Arts and Entertainment

Gord Downie’s brothers open up about his childhood and legacy

Gord Downie’s brothers sat down with the q‘s Tom Power for an intimate interview following the Tragically Hip singer’s passing earlier this week. Patrick Downie and Mike Downie share some of their fondest memories of their brother, their plans to carry on his legacy, and what it’s been like to witness an outpouring of grief from Canadians. Here’s an excerpt of that conversation.  TOM: ...

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Anthem singer takes a knee at Brooklyn Nets opener

The national anthem singer at the Brooklyn Nets’ home opener took a knee at the end of her performance. Justine Skye was nearing the completion of the song Friday night when she went to one knee for the finish. There were some cheers, but appeared to be more boos from the crowd at Barclays Center to see the Nets play ...

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Sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll: The life and times of Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner

Friday October 20, 2017 more stories from this episode By Brent Bambury In 1994, former Beatle John Lennon was to be posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Jann Wenner wanted Paul McCartney to make the induction speech. Wenner, owner and co-founder of Rolling Stone magazine, was also one of the moguls who created and curates the Hall ...

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Ines Rau, Playboy’s 1st trans Playmate, hopes to ‘pave way for all women’

Men’s magazine Playboy has featured its first ever — transgender ‘playmate’ centerfold in its November issue, a move which the model hopes will pave the way for “all women – trans or otherwise — in fashion and other sectors.” Ines Rau, a French fashion model who was featured nude in a 2014 issue of Playboy and has previously worked with Balmain and Vogue Italia, is the first ...

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‘It’s been a long time coming:’ mogul’s downfall sparks a ‘Weinstein effect’ of calling out harassment

The mounting allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein have ignited a powerful, widespread discussion — online and off — about how pervasive sexual harassment and assault remain in our society today. It’s provoked a sort of “Weinstein effect,” with waves of accusers coming forward to publicly call out powerful figures, and institutions acknowledging their allegations and quickly responding — heartening activists who’ve long ...

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Gord Downie’s family hoping to have public memorial event

New Public support ‘makes you feel like you’re part of something,’ Mike Downie says The Canadian Press Posted: Oct 20, 2017 12:36 PM ET Last Updated: Oct 20, 2017 12:36 PM ET Related Stories Gord Downie’s family is hoping to organize a public event where fans can honour the late Tragically Hip singer. Downie’s brother Mike says a “private family ...

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Edmonton theatre troupe cuts ties with former artistic director over ‘rape culture’ confession

An Edmonton theatre company is cutting ties with its former artistic director after the acclaimed actor and playwright said on Facebook he has contributed to “rape culture.” Rapid Fire Theatre, a local improv troupe, issued a public statement on Wednesday announcing that Chris Craddock will no longer be affiliated with the company. Rapid Fire’s move comes after Craddock posted a confession on ...

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‘Overwhelming’ demand for last Hey Rosetta! shows, more tickets on sale Oct. 27

The demand for tickets for Hey Rosetta!’s annual Christmas shows in St. John’s has prompted a venue change, and more tickets will go on sale. Hey Rosetta! announced last week that the December concerts would likely be their last for the “foreseeable future.” Tickets went on sale Oct. 16 for the Dec. 21 and 22 shows at the Delta ballroom, ...

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Square-Enix’s game lineup heavy on nostalgia, but future lies in casual mobile market

Banking on nostalgia is nothing new for the entertainment industry — especially for video games. So when CBC News was invited to a media preview of Square-Enix’s upcoming and featured games for the holiday and early-2018 season, the slate of titles they showed off initially didn’t surprise. Many of the games were sequels or spinoffs of the gargantuan Final Fantasy series, ...

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Los Angeles police investigate Harvey Weinstein sex assault allegation

Los Angeles police say they are investigating a possible sexual assault case against Harvey Weinstein — the first involving the producer in the city. Police spokesperson Sal Ramirez said the department has interviewed a possible sexual assault victim who alleges that an incident occurred in 2013. He said the investigation is ongoing and he could not offer any other details. ...

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