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Carly Rae Jepsen or the symphony? This list of free concerts is your guide to Canada Day FOMO

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:45:20 EDT


Finding the best place to party on Canada Day all depends on your taste in music. The country will become a buffet of CanCon with free shows everywhere.

'I want my last time to be at home:' Is this Adele's last tour ever?

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:09:33 EDT


The 29-year-old included a signed, handwritten note in the program for her Wednesday night show at Wembley Stadium in London stating, 'I don't know if I'll ever tour again and so I want my last time to be at home.'

Michael Bublé, Michael J. Fox, Martin Short get Governor General's Performing Arts Awards

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:32:37 EDT


Actors Michael J. Fox, Martin Short and crooner Michael Bublé were honoured Wednesday night at Rideau Hall with Governor General's Performing Arts Awards.

Lady Gaga to play stadiums, 'dive bars' this summer

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 09:11:56 EDT


The singer will launch a summer tour with stops at arenas and stadiums across the globe, and she's also returning to the Dive Bar Tour with Bud Light, starting with a show in Las Vegas on July 13.

From prosthetic limbs to baby bumps, new Xbox avatars a move toward greater diversity

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 05:00:00 EDT


The new Xbox Live avatar design is evidence that Microsoft is looking to include a more diverse audience, Ramona Pringle writes.

Bono, the Edge donating time for Canada Day concert, government says

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:28:43 EDT


U2 members Bono and the Edge are donating their time as a "birthday present to Canada" and will not be paid a performance fee for appearing at Canada 150 celebrations on Parliament Hill July 1, a spokesperson from Canadian Heritage says.

Goodbye Peter: CBC staff send-off Mansbridge with tributes, newly named hall

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:00:00 EDT


Just ahead of Peter Mansbridge's final broadcast as anchor of The National this week, CBC News's chief correspondent was honoured by staff at the public broadcaster's Toronto headquarters on Wednesday.

Powerful young female characters are the new action heroes

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:51:30 EDT


From the murderous Laura in Logan to the mysterious Eleven in Stranger Things to the audacious determination of Mija in Okja, opening Wednesday, powerful young girls are starring in mainstream action fare like never before.

Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda, K'naan put out powerful new Immigrants video

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:42:02 EDT


Lin-Manuel Miranda's new video Immigrants (get the job done), starring rappers K'naan, Residente, Riz MC and Snow Tha Product, sends a strong message about the plight of immigrants.

Marilyn Monroe's $4.8M dress coming to small-town Sask.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:21:09 EDT


Marilyn Monroe is still known for her blond hair, red lips and luxurious wardrobe and one of her iconic gowns is making a stop in Saskatchewan.

The Force is strong in LA as city approves 'Star Wars' creator George Lucas' museum

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:27:23 EDT


The Force was with George Lucas on Tuesday as the Los Angeles City Council moved with lightsaber speed to clear the way for a $1.5 billion Museum of Narrative Art the "Star Wars" creator plans to build down the road from his alma mater.

Peter Mansbridge on some of his most memorable stories at CBC

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:28:35 EDT


As Peter Mansbridge steps down as chief correspondent of CBC's The National, he sat down with to talk about memorable conventions, political scandals and how the coverage of acts of violence has evolved.

Cartier, basketball and Winnie the Pooh: Writer ranks all 78 Heritage Minutes vignettes

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:46:03 EDT


Heritage Minutes have become well known across Canada as both heartwarming and hilarious.

Paddington Bear creator Michael Bond has died

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 08:51:00 EDT


Publisher HarperCollins says the creator of the globe-trotting, Wellington boot-wearing bear, has died at 91.

There's a new generation of Indigenous filmmakers you need to watch — so here's your crash course

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:48:07 EDT


Canadian cinema would be nothing without its Indigenous contributions. Get to know the creatives making waves on our screens.

O Canada composer wrote music for unsettling operetta on 'The Indian Question'

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:48:43 EDT


Few Canadians know the name of the composer of our national anthem, let alone the fact he also composed the music for an operetta entitled TIQ: Settled at Last. A Melodramatic Musical Satire in Two Acts. TIQ stands for “The Indian Question.”

The return of Pepe: Cartoonist Matt Furie aims to resurrect chill frog

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:37:30 EDT


Los Angeles-based cartoonist Matt Furie says he intends to resurrect the Pepe the Frog character he killed off last month, in what appeared to be a rebuke to racist, anti-Semitic internet trolls who hijacked his creation, transforming it into a hate symbol.

Dreams of a gender-neutral O Canada are over — for now

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:00:00 EDT


Canadians will not be singing a gender-neutral national anthem on Canada Day after a bill before Parliament to officially change the lyrics has stalled.

Barbara Frum inducted into CBC News Hall of Fame

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:03:56 EDT


Barbara Frum, known to Canadians as a co-host and trusted interviewer on As It Happens and The Journal, has been inducted into the CBC News Hall of Fame.

Dragon Tattoo star Michael Nyqvist dies at 56

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:29:10 EDT


Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist, who starred in the original The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo films and often played villains in Hollywood movies like John Wick has died.