Arts and Entertainment

Meeting demand helps beat ticket scalpers, Garth Brooks says

Country superstar Garth Brooks says it “means everything” to play enough shows so fans aren’t forced to pay high prices to scalpers and ticket resale sites.  Brooks and his wife, Trisha Yearwood, are playing nine shows over eight days in Edmonton to accommodate the demand. Brooks said they recently held about a dozen shows in Chicago. Artists can make more seats available than the fans ...

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‘You never quite know what you’re going to get:’ Planet Earth II explores ‘the joy of natural history’

Remember cheering on that baby iguana who narrowly escaped a horde of ravenous snakes in that viral online teaser video back in November? That little marine iguana is now getting some proper screen time in Planet Earth II, BBC Earth’s new series premiering in Canada on Saturday. [embedded content] That fateful scene took place on the uninhabited Fernandina in the Galapagos Islands and was never filmed before, according ...

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David and Victoria Beckham in ‘beautiful’ Whistler for family ski trip

David and Victoria Beckham, along with the rest of their family, are vacationing in Whistler, B.C. The soccer star posted various photos of the trip on his Instagram account on Friday. “Don’t usually post so many but it’s so beautiful up here,” wrote Beckham about his first time hitting the slopes. “…before anyone else sells pictures of the family I ...

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Skeleton crew: Next week’s episode of U.S. network show Bones set in Newfoundland

Newfoundland fans of forensic investigation thriller Bones may recognize the setting of next week’s episode. The Fox Television show hired Newfoundland and Labrador company Wavelight Productions to shoot footage in several locations around the Avalon Peninsula in September, for an episode that airs Feb. 21. The eighth episode of Season 12, “The Grief and the Girl,” will feature shots of Harbour ...

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Dick Bruna, ‘spiritual father’ of rabbit Miffy, dies at 89

Dick Bruna, the Dutch illustrator, artist and “spiritual father” of Miffy, the white rabbit who enchanted millions of young children around the world for more than half a century, has died at age 89, his publisher announced Friday. Bruna “passed away peacefully in his sleep” Thursday night in the central Dutch city of Utrecht, longtime friend Marja Kerkhof, of his Dutch publisher Mercis, ...

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‘A mirror of society:’ Designers, models and more get political at Fashion Week

While some fashion designers have always been overtly political, the recently wrapped New York Fashion Week just a month after U.S. President Donald Trump’s inauguration included a broader range of brands addressing these tumultuous times. On Friday, the day after shows concluded, W magazine took on one element, Trump’s position on immigration, in a video featuring designers, models, photographers, and ...

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‘It’s exploiting culture’: Australia mulls bill to ban sale of fake Indigenous art

Friday February 17, 2017 more stories from this episode Indigenous artists and copyright advocates in Australia are rallying behind a proposed private member’s bill to crack down on the sale of fake Aboriginal trinkets and souvenirs in the country. “Ninety per cent of the stuff being sold is rubbish, which our First Australians get nothing out of,” Bob Katter, the MP who plans ...

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Roman Polanski seeks to have prosecutor’s testimony unsealed

Roman Polanski’s attorney has asked a Los Angeles judge to unseal testimony given by a former prosecutor who handled the fugitive director’s sexual assault case. It is Polanski’s latest bid to end the nearly 40-year-old case. Polanski’s attorney Harland Braun wrote the judge a letter made public Thursday that he is seeking to unseal the letter because it is crucial ...

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Double tragedy for family of artist Moses Beaver

The raw grief of one death had barely begun to settle in for the people of Nibinamik First Nation in northern Ontario when another tragedy struck. Artist Moses (Amik) Beaver, 57, died on Monday after being found unresponsive in his Thunder Bay, Ont., jail cell, raising questions about why a man with obvious mental illness was being held behind bars. Just ...

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