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Stars And Fans Converge On Montreal For Leonard Cohen Tribute

Fans of beloved poet and singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen will be converging on Montreal from all over the world on November 6th, the date for a star-studded celebration of Cohen’s music, ‘Tower of Song: A Memorial Tribute to Leonard Cohen’. The

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Angels Among Us – A Visit To Ottawa’s Notre-Dame Cemetery

One of the most beautiful and tranquil places to take pictures of fall foliage is Ottawa’s Notre-Dame Cemetery, opened in 1872. It is the most prominent Catholic cemetery in Ottawa. In the early 1870s, His Excellency Joseph Eugène Guigues, 1st

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Rock ‘N Roll Legend Fats Domino Dead At 89

Fats Domino, one of the first mega-stars at the dawn of rock and roll, and the voice and piano behind enduring hits like “Blueberry Hill” and “Ain’t That a Shame,” died Tuesday night at the age of 89. Mark Bone,

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The Rolls Royce Hood Ornament And The Story of Forbidden Passion Behind It

The very first Rolls-Royce motorcars didn’t have hood ornaments. They simply carried the Rolls-Royce emblem. Apparently, that wasn’t good enough for some of their customers, who believed that such a prestigious vehicle should have its own luxurious mascot. Enter ‘The

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[Video] Buster Keaton’s Last Silent Film Was Partially Filmed In Ottawa

The Railrodder is a 1965 short comedy film starring silent film star Buster Keaton in one of his final film roles. It was produced by the National Film Board of Canada. The Railrodder was also Buster Keaton’s final silent film,

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R.I.P. Boxing Legend Jake LaMotta

Jake LaMotta, the boxer portrayed by Robert De Niro in the movie ‘Raging Bull’, has died aged 95. The former world middleweight boxing champ died in a nursing home due to complications from pneumonia. The 1980 film, based on LaMotta’s

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Local Battle Of Britain Day Celebrations To Feature Vintage Aircraft

On Sunday, September 15th, 1940, the future of Great Britain was up in the air. The German air force had been relentlessly pounding cities and airbases on an almost daily basis for more than two months. On that day, the

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Adele Open To A New Challenge – Acting!

Pop superstar Adele has suggested that she may not tour again, but she’s leaving the door open to acting! Adele is reportedly considering an offer to star in a big screen remake of the iconic musical Oliver! U.K. impresario, Cameron

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Art Garfunkel Autobiography Due Out In September

Art Garfunkel will be touring in the fall, but he’ll be signing rather than singing. It’ll be a book tour in support of his forthcoming memoir, ‘What Is It All But Luminous: Notes From an Underground Man’, to be published

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[Video] Creating A Hit Record – Made Easy By Science

Record company bosses have been trying to figure this out for decades, if not longer. How do you create a hit record? It turns out, it might actually be quite simple… as classic bands like the Beatles and The Beach

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Students & Seniors To Live In ‘Harmony’ At Retirement Home

When Heather Gingerich, a Western University graduate, saw a news segment about an Ohio retirement home where music students lived alongside seniors, she immediately thought about recreating a program like that in Canada. So now, a small group of Western

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Happy Birthday Kenny Rogers!

Happy Birthday to the “Gambler”, Kenny Rogers. Kenny was born in Houston, Texas on August 21st, 1938. He has charted more than 120 hit singles across various music genres, topping the country and pop album charts for more than 200

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Today Marks The 40th Anniversary Of Elvis Presley’s Death, Or Does It?

On August 16th, 1977, Elvis Presley was found dead lying on the floor in his bathroom by his girlfriend Ginger Alden. The medical examiner’s official cause of death was “hypertensive heart disease associated with atherosclerotic heart disease.” But toxicologists found

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[Video] The Crown – Season 2 Promises More Upheaval At The Palace

A teaser video just dropped for the second season of ‘The Crown’, and things are heating up at Buckingham Palace. The first season of the Netflix series nabbed 13 Emmy nominations for its stunning portrayal of a young Queen Elizabeth

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R.I.P. Barbara Sinatra, Wife Of Frank Sinatra

Barbara Sinatra, the wife of late-singer Frank Sinatra, died earlier this morning at her Rancho Mirage home in California. She was 90. A spokesperson for The Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center told Fox News that she died of natural causes and

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