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A person wearing a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 walks past the independent Rio Theatre, displaying a COVID-19 related message on its marquee in Vancouver on Sunday, December 6, 2020. British Columbia officials plan to meet next week with arts organizations who've felt shut out of conversations about reopening plans during the pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

The arts are not a ‘frill,’ say groups frustrated with lack of official communication

The arts are not a ‘frill,’ say groups frustrated with lack of official communication

A person wearing a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 walks past the independent Rio Theatre, displaying a COVID-19 related message on its marquee in Vancouver on Sunday, December 6, 2020. British Columbia officials plan to meet next week with arts organizations who've felt shut out of conversations about reopening plans during the pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Author John Grisham attends the opening night of "A Time To Kill" on Broadway in New York on Oct. 20, 2013, left, and author Margaret Atwood attends the Glamour Women of the Year Awards in New York on Nov. 11, 2019. Atwood and Grisham are among several authors participating in a novel about the pandemic. The Authors Guild Foundation announced Thursday that it had reached a deal with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books & Media to publish “Fourteen Days: An Unauthorized Gathering." (AP Photo)

Atwood, Grisham among contributors to pandemic novel

Atwood, Grisham among contributors to pandemic novel

Author John Grisham attends the opening night of "A Time To Kill" on Broadway in New York on Oct. 20, 2013, left, and author Margaret Atwood attends the Glamour Women of the Year Awards in New York on Nov. 11, 2019. Atwood and Grisham are among several authors participating in a novel about the pandemic. The Authors Guild Foundation announced Thursday that it had reached a deal with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books & Media to publish “Fourteen Days: An Unauthorized Gathering." (AP Photo)
Singer Walter MacDonald White Bear will perform with trumpeter Samantha Whelan Kotkas in RDSO’s Music from the Land, a cross-cultural video concert presentation. (Contributed photo).
Singer Walter MacDonald White Bear will perform with trumpeter Samantha Whelan Kotkas in RDSO’s Music from the Land, a cross-cultural video concert presentation. (Contributed photo).
Media wait outside the High Court in London, Thursday, March 18, 2021. Johnny Depp’s bid to overturn a damning ruling that he assaulted his ex-wife Amber Heard and put her in fear for her life will be considered by the Court of Appeal on Thursday.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Lawyers for Johnny Depp appeal ‘wife beater’ ruling in UK

Neither Depp nor Heard were present for the hearing

  • Mar 18, 2021
Media wait outside the High Court in London, Thursday, March 18, 2021. Johnny Depp’s bid to overturn a damning ruling that he assaulted his ex-wife Amber Heard and put her in fear for her life will be considered by the Court of Appeal on Thursday.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Banners in front of Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard’s headquarters in Winnipeg are shown on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Canadian fashion mogul facing U.S. sex trafficking charges appeals bail ruling

Nygard is also the subject of a class-action lawsuit in the U.S.

Banners in front of Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard’s headquarters in Winnipeg are shown on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
This image released by HBO Max shows, from left, Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and director Zack Snyder on the set of "Zack Snyder’s Justice League." (Clay Enos/HBO Max via AP)

Fueled by fans, ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ hits HBO Max

Fueled by fans, ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ hits HBO Max

This image released by HBO Max shows, from left, Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and director Zack Snyder on the set of "Zack Snyder’s Justice League." (Clay Enos/HBO Max via AP)
DJ Sydney Blu is photographed in Toronto on Monday March 8 2021. Sydney Blu, whose real name is Joanne Hill, is finalizing a proposal that urges the Juno Awards to introduce an underground dance music category at the 2022 ceremony. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

‘We feel left out, neglected’: Sydney Blu urges Junos to recognize underground DJs

‘We feel left out, neglected’: Sydney Blu urges Junos to recognize underground DJs

DJ Sydney Blu is photographed in Toronto on Monday March 8 2021. Sydney Blu, whose real name is Joanne Hill, is finalizing a proposal that urges the Juno Awards to introduce an underground dance music category at the 2022 ceremony. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
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DJ Sydney Blu is photographed in Toronto on Monday March 8 2021. Sydney Blu, whose real name is Joanne Hill, is finalizing a proposal that urges the Juno Awards to introduce an underground dance music category at the 2022 ceremony. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
DJ Sydney Blu is photographed in Toronto on Monday March 8 2021. Sydney Blu, whose real name is Joanne Hill, is finalizing a proposal that urges the Juno Awards to introduce an underground dance music category at the 2022 ceremony. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
FILE - Actor Yaphet Kotto appears on his wedding day in Baltimore, Md. on July 12, 1998. Kotto, the commanding actor of the James Bond film “Live and Let Die” and as Lt. Al Giardello on the 90's NBC police drama "Homicide: Life on the Street, died Monday, March 15, 2021 at age 81. Kotto’s wife, Tessie Sinahon, announced his death Monday in a Facebook post. She said he died Monday in the Philippines. Kotto's agent, Ryan Goldhar, confirmed Kotto's death. (AP Photo/John Gillis, File)

Yaphet Kotto of ‘Live and Let Die,’ ‘Alien,’ dies at 81

Yaphet Kotto of ‘Live and Let Die,’ ‘Alien,’ dies at 81

FILE - Actor Yaphet Kotto appears on his wedding day in Baltimore, Md. on July 12, 1998. Kotto, the commanding actor of the James Bond film “Live and Let Die” and as Lt. Al Giardello on the 90's NBC police drama "Homicide: Life on the Street, died Monday, March 15, 2021 at age 81. Kotto’s wife, Tessie Sinahon, announced his death Monday in a Facebook post. She said he died Monday in the Philippines. Kotto's agent, Ryan Goldhar, confirmed Kotto's death. (AP Photo/John Gillis, File)

