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Major performing arts centres putting video game music in the spotlight

Major performing arts centres putting video game music in the spotlight

TORONTO — The Toronto Symphony Orchestra is forgoing the usual classical staples by the likes of Mozart and Beethoven this weekend for a radically different repertoire drawn from video games “World of Warcraft” and “Assassin’s Creed.
Allan Hawco, Snotty Nose Rez Kids among familiar names behind upcoming CBC lineup

Allan Hawco, Snotty Nose Rez Kids among familiar names behind upcoming CBC lineup

TORONTO — CBCs upcoming scripted lineup showcases diversity and familiar faces, with Indigenous hip-hop duo Snotty Nose Rez Kids, writer-actor Allan Hawco and comedy collaborators Jennifer Whalen and Meredith MacNeill debuting new series.
Gordon Lightfoot celebrated in tribute concert with Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson surprise

Gordon Lightfoot celebrated in tribute concert with Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson surprise

TORONTO — Gordon Lightfoot's legacy was ringing through the rafters at Massey Hall as old friends, close family and a generation of young talent united to pay tribute to the Canadian troubadour.
A former dancer himself, DJ BBad provides the soundtrack at top breaking competitions

A former dancer himself, DJ BBad provides the soundtrack at top breaking competitions

TORONTO — Like figure skating, music is integral to the sport of breaking. But unlike skaters, breakdancers don't get to choose their soundtrack. That's where Andel James comes in.
'I won't stop,' Celine Dion says in trailer for upcoming doc about her health woes

'I won't stop,' Celine Dion says in trailer for upcoming doc about her health woes

Celine Dion’s fans are getting a first glimpse of the superstar’s struggle with a rare neurological disorder in an emotional trailer for an upcoming documentary about her career and life.
Javier Milei, the hard rocker in Argentina's highest office, turns his book talk into wild show

Javier Milei, the hard rocker in Argentina's highest office, turns his book talk into wild show

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A book presentation about neoclassical economic theory may not sound like a crowd-pleaser.
Charlie Colin, founding member of the band Train, dies at 58 after slipping in shower

Charlie Colin, founding member of the band Train, dies at 58 after slipping in shower

BRUSSELS (AP) — Charlie Colin, bassist and founding member of the band Train, best known for their early-aughts hits like “Drops of Jupiter" and “Meet Virginia,” has died. He was 58.
Music Review: Lenny Kravitz leans on the funk with glorious 'Blue Electric Light'

Music Review: Lenny Kravitz leans on the funk with glorious 'Blue Electric Light'

The bass is banging, the guitars are shrieking and Lenny Kravitz is howling on “Blue Electric Light,” the rocker's best stuff in years, offering a welcome blast of funk in 2024.
Lauryn Hill's classic 'Miseducation' album tops Apple Music's list of best albums of all time

Lauryn Hill's classic 'Miseducation' album tops Apple Music's list of best albums of all time

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Let the debate begin. Who has the best music albums ever? Apple Music certainly has an idea.
Meredith Moon, the youngest of Gordon Lightfoot's children, on celebrating his legacy

Meredith Moon, the youngest of Gordon Lightfoot's children, on celebrating his legacy

TORONTO — Meredith Moon is helping fulfil one of her late father Gordon Lightfoot's wishes.