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Thierry Mugler

French fashion designer Thierry Mugler dead at 73

Yuri Kageyama | News/Entertainment | Mon, 24 Jan 2022 10:11:33 EST

French fashion designer Manfred Thierry Mugler, whose dramatic designs were worn by celebrities like Madonna, Lady Gaga and Cardi B, has died. He was 73. read more

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Samantha Bee hopes 7th season of Full Frontal, podcast will bring some lightness to dark times

Sadaf Ahsan | News/Entertainment | Mon, 24 Jan 2022 13:29:10 EST

The Canadian comedian's late-night show, Full Frontal, began its seventh season Thursday and an episode of her interview podcast, Full Release, will be featured at the Hot Docs Podcast Festival on Friday. read more

Fraggle Rock Back to the Rock

Fraggle Rock and the enduring love of Canadian children's programming

Jackson Weaver | News/Entertainment | Sat, 22 Jan 2022 04:00:00 EST

With the Fraggle Rock revival freshly out, industry insiders say its clear that nostalgia-heavy Canadian content is seeing a wave of renewed interest. Old programs are inspiring reboots and revivals — and showing that Canadian young-adult and children’s programming has always punched above its weight. read more


Anne of Green Gables lauded for her patriarchy-smashing ways

Kevin Yarr | News/Canada/PEI | Mon, 24 Jan 2022 05:00:00 EST

Anne Shirley topped a surprising list in Elle’s India edition earlier this month. read more

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Proposed statue of 17th-century female prodigy raises uncomfortable questions about Italy's monuments

Megan Williams | News/World | Sun, 23 Jan 2022 04:00:00 EST

A movement to honour Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia, the first woman in the world to graduate from university, with a statue in Padua's Prato della Valle square has sparked a national debate in Italy about historical conservation and gender representation in monuments. read more

Andrew Hunter

Hamilton author's new book tells the story of a woman enslaved in Canada

Keena Alwahaidi | News/Canada/Hamilton | Mon, 24 Jan 2022 07:00:00 EST

Andrew Hunter's new book is based on an interview Sophia Burthen Pooley gave — the "only known first-person account from somebody who was enslaved in Canada," he says. read more

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How a B.C. couple created a kids' YouTube channel with 1.85 billion views and counting

CBC News | News/Canada/British Columbia | Sun, 23 Jan 2022 11:00:00 EST

Buoyed by their online success, Billy Reid and Reb Stevenson have released their eighth album. read more

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Victoria painter depicts immigrant life for Vietnamese Canadian families in solo exhibit

Winston Szeto | News/Canada/British Columbia | Sun, 23 Jan 2022 09:00:00 EST

Artist Chrystal Phan depicts slices of life for immigrant Vietnamese Canadians in her new show, Once For A While, on display at the Chapel Gallery in St. Matthias Anglican Church in Victoria, B.C. read more

The Witness Blanket replica in Kelowna Art Gallery

Witness blanket replica tours B.C. as testament to dark legacy of Indian residential schools

Winston Szeto | News/Canada/British Columbia | Sat, 22 Jan 2022 14:00:00 EST

Over the next year, people living in B.C.'s Interior and north will be able to view the reproduction of a large-scale art installation currently touring museums across B.C. that commemorates the legacy of Indian residential schools. read more

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New Indigenous writers adding more representation to children's literature

Rhiannon Johnson | News/Indigenous | Sat, 22 Jan 2022 04:00:00 EST

Two first-time authors are part of a new generation of writers bringing more Indigenous representation to children's literature in Canada. read more

D'Arcy Moses

'The whole fashion business has changed': N.W.T. designer helping train Indigenous artists

CBC News | News/Canada/North | Sat, 22 Jan 2022 07:00:00 EST

Fashion isn't about runways and shows any more, says D'Arcy Moses, and that's good news for up-and-coming Indigenous fashion designers. Moses is now gearing up to lead a fashion residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Alberta. read more

Quinn Monteith

From trash to treasure: How a 24-year-old entrepreneur is bringing worn out antiques back to life

Jasmine Kabatay | News/Canada/Thunder Bay | Sat, 22 Jan 2022 07:00:00 EST

Quinn Monteith from Neebing, Ont., restores furniture, vehicle interiors, antiques and family heirlooms. read more


Netflix price hike amid slowing customer growth has many wondering: Are we streamed out?

