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In Memoriam: the incredible musicians, actors, authors, designers and creators we lost this year

Toni Morrison, John Mann, Luke Perry, Doris Day and Karl Lagerfeld are just a few of the big names we lost in 2019.

Banksy unveils powerful new Christmas mural in new video – watch

The famed street artist makes a potent statement about homelessness in the new Birmingham work.

Toronto busker and new dad gets surprised with big Christmas payday — watch

Mo Guzman thought he was being filmed for a documentary, but some holiday elves had a different plan for the subway musician.
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Neil Young is releasing a new archival album — and he wants you to decide what's on it

The legendary rocker is allowing fans to choose his next record from a treasure trove of archival material.
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Mahna Mahna at 50: fascinating facts about the unforgettable Muppets song

The Muppets made it famous, but where did the song come from? (Hint: a steamy Italian film...) Who performed it? And who is that fuzzy fella?
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Can you sing like Freddie Mercury? Try the FreddieMeter

YouTube Music, Google and Queen teamed up on new AI program, which is helping raise awareness for HIV/AIDS charity.
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New play tackles the allure—and danger—of our virtual lives

In Kuroko, acclaimed Vancouver playwright Tetsuro Shigematsu challenges viewers to rethink their relationships with the online world.
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Fascinating animated timeline of bestselling music from past 50 years goes viral — watch

From the Beatles to Madonna and Céline Dion to Drake, the timeline gives an incredible look at pop history
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'Indescribably painful': Lorde delays new album after death of beloved dog

In a heartfelt letter to fans, the 22-year-old singer says 'a light that was turned on for me has gone out.'
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Hamilton: 15 fascinating facts about the biggest musical of all time

The Broadway smash hit is coming to Canada, and this week, tickets sold out almost instantly.
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Tourists flock to stairs from Joker movie

But many Bronx locals aren't happy about the influx of Instagrammers and social media influencers looking to recreate the film's iconic dance scene.
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'Horrifying': Alanis Morissette opens up about battle with postpartum depression

The Grammy-winning Canadian singer reveals she is experiencing pain, sleep deprivation, isolation and anxiety following the birth of her third child.
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New film highlights the stunning artwork and activism of Indigenous trailblazer Robert Davidson

Haida Modern tells the remarkable story of how Davidson helped to popularize and legitimize Indigenous art.
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Outrage grows over Joker movie's use of song by convicted child molester Gary Glitter

The musician is in jail serving a 16-year sentence, but could make big bucks from the use of the hit Rock and Roll (Part 2).
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South Park creators issue mock apology over China censorship controversy

'Like the NBA, we welcome the Chinese censors into our homes and into our hearts,' wrote South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker.
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Marg Delahunty takes on climate change in pre-election video: watch

The Warrior Princess is part of a pre-election campaign that includes Eric McCormack, Sheila McCarthy, Andrea Martin, Gordon Pinsent, Tatiana Maslany, Shaun Majumder and many others.
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Designer duds from Schitt's Creek going up for sale this week

From Moira's gowns to Alexis' mini-dresses, over 800 items are being sold, with partial proceeds going to charity
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Billie Eilish to make upcoming world tour 'as green as possible'

'Our Earth is warming up and our oceans are rising,' says Eilish in a video. 'Extreme weather is wrecking millions of lives.'
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A French-Canadian director, John Coltrane and an album nearly lost to time: the full story

In 1964, an NFB director recorded original John Coltrane songs for a film — and after five decades in the archives in Montreal, the "lost" tracks are finally being released. We hear from someone who was there.
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Molly's Reach, the iconic restaurant from The Beachcombers, goes up for sale

Located on B.C.'s Sunshine Coast, the restaurant has been a popular tourist destination for decades
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Céline Dion: 25 fascinating facts about the Canadian music icon

When did she first appear on TV? Why did she disappear for months? And which smash hit almost didn't happen?
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From Ad Astra to Joker to Parasite, 13 must-see films this fall

Top films from Cannes, TIFF and Venice are hitting theatres — along with a reboot of a Disney megahit.
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Joaquin Phoenix credits late brother River for acting career in touching TIFF speech — watch

'You're going to start acting again,' River Phoenix told Joaquin. 'This is what you're going to do.'

Margaret Atwood at 80: A look at her life and career

Margaret Atwood is one of Canada’s best known writers. She will turn 80 on Nov. 18, 2019. To celebrate, CBC Books has put together a look back at all things Atwood.
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Toronto coffee shop lures Tom Hanks with hilarious TIFF campaign

Last year Grinder Coffee got a visit from Ryan Gosling. Now they've launched 'Tom Hanks Needs Grinder.'