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06/16/2021 04:00 AM
2 Ottawa music festivals plan in-person concerts this summer
Ottawa Chamberfest

Some Ottawa music presenters cautiously plan to reunite musicians with live audiences this summer as they watch vaccination numbers rise, and hope public health restrictions loosen.

06/15/2021 09:21 PM
New interactive map shares Indigenous arts, language and culture throughout B.C.

A new online, interactive map helps both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people learn more about language and culture in Indigenous communities throughout B.C.

06/16/2021 06:00 AM
Art a 'way of life' for Brandon man whose portfolio spans more than 6,600 paintings and counting
Weiming Zhao Brandon MB

With the stroke of a brush, Weiming Zhao begins another painting. For Zhao, painting is how he winds down his day — so much so, his easel and brushes have barely missed a day since 2003.

06/16/2021 04:00 AM
Inside Eve Parker Finley's one-woman show of laughs, strings and wit
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A classically trained violinist first and foremost, and a familiar face in Montreal's indie music scene, Eve had only dabbled — "once, secretly, at an open mic stand-up show" — in comedy before downloading Tiktok during the pandemic.

06/15/2021 05:16 PM
Harvey Weinstein to be extradited to California for additional sexual assault charges
Sexual Misconduct Weinstein

A New York judge on Tuesday approved disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein's extradition to California, where he faces additional sexual assault charges, ending a legal fight prolonged by the COVID-19 pandemic, the defense's concerns about Weinstein's failing health and a squabble over paperwork.

06/15/2021 11:11 PM
Curtains rise again on big screens across B.C.'s Interior as restart plan kicks in
Renovated auditorium of South Cariboo Theatre

South Cariboo Theatre in 100 Mile House, Phoenix Theatre in Fort Nelson and Salmar Theatres in Salmon Arm are some of the cinemas across B.C. Interior that are reopening this week after months of closure ordered by the province to curb the spread of coronavirus.

06/15/2021 03:16 PM
Lin-Manuel Miranda 'truly sorry' for In the Heights' lack of Afro-Latino representation
Lin-Manuel Miranda

In a Monday Twitter statement, Lin-Manuel Miranda issued an apology for the lack of Afro-Latino representation in his new movie-musical In The Heights. 

06/15/2021 11:50 AM
Stratford Festival in-person rehearsals begin amid planning for summer season
Stratford Festival Theatre

The Stratford Festival has started in-person rehearsals, with actors in A Midsummer Night's Dream gathering on the weekend under tents in the parking lot. Actor André Sills says interaction is so important to theatre actors and being able to see people in-person was 'amazing.'

06/14/2021 06:34 PM
Chrissy Teigen apologizes for hateful tweets, says she 'was a troll'
People Chrissy Teigen

On Monday, Chrissy Teigen, a cookbook author and former model, opened up about sending hateful and harmful tweets to then-teen Courtney Stodden.

06/15/2021 09:10 AM
Calgary Folk Music Festival to return this summer as COVID-aware concert series, officials announce
Calgary Folk Festival

Calgary Folk Music Festival officials announced Tuesday the event will return to Prince’s Island Park this summer — but it will be a different experience because of COVID-19.

06/14/2021 03:43 PM
David Bowie painting found in dump near North Bay, Ont., expected to fetch up to $12K
David Bowie art

A painting by British musician David Bowie that was discovered in a northern Ontario landfill is expected to sell at auction for up to $12,000, and maybe much more.

06/14/2021 04:23 PM
Christiane Amanpour shares ovarian cancer diagnosis with viewers

Veteran CNN correspondent told viewers Monday that she recently had surgery for ovarian cancer and will undergo chemotherapy for a period of weeks.

06/14/2021 06:00 AM
Performing, teaching powwow dances virtually 'good medicine': Winnipeg siblings
Jayden and Dreyden Flett-Roulette

A pair of Winnipeg siblings went from learning powwow dancing to teaching it in less than five years and are now holding virtual classes for those who want to learn.

06/14/2021 01:00 PM
Publishers of antisemitic and misogynist Your Ward News lose conviction appeal
Your Ward News trial

An Ontario Superior Court Judge rejected arguments for appeal from the editor and publisher of Your Ward News, adding that the paper "promoted hate to a vast audience."

06/14/2021 03:43 PM
Corner Gas Animated will end with season 4, says Brent Butt
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The fourth season of Corner Gas Animated this summer will be the show's last. Creator and star Brent Butt said in a YouTube video that CTV "has chosen not to pick it up" for the future.

06/13/2021 09:53 PM
Would you want this sculpture in your neighbourhood? Public art piece draws criticism from some Vancouverites
Boy Holding A Shark sculpture

For some residents on the southern edge of Vancouver's False Creek, a proposed 7.8-metre-tall sculpture, to be installed temporarily amid manicured lawns and waterfront residences, is a blemish. 

06/14/2021 02:39 PM
Justin Bieber, Lil Baby, Megan Thee Stallion to perform at Made In America festival
Bieber, Lil Baby, Megan Thee Stallion

Justin Bieber and Lil Baby are set to headline Jay-Z's Made in America festival in Philadelphia. Organizers announced Monday that Megan Thee Stallion, Doja Cat, Roddy Ricch, Bobby Shmurda and A$AP Ferg will also perform at the two-day event over Labour Day weekend.

06/14/2021 11:41 AM
17 books for kids and teens to read during Pride Month
Pride Puppy! by Robin Stevenson, illustrated by Julie McLaughlin

June is Pride Month in Canada! Here are 17 YA, middle-grade and picture books to check out with themes of gender diversity and acceptance.

06/13/2021 05:00 AM
Mi'kmaw artist picks iconic fracking protest photo for newest stone carving
Steve Lawton Wisp of Hope

Mi'kmaw stone carver Steve Lawton says he's wanted to create a stone representation of a photo taken during a 2013 New Brunswick anti-shale gas fracking protest since he first saw it.

06/13/2021 04:00 AM
Canada is slowly reopening, but is live theatre being left behind? 3 insiders weigh in
Theatre is back composite

Provinces are rolling out step-by-step reopening plans. But as COVID-19 lingers, can live theatre in our country make the comeback that performers need and audiences want? Three performing arts insiders share their views.