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Thursday, Feb 22

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Saudi Arabia to build opera house in bid to shed conservative image, lure tourists

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Saudi Arabia, a state where concerts are banned and music is prohibited in restaurants and stores, says construction will begin on the kingdom's first-ever opera house as it moves to shake off its conservative image and lure in tourist…

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Harvey Weinstein quotes from Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence in his defence

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Harvey Weinstein wants a judge to dismiss a federal sexual misconduct lawsuit against him and invoked the words and actions of Oscar-winning actresses, including Meryl Streep, in his defence.

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Jonathan Torrens offers up help for women filmmakers

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Actor Jonathan Torrens is looking to provide support to female filmmakers in Atlantic Canada.

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In Montreal, journalism meets art meets real life

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By the time Nantali Indongo found herself face to face with Jorge, a heavily tattooed MS13 gang member and fighter in El Salvador, she'd forgotten she was wearing goggles and a backpack in the Phi Centre, experiencing the latest VR…

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'I've never seen anything quite like this': Canadian designers basking in Meghan Markle effect

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Canadian fashion designers are benefiting from the so-called Markle effect, the term used to describe an instant spike in demand for clothing, jewelry and other items Meghan Markle wears since she and Prince Harry announced their…

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Wednesday, Feb 21

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Sonja Bata, founder of Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, dead at 91

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Collector and philanthropist Sonja Bata, whose collection of global footwear treasures formed the basis of the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, has died.

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'Maybe they're not together, but we can write a story that they are:' Virtue and Moir inspire fan fiction

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Five-time Olympic medallists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir have insisted that their partnership has been purely athletic, but that hasn't stopped fan-fiction enthusiasts from writing their own versions of the duo's gold-medal love story.

Judge says IMDb can show Hollywood actors' ages

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A U.S. federal judge on Tuesday declared unconstitutional a California law requiring IMDb, the movie and television website, to remove actors' ages at their request.

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Hedley fans flock to Ottawa show despite misconduct claims

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Hedley still managed to draw an enthusiastic crowd in Ottawa Tuesday night amidst allegations of sexual misconduct that recently appeared anonymously on social media.

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Artistic director of Vancouver arts school steps down after sexual harassment allegation surfaces

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A Vancouver-based actor well known for his role as "Happy" the dwarf in the hit TV series Once Upon A Time has stepped down from the private arts institute he co-owned after staff became aware of an allegation of sexual harassment dating…

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PEN Awards include posthumous honour for Ursula Le Guin

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Ursula Le Guin, the science fiction/fantasy author who died last month, was the recipient Tuesday night of the $10,000 US PEN Awards prize for best essay writing.

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Oprah, Clooneys and Spielberg pledge $500K each to support student gun reform rally

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Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney and Steven Spielberg said on Tuesday they would each donate $500,000 US to the March for Our Lives rally in Washington in support of gun control following last week's shooting at a Florida high school that…

Tuesday, Feb 20

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Hedley out of Juno consideration, but still to appear in Laval Wednesday

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The Juno Awards will not be naming replacement nominees now that embattled rockers Hedley have withdrawn from consideration for group of the year, pop album of the year and the fan choice prize.

Toronto-born producer Veena Sud tackles U.S. racial tensions with Seven Seconds

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A new Netflix crime drama explores the racial tensions resulting from police misconduct in the U.S. — and it was created by a Canadian.

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'I'm a risk taker artistically:' Fergie apologizes after U.S. anthem performance at NBA All-Star Game

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​Fergie is apologizing after trying something different with the U.S. national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game.

Monday, Feb 19

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Hedley withdraws Juno consideration, but keeps touring

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The members of the embattled rock band Hedley say they have withdrawn from consideration for three awards at this year's Junos and plan to "talk about how we have let some people down, and what we intend to do about it."

Sunday, Feb 18

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Hedley allegations put spotlight on music industry in wake of #MeToo

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Allegations of sexual misconduct swirling around pop-rockers Hedley have put the spotlight on an industry long defined by the mantra of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll — but several music veterans believe a powerful change is already well…

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Roger Deakins wins cinematography award for Blade Runner 2049

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Roger Deakins may be inching closer to making good on his 14th Oscar nomination after winning the American Society of Cinematographers' feature film award for Blade Runner 2049.

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'Three Billboards' wins top British Film Award

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The unofficial dress code Sunday at the British Academy Film Awards was black as Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri took the top award of the night.

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Vancouver artist's cartoon of Florida school shooting resonates

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"It gave me a little lump in my throat when the idea (for the cartoon) first kind of popped up."

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Weinstein Co. fires chief operating officer David Glasser

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The board of the Weinstein Company has dismissed the beleaguered film studio's president and chief operating officer, less than a week after he was cited for failing to act on employee harassment complaints.

Saturday, Feb 17

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Vince Gill defends Grammys on female representation

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Vince Gill defended the Recording Academy over the criticism that female artists were underrepresented at this year's Grammy Awards.

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Stars to wear statement black at BAFTA awards

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The red carpet will be a sea of black as the movement against sexual misconduct takes centre stage at the British Academy Film Awards.

'I can watch it again and again': Black Panther evokes pride across Africa

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Black Panther has burst onto the screen in Africa, handing a powerful response to the unfortunate remarks about the continent by President Donald Trump.

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