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Sara Bareilles & Josh Groban Named 2018 Tony Award Hosts

Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban will be co-hosting the 72nd annual Tony Awards ceremony in New York City on June 10th. Sara Bareilles was a 2016 Tony nominee for the score she wrote for Waitress. She also was recently seen

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Tartan Day Celebrations To Be Held On Parliament Hill On Sunday

Tartan Day has been celebrated in Canada since 1986, when the idea of celebrating Scottish heritage and history became a project in Nova Scotia, spearheaded by Jean Watson – Scot of the Year in 2007. Ms. Watson and her team

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[Video] Behind The Scenes With Ottawa’s Paul Anka In This 1961 NFB Short

While doing research for an upcoming edition of The Lounge, I came across this interesting short film by The National Film Board about teen phenomenon, Paul Anka. It’s a black & white, 26-minute documentary short, providing some insight to Paul

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[Audio Interview] Steve Boyton In Conversation With Richard Abel

Richard Abel, world renowned pianist will be putting on a special intimate concert experience this Saturday during our Sold Out Ladies’ Getaway Weekend, brought to you by Pure Genius Beverages.  We wanted to do something special for the ladies in

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Happy 91st Birthday Maman Dion!

Céline Dion posted a photo on Instagram yesterday to celebrate her mother’s 91st birthday! Along with the photo, she wrote, “Happy Birthday, Mom! You are an infinite source of comfort and inspiration. I love you, Céline” In the photo, Thérèse

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Ringo Starr Finally Receives His Knighthood

You can call him ‘Sir’ Ringo now, or Sir Richard to be more precise. It’s a fitting honour for the former Beatles drummer, who has waited decades for the recognition. Ringo Starr received his long-awaited knighthood from Prince William earlier

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First Look: Rene Zellweger As Judy Garland

While the film is still in the works, fans of Judy Garland are getting their first look at Rene Zellweger’s transformation into the icon of stage and screen, thanks to a newly released press photo from the production of “Judy”.

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Ventures Lead Guitarist Nokie Edwards has Died At 82

Nokie Edwards, the influential lead guitarist for the “surf rock” pioneers the Ventures, has died at age 82. The Ventures were an instrumental group founded in Washington state in the late 1950s by guitarists Bob Bogle and Don Wilson, with

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Joan Baez: Singer, Song-Writer, Activist & Painter

Joan Baez, the folk singer-songwriter, human rights activist and 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, plans to step away from performing after her current world tour wraps up. That’ll give her more time in front of the easel,

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Rich Little Is Coming Back To The Capital For Lisgar Collegiate’s 175 Anniversary Reunion

Ottawa-born and world-renowned impressionist and comedian Rich Little, who attended Lisgar Collegiate Institute, will be returning to the Nation’s Capital in May to perform at the opening event of the school’s 175th Anniversary Reunion. The 175th Anniversary Reunion takes place

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Golden Era Crooner Vic Damone Passes Away At Age 89

Legendary performer Vic Damone, who was given his big break by by Frank Sinatra, has died at the age of 89. The singer passed away in hospital surrounded by his family in Miami Beach, Florida. Vic Damone was part of

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Legendary Canadian Pianist And Former Senator Tommy Banks Has Died

Ottawa’s National Arts Centre has lowered its flag to half mast in memory of legendary jazz pianist Tommy Banks. The Edmonton jazz pianist and former senator died yesterday (Thursday) at the age of 81. His family has issued a statement

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R.I.P. The Real “Rosie The Riveter”

Naomi Parker Fraley, the California woman who posed for the famous “Rosie the Riveter” poster died this past Saturday. Her family confirmed her passing on Monday. She was 96. Naomi posed for the iconic picture while working at an Alameda,

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Neil Diamond Announces Retirement From Touring After Parkinson’s Diagnosis

Neil Diamond surprised and shocked his fans yesterday by announced he is retiring from concert touring because it had become “difficult to travel and perform” after he was recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. In a statement on his website, Neil

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Music Fans Mourn The Passing Of Hugh Masekela, The Father Of South African Jazz

Legendary South African jazz trumpeter Hugh Masekela has died at the age of 78 in Johannesburg. According to his family, Masekela “passed peacefully” after a long battle with prostate cancer. Masekela’s last two concerts in 2010 were viewed by many

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