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Thursday, Oct 18

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This opera house is making the art form more accessible to young people — very young people

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At London's Royal Opera House, the Opera Dots workshop for toddlers aims to build a future fan base, one hop at a time.

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Animation film fest rescinds Kobe Bryant invite after outcry

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Kobe Bryant was dropped Wednesday from the jury of an animated film festival after calls for the former NBA star's ouster over a 2003 rape allegation.

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Calling all Judy Blume fans: Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret set for film

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Judy Blume has at long last agreed to a feature film adaptation of her seminal 1970 novel Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret, with writer-director Kelly Fremon Craig tapped for the adaptation.

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'Hand caught in a cookie jar': Band managers demand answers about Ticketmaster's secret scalper program

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Managers of popular musical acts such as Mumford & Sons, Mark Knopfler, Radiohead and the Pixies are blasting Ticketmaster over its secretive partnership with scalpers that was exposed in a recent CBC News investigation.

New iNdigital space showcases digital and interactive media at imagineNATIVE

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The rising popularity of digital interactive work like VR experiences and video games has spurred the imagineNATIVE film and media arts festival in Toronto to add a dedicated digital space this year.

There are few black surfers in Nova Scotia. This actress wants to change that

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Vinessa Antoine wants to change the narrative and is working with the Surfing Association of Nova Scotia to possibly start a surf program for people from North Preston.

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Orange is the New Black ending with season 7

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The cast of Orange is the New Black has announced its seventh season will also be the last.

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'Consider the source': Michael Bublé laughs off tabloid's claim he's retiring

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"I'll keep going until the news of my death comes out, which will probably be fake too," the B.C. singer says

Wednesday, Oct 17

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'It's important for us to do it right:' The Conners make sitcom return without Roseanne

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The Conners star Michael Fishman says dealing with the cancellation of Roseanne reboot was heartbreaking but describes the return of the cast in the revamped show without Roseanne Barr as a gift.

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Very curious, slightly confused, rapper Classified tests limits of cannabis support

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Nova Scotia rapper Classified has vouched for smoking marijuana for years, but he says Canada's new legalization laws have left him confused over the ways he's allowed to promote the cannabis lifestyle.

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Famed fiddler Ashley MacIsaac first to buy legal marijuana in Cape Breton

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Fiddle by his side, Cape Breton music icon Ashley MacIsaac spent most of last night standing alone in the cold in the Sydney River, N.S., NSLC parking lot to be the first person on the island to get his hands on legal marijuana.

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Canada to apply USMCA cultural exemption to trade in digital media

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The broad cultural exemption Canada fought to keep in the renegotiation of the North American free trade deal will allow for Canadian content rules in digital media. But the Trudeau government will not apply the exemption to avoid…

10 cannabis-filled films to watch amid legalization

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Mary Jane and the movies have been a long-time pairing, from 1936's propaganda film Reefer Madness to contemporary onscreen stoners like Vancouver's Seth Rogen.

Tuesday, Oct 16

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'There is so much evidence': Literary group sues Trump for allegedly stifling free speech

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The PEN American Center, an organization that includes thousands of authors and journalists, is suing U.S. President Donald Trump, alleging his "official acts" have "violated the First Amendment and his oath to uphold the Constitution."

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Writer Anna Burns wins Man Booker Prize for Milkman

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Novelist Anna Burns has won the Man Booker prize for Milkman, a story of family, community and violence set during Northern Ireland's deadly conflict between Catholics and Protestants.

EgyptAir pulls in-flight magazine after Drew Barrymore article fiasco

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Egyptian officials say EgyptAir has removed the latest edition of its in-flight magazine over a contentious article it published, purportedly based on an interview with American actress Drew Barrymore.

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Monday, Oct 15

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Come From Away coming to St. John's in January

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There won't be a rotating stage but audiences will still see much of the full-scale production.

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Prince Harry, Meghan expecting child in spring

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Kensington Palace says the Duchess of Sussex, the former Meghan Markle, is pregnant.

Sunday, Oct 14

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Photographer uses her lens to challenge Canadian stereotypes of Muslim women

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Photographer Alia Youssef is using her art to challenge the way many Canadians picture Muslim women.

Saturday, Oct 13

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Ottawa's Twin Flames win big at Native American music awards

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Ottawa duo Twin Flames picked up two trophies at the Native American Music Association Awards in Niagara Falls, N.Y., Friday.

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'It's not a pornographic presentation': Rufus Wainwright's Hadrian and other boundary-pushing operas

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Canadian Opera Company's new production, Hadrian, focuses on a gay love story and features nudity and sexuality. But for its creator, Rufus Wainwright, it's not about shocking audiences, but representing gay men on opera stages.

The film First Man brings realities of life as an astronaut to the big screen

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Damien Chazelle's new movie First Man, released Friday, tells the tale of the man behind the first moon landing. It's a story that resonates with astronauts today: their personal challenges going hand-in-hand with those of their jobs.

Friday, Oct 12

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Mister Rogers movie crew member dies after on-set fall

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Authorities say a crew member working on a movie about Mister Rogers has died after he suffered an apparent medical emergency and fell two stories off a balcony in western Pennsylvania.