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May 17, 2018 7:16 PM YouTube to launch new music streaming service

YouTube Music launches in United States, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and South Korea on May 22 Google's YouTube will launch a music streaming service next week, it said on Thursday, looking to use its popular internet video brand to tap the growing market for paid music streaming. YouTube Music, which will offer both ad-supported and $9.99 US-per-month 9

May 17, 2018 4:34 PM YouTube bringing paid streaming services to Canada

The company announced that it is launching two new services, YouTube Music and YouTube Premium, next Tuesday in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and South Korea, and then much more widely, including in Canada in the coming weeks. There is no date announced for launch here. The services replace YouTube Red, its current paid video platform, which 9

May 16, 2018 1:15 PM Keith Urban to take the stage at Canadian Country Music Awards

Singer-songwriter, guitarist just released latest album Graffiti U Grammy-winner Keith Urban is coming to Canada, with the country music star set to perform at the Canadian Country Music Awards in Hamilton in September. Organizers announced the New Zealand-born, Australia-raised singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer will take the stage at Hamilton's 17

May 13, 2018 12:02 AM Netta Barzilai wins Eurovision Song Contest for Israel

There was a strong field of contestants at Eurovision 2018, which largely shed its traditional hallmarks of glitz and glitter in favour of a more restrained tone. LISBON, Portugal - Netta Barzilai has won the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest for Israel with her song "Toy." Barzilai, who was the favourite to win ahead of Saturday's Grand Final, saw off competition 11

May 12, 2018 9:30 PM Israel's Netta Barzilai wins Eurovision 2018

Popularity of contest led to inclusion of Israel and Australia among the performers Netta Barzilai has won the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest for Israel with her song Toy. Barzilai, who was the favourite to win ahead of Saturday's Grand Final, fended off competition from 42 other countries' performers to claim the music extravaganza's annual crown at a show in Lisbon 29

May 9, 2018 11:00 PM Toronto’s Civic Theatres announce new season

Among the highlights is ‘salt,’ about playwright Selina Thompson’s cargo ship journey along transatlantic slave routes. A 60th-anniversary visit from Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, an award-winning British play about the slave trade and a homemade work that celebrates the bicycle are among the offerings from Civic Theatres Toronto in 2018-19. The theatres 12

May 2, 2018 3:00 PM France’s Macron calls Australian PM Turnbull’s wife ‘delicious’

“I want to thank you for your welcome, thank you and your delicious wife for your warm welcome,” French President Emmanuel Macron said. SYDNEY, Australia — Was it a Freudian slip by French President Emmanuel Macron? A joke linked to French gastronomy? Or even, a week after his visit to Washington, a parody of U.S. President Donald Trump’s infamous comments 18

April 30, 2018 4:04 PM Jen Kish, Olympic rugby medallist, calls it quits due to injury

The Rio bronze medal winner missed the recent Commonwealth Games in Australia because of a hip injury suffered last May. Former Canadian rugby sevens captain Jen Kish, who led Canada to an Olympic bronze medal in Rio, has moved up her retirement date due to injury. The 29-year-old from Edmonton announced in December that this would be her last season 15

April 25, 2018 5:01 PM Canadian toymaker Spin Master files patent suit against Mattel

The claim seeks an injunction preventing Mattel from using patented mechanisms used in its Mecard toys. Mattel Inc. has not filed a response to the allegations with the court and has yet to reply to requests for comment. Spin Master’s Bakugan toys were launched in 2007 in conjunction with a Japanese-Canadian anime series called Bakugan Battle Brawlers 18

April 23, 2018 2:23 PM Canadian gaming company Stars Group buys Sky Betting for $4.7B

Canadian online-gambling company Stars Group Inc., formerly known as Amaya, says it is buying U.K.-based Sky Betting & Gaming in a deal worth $4.7 billion. Canadian online-gambling company Stars Group Inc. says it is buying U.K.-based Sky Betting & Gaming in a deal worth $4.7 billion. Stars Group, which owns PokerStars, said Saturday the purchase will create 25