Tuesday marks the birthday of Johnny Cash, and CBC Music has prepared an exclusive and fitting tribute to the iconic Man in Black: a cover of his classic Ring of Fire performed at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium by the darling young Canadian singers and rising country stars Lennon and Maisy (a.k.a. the Stella Sisters).
Electronic cigarettes, luxury condoms, a choice of Australian resort vacations and Canadian-made maple syrup — that's what Oscar nominees can expect to find in their swag bags Sunday night, a total of $47,000 US in freebies.
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Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony could be a night of notable snubs and strange choices. From best picture to best screenplay to best animated film, Eli Glasner gives his predictions of who will take home the Oscar and who ought to win.
Canadian PEN is taking a page from the movie Calendar Girls by recruiting authors who have agreed to pose nude or nearly nude for a 2014 calendar. Judging by their dustjackets, most writers are camera shy, but today, PEN released a list of 12 who have agreed to bare all in the interest of Canadian literature.
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Anoushka Shankar's online admission that she had been abused as a girl was a shocking revelation. The One Billion Rising movement argues it shouldn't be. Too many women, including the powerful celebrities and world leaders who spoke out for the movement, have been touched in some way by violence against women. And Valentine's Day is the day to act.
Fresh from her fierce gig at the Super Bowl, notoriously private pop star Beyoncé Knowles is offering a glimpse at her vulnerable side in her doc Life Is But a Dream. But this self-directed, self-produced peek behind the curtain is more carefully engineered confessional (with some admittedly electrifying performance footage) than a true exposé of the real Bey.
When Drake's name was called from the Grammy stage Sunday for best rap album, the Toronto-born musician was nowhere to be seen. But he was watching on the Grammy livestream and jumped out of his car for a victory dance. Later in the evening he released the first video from his next album, Nothing Was the Same.
On Wednesday, iTunes hit another milestone in digital music — 25 billion downloads since the online music store opened in April 2003. It took three years to sell the first billion songs, but only five years to reach five billion. Now, according to Apple, we buy 15,000 songs every minute.
Whether performing rock, hip hop or klezmer, aspiring musicians have a tough time getting heard in today's crowded landscape. Enter the latest initiative from our friends at CBC Music: Searchlight is billed as a hunt for Canada's best new artist - of any musical genre.
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