Arts and Entertainment

Sprawling, multi-venue Sled Island Festival kicks off this week

Sled Island 2017 kicks off this week with more than 250 bands, comedy shows, films and exhibits happening at dozens of venues around Calgary. For a preview of what ticket holders can expect this year, executive director Maud Salvi stopped by The Calgary Eyeopener on Monday. Below is a condensed version of that conversation. Q: Let’s start with a new ...

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New trial ordered in deadly stage collapse at Radiohead concert in Toronto

A new trial has been ordered for those charged in a deadly stage collapse at an outdoor Radiohead concert in Toronto, sending the case back to square one five years after the grim incident. Prosecutors say a mistrial was declared after the presiding judge, Justice Shaun Nakatsuru, was appointed to the Ontario Superior Court late last year and ruled he ...

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Gord Downie, Sylvia Maracle to receive Order of Canada honour

More than two dozen to be honoured for leadership in supporting indigenous issues The Canadian Press Posted: Jun 19, 2017 8:54 AM ET Last Updated: Jun 19, 2017 8:54 AM ET Gord Downie and indigenous activist Sylvia Maracle are to be appointed to the Order of Canada today. Maracle will be named an officer of the Order of Canada and ...

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CBC rolls out cross-country Canada Day plans with Alessia Cara, Rick Mercer

Some of the nation’s newest stars will help celebrate Canada Day alongside musical legends, marking the country’s milestone 150th birthday festivities. More than 20 musical and comedy performances are lined up as part of CBC’s nationwide coverage, capped off by the fireworks on Parliament Hill which are expected to be triple the usual size. The concert will be broadcast on television, radio and streamed online. Highlights include: Ottawa: Alessia Cara, Gordon ...

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Shrieking fans flock to MMVAs — but uncertainty over music video fund remains

A flash afternoon storm left behind one soggy pink carpet leading into the iHeart Radio Much Music Video Awards (MMVAs) Sunday in Toronto. But spirits weren’t dampened: the show’s signature screaming fans were out in full force, shrieking for stars like Lorde, Imagine Dragons and Arkells, who all performed and picked up awards — and the wet weather held off. There was a ...

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Megyn Kelly presses conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on Sandy Hook denial

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones hemmed and hawed when pressed repeatedly by Megyn Kelly to admit he was wrong to call the massacre at Newton, Conn., a hoax. “Infowars” host Jones never gave a direct answer in a segment Sunday night on NBC’s Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly. Kelly has been criticized intensely for giving a platform to Jones, who has also called ...

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Hidden Group of Seven painting found on back of another art piece

Few people in the world own a painting by Group of Seven artist Alexander Young Jackson and fewer still have the experience of one B.C. gold miner who got more than he bargained for when he bought the art piece. Several years ago, Peter Wright, a self-proclaimed lover of the arts, bought A.Y. Jackson’s Onward Ranch. It was only after he ...

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