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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 […]

On this day in Canadian pop culture: Oct. 31

1926 Ten days after being punched in the stomach at a performance in Montreal, illusionist Harry Houdini dies from a ruptured spleen at the age of 52. 1950 Actor John Candy is born in Toronto. 1966 CBC Radio’s World at Six makes its debut. 1995 Jacques Parizeau resigns as premier of Quebec after his losing […]

On this day in Canadian pop culture: Oct. 30

1869 The first issue of Canadian Illustrated News, the first periodical to reproduce a photograph, is published in Montreal. 1971 The Toronto Telegram publishes its final issue after 96 years. Until 1932, it was Toronto’s largest circulation newspaper. 1995 Quebec narrowly rejects separation in a refendum. The “No” side won by 50.6 per cent to […]
Popjournalism

Album Review: Autocondo, ‘Candice Chantrell and Oceanship’

This Toronto-based band is built on the talents of three singer/songwriters: Neil Chapman, Tony Duggan-Smith (Pukka Orchestra, Alanah Myles) and TV/film music composer Russell Walker. Combined, they put together an effortless debut that hints at influences including George Harrison, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison and Bob Dylan (also known as The Travelling Wilburys). Autocondo’s debut is […]
Popjournalism

French film fest to light up screen

Cinéfranco is entering its 11th year in Toronto as the largest celebration of French cinema in English Canada. Francophone films will again begin illuminating The Royal cinema’s screen on Friday, March 28 to Sunday, April 6. Boasting 46 films this year, the festival features fair from not only Quebec and France, but also Belgium, Chad, […]
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On the road with Carla Robinson

The CBC host talks about being the first, and still the only, Aboriginal national TV anchor on the three major Canadian networks
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Restoring James Bond

Toronto-born film restorer John Lowry on his toughest project yet
George Stroumboulopoulos

Everybody Loves George Stroumboulopoulos

Now that his program is on the main CBC network, 'The Hour' and its host prepare for a new set of challenges