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Online music festival features Canadian composers, musicians

The 8th Festival de la Voix will be live from March 14 to April 10, 2021 but, because of the pandemic, will be accessible for free online. Canadian composers and musicians will present four eclectic concerts and three vocal workshops »

Arts & Entertainment, Society

Canadian band The Tragically Hip garners humanitarian award

The Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip has helped raise millions of dollars for social and environmental causes and is set to be recognized for it. The band will receive the 2021 Humanitarian Award Presented by Music Canada, a non-profit »

Arts & Entertainment, International

Hillary Clinton to write novel with Canadian author Louise Penny

Former U.S. secretary of state Hillary Clinton is collaborating with her friend, the Canadian mystery novelist Louise Penny, to write a political thriller, their publishers announced Tuesday. The book, to be called State of Terror, comes out Oct. 12, and »

Arts & Entertainment, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Funds will help bring Canadian arts to the world

Acknowledging that the COVID-19 pandemic has been hard on performing arts in Canada, the government has announced special funding to benefit The Canadian Opera Company and the National Ballet of Canada. The sum of $644,372 will be used to install »

Arts & Entertainment, International

A Heritage Minute honours jazz legend and piano virtuoso Oscar Peterson

Historica Canada has released its latest Heritage Minute video. It honours jazz legend and piano virtuoso Oscar Peterson, chronicling his rise from Montreal’s working-class Little Burgundy neighbourhood to world renown. WATCH: Thompson Egbo-Egbo play the role of Oscar Peterson: Peterson’s »

Arts & Entertainment, Society

New prize for book to influence Canada’s future

The Writers’ Trust of Canada is offering a new $60,000 prize for “thought-provoking books that have the potential to influence Canada’s future.”  Balsillie Prize for Public Policy will be awarded to writers who express bold visions in well-researched non-fiction. The »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Society

Help for audiovisual productions dealing with COVID-19

The government of Canada is extending and increasing compensation to audiovisual companies that have had to halt production because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Another $50 million has been added to a fund launched towards the end of 2020 to support »

Arts & Entertainment, Society

Tragically Hip sues Belgian-owned brewery over promotion of 100th Meridian beer

Canadian band The Tragically Hip has launched a lawsuit against Mill Street Brewery over the promotion of their 100th Meridian Amber Lager that allegedly rides “on the coattails of one of the most beloved bands in Canadian music history.” Mill »

Arts & Entertainment

Free activities for Black History Month offered by Montreal arts venue

Montreal’s performing arts venue, Place des Arts, is hosting several free activities for Black History Month in Canada this February 2021. This is part of a raft of activities organized by The Round Table on Black History Month. On February »

Arts & Entertainment, Indigenous

It’s ‘Time to Play’ at WAG as it unveils sculpture by Inuit artist

The Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) has unveiled another monumental sculpture that will greet visitors at its Qaumajuq Inuit art centre once the world’s largest collection of Inuit art opens its doors later this year. The stone carving titled Time to »