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Monday, Aug 21

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Defence moves to dismiss Radiohead stage collapse case after latest setback

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Charges against an entertainment company and an engineer accused in a deadly 2012 stage collapse at a Radiohead concert in Toronto should be thrown out after a legal setback sent the case back to square one, defence lawyers argued Monday.

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Taylor Swift returns to social media with cryptic video: Is it a snake?

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Taylor Swift's social media accounts appeared with a single, cryptic post on Monday of what appears to be a snake's tail, three days after they appeared to be wiped clean.

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Retro revival: Canadian game show Just Like Mom set for a reboot

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The 1980s Canadian game show Just Like Mom is coming back in a new format that will also include dads.

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Shakespeare by the Sea's Julius Caesar draws Donald Trump comparisons

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A Halifax performance of Julius Caesar is drawing on Donald Trump and the American political situation for inspiration.

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Sunday, Aug 20

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'A genius comedian': Hollywood says goodbye to Jerry Lewis

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Comedians in Hollywood are paying tribute to one of their own and a trailblazer in slapstick, Jerry Lewis.

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Comedy legend Jerry Lewis dead at 91

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Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, has died. He was 91.

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Broadway ticket-buying now easier for fans, not re-sellers

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A new online verification system aims to keep more tickets in the hands of fans rather than re-sellers who seemingly snap them up and put them on the market for higher prices.

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Section of Manitoba highway to be named after Tom Cochrane's 'Life is a Highway'

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A Canadian musician known worldwide for his song about life as a cruise on the open road returns home to northern Manitoba today to officially open a stretch of highway named in his honour.

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Killing Nazis, fighting religious fanaticism the focus of upcoming video games

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As the U.S. grapples with white nationalists rallying in the streets and the violence that followed the protests in Charlottesville, Va., several soon-to-be-released video games are feeling disturbingly timely for some gamers.

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Dick Gregory, comedian and civil rights activist, dead at 84

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Dick Gregory, who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humour to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84.

Saturday, Aug 19

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O.J. Simpson museum turns morbid merchandise into art

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A pop-up museum in Los Angeles is putting on display just how low society sank in its fascination and monetization of O.J. Simpson's murder trial and eventual acquittal.

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Donald Trump to skip Kennedy Center arts awards

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President Donald Trump and the first lady have decided not to participate in events honouring recipients of this year's Kennedy Center arts awards to "allow the honourees to celebrate without any political distraction."

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Stratford Festival explores painful chapter of Canada's past in The Komagata Maru Incident

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The Stratford Festival is revisiting a painful chapter in Canada's history with The Komagata Maru Incident, but the show's stars say it's vital to continue addressing the issues at the core of the century-old story.

Friday, Aug 18

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Robin Thicke, girlfriend expecting baby on Alan Thicke's birthday

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Robin Thicke's girlfriend is pregnant, and their baby is due on the birthday of Thicke's late father, actor Alan Thicke.

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Deadpool 2 stuntwoman thrown from motorcycle through a window, says WorkSafeBC

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British Columbia's workplace safety agency has released the first official account of a Deadpool 2 stuntwoman's death, saying SJ Harris was thrown from her motorcycle and propelled through a plate glass window.

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Shawn Mendes, Ed Sheeran perform surprise duet in Brooklyn

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British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran joined Canada’s Shawn Mendes onstage, surprising fans who came out for Mendes’ Illuminate tour in Brooklyn this week.

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President's arts advisers resign over Trump's Charlottesville response

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Members of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities resigned Friday over U.S. President Donald Trump's response to the unrest in Charlottesville.

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'One take only:' filmmakers, directors ready to capture solar eclipse

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The sun is getting ready for its close-up. Producers of feature films and TV commercials will set up at key locations to capture what they hope will be unique scenes using the natural spectacle of Monday's total solar eclipse.

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The Breathing Hole, Reneltta Arluk's directorial debut at Stratford, opens tonight

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'Oh my God, I'm so nervous,' says Reneltta Arluk, the first Inuit director to take the reins at the famed theatre festival in Stratford, Ont.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi reportedly getting a stand-alone movie

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Director Stephen Daldry is in early talks to do a Star Wars stand-alone film based on the beloved Jedi knight Obi-Wan Kenobi, according to a media report.

Thursday, Aug 17

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Handmaid's Tale Canadian actress Amanda Brugel becomes series regular

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Amanda Brugel, the lone Canadian cast member in Season 1 of The Handmaid's Tale, has been promoted to series regular for the upcoming second season.

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