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On July 24 and 25, Just For Laughs will present two evenings of live, socially-distanced outdoor comedy at the Royalmount Drive-In Event Theatre. Two shows will occur each night, with Friday being dubbed The Relationship Show and Saturday being branded as Comedy Night in Canada.

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The Canada Reads debates, originally scheduled for the end of March but postponed due to the pandemic, kicked off today. Unlike like every other year, the debates are not in front of a live studio audience and two of the panelists are joining the debates virtually.

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I think the first drive-in movie I ever saw was Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. My dad drove us all off island one random early summer night and my sister and I had no idea where we were going. Then suddenly we arrived at a remote location with these big old-looking projection screens…

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PremiumComedy.ca recently announced that it released Kris Bonaparte's long awaited debut comedy album "Kris Bonaparte Is The Truth" on iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Spotify and all digital audio retailers.

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CBC recently announced via press release that the public broadcaster’s beloved annual battle of the books, CANADA READS 2020, will convene Monday, July 20 to Thursday, July 23, following its postponement in March due to COVID-19. Hosted by Ali Hassan, a panel of advocates will champion Canad…

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Just For Laughs announced on June 29 that it is bringing live comedy back to Montreal on July 24 -25. Get out of your house and into the comfort of your car for two special nights of comedy at the Royalmount Drive-In Event Theatre conveniently located at Décarie and Highway 40. All performan…

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The Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC) supports the growth of Canada's video game industry through research, advocacy and promoting awareness of key issues affecting the sector; such as talent development and the future of technology skills in Canada.

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Ten years after the final instalment of the Hunger Games trilogy, Suzanne Collins returns with a villain origin story that follows President Snow’s path to the top. Unlike most villain origin stories, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes does not leave the reader sympathizing, rooting for, or …

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It is with a heavy heart that the OSHEAGA team recently announced that it had to postpone the long-awaited 15th edition of the festival, to next summer, July 30, 31 and August 1, 2021, at parc Jean-Drapeau. This was their statement:

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The pandemic and resulting closure of all public gathering places and performance venues have not diminished the public's desire to gather and enjoy culture in person. As a whole, Quartier des Spectacles visitors are eager to resume normal activities. However, the resumption will be gradual …

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Just in time for the start of great weather and as Montrealers are chomping at the bit to get out of their homes to enjoy some entertainment that doesn’t involve a computer screen, two of Montreal’s biggest event industry organizers have combined forces to provide Montreal with the perfect v…

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From Academy Award-Winner Spike Lee comes a new joint: the story of four African American vets — Paul (Delroy Lindo), Otis (Clarke Peters), Eddie (Norm Lewis), and Melvin (Isiah Whitlock, Jr.) — who battle the forces of man and nature when they return to Vietnam seeking the remains of their …

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With self-isolation becoming the new normal, artists from various fields looking for alternative ways to exercise their creativity and connect with their audiences found virtual Zoom video conferencing to be the next best thing.

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With many countries across the world implementing social distancing or full lockdowns, what’s certain is that millions of people are spending more time at home than usual. In an effort to keep busy, motivated, and fulfilled, people are taking up new hobbies or doing more of an existing one.

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While many have found themselves with a lot of time to kill over the last few weeks, there seems to be two different schools of thought as to how all this time should be spent. There are those who have taken solace in the huge amount of premium TV and movies available though various streamin…

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This year, the World’s Largest Film Festival cancels 1000 live screenings and moves to an all-online social distancing edition. The seventh annual National Canadian Film Day (NCFD) on April 22 will unite Canadians in a celebration of the country’s cinematic culture by moving screenings and e…

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In an April 8 statement, Piknic Électronik announced the delay of its 2020 season opening — previously scheduled for May 17 through September 27 — due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Montreal cultural summer season event said it will abide by the orders put out by health officials and the city…

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Bell Media announced on April 8 that Crave is now available on all Roku® streaming devices in Canada. On the heels of Crave announcing 30 days free for new direct-to-consumer subscribers, it’s expanding the reach of its prestige entertainment offering to consumers with a Roku® streaming devi…

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Due to the evolving global situation of COVID-19, on Friday, April 3, the Just For Laughs Group announces the postponement of its Montréal Just for Laughs Festival, presented in collaboration with Loto-Québec. The festival initially slated to take place this coming July will now take place S…

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The documentary Tuning the Brain with Music, produced by Montreal production company Bunbury Films, is now available for free on Vimeo. With everyone home, looking for interesting content to watch, the film will be available until April 30. Tuning the Brain with Music is a documentary film t…

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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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W. Joseph Matheson and Louise Pitre became husband and wife 22 years ago. As stage performers they occasionally get to work together. Such is the case at The Segal Centre through March 22 as they headline The Times They Are a Changin’ at the Sylvan Adams Theatre, a concert celebration of Jew…

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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…