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Academy postpones reveal of Canadian Screen Award winners until 'time is right'

Academy postpones reveal of Canadian Screen Award winners until 'time is right'

TORONTO — This year's Canadian Screen Award nominees will have to wait a little longer to find out if they're receiving a trophy.
'Baby Shark' earworm reworked for the coronavirus outbreak

'Baby Shark' earworm reworked for the coronavirus outbreak

From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to cancelling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness
Theatrical actors and directors isolated by COVID-19 produce novel online plays

Theatrical actors and directors isolated by COVID-19 produce novel online plays

HALIFAX — The online theatrical piece starts in a faraway forest, moves across a parched desert, roiling seas and towering mountains before ending with a savage battle involving a furry beast. Not bad for a production that spans five minutes.
Review: In 'Uncorked,' a full-bodied coming-of-age tale

Review: In 'Uncorked,' a full-bodied coming-of-age tale

The wine movie is not exactly known for a bouquet of tasting notes. From “Wine Country” to “Bottle Shock,” they are usually light, amiable movies that amble through sunny fields of vines.
Taylor Swift surprises some of her fans with money donations

Taylor Swift surprises some of her fans with money donations

From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to cancelling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness
Netflix reduces video quality in Canada to lower internet bandwidth use

Netflix reduces video quality in Canada to lower internet bandwidth use

TORONTO — Netflix is lowering video quality for its subscribers in Canada as it attempts to reduce soaring demands on internet bandwidth in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cirque du Soleil considering options after closing shows, laying off most staff

Cirque du Soleil considering options after closing shows, laying off most staff

MONTREAL — Cirque du Soleil says it hasn't made a decision on steps it will take to stay afloat after cancelling all of its shows and laying off almost all of its employees due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Political historian-commentator Richard Reeves dies at 83

Political historian-commentator Richard Reeves dies at 83

NEW YORK — Richard Reeves, an author and syndicated columnist who wrote about politics for more than 50 years and published books on Richard Nixon, John F. Kennedy and other American presidents, has died at age 83.
None of the 'Big Five' publishers will attend BookExpo

None of the 'Big Five' publishers will attend BookExpo

NEW YORK — All of the so-called “Big Five” publishers have dropped out of BookExpo, the industry's annual national convention.

Toronto's Luminato Festival, launched in wake of SARS, cancelled because of COVID-19

TORONTO — The Luminato Festival, which draws artists from around the world to Toronto, has been cancelled this summer because of the COVID-19 pandemic.