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July 4, 2018 11:00 AM It’s ‘Theatre Christmas’ in July with 158 shows at the Toronto Fringe Festival

KF: I am interested in the “burlesque cabaret dream play” Josephine, about the groundbreaking entertainer Josephine Baker, which has awards and great reviews from the States. And I’m also interested in performers who thrive on the Fringe circuit. One is Gemma Wilcox, whose solo shows are Toronto Fringe favourites (this year she’s bringing back her 2008 hit The Honeymoon 13

June 26, 2018 5:47 AM Jerusalem and Life After top 2018 Dora Mavor Moore Awards

Jerusalem and Life After were the big winners at the 2018 Dora Mavor Moore Awards with six prizes each. The awards, presented by the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts, honour excellence in Toronto theatre, dance and opera. They were handed out Monday evening at the Winter Garden Theatre. Jerusalem, the Jez Butterworth play about an eccentric outsider 11

June 26, 2018 1:55 AM Dwane Casey wins NBA’s coach of the year award

SANTA MONICA, CALIF.—Dwane Casey won the NBA Coach of the Year award on Monday night despite getting fired by the Toronto Raptors earlier in the off-season. Casey beat out Quin Snyder of the Utah Jazz and Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens for the honour. The 61-year-old Casey was the most successful coach in Raptors history, but was fired on May 11, five days after 11

June 22, 2018 12:00 AM Kyo Maclear wins $20,000 Trillium Book Award for Birds Art Life

Maclear spoke to the Star about her memoir when it was first published. It covers a year of watching and chronicling birds and dealing with the poor health of her father. She said that birds didn’t have a “special regard for humans,” which is something she found incredibly comforting. “Our story’s not more important or less important than any other species 16

June 19, 2018 3:24 AM Humboldt Broncos survivors to be honoured, reunite at NHL awards

Awards will commemorate survivors and first responders from 3 tragedies in Canada and U.S. This year's NHL awards will recognize more than just professional hockey standouts — it will honour survivors and first responders from recent tragedies in Canada and the U.S. The award show will feature "special commemorations of three tragedies that touched the hockey 145

June 15, 2018 8:19 PM Ronaldo scores hat trick as Portugal, Spain draw at World Cup

Ronaldo rubbed his chin after scoring minutes into Portugal’s opener against Spain, implying he is the Greatest Of All Time. Then he scored two more goals, including a perfectly placed 88th-minute free kick that gave his team a 3-3 draw Friday. “When I play against a player like Ronaldo, these things can happen,” said Fernando Hierro, Spain’s newly appointed 12

June 1, 2018 3:52 PM Family doctor, professor, Trudeau's new appointee to the Senate

Mohamed-Iqbal Ravalia fled apartheid in Zimbabwe to settle in rural Newfoundland and Labrador Community leader, family doctor and university professor Mohamed-Iqbal Ravalia has been appointed independent Senator to fill a vacancy in Newfoundland and Labrador. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the appointment today after a recommendation from the independent 69

May 24, 2018 10:00 AM Toronto’s Cherie Dimaline, Catherine Hernandez are among Trillium Book Award nominees

The nominees for the $20,000 Trillium Book Awards have been announced and Toronto-based writers dominate the list. Six fiction and nonfiction books and three poetry titles have made the English-language short list; the awards are given out for French and English books and poetry by Ontario authors. For poetry in English, the finalists, all from Toronto 18

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 36

May 10, 2018 2:23 PM SCTV fans rejoice: Rick Moranis joins Sunday reunion chat in Toronto

Sunday’s discussion for a Netflix special, moderated by Jimmy Kimmel, gains a comedic star who had ceased performing for roughly a decade. For many SCTV fans, especially those in Toronto, the final piece of the puzzle has fallen into place: Rick Moranis will be there on Sunday to tape a reunion chat with the rest of the cast at the Elgin Theatre 19