Pete Evans | News/Business | Sat, 22 Jan 2022 04:00:00 EST

The cost and convenience of streaming services like Netflix prompted millions to cut the cable TV cord in recent years. But with costs creeping higher and most households subscribing to more than one service, the explosive growth has slowed to a crawl, prompting some to wonder if the streaming party may be fizzling out. read more


Singer and actor Meat Loaf dead at 74

The Associated Press | News/Entertainment | Fri, 21 Jan 2022 03:59:46 EST

Meat Loaf, the rock superstar loved by millions for his Bat Out of Hell album and for theatrical, dark-hearted anthems, has died. He was 74. read more

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Jazz legend Eleanor Collins adds to list of honours with unveiling of Canada Post stamp

Lien Yeung | News/Canada/British Columbia | Fri, 21 Jan 2022 13:30:00 EST

The commemorative stamp unveiled on Friday by Canada Post 'just took my breath away,' says the Edmonton-born Collins, 102, who now lives in British Columbia. read more


Emmy-winning comedian Louie Anderson dead at 68

Lynn Elber | News/Entertainment | Fri, 21 Jan 2022 11:33:38 EST

Louie Anderson, whose more than four-decade career as a comedian and actor included his unlikely Emmy-winning performance as the mother of twin adult sons in the dark comedy series Baskets, died Friday. He was 68. read more

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After surge in donations, animal groups across Canada thank Betty White fans for being a friend

Aura Carreño Rosas | News/Canada/Hamilton | Sat, 22 Jan 2022 06:00:00 EST

From British Columbia to Nova Scotia, animal rescue organizations saw a spike in donations this week as people celebrated Betty White’s 100th birthday. read more

DJ Shub

Watch DJ Shub bring his powerful album War Club to life

KELSEY THOMAS ADAMS | Music | Fri, 21 Jan 2022 09:59:00 EST

The powwow-step pioneer DJ Shub brings us a live performance of his critically acclaimed album, accompanied by Indigenous dancers and special guests Phoenix Pagliacci, Fawn Wood and Boogát. read more

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Adele postpones Las Vegas concert series after half her crew gets COVID-19

Reuters | News/Entertainment | Thu, 20 Jan 2022 21:15:21 EST

Singer Adele on Thursday postponed a series of Las Vegas concerts due to start on Friday because half her crew was sick with COVID-19 and the pandemic has caused delivery delays. read more

Sonya Biddle

A 'voice for change,' actress and former city councillor Sonya Biddle dies at 64

CBC News | News/Canada/Montreal | Thu, 20 Jan 2022 18:56:03 EST

The eldest daughter of the late jazz bassist Charlie Biddle has died of cancer. A champion of arts and culture in the city and a fighter for the underdog, she is remembered by her husband as a woman who played every role "with passion and panache." read more

Star of ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ on Broadway fired for conduct

Star of ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ on Broadway fired for conduct

Entertainment/Harry Potter/harry potter actor fired | Mon, 24 Jan 2022 03:04:40 +0000

Producers said Sunday night that, after an independent investigation of the incident, they decided to terminate the contract of James Snyder. read more

In praise of — and a plea for — better sounding music

In praise of — and a plea for — better sounding music

Entertainment/audio quality/audio systems | Sun, 23 Jan 2022 15:00:43 +0000

It's a sad fact that most people today are putting up with substandard audio when it comes to music. Even sadder is that they don't care. read more

Canada Post recognizes jazz legend Eleanor Collins with new stamp

Canada Post recognizes jazz legend Eleanor Collins with new stamp

Entertainment/Black excellence/black musicians | Fri, 21 Jan 2022 21:22:43 +0000

The Edmonton-born Collins began performing in the 1930s on television and radio shows across the country, and has worked with everyone from Dizzy Gillespie to Oscar Peterson. read more

Alec Baldwin sued for $25M by fallen Marine’s family over Capitol riot photo

Alec Baldwin sued for $25M by fallen Marine’s family over Capitol riot photo

Entertainment/Trending/World | Fri, 21 Jan 2022 17:59:57 +0000

The family claims they were harassed and sent death threats after Alec Baldwin labelled one of them an 'insurrectionist' on his Instagram. read more

Pamela Anderson splits from 4th husband after 1 year of marriage

Pamela Anderson splits from 4th husband after 1 year of marriage

Entertainment/dan hayhurst/pamela Anderson | Fri, 21 Jan 2022 16:50:30 +0000

Canadian actor Pamela Anderson secretly married her bodyguard, Dan Hayhurst, in a Vancouver Island ceremony on Christmas Eve in 2020. read more

Louie Anderson dead: Actor, comedian dies of cancer at 68

Louie Anderson dead: Actor, comedian dies of cancer at 68

Entertainment/Louie Anderson/louie anderson baskets | Fri, 21 Jan 2022 15:54:19 +0000

Louie Anderson was diagnosed with a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and died in hospital, his longtime publicist Glenn Schwartz said. read more

Adele breaks down in tears announcing Las Vegas concert residency delay

Adele breaks down in tears announcing Las Vegas concert residency delay

Entertainment/Adele/adele cancelled | Fri, 21 Jan 2022 14:09:26 +0000

The British singer cited "delivery delays" and COVID-19 among members of her performance crew as the reasons for the postponement. read more

Meat Loaf, ‘Bat Out of Hell’ rock star, dead at 74

Meat Loaf, ‘Bat Out of Hell’ rock star, dead at 74

Entertainment/World/Bat Out Of Hell | Fri, 21 Jan 2022 12:29:03 +0000

Meat Loaf, born Marvin Lee Aday died Thursday at the age of 74, according to a family statement provided by his longtime agent Michael Greene. read more

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