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According to a recent media release, and with schools and daycares closed across the country, CBC is making more content available for children and their caregivers across many of the public broadcaster’s platforms including CBC Kids, CBC Gem and educational platform Curio. 

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According to a media release, and in response to the postponement of the NHL season due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, CBC will be hosting MOVIE NIGHT IN CANADA, a celebration of acclaimed Canadian films back-to-back on Saturday evenings beginning at 7pm on CBC and CBC Gem. MOVIE NIGHT …

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Radicalized by Cory Doctorow is a collection of four short science fiction stories set in the near future. The stories cover many social issues such as immigration, racism and capitalism. Though the first story, Unauthorized Bread, was a slow read, I overall really enjoyed this book. The sta…

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The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (CSHF) has partnered with North America’s leading entertainment festival and conference, Canadian Music Week (CMW), to celebrate the induction of rock legend, songwriter, and broadcaster Kim Mitchell to the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. Mitchell wil…

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As in the case of last week's Retro Roundup on the Beach Boys' 1976 album 15 Big Ones and last June's entry on their somewhat bland and stale 1978 album M.I.U. Album, the story behind each of the band's late 1970s work is more interesting than the albums themselves.

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Following 2019’s sold-out performances of The Fellowship of the Ring, Montreal’s premier film concert orchestra will bring the second installment of The Lord of the Rings to Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier for three presentations Feb. 28 to March 1. With 250 musicians on stage, The Two Towers is set…

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Jenn Grant believes in, while writing a song, the power of intuition; that she can feel something in the air and has to catch it. This skin-tingling, goosebump-inducing sense shaped her newest record, Love, Inevitable. The peculiar and enthralling magical quality of the Halifax folk-pop sing…

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Ciné Gael Montréal is the largest annual Irish film series in North America and is held each spring at Concordia University with the collaboration of the university’s School of Canadian Irish Studies. The next film, Sooner or Later, will be screened Friday, February 21, 2020 at 7:15 pm at Co…

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Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group has lifted the curtain on its new creation under the Big Top Cirque du Soleil UNDER THE SAME SKY, written and staged by the renowned artist and scenographer Es Devlin. Artists and creators have opened the doors of rehearsals to give a taste of the show, w…

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MAtv, Videotron’s community channel, recently launched its “Share Who We Are” brand manifesto. The new campaign highlights MAtv’s engagement with the community and society by spotlighting human authenticity. The concept and narrative line foreground the differences that unite us. MAtv presen…

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The Segal Centre has come up with another most unique production with the Montreal premiere of Small Mouth Sounds, which kicked off Feb. 9 and runs until March 1. It is being presented inside the smaller Segal Centre Studio, which has been reconfigured runway style with the 160 seats evenly …

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It has been 18 years since the band Shtreiml was established in Montreal, offering a high-octane mix of not-so-traditional Eastern-European, Jewish and Turkish music. On Saturday, Feb. 8 (8 p.m.) they will premiere the numbers that will appear on their soon-to-be-released new CD at the Dorsh…

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It has been 23 years since the blockbuster film Titanic hit the big screen, grossing over $2 billion at the box office worldwide and winning 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director as well as Best Original Song and Dramatic Score.

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From July 31 to August 2, Bell Alt TV presents OSHEAGA Music and Arts Festival, in collaboration with Coors Light at Parc Jean Drapeau in Montreal. To celebrate 15 years of Canada’s premiere music and arts festival, OSHEAGA has put together an unbelievable lineup sure to please music fans of…

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The tween sensation group the Mini Pop Kids are coming to perform at Place des Arts on February 2, and it will be their first show in Montreal. The 2020 Bright Lights Tour is travelling from coast to coast, with performances of the most popular songs on the radio, which appear on their most …

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Since Monday, January 20, MAtv, a long-established presence in the communities served by Videotron, has offered viewers a new line-up of hyperlocal programming that reflects citizens’ interests and helps strengthen the fabric of their communities.

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Well, at least for literary addicts such as myself. It’s time for the CBC’s annual battle of the books, Canada Reads. Debuting in 2002, Canada Reads is the annual competition that pits 5 books against each other, declaring which title is the one that…

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Tuesday at 8 pm: This week’s theme on My Curious City is transportation. We are discovering car-sharing services like Netlift, Car2go and Communauto and electric scooters Lime and Bird. We learn about the marinas in Greater Montréal, the Montréal Metro and the YUL airport. In studio will be …

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Hopping into the car for the drive home from work on Friday, Jan. 10, I did my usual scan of the pre-set radio stations to hear what was on and when I tuned into CHOM-FM, which usually gets about a minute of my time before I settle in on NPR, I heard a old song from Rush. So I left it on 97.…

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Hopping into the car for the drive home from on Friday, Jan. 10, I did my usual scan of the pre-set radio stations to hear what was on and when I got to CHOM-FM, which usually gets about 10 seconds of my time before I settle on NPR, I heard an old Rush tune. So I left it on 97.7. When a seco…

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Last spring I saw Motown the Musical in Montreal, the American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. I loved every minute of it. So wh…

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The exceptional Tony Award winning revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma may be closing its run on January 19, 2020 at Broadway’s Circle in the Square Theatre, but a tour will fittingly be opening starting in Oklahoma next fall, ultimately visiting other places in the United States a…

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The 37th edition of the Fête des neiges de Montréal will be held over four consecutive weekends, from January 18 to February 9, 2020. There promises to something for both regular and new patrons of this popular winter event, and this year they’ll be able to enjoy it in a fresh setting, with …

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He is a Canadian music legend and although he moved to the United States 45 years ago, Andy Kim says he still considers Montreal home. Born Andrew Youakim, he is best known for hits like Rock Me Gently, Sugar Sugar, and Baby I Love You. Over the course of his career he has sold more than 30 …

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The breathtaking power of the human singing voice is a wonder to behold when you are the sole witness to a barbershop quartet performing a song in an elevator. The Cold Snaps are a groundbreaking foursome of barbershop singers that features a female tenor blended with three male voices, and …

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In December of 1979, The Clash released their seminal album, London Calling. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of this release as well as the punk genre in general, Mitch Melnick’s Billy Bob Productions, in association with 77 Montréal, will host a massive night of live music at the Corona T…

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Just For Laughs has recently announce that it is expanding into the audio business with the launch of a Canadian-owned JFL record label. Under the banner "JFL Originals", this new label will record and promote new original comedy content from Canadian talent.

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When veteran American stand up comic Orny Adams returns to Montreal November 14 to headline the McGill IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease) Research Group “Laugh Your Butt Off” fundraiser at the Oscar Peterson Hall in NDG, anyone he runs into could become part of his latest act — a new podcast.