Arts and Entertainment

Beauty and the Beast waltzes to record-setting opening weekend

It was a fairy tale opening for Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast remake, which set a host of records with its global box office take of $350 million US worldwide this weekend.  Starring British actors Emma Watson and Dan Stevens in the lead roles, the $160 million US production updates the beloved 1991 animated film and is the latest ...

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Julia, a Muppet with autism, joins Sesame Street

Folks on Sesame Street have a way of making everyone feel accepted. That certainly goes for Julia, a Muppet youngster with blazing red hair, bright green eyes — and autism. Rather than being treated like an outsider, which too often is the plight of kids on the spectrum, Julia is one of the gang. Look: On this friendliest of streets ...

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UPEI to highlight Anne author with new chair in Montgomery Studies

With news this week that another of author L.M. Montgomery’s homes in Ontario —  the manse in Norval, Ont. where the famous author of Anne of Green Gables author lived from 1926 until 1935 — is being made into a museum, might have some in Montgomery’s home province asking: Could  P.E.I. be doing more to celebrate the Island-born author? As it turns ...

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Author, provocative New York columnist Jimmy Breslin dead

Jimmy Breslin scored one of his best-remembered interviews with President John F. Kennedy’s grave-digger and once drove straight into a riot where he was beaten to his underwear. In a writing career that spanned six decades, the columnist and author became the brash embodiment of the street-smart New Yorker, chronicling wise guys and big-city power brokers but always coming back ...

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Childhood home of late Maya Angelou up for sale

MIssouri house designated local landmark, selling for $159,000 US The Associated Press Posted: Mar 19, 2017 5:09 PM ET Last Updated: Mar 19, 2017 5:09 PM ET Related Stories The St. Louis childhood home of late poet Maya Angelou is up for sale. With a listed price of $159,000 US, the 1,100-square-foot place at 3130 Hickory St. was Angelou’s home for ...

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Chuck Berry fans can look forward to new album

Friend of late musician calls new album ‘sensational’, set to be released this year The Associated Press Posted: Mar 19, 2017 4:46 PM ET Last Updated: Mar 19, 2017 4:46 PM ET Related Stories Fans mourning Chuck Berry’s death can look forward to an album of mostly new material expected this year. The 90-year-old Berry died Saturday at his home ...

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Five questions about Drake’s latest release More Life

Drake has finally delivered More Life, but he hasn’t necessarily handed us all the answers. The Toronto-raised rapper unleashed his latest 22-track studio project Saturday, giving fans plenty of material to chew on while raising a whole new batch of questions. It’s been a long time coming, at least for those who thought the album would arrive in December. The artist, ...

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‘This ain’t your grandmother’s Anne’: new series gives gritty Green Gables amid glut of Anne adaptations

Anne of Green Gables may be the most popular Canadian tale of all time — the 1908 novel about the feisty, red-haired orphan has sold more than 50 million copies, been adapted countless times and inspired a tourist industry on P.E.I. But has our appetite for Anne Shirley reached its limit? A new eight-hour TV series, along with a new trilogy ...

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‘A legend just left the building’: Entertainment world reacts to Chuck Berry’s death

Musicians and entertainers reacted to the death of music icon Chuck Berry, who died at age 90 on Saturday in his home in Missouri. Many took to social media to offer condolences and to remember his life and work. ‘Undisputedly the king’ Musician Lenny Kravitz on Instagram hailed Berry as a forefather of rock ‘n’ roll, saying, “None of us ...

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Chuck Berry dead at 90

Breaking The St. Charles County Police Department in Missouri confirmed Berry’s death on Facebook CBC News Posted: Mar 18, 2017 6:21 PM ET Last Updated: Mar 18, 2017 6:21 PM ET Legendary musician Chuck Berry died on Saturday, according to police in Missouri. He was 90 years old. The St. Charles County Police Department confirmed Berry’s death on Facebook, saying police ...

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