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11/22/2019 04:00 AM
Can't let it go: The inevitable success of Frozen II will keep Disney looking to the past
Frozen 2

Kids who love the film Frozen may already be rushing to the theatre, but the sequel to the record-breaking original is a calculated attempt to cast a similar spell, Eli Glasner writes.

11/22/2019 11:28 AM
Victoria's Secret fashion show cancelled as marketing plans 'evolve'
Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Amid failing ratings a loss of customers, CFO Stuart Burgdoerfer confirmed that the ubiquitous Victoria's Secret Fashion Show has been cancelled.

11/21/2019 11:04 AM
Aiming for greener gigs, Coldplay won't tour new album
Coldplay in Concert - East Rutherford, NJ

British band Coldplay will not tour to promote their new album, but are working on how to make their gigs environmentally sustainable, lead singer Chris Martin said.

11/22/2019 09:19 AM
K-pop supergroup BTS must perform military service

The South Korean Defence Ministry announced Thursday that the band will not receive an exemption from their mandatory military service. The decision comes in the face of fan-led efforts to excuse the group's members, as other musicians and athletes have been exempted in the past.

11/21/2019 03:07 PM
Uncut Gems, The Lighthouse top Spirit Awards nominations
NS Cannes Film 20190519

The Safdie brothers' Diamond District crime film Uncut Gems and Robert Eggers' fever-dream period tale The Lighthouse lead the 35th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards with five nominations each.

11/20/2019 07:52 PM
Spirit of the West's John Mann, 57, dies after battle with Alzheimer's
John Mann

Music icon John Mann, the frontman of the Canadian rock band Spirit of the West whose career spanned nearly 40 years, has died at age 57.

11/21/2019 06:00 AM
Eleanor Collins, Canada's first lady of jazz, turns 100

At 100 years of age, the remarkable Eleanor Collins has plenty left to give.

11/21/2019 11:24 AM
$25K RBC Taylor Prize for nonfiction writing to end after 2020
Charles and Noreen Taylor

The final RBC Taylor Prize for nonfiction, a staple of the Canadian literary scene, will be given out on March 2, 2020. 'It became clear last year that we had achieved every goal,' says founder Noreen Taylor.

11/21/2019 09:33 AM
Apple cancels film premiere of The Banker after unspecified 'concerns'
Film-Apple-Premiere Canceled

Apple Inc has cancelled the world premiere of movie The Banker, one of its first original films, as it investigates unspecified concerns surrounding the period drama.

11/21/2019 04:00 AM
Maestro Fresh-Wes hip hop classic gets thumbs-up from Canadian Songwriters' Hall of Fame
Maestro Fresh Wes hall of fame

Wes Williams, the Godfather of Canadian hip hop, has earned a place in the Canadian Songwriters’ Hall of Fame for 'Let Your Backbone Slide,' which he composed on the graveyard shift at a mall.

11/20/2019 05:06 PM
Grammy snubs and surprises: New artists reign supreme, K-pop falls short

With the shift toward more young talent, this year's awards push aside some superstars and established acts, sparking outrage from fans.

11/21/2019 12:19 AM
Picasso portrait snags Canadian record-setting $9.1M at Toronto auction
Femme au chapeau

A Pablo Picasso portrait has sold for $9.1 million, making it the most valuable work by a non-Canadian artist to sell at auction in the country.

11/21/2019 06:25 AM
Chief Poundmaker portrait sells at auction for double estimated value
Indian Chief of the North West, Canada, Robert Harris

A painting of the 19th century Cree leader Chief Poundmaker by P.E.I. artist Robert Harris, best known for his portrait of the Fathers of Confederation, sold at auction this week.

11/20/2019 06:09 PM
Politicians in B.C. watch supermodel's transition journey on Transgender Day
Transgender Day 20191120

Members of British Columbia's legislature marked Canada's Transgender Day of Remembrance by viewing a documentary that follows a depressed, suicidal female teenager's three-year surgical and life-changing transition to a beaming male supermodel on the fashion runways of Paris.

11/20/2019 06:08 PM
TIFF lays off 15 employees 'across all departments'
Setting up for the Toronto International Film Festival on King Street in Toronto

The organization behind the Toronto International Film Festival says it has laid off 15 staff members after what it calls "a comprehensive review" of its five-year strategic plan.

11/20/2019 11:13 AM
Canadians Shawn Mendes, Drake, Jessie Reyez earn Grammy nods
MUSIC Polaris Long List 20190620

Shawn Mendes, Drake, Jessie Reyez, Michael Bublé and Northern Cree are among the Canadians headed to the Grammy Awards.

11/20/2019 08:59 AM
New acts rule as Lizzo, Lil Nas X, Billie Eilish lead Grammys nominations
Lizzo In Concert - Philadelphia

Billie Eilish, Lizzo and Lil Nas X are among the high-profile contenders vying for the Grammy Awards.

11/20/2019 04:00 AM
Emily Carr, Joan Mitchell artworks take the auction spotlight
Emily Carr

Artwork by Emily Carr, Joan Mitchell and a solid contingent of female artists takes the spotlight at auction in Toronto Wednesday, at a time when the art world is making greater efforts at inclusion.

11/20/2019 08:57 AM
Disney Plus user accounts already found on hacking sites

Disney says its new Disney Plus streaming service doesn't have a security breach, but some users have been shut out after hackers tried to break into their accounts.

11/18/2019 10:04 PM
Ian Williams wins the 2019 Scotiabank Giller prize for debut novel
BOOKS Giller Prize 20191118

Ian Williams has won the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize, Canada's richest literary award for fiction, for his novel Reproduction.