Entertainment

From TV to events around town (and more!), our bloggers have their fingers on the pulse of everything that's happening in the entertainment world.

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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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Samra Habib’s memoir, We Have Always Been Here, was the 5th and final book that I read from the Canada Reads shortlist and I simply couldn’t put it down. Habib chronicles her journey to finding herself and her identity as a queer Muslim. Born in Pakistan, Habib immigrated to Canada at a youn…

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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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Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson is a page-turner that I simply couldn’t put down. It’s a coming-of-age fantasy novel with a mixture of sarcasm and dry wit that had me instantly charmed by the main character, Jared Martin. Sixteen-year-old Martin’s life is far from easy, as drugs and alco…

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According to a press release, Bell Alt TV will present OSHEAGA Music and Arts Festival, in collaboration with Coors Light, from July 31 to August 2 at Parc Jean Drapeau in Montreal. To celebrate 15 years of Canada’s premiere music and arts festival, OSHEAGA has put together an unbelievable l…

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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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Ciné Gael Montréal is a non-profit organization that is funded by the St. Patrick's Society of Montréal and various sponsors. Their committee is made up of volunteers from the Montréal Irish community. Ciné Gael Montréal organizes the largest annual Irish film series in North America. The se…

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On November 28th, a Communication Design class at Dawson College held a thrifting event with the guidance of their teacher, Reisa Levine. Applying their acquired knowledge of Communication theories and techniques, the students were able to successfully plan and host their event entitled “reP…

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Want a fun way to kick of your holiday shopping season? Then be sure to stop by the Kingsdale Academy Craft Fair, taking place on Saturday, November 30th starting at 10am. Find beautiful homemade gifts and crafts, indulge in some holiday treats, and get a free picture with the big man himsel…

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“Thank you for doing this for me.” These words, spoken by a young man with autism in his Captain America costume, helped motivate a LaSalle resident’s drive to raise awareness of autism once again this Halloween. For the past five years, Joey Cuscuna has been transforming his home on rue Pil…

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Disney and Pixar’s Onward, which hits theatres March 5, 2020, unveiled a new trailer, poster and images in a recent press release. Set in a suburban fantasy world, Onward introduces two teenage elf brothers, Ian and Barley Lightfoot (voices of Tom Holland and Chris Pratt), who embark on an e…

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To open Danse Danse’s new season, BJM – Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal will return to Place des Arts this fall, according to a press release. After the success of Dance Me, set to the music of Leonard Cohen, the company will present three works/three worlds in a colourful, powerful and profoun…

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Her voice is soulful and raw. Her music is personal and beautiful. Those are just some of the words to describe Montreal born singer-songwriter Hanorah. If someone made a hybrid of Janis Joplin and Joss Stone, Hanorah would be the result. The young musician is having quite the year; she rele…

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The 36th edition of the International Balloon Festival is back and bigger than ever. In addition to the dazzling display of hot air balloons that will launch daily, there are games, food trucks, live entertainment, and so much more. The event runs from August 10-18 in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.

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This past weekend was a SMASHING SUCCESS, if I do say so myself - it was the 14th edition of Osheaga and it took place on the newly renovated "festival site" at Parc Jean-Drapeau. What an awesome gift the organizers gave us! This festival (or should I say these festivals) are EXACTLY what is…

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Sex, drugs, rape, abortion; nothing is taboo at The Nasty Show. The 37th edition of the Just for Laughs comedy festival is well underway and the most popular show of the fest is back and ready to offend. Host Bobby Lee and company bring the dirty thoughts in your head to the stage and make y…

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The Ethnic Show at the Just for Laughs comedy festival is gearing up for another stellar show. Taking the role as host this year is the incredibly talented and funny; Cristela Alonzo. Not only is Alonzo a stand-up comedienne and a massive Billy Joel fan, she is also the first ever Latina to …