September 30th, 2020

Entertainment News

Shawn Mendes drops clues for his fans as he announces new album and single “Wonder”

By The Canadian Press on September 30th, 2020

TORONTO – Shawn Mendes has locked in a date for “Wonder,” the title of his new single and upcoming fourth studio album. The pop singer from Pickering, Ont. unveiled the early details of the next chapter in his music career, sharing a fantastical promotional trailer. The cinematic scene opens as the camera drifts into an ... Read More »

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Google unveils latest Pixel phone, rolls out new TV service

By Michael Liedtke, The Associated Press on September 30th, 2020

SAN RAMON, Calif. – Google will try to make a bigger splash in the smartphone market with a cheaper high-end model while it also aims to expand its presence on bigger screens with a new TV service. The products unveiled Wednesday focus on two areas where Google has struggled to make significant inroads. Google also ... Read More »

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Debate commission says it will make changes to format

By David Bauder, The Associated Press on September 30th, 2020

NEW YORK – The presidential debate commission says it will soon adopt changes to its format to avoid a repeat of the disjointed first meeting between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden. The commission said Wednesday the debate “made clear that additional structure should be added to the format of the remaining debates to ... Read More »

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Argentine cartoonist Quino, creator of ‘Mafalda’ comic, dies

By Almudena Calatrava, The Associated Press on September 30th, 2020

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Joaquín Salvador Lavado, an Argentine cartoonist better known as “Quino? whose satirical comic strip about a socially conscious girl named Mafalda with a loathing for soup,found fans across Latin America, Europe and beyond, died on Wednesday at the age of 88. Quino’s “Mafalda? comic strip was first published in 1964 and ... Read More »

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Actors in drag march to highlight virus threat to UK theatre

By Jill Lawless, The Associated Press on September 30th, 2020

LONDON – As much of Britain’s economy emerged from the coronavirus lockdown, its theatres stayed dark, with performers and staff unwillingly idled. So they made a song and dance about it. Scores of actors, technicians and theatre workers led by pantomime “Dames” – male actors in fabulously eccentric drag — marched through London’s West End ... Read More »

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New Steinem biopic shines light on a sisterhood of activists

By Jocelyn Noveck, The Associated Press on September 30th, 2020

Among the pithy quips attributed to Gloria Steinem over the years is this reply to why she wasn’t interested in getting married: “I can’t mate in captivity.” She did eventually marry, to her own surprise, at age 66. But that scene takes up barely a minute in Julie Taymor’s 139-minute long new biopic about Steinem, ... Read More »

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Director Schele Williams is writing book on enslavement

By The Associated Press on September 30th, 2020

NEW YORK – Broadway director Schele Williams is working on a book for young people about the history of enslavement. Abrams Children’s Books announced Wednesday that Williams’ “Your Legacy: A Bold Reclaiming of Our Enslaved History” will come out in October 2021. The publisher is calling “Your Legacy” an “uplifting introduction to African American history ... Read More »

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Studio 54 exhibit to boogie down at Art Gallery of Ontario in December

By David Friend, The Canadian Press on September 30th, 2020

TORONTO – A new exhibit on iconic New York nightclub Studio 54 will turn the Art Gallery of Ontario into a disco inferno later this year. Organizers at Toronto’s AGO say “Studio 54: Night Magic,” will showcase the music of the era, alongside a collection of hundreds of photos, films and designer fashion from the ... Read More »

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Shania Twain reflects on breakout album that changed country

By By Kristin M. Hall, The Associated Press on September 30th, 2020

NASHVILLE – The record that turned Shania Twain from a struggling singer-songwriter from Canada into a global superstar also changed country music for years to come. Twain is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release of “The Woman in Me” with a deluxe reissue set out Friday that includes remastered versions of the original 12 ... Read More »

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Metis pilot Teara Fraser profiled in new DC Comics graphic novel of women heroes

By Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press on September 30th, 2020

TORONTO – Not all heroes wear capes, as the saying goes, but Teara Fraser does have her wings and likes to fly — with a social purpose. The Vancouver-based Metis commercial pilot and owner of Iskwew Air is named one of 18 “real-world heroes” in a DC Comics upcoming graphic novel “Wonderful Women of History,” ... Read More »

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