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Strictly Ballroom dances into Princess of Wales Theatre

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Strictly Ballroom dances into Princess of Wales Theatre

Strictly Ballroom the Musical is about loving something with all your heart, even if it is “a feathered, sequined, bonkers place.”Director and choreographer Drew McOnie describes the musical’s opening number, which introduces all the characters in the story of competitive amateur ballroom dancing, as portraying “the zany anarchy that runs through the place.”“The stakes are…

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‘The Bachelor’ star Chris Soules arrested after fatal car crash

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‘The Bachelor’ star Chris Soules arrested after fatal car crash

Former The Bachelor star Chris Soules was arrested Monday after a fatal car accident left another driver dead.Soules drove his Chevy pickup truck into a tractor trailer and, as a result, killed the driver of the other vehicle. He then fled the accident and was arrested shortly after.RELATED: ‘RHONY’ star Luann D’Agostino’s daughter Victoria arrested for…

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Claire Cameron on connecting with our 40,000-year-old ancestors

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Claire Cameron on connecting with our 40,000-year-old ancestors

When Toronto author Claire Cameron took a DNA test designed to identify a person’s ancient ancestry, she discovered that she is 2.5 per cent Neanderthal. The Toronto author was a little disappointed, as she had hoped for 4 per cent, the highest average trace of the DNA generally found in humans. Although the last Neanderthals…

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After Girls, Lena Dunham plans to turn Lenny newsletter into variety show

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LOS ANGELES—Now that HBO’s “Girls” has wrapped its six-year run, the women behind the series are focusing on their other female-centred project: turning their digital newsletter, Lenny, into a real-life experience.Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner are bringing LennyLetter.com to life as a variety show. The co-founders of the digital letter announced Tuesday that they’ll take…

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Heath Ledger’s family shuts down rumours his role as The Joker made him depressed

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Heath Ledger’s family shuts down rumours his role as The Joker made him depressed

Heath Ledger passed away on January 22, 2008, and the world continues to mourn the loss of the actor.Ledger won the Oscar for his role as The Joker in The Dark Knight, with his critically acclaimed performance adored by fans. The actor passed away shortly before the film’s release as a result of an accidental…

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Extraordinary dance piece Meeting combines man and machine

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Extraordinary dance piece Meeting combines man and machine

Two dancers and a percussion orchestra of 64 tiny robotic instruments are the active ingredients in an extraordinary work called Meeting, on view this week at the Berkeley Street Theatre. Beyond what’s visible and audible, Meeting poses bigger questions about human agency and free will. Just how different are the human bodies that respond to…

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Will TV writers go on strike? Heres what you need to know

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Will TV writers go on strike? Heres what you need to know

We’re in an era of peak TV, but the fire hose flow of shows — from late-night comedy to scripted dramas — could come to a screeching halt very soon.Members of the Writers Guild of America, which represents the scribes behind television and movies, will vote Monday whether to authorize their union to call a…

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Maple Leafs fan culture gains something new and strange real hope: Menon

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Maple Leafs fan culture gains something new and strange  real hope: Menon

How strange to wake up the morning after the Leafs are eliminated and not feel like taking a long soak in a tub of hydrochloric acid.“There’s always next year,” was something we mumbled to one another as kids each spring, after our sad-sack heroes played their final game. “Next year will be better.”This was the…

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Caitlyn Jenner responds to Kris Jenner’s memoir criticism: ‘It is my perspective’

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Caitlyn Jenner responds to Kris Jenner’s memoir criticism: ‘It is my perspective’

Caitlyn Jenner says that her memoir is written from “my perspective” despite ex-spouse Kris Jenner’s recent criticism.The 67-year-old reality star reacted Monday on Good Morning America to Kris’ claims on Sunday’s episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Story continues below “Everything she says is all made up,” Kris told daughters Kim and Khloe Kardashian on the…

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Corey Hart to headline 2017 Oxford Stomp during Calgary Stampede

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Corey Hart to headline 2017 Oxford Stomp during Calgary Stampede

Singer Corey Hart will perform at the 2017 Oxford Stomp music festival, organizers announced Monday.The event, held in support of the Rotary Club of Calgary, will take place at Fort Calgary on Friday, July 14. READ MORE: Calgary Stampede 2017 concert listing The festival will open with a performance from Canadian singer Serena Ryder at…

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