October 20th, 2020

Entertainment News

Backxwash wins Polaris Music Prize for her album “God Has Nothing to Do With This…”

By David Friend, The Canadian Press on October 19th, 2020

TORONTO – Backxwash has won the 2020 Polaris Music Prize for her gothic rap-metal album “God Has Nothing to Do With This Leave Him Out of It.” The recording by the Montreal-based transgender female was selected by an 11-member jury as the Canadian album of the year based on its artistic merit. The recognition carries ... Read More »

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Backxwash wins Polaris Music Prize for album blending rap and metal

By The Canadian Press on October 19th, 2020

TORONTO – Backxwash has won the 2020 Polaris Music Prize for her album “God Has Nothing to Do With This Leave Him Out of It.” The project by the Montreal-based transgender female artist was selected by an 11-member jury as the Canadian album of the year based on its artistic merit. Backxwash, the stage name ... Read More »

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NewsAlert: Backxwash wins Polaris Music Prize for album blending rap and metal

By The Canadian Press on October 19th, 2020

TORONTO – Backxwash has won the 2020 Polaris Music Prize for her album “God Has Nothing to Do With This Leave Him Out of It.” The project by the Montreal-based transgender female artist was selected by an 11-member jury as the Canadian album of the year based on its artistic merit. Backxwash, the stage name ... Read More »

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Stratford Festival launches streaming service with mix of films and original content

By The Canadian Press on October 19th, 2020

STRATFORD, Ont. – To binge or not to binge will be the question for Shakespeare fans as the renowned Stratford Festival in southwestern Ontario launches its own streaming service. The repertory theatre company has announced a new digital subscription series that includes not just the usual theatrical fare from the Bard but also music, cooking, ... Read More »

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N.B. police renew public appeal for information in writer RM Vaughan’s disappearance

By The Canadian Press on October 19th, 2020

FREDERICTON – Police are casting a wider net in their search for writer Richard Vaughan a week after he went missing in New Brunswick. The Fredericton Police Force is asking the public to share surveillance videos of the area where the 55-year-old, who writes under the name RM Vaughan, was last seen on Oct. 12. ... Read More »

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Face masks to bobbleheads: All things RBG available in gifts

By Leanne Italie, The Associated Press on October 19th, 2020

NEW YORK – Ruth Bader Ginsburg is gone but far from forgotten. With the death of the Supreme Court justice on Sept. 18 came an outpouring of gift prospects in her honour. Ahead of the holidays, Ginsburg is absolutely everywhere. Head to Etsy.com for unique items if you’re looking to gift an admirer, but sellers ... Read More »

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John Oliver now has a sewage plant named after him

By The Associated Press on October 19th, 2020

DANBURY, Conn. – Comedian John Oliver made a secret trip to Connecticut last week to help cut the ribbon on a sign naming a sewage treatment plant in his honour. Danbury’s City Council voted earlier this month to rename the sewage plant “The John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant,” following a tongue-in-cheek battle that began with ... Read More »

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Suspect arrested on Hollywood studio lot after standoff

By Stefanie Dazio, The Associated Press on October 19th, 2020

LOS ANGELES – Authorities arrested a sexual assault suspect early Monday on the Paramount Pictures studio lot in Hollywood after a two-hour standoff with police, officials said. The suspect, 36-year-old Bryan Gudiel Barrios, works on the studio lot but it is not clear if he is a contractor or employee of Paramount Pictures, Fullerton Police ... Read More »

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Gifty new and unusual pandemic-proof games for the holidays

By Leanne Italie, The Associated Press on October 19th, 2020

NEW YORK – The pandemic has proven there’s no shortage of games to keep families, couples and kids amused. The classics are ever-present, but a range of new or off-the-beaten-track gift entries are available. A sampling: TRAGOS: It’s a party card game focused on Latino pop culture that comes in a variety of sets, including ... Read More »

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New this week: The Boss, Billie Eilish, Borat & ‘Bad Hair’

By The Associated Press on October 19th, 2020

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES – You have to admire the moxie of Netflix and director Ben Wheatley for taking on Daphne du Maurier’s “Rebecca,” which already has a masterpiece Alfred Hitchcock adaptation to its name. But ... Read More »

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Guitars played, partly made by Eddie Van Halen go to auction

By The Associated Press on October 19th, 2020

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Two guitars owned, played and partly designed by the late Eddie Van Halen will be going up for auction. A 2004 EVH Charvel Art Series electric guitar and a customized electric guitar Van Halen built at his home studio with his guitar tech Matt Bruck and given to a friend in ... Read More »

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