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All-Black opera pays tribute to Canadian singing legend Portia White

News/Entertainment | Sat, 15 Jun 2024 09:00:00 EDT

An all-Black opera is paying tribute to classical singer Portia White, a contralto from Nova Scotia known as the first Black Canadian concert singer to become internationally famous. The Canadian Opera Company Theatre is debuting Aportia Chryptych: A Black Opera for Portia White this weekend. read more

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Summer Game Fest is a flood of video game news. How does a small studio stand out?

Radio | Sat, 15 Jun 2024 09:00:00 EDT

Amid the firehose of trailers and interviews hyping up the latest in blockbuster franchises like Call of Duty and Assassin's Creed, it can feel increasingly difficult for smaller teams to stand out. read more

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Red Fever asks why the West is obsessed with Indigenous cultural stereotypes

News/Entertainment | Sat, 15 Jun 2024 04:00:00 EDT

The documentary Red Fever, which hit theatres Friday, sets out to answer why the Western world is so fascinated by the stereotypical imagery of Indigenous people that still permeates pop culture. read more

JOY AND ANXIETY -- Disney and Pixar’s “Inside Out 2” returns to the mind of freshly minted teenager Riley just as a new Emotion shows up unexpectedly. Much to Joy’s surprise, Anxiety isn’t the type who will take a back seat either. Featuring the voices of Amy Poehler as Joy and Maya Hawke as Anxiety, “Inside Out 2” releases only in theaters Summer 2024.© 2023 Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

In an age of anxiety, Inside Out 2 justifies its return

News/Entertainment | Fri, 14 Jun 2024 04:00:00 EDT

The first Inside Out movie is considered a modern-day animated classic. So how does the sequel justify its return? The reason caught our self-described grumbly film critic off-guard. read more

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R.E.M.'s original 4 play on stage for first time in 17 years at Songwriters Hall induction

News/Entertainment | Fri, 14 Jun 2024 08:19:44 EDT

The members of R.E.M. had joked only hours before it would take "a comet" to get the band to perform together one last time. Yet there they were at the 2024 Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Thursday night, reunited during the gala at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. read more

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Céline Dion on her health issues and plans for a comeback: 'I will sing again'

News/Entertainment | Thu, 13 Jun 2024 04:00:00 EDT

Pop icon Céline Dion sits down with CBC News to discuss her health after being diagnosed with stiff-person syndrome, her upcoming documentary, how much she misses her fans — and her vow to sing once again. read more

The names Rhys, Cassian, Azriel and Morrigan appear to the left of a graphic image, on the right are five colourful books.

Would you name your baby after a sexy fairy? It's happening thanks to a popular book series

News/Canada | Thu, 13 Jun 2024 04:00:01 EDT

Some of the characters from Sarah J. Maas' internationally best-selling series A Court of Thorns and Roses are starting to pop up on baby names lists in the U.S. and Canada. read more

A man with long hair, dressed like a Ghostbuster with in Khaki overalls, goggles and a toy proton pack, stands in the corner of two walls lined top to bottom with Ghostbusters memorabilia. He's holding a film slate in front of him with the word 'Firehouse' written on it.

This magician is running out of room for his record-breaking Ghostbusters collection

Radio/As It Happens | Wed, 12 Jun 2024 16:56:00 EDT

Darren McQuade, a professional magician from Essex, England, has secured the Guinness world record for largest collection of Ghostbusters memorabilia, with 2,012 items.  read more

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Popular YouTuber Ben Potter, better known as Comicstorian, dead at 40

News/Entertainment | Wed, 12 Jun 2024 14:27:05 EDT

Ben Potter, a popular YouTube content creator known by his handle Comicstorian, died after an "unfortunate accident," according to his wife. He was 40. read more

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From funny girl to sexy star, Bridgerton's Penelope shifts how curvy women are shown on screen

News/Entertainment | Wed, 12 Jun 2024 04:00:00 EDT

There's been a lot of buzz about the third season of the Netflix series Bridgerton as Penelope gets promoted from wallflower to female lead. That move has been applauded for its body positivity, not just in terms of representation of larger body types, but for showing Penelope as romanticized, desirable and sexy. read more

