Arts and Entertainment

James Brown’s ‘Funky Drummer’ Clyde Stubblefield dead at 73

Clyde Stubblefield, a drummer for James Brown who created one of the most widely sampled drum breaks ever, died Saturday. He was 73. His wife, Jody Hannon, told The Associated Press that Stubblefield died of kidney failure at a Madison, Wisconsin, hospital around noon. He had been suffering from kidney disease for 10 years, and had been hospitalized for a ...

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Remembering Stuart: What everyday act of an ordinary person in your community do you think should be honoured?

Sunday February 19, 2017 Sunday on Cross Country Checkup: remembering Stuart Long-time radio storyteller and journalist, Stuart McLean died on Wednesday after a long battle with melanoma cancer. McLean welcomed listeners every Sunday into the world of The Vinyl Cafe, a radio program of essays, short stories and music, with his magnanimous voice and his keen ability to connect with strangers. ...

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Graphic artist turns talent toward sharing Algonquin language

A graphic artist is turning his talent towards getting more people speaking the Algonquin language — using Twitter to share illustrations of simple Algonquin words. Originally from the Kitigan Zibi First Nation in Quebec, Jay Odjick is known for creating the Indigenous superhero Kagagi, which began as a graphic novel and is now a successful animated television series that airs ...

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Anna Paquin busts TV stereotypes as Bellevue’s flawed female lead

A female lead unlike what we typically see onscreen is what drew Anna Paquin to star in CBC’s new crime drama Bellevue.  “Annie is kind of everything that you don’t normally get to see in female characters in mainstream TV or films,” said Paquin, who leads the eerie new series as police detective  Annie Ryder — a single mom who’s a bit of ...

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U2’s Bono meets with Mike Pence, calls him ‘the 2nd-busiest man on earth’

Singer praises vice-president when the 2 spoke briefly on sidelines of Munich Security Conference CBC News Posted: Feb 18, 2017 5:28 PM ET Last Updated: Feb 18, 2017 5:28 PM ET While in Europe for his first major foreign policy address representing the Trump administration, Mike Pence had an impromptu meeting with U2 frontman Bono. The activist and singer called the vice-president “the ...

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Texas judge allows lawsuit against Selena widower to proceed

Late singer’s father is trying to block TV series based on book written by husband Chris Perez The Associated Press Posted: Feb 18, 2017 4:39 PM ET Last Updated: Feb 18, 2017 4:39 PM ET A Texas judge says a lawsuit against the widower of slain Tejano star Selena can proceed as her father seeks to block a TV series ...

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James Earl Jones, Donald Glover cast in Lion King remake

James Earl Jones and Donald Glover are lending their voices to Disney’s upcoming remake of The Lion King. Director Jon Favreau announced the casting of the two men as voice actors. Glover, star and creator of television’s Atlanta, will portray the adult Simba. Jones reprises the role of Simba’s father, Mufasa, which he voiced in the 1994 animated film. James Earl ...

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Hundreds attend funeral for Toronto filmmaker Rob Stewart

Hundreds are attending the Saturday funeral for Toronto filmmaker Rob Stewart, with many people wearing blue to honour the oceans that the late conservationist fought to protect. Stewart — best-known for his award-winning environmental documentary Sharkwater — went missing during a dive in the Florida Keys in late January, sparking a massive four-day search covering more than 14,000 square kilometres. Hundreds in attendance for Rob Stewart’s funeral ...

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Hugh Jackman says he’s ‘fine’ after latest skin cancer bout

Hugh Jackman arrived at the premiere of Logan with a small bandage on his nose after taking to Twitter to announce he had been treated for skin cancer once again. But Jackman insisted he’s OK. “It is fine, it is all done, all fixed, all out. Thank you for asking,” he said at the Friday night debut of the film at ...

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Angelina Jolie in Cambodia for premiere of her new Khmer Rouge film

Angelina Jolie said Saturday that she hopes her new film about Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge will help educate the world about the brutality of the 1970s regime and shed light on the plight of young people in war zones today. First They Killed My Father is based on author and human rights activist Loung Ung’s account of her survival as ...

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