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Air Farce New Year’s Eve returns on Dec. 30 with cast member Jessica Holmes

CBC’s long-running New Year’s Eve special edition of Air Farce returns on Dec. 30 — moved from its titular airdate because of Hockey Night in Canada — and features the return of Jessica Holmes to the comedy cast. As per usual, Air Farce features numerous special guests, including Yannick Bisson of Murdoch Mysteries, taking a side […]

Canadian arts organizations unknowingly advertise on Breitbart.com

When the Globe and Mail called up numerous Canadians arts organizations to ask why their ads appeared on controversial news website Breitbart.com, all of them expressed surprise that they had. On the Globe‘s call list was Mirvish Productions, the Stratford Festival, children’s charity Plan International Canada, and the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). How did their […]
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New ‘Sherlock’ series 4 trailer: Benedict Cumberbatch’s character has dark secrets

“You know why I’m here,” says Benedict Cumberbatch’s titular character in Sherlock‘s new series 4 trailer. A dark, foreboding tone permeates the teaser, which also features this series’ villain, played by actor Toby Jones. “What’s the very worst thing you can do to your very best friends?” Jones asks in a scene. “Tell them your […]

On this day in Canadian pop culture: Nov. 1

1847 Opera singer Emma Albani is born in Chambly, Quebec, a leading soprano of the 19th century and early 20th century, she became the first Canadian singer to become an international star. 1949 Musician David Foster is born in Victoria. The prolific producer has won 16 Grammy Awards and worked with Canadian and international superstars […]
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Edmonton Symphony Orchestra’s new conductor is 24-year-old prodigy Alexander Prior

Edmonton Symphony Orchestra’s new 24-year-old conductor was born the same year when Windows 3.1 launched and NAFTA was signed. British-born Alexander Prior started composing at the age of eight, speaks six languages, and when he was 13, the Moscow State ballet commissioned his first ballet to international critical acclaim. After guest conducting multiple times at […]