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deadmau5 on 25 years in music, his Hall of Fame induction and more

News/Canada/Hamilton | Wed, 12 Jun 2024 08:30:46 EDT

Joel Zimmerman, also known as deadmau5, of Niagara Falls, Ont., rarely does interviews. He sat down with David Friend of the Canadian to talk about being inducted into Canadian Music Week's Music Industry Hall of Fame, his 25th anniversary tour and more. read more

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Documentary honours 20 years of same-sex marriage in Ontario

News/Canada/Toronto | Wed, 12 Jun 2024 05:00:00 EDT

'When You Find The One' chronicles the experiences of couples who were the first to get married following the legalization of same-sex marriage in Ontario in 2003. CBC's Dwight Drummond sat down with some of the filmmakers. read more

An activist uses a paint roller to paste a cut-out of a man from a cartoon series over a bright red painting of a king on display inside a gallery.

King Charles portrait vandalized with Wallace and Gromit cartoon

News/World | Tue, 11 Jun 2024 13:09:50 EDT

Animal rights activists have defaced the first official portrait of King Charles with a cut-out face of a cartoon character at a gallery in London. read more

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Céline Dion reveals fears, hope around health issues in NBC interview

News/Entertainment | Tue, 11 Jun 2024 12:30:45 EDT

Céline Dion says she wishes she had stopped earlier to figure out why her body was failing her. Speaking to Hoda Kotb in a preview that aired Tuesday morning, the Canadian singer shared information about stiff-person syndrome, the disease she has been struggling with for nearly two decades. read more

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BTS star Jin celebrates in uniform after completing mandatory military service

News/Entertainment | Tue, 11 Jun 2024 23:25:06 EDT

Jin, the oldest member of K-pop phenomenon BTS, was discharged from South Korea's army on Wednesday after 18 months of duty. He was the first member of the group to wrap up the mandatory national service that put their music careers on hold. read more

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Drive to Survive brought new fans to F1. Can an NHL reality series do the same for hockey?

News/Business | Tue, 11 Jun 2024 04:00:00 EDT

Just as the Stanley Cup Finals kicked off last week, the NHL announced its next big play: a reality series about its hockey stars, from the producers of Netflix's ultra-popular Drive to Survive. But can a reality program do for hockey what Drive to Survive did for Formula One racing — or was that lightning in a bottle? read more

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Their artwork once hung on the walls of an upscale inn. The artists want it back

News/Canada/Nfld. & Labrador | Tue, 11 Jun 2024 04:30:00 EDT

Artists Wayne Maloney and Michelle Penney Rowe say when the Doctor’s House Inn and Spa closed, their artwork disappeared and they haven't been able to reach the owner. They’re speaking out in hopes their artwork will be found. read more

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Drake's Oilers bet with Stake is one that local NHL fans can't make themselves

News/Canada | Mon, 10 Jun 2024 19:45:16 EDT

Drake says he put a big bet on the Edmonton Oilers to win the Stanley Cup. But fans in the team's backyard can't make the same bet themselves, and not just in terms of the money involved. read more

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Pop singer Chappell Roan says she turned down White House Pride performance

News/Entertainment | Mon, 10 Jun 2024 15:31:21 EDT

Pop singer Chappell Roan told a crowd of 150,000 on Sunday that she turned down an invitation to perform at the White House’s Pride festivities, during a set where she spoke about trans rights, women’s rights and freedom for 'oppressed people in occupied territories.' read more

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Drag takes centre stage in colourful Stratford Festival production

News/Entertainment | Mon, 10 Jun 2024 04:00:00 EDT

Drag is taking centre stage at Canada's biggest theatre festival, in a classic musical with modern relevance. Some of Canada's most prominent drag queens consulted on Stratford Festivals' La Cage aux Folles, which features an all-male chorus made up of nine men performing in 10 different drag outfits.  read more

Nova Scotia man and lotto guru wins $1M prize, says ‘he’s going to be rich’

Nova Scotia man and lotto guru wins $1M prize, says ‘he’s going to be rich’

