Arts and Entertainment

Gord Downie remembered by fans, Canadians far and wide

Musicians, politicians, organizations and everyday Canadians released statements praising, honouring and mourning Gord Downie, who died Thursday at 53 after a three-decade career in music with The Tragically Hip.

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Remembering Gord Downie: Watch our Olympic montages set to Tragically Hip songs

Video Canadian icon’s music provided the soundtrack for memorable moments CBC Sports Posted: Oct 18, 2017 11:43 AM ET Last Updated: Oct 18, 2017 11:43 AM ET Related Stories To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada’s online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted. ...

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Read the full statement on Gord Downie

CBC News Posted: Oct 18, 2017 11:36 AM ET Last Updated: Oct 18, 2017 11:55 AM ET Related Stories The Tragically Hip shared a statement Wednesday by the Downie family on the death of Gord Downie. Here it is in full: Last night Gord quietly passed away with his beloved children and family close by. Gord knew this day was ...

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Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie dead at 53

Gord Downie, the Tragically Hip frontman who united a diverse array of music lovers with his commanding stage presence and Canadiana-laced lyrics, has died. He was 53. Downie had an aggressive and incurable form of brain cancer called glioblastoma, which he discovered after a seizure in December 2015. He died Tuesday night surrounded by his children and family, according to ...

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‘A universal story told in an Indigenous way:’ Maori anthology tale Waru opens ImagineNative film fest

Maori stories have been some of New Zealand’s biggest box office successes, but it’s time for female Maori stories to shine, say two of the filmmakers behind the anthological drama Waru. The movie, which opens the ImagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival in Toronto on Wednesday, has earned praise at film festivals as well as on social media.  “We’ve all have to ...

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Harvey Weinstein resigns from Weinstein Co. board

Harvey Weinstein has resigned from the board of The Weinstein Company, it said on Tuesday, as he faces allegations that he sexually harassed or assaulted a number of women over three decades in the film business. In a statement, the board said it also ratified its Oct. 8 decision to fire Weinstein as chief executive of the award-winning movie and ...

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Canadian arts community mourns loss of Indigenous playwright

Canada’s performing arts community is mourning the loss of an Indigenous playwright who shared a piece of the nation’s dark history through musical theatre. Award-winning artist Cathy Elliott of the Sipekne’katik Mi’kmaq First Nation in Nova Scotia, was a modern day renaissance woman who wore many creative hats for her work in composing, playwriting and acting. The 60-year-old was struck and ...

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Ron Howard unveils title of Han Solo spinoff

Spinoff Star Wars title hits theatres in May CBC News Posted: Oct 17, 2017 1:21 PM ET Last Updated: Oct 17, 2017 1:27 PM ET Related Stories Ron Howard offered a tidbit to Star Wars fans Tuesday by unveiling the name of the forthcoming spinoff movie centred on beloved space rogue Han Solo. Hey #Twitterville we just wrapped production so ...

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