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Canadian museums set for policy review connected to TRC call to action

April 17, 2019

As Canadian museums grapple with how to make space for Indigenous voices and perspectives, a new initiative is aiming to give them a boost. Canadian Heritage announced more than $680,000 in funding on Tuesday for the Canadian Museums Association to undertake a national review of museum policies — in collaboration with Indigenous communities — to ensure they line […]

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Beyoncé drops surprise album as Homecoming concert film debuts

April 17, 2019

Surprise album drops aren’t new for Beyoncé fans, but the pop star managed to catch music lovers unaware again on Wednesday by debuting an unexpected live concert album as a companion to the highly anticipated film of her famed Coachella gig. Homecoming: The Live Album was released overnight across streaming platforms such as Spotify, Google Play, Apple Music […]

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Sold-out concerts, shattered records: How K-pop band BTS is successfully crossing over

April 14, 2019

They’re the only Korean pop band to present at the Grammys, they broke a record on YouTube with their latest video and now BTS can add Saturday Night Live to their list of crossover firsts. The global fascination with BTS is starting to resemble the scores of young fans who chased after The Beatles or One […]

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Game changer: How Game of Thrones mixed storytelling with spectacle to transform TV

April 13, 2019

Jaws, Star Wars … and Game of Thrones. HBO’s sweeping fantasy epic, which kicks off its eighth and final season Sunday night, has been a television juggernaut that deserves to sit alongside those landmark movie blockbusters, according to TV critic and writer Maureen Ryan.  “I call it tent pole TV,” she said. “It really changed the game for TV […]

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Why Game of Thrones is a TV juggernaut that ‘really changed the game’

April 13, 2019

Jaws, Star Wars … and Game of Thrones. HBO’s sweeping fantasy epic, which kicks off its eighth and final season Sunday night, has been a television juggernaut that deserves to sit alongside those landmark movie blockbusters, according to TV critic and writer Maureen Ryan.  “I call it tent pole TV,” she said. “It really changed the game for TV […]

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‘No one is ever really gone’: Fans get sneak peek at new Star Wars film

April 12, 2019

“No one is ever really gone,” says the voice of Luke Skywalker in the first teaser trailer for Star Wars: Episode IX, which audiences finally learned will be called Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Friday at a fan event in Chicago. The closely guarded film from director J.J. Abrams will put an end to the Skywalker […]

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Actor Lori Loughlin and others face new charges in college admissions case

April 9, 2019

Full House star Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, along with 14 other parents were hit Tuesday with a new money laundering charge in the sweeping college admissions bribery scheme. The move comes a day after fellow actor Felicity Huffman, 12 other parents and a coach agreed to plead guilty — signalling an escalation in […]

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Felicity Huffman, 12 other parents to plead guilty in college admissions scandal

April 8, 2019

Actress Felicity Huffman has agreed to plead guilty in the sweeping U.S. college admissions cheating scam that has ensnared wealthy parents and athletic coaches at some of the nation’s most selective universities, federal authorities said Monday. The Desperate Housewives star and 12 other prominent parents will admit to charges in the scheme, which authorities say involved rigging […]

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Canadian Broadway hit Come From Away wins best new musical in U.K.

April 7, 2019

Musicals Come From Away and Company as well as the play The Inheritance, an epic drama about gay lives in New York, were the big winners at British theatre’s Olivier Awards on Sunday, receiving four trophies apiece. Come From Away, inspired by a small Canadian town that sheltered thousands of stranded airline passengers after the 9/11 attacks, was […]

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Lil Nas X song pulled from country charts so Billy Ray Cyrus lends voice

April 6, 2019

After rapper Lil Nas X’s track Old Town Road was pulled from Billboard’s country chart last month, Billy Ray Cyrus has stepped in to lend his voice to the chorus of fans — literally. Not only has the veteran country singer joined the growing number of people decrying Billboard’s decision, but Cyrus, made famous by the 1992 […]

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