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Drake an early winner at Billboard Music Awards

May 2, 2019

Drake was an early winner at Wednesday night’s Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, winning Billboard’s Top 200 Album for his chart-topping album Scorpion. Taylor Swift brought her new music video to life as she opened the show with a colourful, eye-popping performance of her song Me! Swift was backed by dancers wearing bright, pastel colours and her […]

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John Singleton, director of Boyz N the Hood, dies at 51

April 29, 2019

Filmmaker John Singleton, who debuted with the Oscar-nominated Boyz N the Hood in 1991 and continued making movies that probed the lives of black communities in his native Los Angeles and beyond, has died. He was 51. Singleton’s family said Monday that he died after being taken off life support, about two weeks after he suffered a […]

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Taylor Swift reveals her secret: new single and video coming Friday

April 26, 2019

Taylor Swift says she’s releasing a new single and music video called ME! on Friday that’s about “embracing your individuality and really celebrating it.” In an interview with Robin Roberts on Thursday — during the 2019 NFL Draft on ABC — the pop star said the song features Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco. “I think […]

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Colten Boushie documentary makes history as Hot Docs opener

April 25, 2019

Hot Docs kicks off its latest edition in Toronto on Thursday by shining a light on inequity and systemic racism in the Canadian legal system and efforts of Colten Boushie’s family to push for change. Tasha Hubbard’s nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up is opening North America’s largest documentary film festival, the first time an Indigenous director […]

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Britney Spears says ‘all is well’ despite family stress, fans’ concerns

April 24, 2019

American popstar Britney Spears says her family has been stressed lately, but she’s doing OK. Spears on Tuesday posted an Instagram video telling her fans: “Just checking in with all of you who are concerned about me. All is well. My family has been going through a lot of stress and anxiety lately, so I just […]

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Avengers: Endgame — Not the end, but a fitting farewell

April 23, 2019

Avengers: Endgame is not the end, but rather a fitting capstone for a decade of spandex-sheathed stories that started with Iron Man. The 2008 film didn’t just resuscitate Robert Downey Jr.’s career, it showed a new way to translate comic book stories to the big screen. Just as Stan Lee did with Marvel comics in […]

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‘Swole’, ‘buzzy’ added to Merriam-Webster dictionary

April 23, 2019

Get swole, prepare a bug-out bag, grab a go-cup and maybe you’ll have a better chance of surviving the omnicide. Translation: Hit the gym and bulk up, put a bunch of stuff essential for survival in an easy-to-carry bag, grab a drink for the road, and perhaps you’ll live through a man-made disaster that could […]

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How international pop is capturing the music world

April 20, 2019

K-pop superstars BTS wowed on Saturday Night Live in the same week that they shattered YouTube records with a new music video. Madonna’s first track in years is a reggaeton collaboration. Two of the most buzzworthy acts at Coachella this year were BLACKPINK and J Balvin. Fuelled by streaming and the curiosity of a new generation of music lovers, mainstream pop is easing its boundaries […]

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Pop’s global groove: the borders of mainstream music are blurring like never before

April 20, 2019

K-pop superstars BTS wowed on Saturday Night Live in the same week that they shattered YouTube records with a new music video. Madonna’s first track in years is a reggaeton collaboration. Two of the most buzzworthy acts at Coachella this year were BLACKPINK and J Balvin. Fuelled by streaming and the curiosity of a new generation of music lovers, mainstream pop is easing its boundaries […]

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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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