As part of the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival, the comedian (and former member of the comedy-music trio Corky and the Juice Pigs) Sean Cullen joins other musicians and comics for Hello! Thunder Bay!, an evening of songs, stories and jokes about life on the road in Canada. We spoke to him this week. We hear… Read More


The Revenant director Alejandro González Inarritu proved he did applaud He hit back with a clip showing him clapping costume guru Jenny Beavan Inarritu had been slammed after footage showed him with his arms folded  Director branded those claims ‘mean-spirited and false’ in a scathing retort By Paul Chavez and Ollie Gillman For Dailymail.com The Revenant… Read More


I’m nosily poking around someone’s tiny London bedroom. There’s a pinkish psychedelic bedspread, an eclectic record collection and a messy bedside table topped with scrawled notes, a scallop-shell ashtray and a wine bottle I like to think was drained before breakfast. It’s not a million miles from the student bedsits I used to loll around… Read More


The archives of singer-songwriter Bob Dylan have been acquired by the George Kaiser Family Foundation and the University of Tulsa and will be permanently housed in a Tulsa arts district. Kaiser Foundation director Ken Levit and university President Steadman Upham announced the acquisition Wednesday. Details of the acquisition were not released. More than 6,000 items… Read More


The Squamish Valley Music Festival, which has featured headliners such as Drake, Bruno Mars, Mumford & Sons and Sam Smith since it first launched in 2010, has been abruptly cancelled this year. The event was scheduled to take place in August. The multiday B.C. camping festival attracted more than 115,000 over three days last year… Read More


Kanye West got embroiled in another Twitter feud Wednesday after Canadian electronic dance producer Deadmau5 lambasted him for appearing to pirate music software. It started when the DJ from Niagara Falls, Ont., shamed West for uploading a photo of his web browser, which suggested he was illegally downloading Serum music editing software. “Can’t afford serum?”… Read More


Artist Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra Venue Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre City Toronto Date Thursday, February 25, 2016 The Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra has been spending a lot of time in the wrong era lately. At the beginning of February, the Toronto band joined conductor Bruno Weil for performances of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. On Thursday night, it was guest… Read More


The artist Yoko Ono, the widow of the late former Beatle John Lennon, was admitted to a New York City hospital on Friday after complaining of severe flu-like symptoms, her West Coast-based spokesman said. Spokesman Elliot Mintz denied U.S. media reports that Ono, 83, had suffered a possible stroke or heart attack, and said he… Read More