Arts and Entertainment

Atlus loosens Persona 5 streaming restrictions, apologizes to gamers for copyright strike threats

Japanese game studio Atlus has loosened their online streaming restrictions for their game Persona 5, after gamers voiced their displeasure about being threatened with copyright strikes for broadcasting spoilers. In April, Atlus posted on its U.S. blog that gamers who broadcast content from Persona 5 beyond the in-game date of July 7 — about a third of the way through its storyline ...

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‘We felt this fight was long since over:’ Museum stunned as Instagram pulls Imogen Cunningham art photos

Social media company Instagram pulled photos by U.S. photographer Imogen Cunningham promoting an exhibit at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, saying they violated decency standards, even as parent company Facebook Inc. faces criticism for users’ live videos of murder. At issue were posts of 1920s black-and-white photos by Cunningham depicting close-ups of a naked women’s torso, which turn the body into an almost abstract shape, ...

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Raising a rock star: Dave Grohl’s mother on the moms behind music’s biggest names

Thursday April 27, 2017 more stories from this episode Dave Grohl was just a teenager when he dropped out of high school to be in a punk band. In that moment, his mom Virginia had two options: to support him or say no. Many of us may know how Dave’s life turned out — he drummed for Nirvana and Them Crooked Vultures ...

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‘A lot of pride’ makes Maudie a blockbuster in Atlantic Canada

The small-budget biopic of folk artist Maud Lewis has become an unlikely Atlantic Canadian blockbuster. Maudie is currently the region’s No. 2 film, and last weekend had a higher per-screen average than the top-grossing The Fate of the Furious, according to Mongrel Media, the film’s distributor. “Maudie had a weekend per-screen average of $7,239 in the Atlantic provinces,” Alison Zimmer, Mongrel’s theatrical sales ...

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‘I would like to commandeer your ship:’ Johnny Depp surprises Disneyland fans as Jack Sparrow

New Pirates of the Caribbean opens in cinemas in May The Associated Press Posted: Apr 27, 2017 10:05 AM ET Last Updated: Apr 27, 2017 10:05 AM ET ​Some visitors to the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at California’s Disneyland got a surprise: Captain Jack Sparrow himself. Johnny Depp donned the getup of his swashbuckling alter ego and interacted with ...

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Botched rollout of online Canada Council grant portal causing confusion, headaches

A botched rollout of the Canada Council for the Arts’ new online grant application process is causing confusion and headaches for artists and arts organizations across the country. The “portal,” as it’s known, was supposed to start accepting grant applications before this Sunday. But glitches that could compromise the online application process have pushed that launch back until June 5 — and with it, ...

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No fine-tuning needed: National Arts Centre orchestra kicks off Canada 150 tour in St. John’s

An Ottawa-based orchestra will begin the first leg of its Canada-wide tour at the Arts and Culture Centre in St. John’s on Thursday night.  The National Arts Centre Orchestra is making the most of its visit to the province by teaming up with the Newfoundland Symphony Youth Orchestra, Shalloway Choir and world touring violinist James Ehnes for multiple shows.  “We are ...

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Late filmmaker Rob Stewart’s family backs Toronto councillors’ shark fin ban motion

A push at city hall aimed at ending the sale of controversial shark fin soup will get some added support Thursday. The family of the late Toronto filmmaker and shark enthusiast Rob Stewart is scheduled to attend a news conference called by councillors Kristyn Wong-Tam and Glenn De Baeremaeker. They’ll speak in advance of their motion calling on council to ...

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‘Putting my guts on the page’: Calgary called graphic novel hub by high-profile creators

Calgary has joined Vancouver and Toronto as a hub of creativity in the graphic novel medium, according to several high-profile content creators and an influential ACAD instructor. “Calgary has a really long history of developing different sorts of artist communities that are mutually reinforcing and mutually supporting,” Alex Link said. ACAD instructor Alex Link (Submitted by Alex Link) “So there ...

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