Cirque du Soleil wraps up sale transaction, emerges from creditor protection

Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group says it has completed the sale of the company to a group of its creditors led by Catalyst Capital Group. The company announced the closing … Read More

Montreal cellist who beat COVID-19 lends music to new artistic campaign promoting mask-wearing

A renowned Montreal cellist who nearly died of COVID-19 has joined a coalition of artists teaming up to battle the pandemic by using their art as a tool. Dennis Brott … Read More

‘Super Awesome Science Show’ Season 2: A podcast all about COVID-19

We live in an increasingly complicated world. As winter approaches and COVID-19 infections are on the rise across the country, it would be comforting to have a definitive source for … Read More

Canadians use social media to shine light on live music industry left in dark by COVID-19

Canadians who have a passion for the performing arts are taking to social media on Tuesday night to raise awareness about the live events industry that they say has been … Read More

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson says he, his family have recovered from coronavirus

Pro-wrestler turned Hollywood actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson said in a video message posted on social media on Wednesday that he, his wife and their two young children tested positive … Read More

Coronavirus: Cineplex loses $98.9M in Q2 after movie theatres closed during pandemic

The closure of Cineplex Inc. theatres during the COVID-19 pandemic left the company with a loss of almost $100 million and nearly 95 per cent less revenue in the second … Read More

‘A call out to Deadpool’: B.C. premier wants stars to help fight surge in younger coronavirus cases

Calling Ryan Reynolds and Seth Rogen: B.C. Premier John Horgan wants you. At a Wednesday press conference announcing the hiring of 500 new contact tracers in the province, Horgan also … Read More

Alyssa Milano says she’s losing her hair following lengthy COVID-19 bout

Actor Alyssa Milano is revealing details about her battle with COVID-19. The former Charmed and Who’s the Boss star opened up on Twitter about her experience with the coronavirus, specifically … Read More

N.L. reports new COVID-19 case linked to out-of-province TV series worker

By Holly McKenzie-Sutter The Canadian Press Posted August 10, 2020 7:44 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A second person who … Read More

Health experts encourage creativity, social support as bars reopen across Canada

After photos of crowded night clubs caught the attention of public health officials, the noisy downtown bar district in St. John’s, N.L. was a more controlled scene than usual last … Read More

Death of the dance floor? How nightclubs are being re-imagined amid COVID-19

There’s no such thing as time on the dance floor. Your senses are on fire but your brain is shut off; escapism in the dark, lights pulsing, bass thumping. It … Read More

Art meets life: Can pandemic movies prepare us for the real thing?

It might seem like we hear more than enough about pandemics from living through the novel coronavirus in reality. Related News But, a group of scholars argue in a recent … Read More

Bill Nye the Science Guy returns for ‘wear a mask!’ PSA on coronavirus

Consider the following: Bill Nye is so fed up with people rejecting face masks that he came out of retirement for a new “Science Guy” video about the benefits of … Read More

Cirque du Soleil files for creditor protection amid COVID-19 woes

Cirque du Soleil has filed for creditor protection as the company grapples with financial hardships during the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic and looks to restart its business. The move, which … Read More

Sex vs. gender: What J.K. Rowling got wrong that you can get right

Earlier this Pride month, J.K. Rowling wrote a widely critiqued tweet taking issue with a headline that opted for the specific “people who menstruate” over the general, but not always … Read More

Coronavirus: Cirque du Soleil artists hold protest over work contracts they say went unpaid

On the day of the Cirque du Soleil’s 36th anniversary, some of its employees and artists gathered in front of the circus’ marquee in Montreal’s Old Port on Tuesday to … Read More

Coachella, Stagecoach festivals cancelled for 2020 over fears of COVID-19 resurgence

By Staff The Associated Press Posted June 10, 2020 9:22 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The Coachella and Stagecoach music … Read More

New Zealand’s film industry heads back to work after coronavirus

New Zealand’s capital has had an extra buzz of excitement over the past week since Hollywood director James Cameron and his crew flew in to film the much-anticipated sequel of … Read More

A Better Tomorrow: Wu-Tang Clan partners with Ottawa to support CHEO, local food bank

What started as a viral tweet hoping to spur some extra donations to the Ottawa Food Bank during the novel coronavirus pandemic has evolved into a full-fledged partnership between legendary … Read More