Canada/Entertainment/News | Fri, 14 Jun 2024 19:09:32 +0000

A 35-year-old Cape Breton man is $1 million richer after buying a winning Lotto Max ticket last month. Cory Callaghan has been playing the game since he turned19. read more

Kate Winslet: Kissing Leonardo DiCaprio wasn’t ‘all it’s cracked up to be’

Kate Winslet: Kissing Leonardo DiCaprio wasn’t ‘all it’s cracked up to be’

Entertainment/Kate Winslet/Kate Winslet Leonardo DiCaprio kiss | Fri, 14 Jun 2024 17:47:21 +0000

Kate Winslet revealed that she was constantly out of breath because her corset was so tight and Leonardo DiCaprio kept laughing while they were shooting. read more

Kevin Spacey cries, says he’s in debt ‘many millions’ in new interview

Kevin Spacey cries, says he’s in debt ‘many millions’ in new interview

Entertainment/Kevin Spacey/Kevin Spacey debt | Thu, 13 Jun 2024 19:56:05 +0000

'I want to live, but there were times when I wasn't sure if I would make it,' Kevin Spacey said of his emotional state amid numerous the sexual assault allegations against him. read more

Sask. town offers to name itself after Taylor Swift if she comes to province

Sask. town offers to name itself after Taylor Swift if she comes to province

Canada/Entertainment/Saskatchewan | Wed, 12 Jun 2024 16:31:14 +0000

Swift Current is trying to get Taylor Swift into Saskatchewan by offering to change its name in her honour. read more

Billy Ray Cyrus files to divorce Firerose after 7 months of marriage

Billy Ray Cyrus files to divorce Firerose after 7 months of marriage

Entertainment/Billy Ray Cyrus/Billy Ray Cyrus divorce | Wed, 12 Jun 2024 14:54:04 +0000

Billy Ray Cyrus and Firerose married in October 2023 in what he called 'the most perfect, ethereal celebration of love we could have ever imagined.' read more

Vancouver’s Museum of Anthropology reopens after 18-month seismic upgrade

Vancouver’s Museum of Anthropology reopens after 18-month seismic upgrade

Entertainment/Science/Arts | Tue, 11 Jun 2024 22:25:14 +0000

One of Canada's most prominent museums is reopening after an 18-month upgrade for "cutting-edge" retrofitting that would allow it to survive a once-in-2,500-year earthquake. read more

Free Shania Twain, Our Lady Peace performances before Edmonton Oilers games

Free Shania Twain, Our Lady Peace performances before Edmonton Oilers games

Entertainment/Sports/Edmonton Oilers | Mon, 10 Jun 2024 20:34:33 +0000

Shania Twain and Our Lady Peace will headline free concerts outside of Rogers Place ahead of the Stanley Cup Games 3 and 4 between the Edmonton Oilers and Florida Panthers. read more

‘Red flag’: Julia Louis-Dreyfus doesn’t share Jerry Seinfeld’s political correctness view

‘Red flag’: Julia Louis-Dreyfus doesn’t share Jerry Seinfeld’s political correctness view

Entertainment/Trending/Jerry Seinfeld | Mon, 10 Jun 2024 15:34:09 +0000

'I reserve the right to boo anyone who says anything that offends me, while also respecting their right to free speech,' Julia Louis-Dreyfus said of creating comedy today. read more

2024 was supposed to be a great summer for live music. It’s not turning out that way

2024 was supposed to be a great summer for live music. It’s not turning out that way

Entertainment/Concerts/Live Music | Sun, 09 Jun 2024 14:00:33 +0000

Fewer people are running out to buy concert tickets, and fewer artists are taking their shows on the road. Some, like U2, stayed in one place and let fans come to them. read more

Old bets resolved, new bets wagered as Oilers face Panthers in Stanley Cup Finals

Old bets resolved, new bets wagered as Oilers face Panthers in Stanley Cup Finals

Canada/Entertainment/Features | Sat, 08 Jun 2024 21:31:07 +0000

Prominent figures from Texas are making good on their playoff bets as the Edmonton Oilers prepare to face the Florida Panthers on Saturday night. read more

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