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Aerosmith reschedules Toronto show after Steven Tyler suffers vocal injury – Toronto

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted September 12, 2023 11:31 am Descrease article font size Increase article font size Rock band Aerosmith is postponing a concert in Toronto scheduled for Tuesday Sept. 12 after singer Steven Tyler suffered vocal cord damage at a weekend performance. Tyler says in a statement …

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TIFF 2023: Jessica Yu on directing Sandra Oh’s zany performance in ‘Quiz Lady’

TORONTO — There’s been lots of talk about “Quiz Lady” co-stars Sandra Oh and Awkwafina playing against type in the odd-couple sibling comedy, but director Jessica Yu says she didn’t see it that way. The film follows reserved, socially anxious Anne (Awkwafina) as her rebellious estranged sister Jenny (Oh) concocts …

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TIFF 2023: Nicholas Cage says being an internet meme helped him tap into ‘Dream Scenario’ role

Descrease article font size Increase article font size TORONTO — Nicolas Cage says his own experience being the subject of internet memes helped him prepare for his latest role. Cage stars in “Dream Scenario” as an unremarkable suburban professor and father who becomes famous when he starts appearing in people’s …

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Winnipeg welcomes year-round indoor skatepark ‘Pitikwe’ for inclusive fun – Winnipeg

Descrease article font size Increase article font size A new skatepark is headed to Winnipeg in the fall and it will be indoors so fun can be had all year round. The Pitikwe Skatepark is named for the Cree word meaning ‘come in’ or ‘welcome,’ which is a fitting title …

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TIFF 2023 kicks off amid actors and writers strike

By Noel Ransome The Canadian Press Posted September 7, 2023 6:06 am Descrease article font size Increase article font size TORONTO — The Toronto International Film Festival kicks off today under the shadow of dual strikes by Hollywood writers and actors but festival CEO Cameron Bailey is touting a strong …

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‘He just loved music’: Canadian singer-songwriter Bruce Guthro dies at age 62

Canadian singer-songwriter Bruce Guthro has died at the age of 62 following a battle with cancer. J.P Cormier, a fellow Cape Breton artist and close friend of the late Guthro, said he heard of his death Wednesday morning after receiving a call from Guthro’s family. “We knew this was coming, …

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TIFF 2023: Atom Egoyan says ‘Seven Veils’ explores themes that have haunted him for years – Toronto

On a sun-drenched August morning, filmmaker Atom Egoyan stands in the silence of a dim post-production room. With his forthcoming feature “Seven Veils” casting rays from the theatre screen before him, he tweaks the final cut, perfecting what he can before its Toronto International Film Festival debut. “This is a …

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‘Very nice guy’: Ed Sheeran delights Vancouver record shop with visit, concert tickets

It was prescheduled, but the carefully timed nature of the visit didn’t dampen its delight for staff, according to Beat Street Records owner Avi Shack. English singer and songwriting legend Ed Sheeran swung by the downtown Vancouver shop on Saturday before his record-breaking performance at BC Place that evening. Shack …

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TIFF 2023: A rare diagnosis is a source of pain and joy in director Molly McGlynn’s ‘Fitting In’ – Toronto

Molly McGlynn always knew she was going to make a movie based on her experience with a reproductive disorder that changed her life in “unimaginable ways.” But the Montreal-born filmmaker first wanted to get her “sea legs” in the industry by working on other projects. After making several short films …

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Toronto Film Festival 2023: 11 movies to add to your watchlist this year

With most of Hollywood’s writers and actors on strike, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) looks a little different this year — but attendees can still catch some of the most buzzed-about movies of 2023. Though festivalgoers might have to do without the glitz and glam of seeing some of …

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