playing out their battle in the media as well as the courtroom.

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kaur singh




How one B.C. venue is blazing the trail for a return to live music


Tue, 4 Aug 2020 10:02:39 EDT
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Alex Cuba wasn't planning to be a trailblazer for the future of Canada's live music scene, but his upcoming concerts may serve as a blueprint for the road ahead amid the pandemic.

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Ian Greyling

    



Neil Young sues Donald Trump over copyright infringement


Tue, 4 Aug 2020 15:14:00 EDT
Neil Young

The U.S. President has used the singer-songwriter's music on multiple occasions.

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Kayla Cullity


News Release
"Kayla is now being considered by LineDance Entertainment to be featured in the upcoming summer pilot LineDance."





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