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  • Joe Fiorito’s book City Poems captures life at the corner of Sherbourne and Dundas

    April 20, 2018 10:30 AM 10

    Images seen during his time as a Toronto Star reporter inform slim new volume of verse The poems gathered here are images which remain from my time as a newspaper columnist. (from the author’s Notes at the back of the book: I spent an afternoon drinking with Melody and her friends by the railroad tracks near the Summerhill liquor store. She died not along

  • Parkland students David and Lauren Hogg ink book deal

    April 19, 2018 4:20 PM 15

    The siblings are working on #NEVERAGAIN: A New Generation Draws the Line. NEW YORK — Two students who survived the deadly mass shooting this year at a Florida high school have a book deal. Siblings David and Lauren Hogg are working on #NEVERAGAIN: A New Generation Draws the Line. Random House announced Wednesday that the book would come out June 5 and that the Hoggs

  • Tom Cochrane releases his reworked version of Big League

    April 19, 2018 1:52 PM 11

    Reworked single 'dedicated to the Humboldt Broncos and their families, never to be forgotten' Tom Cochrane has released a reworked version of his song Big League and will donate all proceeds to a fund created to support those affected by the April 6 crash in Saskatchewan involving the Humboldt Broncos team bus and a tractor-trailer. The Juno Award-winning

  • Swedish king intervenes as Nobel board resignations grow amid sex scandal

    April 19, 2018 12:36 PM 8

    King Carl XVI Gustav is the academy's patron and must approve secret votes Another member of the Swedish Academy awarding the Nobel Prize in Literature said Thursday she is resigning, bringing the total number of board members who are quitting the prestigious institution to six. Dagens Nyheter, one of Sweden's largest newspapers, said writer Lotta Lotass

  • Girls Trip star Tiffany Haddish and Daily Show's Trevor Noah coming to Montreal for Just for Laughs

    April 18, 2018 3:55 PM 12

    The comedy festival runs from July 11-29 Tiffany Haddish and Trevor Noah are among the comedy stars in the lineup for this year's Just for Laughs festival in Montreal. Organizers say Haddish, who skyrocketed to fame in last year's film Girls Trip, will host a gala featuring comedians and special guests on July 28. The festival will have galas over five evenings

  • Dallas Smith, Jess Moskaluke and Chad Brownlee among acts to play Humboldt Broncos tribute concert

    April 18, 2018 3:33 PM 12

    High-profile country music singers including Dallas Smith, Jess Moskaluke, Brett Kissel, Gord Bamford, Chad Brownlee and the Hunter Brothers will play a fundraising concert in support of the Humboldt Broncos at the SaskTel Centre arena in Saskatoon on April 27th. The festival will be run by the Country Thunder Music Festival, which regularly brings high-profile

  • Females get top billing at National Canadian Film Day 2018

    April 17, 2018 5:50 PM 15

    NCFD screening events happening nationwide Wednesday now number 850, including 100 in the GTA, and this year there’s a big emphasis on female filmmakers and stories told by Canadian women, now and in decades past. “The Future is Female,” as the popular slogan goes, but the fifth edition of Reel Canada’s National Canadian Film Day is showing how that affirmation

  • Khloe Kardashian names her baby True

    April 17, 2018 4:00 PM 11

    True Thompson, who weighed in at 6 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 21 inches, is Cleveland Cavaliers player Tristan Thompson’s second child and the first for Kardashian. NEW YORK—Because who doesn’t like a good Kardashian baby name announcement? Khloe and Cleveland Cavaliers player Tristan Thompson have named their new addition True. The April 12 birth

  • Night Court star Harry Anderson dies at age 65

    April 17, 2018 12:29 AM 11

    Anderson, who played the off-the-wall judge working the night shift in “Night Court,” was found dead in his North Carolina home. ASHEVILLE, N.C.—Harry Anderson, the actor best known for playing an off-the-wall judge working the night shift of a Manhattan court room in the televised comedy series Night Court, has been found dead in his North Carolina

  • Blue Rodeo, Miranda Lambert, Kamasi Washington announce Toronto concerts

    April 16, 2018 5:02 PM 15

    Rapper, a YouTube gaming star, and much more headed for Toronto. Sharp-eyed country-music fans have known she was coming for some time, but Monday’s armload of concert announcements made it official: Miranda Lambert is coming to town on Aug 23. Lambert, with support acts Little Big Town, Turnpike Troubadours and Alberta’s Tenille Townes, takes to the Budweiser