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[Video] Aretha Franklin – The Voice Of A Generation Silenced At 76

Aretha Franklin, who passed away today at the age of 76 after a battle with cancer, was so much more than just the ‘Queen of Soul.’ Her rise to super stardom coincided with a virtual powder keg of politics, the

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Robert Redford Confirms He Plans To Retire From Acting

81 year old legendary actor Robert Redford has confirmed he is retiring from the world of acting following his upcoming movie, The Old Man & The Gun. He was recently quoted as saying; “Never say never, but I pretty well concluded

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Google Honours Canadian Indigenous Runner With A Doodle

A world champion Indigenous Canadian runner is being honoured and remembered with a Google Doodle today, on the anniversary of his birth in 1887. The graphic features Tom Longboat of Ontario’s Grand River First Nation running in one of the

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‘The Right Stuff’ Author, Tom Wolfe, Dead At 88

Author Tom Wolfe, who chronicled everything from hippies to the space race before turning his sharp eye to fiction, has died. He was 88. Wolfe’s agent Lynn Nesbit told The Associated Press that Wolfe died in a New York City hospital.

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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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Singer, Film & TV Actress Della Reese Has Died At 86

Della Reese, the actress and gospel-influenced singer who in middle age found her greatest fame as Tess, the wise angel in the long-running TV drama ‘Touched By An Angel,’ has died at the age of 86. Reese’s co-star on the

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Sarah McLachlan Named To Canada’s Music Hall of Fame

Sarah McLachlan is finally joining the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences confirmed the news earlier today. Sarah will also be honoured with a tribute during the Juno Awards, which take place at

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[Video] Happy Birthday Gordon Lightfoot!

Canadian folk music icon Gordon Lightfoot turns 78 today. Robbie Robertson of the Band described Lightfoot as “a national treasure”. Bob Dylan, also a Lightfoot fan, called him one of his favourite songwriters and, in an often-quoted tribute, Dylan observed that

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