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Mexican Court Blocks Sale Of Frida Kahlo Barbie Doll

According to distant relatives of the late Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, a temporary injunction has been granted to stop sales of a ‘Frida’ Barbi’ doll. Kahlo’s great-niece Mara de Anda Romeo argued that toy-maker Mattel doesn’t have the rights to

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Saturday, April 21st Is Record Store Day In Canada

Record Store Day (on April 21st) is an annual event which celebrates local independent record stores, and their customers, with parties, in-store performances and special releases. It’s a day that spans genres and unites music lovers of all ages. In Ottawa,

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Stars Of Scarface Reunite 35 Years Later

Old “Scarface” friends said hello again at a 35th anniversary screening Thursday that reunited stars Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer and Steven Bauer and filmmaker Brian De Palma for an evening full of reflection on how the ferocious and garish gangster

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Local Road Work Projects For Next Week

Spring means a ramp-up of construction projects across the capital region. Here are some upcoming road work projects in the west and east ends that will have an impact on traffic starting next Monday: Eagleson Road – Eagleson Road will

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Yale’s Happiness & Well-being Course Now Available Online For Free!

Yet another reason to smile! After breaking registration records, Yale University’s “Psychology and the Good Life” has been re-purposed into a free online course that anyone can take. Psychology professor Laurie Santos debuted the class in the 2018 spring semester,

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Tom Cochrane’s Song Proceeds Donated To Humboldt Fund

Juno award-winning singer-songwriter Tom Cochrane has released a reworked version of his song “Big League” and plans to donate the proceeds to a fund to support those affected by this month’s hockey team bus crash in Saskatchewan.  Cochrane played an

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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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Willow’s Passing Marks The End Of A Long Line Of Royal Corgis

The Queen has lost a sentimental and much loved link to her teenage years with the death of her last purebred corgi, Willow. The dog had been suffering from a cancer-related illness and had to be put down at Windsor

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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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Jann Arden Quoted By James Comey In New Book

A quote, attributed to singer-songwriter Jann Arden, has made it into the new book by former FBI Director James Comey; “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies & Leadership.” The book’s first chapter, titled “The Life,” begins with words of wisdom attributed

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Hollywood Mourns The Loss Of “Night Court” Judge

Harry Anderson, the actor, comedian and magician best known for playing Judge Harry Stone on the sitcom Night Court, died Monday at his home in Asheville, North Carolina. He was 65. No foul play is suspected. Anderson started his career as

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Imagine A World Where The Beatles Never Existed

Rumour has it Ed Sheeran is set to star in a new film set in a world where The Beatles never existed. The Mail On Sunday reported that the singer-songwriter will appear in a new musical comedy project directed by

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5 Ottawa Establishments Make Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants List For 2018

The 2018 rankings for Canada’s top restaurants have just been released, giving us more delicious reasons to dine out from coast to coast to coast. This year, the annual rankings from Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants included the country’s top 50

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Ice Storm-Thousands Without Power

The severe weather is keeping Hydro Ottawa crews busy today with more than 100 outages across the city, leaving approximately 22,000 customers without power. Employees with Hydro Quebec were frantically working to restore power to 31,000 customers affected by the

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Celebrate Astronomy Day At The Aviation Museum This Weekend

This Saturday April 21st marks International Astronomy Day around the world. Shopping malls, museums and libraries will play host to various astronomy clubs and groups. They will be setting up display tables, telescopes and possibly inflatable planetariums to celebrate the

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