Maritime drag performers go virtual to share and connect during COVID-19

As the novel coronavirus pandemic makes its way through the Maritimes, members of the queer community are coming up with creative ways to stay connected, share their talents and ensure … Read More

Coronavirus: New animated series helps children and families navigate COVID-19

A new animated series aimed at young children is tackling topics related to COVID-19. “Spike and Toody are a wonderful little boy and girl who are able to talk about … Read More

Nick Cordero, Canadian Broadway star, recovering after leg amputation due to coronavirus

NEW YORK — Tony Award-nominated actor Nick Cordero has had his his right leg amputated after suffering complications from the coronavirus, his wife says. Amanda Kloots on Instagram wrote late … Read More

Nova Scotia folk music sibling trio, The Gilberts, gain popularity amid pandemic

A trio of sibling musicians from Nova Scotia is not about to let COVID-19 stop them from getting noticed. Like many artists during the pandemic, they have taken their talents online. … Read More

Disney World to furlough 43,000 workers due to coronavirus pandemic

Walt Disney World plans to stop paying wages to 43,000 workers in about a week while allowing them to keep their benefits for up to a year in what is … Read More

Social post gives new meaning to ‘viral video’ during COVID-19 pandemic

Posted March 29, 2020 3:20 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A viral video featuring Canada’s favourite pastime — hockey — … Read More

Coronavirus: Cirque du Soleil to explore debt restructuring, potential bankruptcy filing, sources say

Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group is exploring debt restructuring options that include a potential bankruptcy filing, after it was forced to cancel shows because of the coronavirus outbreak, people familiar … Read More

Coronavirus: Britain’s Prince Charles tests positive for COVID-19

By Staff The Associated Press Posted March 25, 2020 6:51 am Updated March 25, 2020 7:15 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size … Read More

Celebrities and public figures who’ve tested positive for coronavirus

The novel coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, and even the world’s biggest names aren’t safe. While many celebrities and public figures have taken to social media to stress the … Read More

Harvey Weinstein tests positive for COVID-19 in prison, union official says

Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein, who is serving a prison sentence for sexual assault and rape, has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the head of the state corrections … Read More

Coronavirus questions answered in Global News primetime special

This is an unprecedented time for Canadians and everybody around the world. As the novel coronavirus spreads, every day brings to the fore new questions, new concerns and a cascade … Read More

Daytime Emmys cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic

By Staff The Associated Press Posted March 19, 2020 8:11 pm Updated March 19, 2020 8:16 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size … Read More

Miss Persona has a message for kids amid coronavirus pandemic: ‘We must stay strong’

Miss Persona and Brandon Bear have an important message for kids everywhere during the novel coronavirus outbreak. The Treehouse Direct personalities announced on YouTube that teddy bear kindergarten is cancelled … Read More

Queen Elizabeth II posts message about coronavirus: ‘My family and I stand ready to play our part’

Queen Elizabeth II issued a statement Thursday about the novel coronavirus, offering a reminder of the “vitally important part” every person plays in slowing the spread of COVID-19. “As (Prince) … Read More

Prince Albert II of Monaco tests positive for new coronavirus

Prince Albert II of Monaco has tested positive for the new coronavirus, the palace confirmed Thursday. Albert, 62, appeared to be the first head of state who has publicly said … Read More

Coronavirus: Celebrities face backlash after getting tested while others face delays

Celebrities, politicians and professional athletes faced a backlash this week as many revealed that they had been tested for the coronavirus, even when they didn’t have a fever or other … Read More

Kevin Durant among 4 Brooklyn Nets players who tested positive for coronavirus

Four Brooklyn Nets players, including Kevin Durant, have tested positive for the new coronavirus, bringing the total to seven known players in the NBA. The Nets did not name the … Read More

‘Big Brother’ Germany houseguests to find out about coronavirus on live TV

Members of the Big Brother Germany household are in for a surprise on Tuesday when they find out about the novel coronavirus outbreak for the first time. The contestants have … Read More

Coronavirus: Jann Arden to livestream mini-concert as Canadians are asked to stay home

Iconic Canadian musician Jann Arden will livestream a special mini-concert Monday, as the country moves to more drastic social distancing measures amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. READ MORE: B.C. urges … Read More

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