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Ariana Grande vows return to Manchester to perform benefit concert for victims

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Ariana Grande vows return to Manchester to perform benefit concert for victims

NEW YORK—Ariana Grande has vowed to return to Manchester, England, to give a concert to raise money for the victims of Monday’s deadly bombing at her show there.In a statement both defiant and heavy with emotion, the pop star on Friday wrote to her fans, saying “we won’t let hate win” and “we won’t let…

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Movie production in Kelowna: traffic disrupted

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Movie production in Kelowna: traffic disrupted

A couple of big-name stars are headed for Kelowna to begin production on a new movie.READ MORE:  Okanagan’s film industry anticipated to growThe film, a thriller called ‘Distorted’, will star Christina Ricci and John Cusack. Story continues below “We are pleased to be working again with Mind’s Eye Entertainment who filmed The Humanity Bureau, starring Nicolas…

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Saint Joan at Shaw festivals design dazzles: review

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Saint Joan at Shaw festivals design dazzles: review

Saint JoanBy George Bernard Shaw, directed by Tim Carroll. Through October 5 at the Shaw Festival Theatre, 10 Queen’s Parade, Niagara-on-the-Lake. Shawfest.com or 1-800-511-7429.Clarity. This is the supreme virtue of Tim Carroll’s debut production as artistic director of the Shaw Festival.Article Continued BelowImmediately, Judith Bowden’s scenic design establishes the production’s emphasis on immaculate lines and…

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Maud Lewis painting sells for $36,800 at auction

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Maud Lewis painting sells for $36,800 at auction

A Maud Lewis painting has been sold for well above its pre-auction estimate for the second time in a month.The Nova Scotia artist’s “Three Black Cats” fetched $36,800 at the Consignor Canadian Fine Art live spring auction Thursday at the Gardiner Museum in Toronto.Auction officials say the selling price was five times the estimate. Story…

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Some of Homer Simpsons old softball teammates gather to mark his entry into Baseball Hall of Fame

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Some of Homer Simpsons old softball teammates gather to mark his entry into Baseball Hall of Fame

Steve Sax won two World Series rings, was a five-time All-Star and got nearly 2,000 hits in the big leagues.Yet to many fans, it’s those half-dozen lines he uttered to a bunch of yellow cartoon characters a long time ago that really made him famous.“I get asked as much about being on The Simpsons as…

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Chris Cornell’s wife reveals details of his harrowing final moments

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Chris Cornell’s wife reveals details of his harrowing final moments

Chris Cornell, the lead singer of rock band Soundgarden (and others), had some harrowing final moments before he took his own life, at least according to his wife, Vicky. Story continues below As has been previously reported, the husband and wife’s final phone conversation on the night of his suicide left her unsettled, but only now…

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Projections: Inside Out LGBT film festival runs until June 4

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Projections: Inside Out LGBT film festival runs until June 4

Inside Out: With its busy slate of screenings and events at TIFF Bell Lightbox, AGO’s Jackman Hall and Buddies in Bad Times to June 4, Toronto’s LGBT film festival Inside Out features a wide range of cinematic pleasures to discover. That includes the year’s most unusual portrait of a fabled Hollywood celeb. Making its international…

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And the Palme dOr at Cannes goes to who knows?: Howell

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And the Palme dOr at Cannes goes to  who knows?: Howell

CANNES, FRANCE—Can Will Smith trounce Pedro Almodovar in the Palme d’Or cage match? Or will a female tag team of Jessica Chastain, Maren Ade, Agnès Jaoui and Fan Bingbing triumph?Or will it be something altogether unexpected, as per usual?We critics covering the Cannes Film Festival like to kid ourselves that we know what’s going on…

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Father of three Ariana Grande fans pens touching open letter to singer

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Father of three Ariana Grande fans pens touching open letter to singer

The father of three young Ariana Grande fans has penned an open letter that has since gone viral following the shocking events at Manchester Arena. Story continues below Having received over 40,000 likes and 20,000 retweets since he first shared it via Twitter on Wednesday, Patrick Millsaps’ note, which offers “redneck love from a daddy…

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Molson Pace Invitational at Western Fair Friday

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Molson Pace Invitational at Western Fair Friday

It will be an exciting night at the Western Fair Raceway as the venue hosts its marquee event, the Molson Pace Invitational.The Friday night event features eight horses that have combined earnings of more than $9 million. Three horses are from the Milton area and one was born in New Zealand.READ MORE: Ward 4 councillor…

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