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Montreal Gazette - Entertainment

Circus company 7 Doigts de la main is inching back into action - There is finally some light at the end of the tunnel as international shows resume

2 days ago

Darkness and light: POP Montreal acts Lido Pimienta, Backxwash defy status quo -- The Colombian-Canadian singer-songwriter and Zambian-Canadian metal-rapper are finalists for the Polaris Music Prize.

3 days ago

Olympic swimmer stars in Cannes-selected Quebec film Nadia, Butterfly -- Montreal-based Katerine Savard plays the lead in Pascal Plante's existential drama about a swimmer living the highs and lows of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

3 days ago

Arcade Fire's Will Butler, Richard Reed Parry drop very different solo albums -- Butler's Generations is anxious and rollicking, while Parry borrows from the classical and jazz realms for his soundtrack to the Jude Law movie The Nest.

4 days ago

Me Mom and Morgentaler reassemble virtually for MTL vs Racisme -- The legendary Montreal agit-party collective has contributed a long-distance performance to Saturday's fundraiser for organizations fighting racism — a familiar battle for the band members.

4 days ago

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19 days ago

Nathalie Bondil suing Montreal Museum of Fine Arts' board of trustees -- The museum has been mired in controversy since the dismissal of Nathalie Bondil as director and chief curator in July.

2 days ago

'We support you': Dawson theatre department addresses harassment allegations -- Dawson theatre teachers say they are committed to drafting "an immediate Action Plan" to address the issues, and to work toward change.

3 days ago

Canadian sitcom 'Schitt's Creek' sweeps awards for comedy series in self-styled 'PandEmmys' -- "This is completely overwhelming" said Daniel Levy who won for writing and directing and supporting actor.

15 hours ago

British actress Diana Rigg, star of TV shows The Avengers and Game of Thrones, dies aged 82 -- Her role as the karate-kicking, leather-clad secret agent Emma Peel in 'The Avengers,' brought her to wide attention.

9 days ago

Toronto International Film Festival opens on a note of pure ecstasy -- Spike Lee directs David Byrne's American Utopia with energy and enthusiasm, Chris Knight says.

10 days ago

Killer-jeans film Slaxx proves absurdity, social commentary can be a good fit -- Elza Kephart's snappy, silly slasher flick with a conscience opens in Montreal theatres Friday, Sept. 11.

9 days ago

Just two Quebec feature films at pared-down TIFF -- The Toronto International Film Festival will feel different this year. Goodbye, red carpets and lavish parties. Hello, limited-capacity screenings and movies streamed online.

10 days ago

Quebec actresses of Latin descent resist the industry's urge to stereotype -- The Montreal Gazette spoke to three actresses of Latin-American heritage about their struggles getting work in Quebec.

20 days ago

Brooklyn Nine-Nine actress slams Quebec remake for lack of Latina actors -- In Escouade 99, Melissa Fumero and Stephanie Beatriz's roles are filled by white québécoise actresses Mylène Mackay and Bianca Gervais.

26 days ago

Lights, camera, not much action: Hollywood slow to restart in pandemic -- Actors and crew members are unsure when projects might resume, and some expect they will not return to work until 2021.

9 days ago

Harassment allegations resurface against Dawson theatre teacher Sutton -- More than 20 women spoke out in 2017 about their experiences with teacher Winston Sutton. Now a new wave of allegations has surfaced.

9 days ago

Guy Sprung to step down as head of Infinithéâtre next February -- Incoming artistic director Zach Fraser's transitional team will include award-winning playwright Oren Safdie and celebrated actor-director Ellen David.

12 days ago

Live theatre ventures back into the spotlight this fall in Montreal -- Companies are finding ways to navigate around pandemic restrictions, including a partial return to the great indoors and scaled-back audiences.

9 days ago

Former Saskatoon disc jockey finds long-lost tapes of Joni Mitchell's first recording session -- "I kept from time to time thinking: 'I wonder where those tapes wound up?' "

2 days ago

Down but not out: Artists find creative outlets during their forced break -- Montreal musicians who made it through the digital revolution face fresh uncertainty. How will the industry — especially smaller venues that are the lifeblood of the scene — recover?

5 days ago

Legendary reggae singer Toots Hibbert dies at 77 -- Toots Hibbert, an influential and veteran Jamaican ska and reggae singer and founder of the band the Maytals, has died. He was 77. The cause of death is as yet unclear, though he had been recently tested for COVID-19.

8 days ago

Before Theresa Allore's 1978 disappearance: The life she lived, the city she loved -- Before she went missing in the Eastern Townships, Theresa Allore enjoyed a very Montreal upbringing. John Allore, co-author of a new book about the unsolved mystery surrounding his sister's death, revisits her favourite haunts.

3 days ago

Outside, damned spot: Heather O'Neill puts Macbeth on a pickup truck -- Macbeth: A Reimagining on the Streets will wind its way through Mile End and Outremont on Saturday, Aug. 29, in a performance that's in tune with the times.

27 days ago

J.K. Rowling's book sales lagging amid controversy over transgender identity -- After GLAAD issued a statement calling on all organizations affiliated with J.K. Rowling to publicly denounce her views, Warner Bros. and Universal Parks also issued statements in support of diversity and inclusion

9 days ago

From one heckler to another: Terry Mosher pays loving tribute to Duncan Macpherson -- In Professional Heckler, Mosher — a.k.a. Aislin — has done his best to place Macpherson "back on the map as a great cartoonist, a great Canadian and a great artist."

9 days ago

A summer reading list for the age of quarantine and COVID-19 -- We present a different kind of summer reading list: arduous epics and bleak masterpieces, intellectual classics and revolutionary texts

9 days ago

This is what losing an Emmy looks like in 2020 -- Ramy Youssef shared a video of the moment he lost the lead actor in a comedy series award to Daniel Levy

4 hours ago

Canadian sitcom 'Schitt's Creek' sweeps awards for comedy series in self-styled 'PandEmmys' -- Media drama 'Succession' and dystopian 'Watchman' also won awards for best drama and best limited series

15 hours ago

Werner Herzog knows what's nigh — but he's as unflappable as ever -- From microbial attacks to volcanic eruptions and asteroid strikes, the German filmmaker has his finger and his camera on the things that threaten us

1 day ago

Queen anuls CBE honour bestowed upon Harvey Weinstein, now a convicted rapist -- The CBE accolade is awarded by the British monarch to those who have made a "distinguished, innovative contribution to any area"

3 days ago