Ottawa concert hopes rapid COVID-19 tests will be ticket to the return of live music

Ottawa concert hopes rapid COVID-19 tests will be ticket to the return of live music

People, wearing face masks as a precaution for COVID-19, watch their smartphones as they walk down stairs in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, March 8, 2021. While TV, radio and print interviews have contributed to new-found fame for some of Canada’s medical experts, others have seen their popularity soar because of their social media presence.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Lee Jin-man

How social media helped COVID experts become household names during pandemic

Experts have found various ways of achieving success on social media since last March

People, wearing face masks as a precaution for COVID-19, watch their smartphones as they walk down stairs in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, March 8, 2021. While TV, radio and print interviews have contributed to new-found fame for some of Canada’s medical experts, others have seen their popularity soar because of their social media presence.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Lee Jin-man
The cover of “Crossroads” by Kaleb Dahlgren is shown in this undated handout photo. Dahlgren is one of the survivors of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash in April 2018. His book was released on March 16. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO — HarperCollins Canada

‘Strength in being vulnerable:’ Broncos bus crash survivor tells his story in book

Crash left Dahlgren with a traumatic brain injury, and multiple other injuries

The cover of “Crossroads” by Kaleb Dahlgren is shown in this undated handout photo. Dahlgren is one of the survivors of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash in April 2018. His book was released on March 16. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO — HarperCollins Canada
This image released by Netflix shows , from left, Yahya Abdul-Mateen, Ben Shenkman, Mark Rylance, Eddie Redmayne and Alex Sharp in a scene from "The Trial of the Chicago 7." (Niko Tavernise/Netflix via AP)

‘Mank’ leads Oscar nominations in a year of record diversity

‘Mank’ leads Oscar nominations in a year of record diversity

This image released by Netflix shows , from left, Yahya Abdul-Mateen, Ben Shenkman, Mark Rylance, Eddie Redmayne and Alex Sharp in a scene from "The Trial of the Chicago 7." (Niko Tavernise/Netflix via AP)

Canada’s Ben Proudfoot up for Oscar for short doc ‘A Concerto is a Conversation’

Canada’s Ben Proudfoot up for Oscar for short doc ‘A Concerto is a Conversation’

In this image released by Netflix, actor Gary Oldman, left, appears with director and David Fincher on the set of “Mank.” (Netflix via AP)

‘Mank’ leads Academy Awards nominations with 10 nods

Eight films were nominated for best picture

  • Mar 15, 2021
In this image released by Netflix, actor Gary Oldman, left, appears with director and David Fincher on the set of “Mank.” (Netflix via AP)
Kaytranada, 2016 winner, announces Lido Pimienta as the 2017 winner of the Polaris Music Prize in Toronto on Monday, September 18, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Donovan

Kaytranada, Jim West, Shawn Everett pull in Grammys during pre-broadcast ceremony

Everett, raised in Bragg Creek, Alta., wins Grammy for best engineered album

Kaytranada, 2016 winner, announces Lido Pimienta as the 2017 winner of the Polaris Music Prize in Toronto on Monday, September 18, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Donovan
In this Nov. 7, 2015 file photo, Justin Bieber arrives at the Cannes festival palace in Cannes, southeastern France. He didn't specifically say sorry, but Bieber has finally given his fans an explanation of why he decided to suddenly back out of his Purpose World Tour.(AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)

Justin Bieber wins country Grammy, Kaytranada pulls in two awards in early ceremony

TORONTO — Justin Bieber picked up a country Grammy and Kaytranada pulled…

In this Nov. 7, 2015 file photo, Justin Bieber arrives at the Cannes festival palace in Cannes, southeastern France. He didn't specifically say sorry, but Bieber has finally given his fans an explanation of why he decided to suddenly back out of his Purpose World Tour.(AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2020 file photo, Justin Bieber arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Justin Bieber: Seasons." Justin Bieber has teamed up with a choir of London medical staff to record a charity Christmas single. The choir, made up of nurses, doctors and other healthcare staff working in the capital’s Lewisham and Greenwich public health service, joined the Canadian pop star for a special version of his song “Holy” in a bid to top the Christmas chart. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Justin Bieber, Kaytranada lead as Canadians head into Grammy Awards

TORONTO — Pop superstar Justin Bieber and dancefloor filler Kaytranada will be…

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2020 file photo, Justin Bieber arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Justin Bieber: Seasons." Justin Bieber has teamed up with a choir of London medical staff to record a charity Christmas single. The choir, made up of nurses, doctors and other healthcare staff working in the capital’s Lewisham and Greenwich public health service, joined the Canadian pop star for a special version of his song “Holy” in a bid to top the Christmas chart. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
This Oct. 3, 2019 file photo shows Ryan Reynolds at New York Comic Con. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo/Steve Luciano

Ryan Reynolds claims responsibility for Ottawa Public Health’s viral Super Bowl tweet

OTTAWA — Ryan Reynolds has revealed he moonlights as an intern for…

This Oct. 3, 2019 file photo shows Ryan Reynolds at New York Comic Con. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo/Steve Luciano