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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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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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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 …