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Gordon Lightfoot, Canada’s folk laureate, turns 80

Gordon Lightfoot, Canada's folk laureate, turns 80

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This Nov. 17 marks Gordon Lightfoot's 80th birthday, and the singer-songwriter has chosen to celebrate the milestone by giving a gift to his hometown. He's making a stop in Orillia, Ont., on his birthday, to perform a benefit concert for the Opera House and the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital. In 1967 when CBC-TV's Telescope profiled the young "folk laureate," the program opened with Orillia as…
Kapwani Kiwanga wins the $100K Sobey Art Award
Fiddler on the Roof theatregoer ejected after ‘Heil Hitler! Heil Trump’ outburst
Rediscovered Group of Seven painting will go to highest bidder — for estimated $90K
Carrie, Chris and Keith steal the show at the Country Music Awards
David Hockney painting auctions for record $90M

David Hockney painting auctions for record $90M

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David Hockney's Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) — perhaps the most recognized piece in the English painter's swimming pool series — fetched $90 million US at Christie's New York auction on Thursday, becoming the most expensive work sold by a living artist. The previous record was held by American artist Jeff Koons, whose massive, stainless steel piece Balloon Dog…
Saved from a dumpster, Winnipeg museum’s new trove of Guess Who recordings could include unreleased music

Saved from a dumpster, Winnipeg museum's new trove of Guess Who recordings could include unreleased music

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A huge find of old recordings by the Guess Who — recently saved from a trip to the city dump after more than a decade in a Winnipeg garage — is finding a new home at the city's St. Vital Museum. The collection, which may include previously unreleased music from one of Winnipeg's most famous bands, was…
Filmmakers fall head over heels for Okanagan after location shoot

Filmmakers fall head over heels for Okanagan after location shoot

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In the new film The Orchard, the main character becomes deeply enchanted with B.C.'s Okanagan Valley. In real life, so did the film's creators—so much so, they moved there.  "We completely fell in love with the people, the vineyards, the wine makers and the cheese makers," Kate Twa, the film's writer, director and producer told On the Coast host Gloria Macarenko.  After the film,…