Music in the time of COVID-19: live performances you can stream from home

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Canadians Jenn Grant, Jeremy Dutcher, Ashley MacIsaac and more are hunkering down and keeping fans entertained.

Brampton’s Festival of Literary Diversity goes virtual for 2020

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The festival devoted to celebrating underrepresented authors and storytellers will be held from April 30 – May 3, as originally scheduled.

NAC launches $100K relief fund for artists streaming concerts from home

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Jim Cuddy is kicking off a new concert series called #CanadaPerforms Thursday afternoon, as part of a partnership between the National Arts Centre and Facebook Canada to support performers trying to keep their shows going amid the...

With all productions halted by COVID-19, Cirque du Soleil lays off 95% of workforce

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Calling it "the most difficult day" in the Montreal-based entertainment company's history, Cirque president and CEO Daniel Lamarre has announced a second round of cuts in two days, hanging on to a skeleton staff.

Cannes Film Festival postponed due to coronavirus

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The Cannes Film Festival in May has been postponed due to the spread of the coronavirus, organizers of the annual event in southern France said Thursday.

China preparing to reopen cinemas with past blockbusters

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After weeks of being shuttered to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Chinese cinemas are preparing to reopen with a program of past hits and a 4K restoration of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.

Lyle Waggoner, known for The Carol Burnett Show and Wonder Woman, dies at 84

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Lyle Waggoner, who used his good looks to comic effect on The Carol Burnett Show, partnered with a superhero on Wonder Woman and was the first centrefold for Playgirl magazine, died Tuesday. He was 84.

Canadian children’s writers & illustrators are sharing readings of their books online

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As book tours and festivals are cancelled and Canadians stay indoors, writers across the country are filming readings of their books for viewers.

CBC temporarily replaces local evening TV news amid coronavirus pandemic

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CBC is temporarily changing its news service in light of the coronavirus pandemic, including replacing local supper-hour and late-night newscasts across Canada with CBC News Network.

Harvey Weinstein moved to state prison on eve of 68th birthday

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Harvey Weinstein was transferred to a state prison in New York on Wednesday as he begins to serve a 23-year sentence for rape and sexual assault in his landmark #MeToo case.

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