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Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Gypsy’ and Sanskrit epic ‘Mahabharata’ set for 2023 Shaw Festival season

Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Gypsy’ and Sanskrit epic ‘Mahabharata’ set for 2023 Shaw Festival season A Stephen Sondheim musical, a contemporary adaptation of a traditional Sanskrit epic and a Noël Coward comedy headline the Shaw Festival’s 2023 season. The Shaw 2023 program also includes what artistic director Tim Carroll described as “hidden gems”: lesser-known works by...

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Fall Preview: ‘The Woman King’ comes for the throne

Fall Preview: ‘The Woman King’ comes for the throne NEW YORK (AP) — Gina Prince-Bythewood didn’t get very far into reading the script for “The Woman King,” a historical epic about a real West African army of female warriors, before she knew she wanted to direct it. “Literally five pages into it I knew...

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The bestselling books in Canada for the week ending Aug. 31, 2022

The bestselling books in Canada for the week ending Aug. 31, 2022 Our attention this week is focused on the Non-Fiction list, with three anticipated new books taking their place in the ranking. In top spot on both the Original and the Canadian list is “The Series,” Ken Dryden’s revisiting of the 1972 Summit...

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Fibe TV1 expands Indigenous TV lineup with ‘The Canoe Project’

Fibe TV1 expands Indigenous TV lineup with ‘The Canoe Project’ TORONTO – A short-form Indigenous comedy series set in Newfoundland is headed to Bell Media’s community programming channel Fibe TV1. “The Canoe Project” was co-created by and stars Mark Harnett as an Inuit man named Canoe, who is blackmailed by a government official played...

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Radio stations pull Arcade Fire’s music amid sexual misconduct allegations

Radio stations pull Arcade Fire’s music amid sexual misconduct allegations Some North American radio stations have stopped playing the music of Arcade Fire after the rock band’s frontman, Win Butler, was accused of sexual misconduct. A representative for Canadian Press told Ottawa City News and CBC News that the broadcaster will “pause” playing the...

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Review | Review: In ‘Honk for Jesus,’ a megachurch mockumentary

Review | Review: In ‘Honk for Jesus,’ a megachurch mockumentary Regina Hall and Sterling K. Brown give fully committed performances in “Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul,” so why does the film lack faith in itself? “Honk for Jesus,“ Adamma Ebo’s directorial debut based on her own short film, is centered on a pair...