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Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, seriously ill: source

Aretha Franklin is seriously ill, according to a person close to the singer. The person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not allowed to publicly talk about the topic, told The Associated Press on Monday that Franklin is seriously ill. No more details were provided. The Queen of Soul cancelled planned concerts earlier this year ...

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'We're not going to back down': Billy Talent lends star power to Danforth benefit concert

​A benefit concert was held Saturday night at the Danforth Music Hall to support victims of last month’s mass shooting in Toronto’s Greektown. Canadian rock band Billy Talent headlined the concert along with musicians City and Colour, Maestro, Pup and some other unannounced artists. Toronto Mayor John Tory is also expected to attend. The fundraiser was held in the same neighbourhood where ...

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With K-pop back in spotlight, Korean-American stars take hope

Tens of thousands of fans eagerly rode the wave of Korean pop or K-pop this weekend at a convention in Los Angeles, the world’s entertainment capital, at a time when a boy band’s success in America is giving new hope to many stars in the music genre. Several Korean-Americans were among the performers at the seventh annual KCON, an event ...

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Margaret Laurence honoured in the hometown she couldn't wait to leave

Margaret Laurence escaped her Prairie hometown as soon as she could, but the world-famous writer always said Neepawa, Man., was foundational in much of her writing. Today, she was honoured there as a person of national historic significance. “It’s really us Canadians honouring the best of the best in Canada. These are people that have contributed significantly to the fabric ...

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Montreal festival-goer launches class action against Osheaga over tardy headliner

A Montreal woman is launching a class-action lawsuit against Montreal-based concert promoter Evenko after Friday night Osheaga headliner Travis Scott showed up late and played a shorter than expected set. Megan Le Stum says Evenko was in breach of contract and failed to live up to its advertised promise of a 70-minute set by the rapper from Houston, Texas. Student Megan Le Stum ...

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Superman actress Margot Kidder's death ruled a suicide

Superman actress Margot Kidder’s death has been ruled a suicide, and her daughter said Wednesday it’s a relief to finally have the truth out. Kidder, who played Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve’s Superman in her most famous role, was found by a friend in her Montana home on May 13. At the time, Kidder’s manager, Camilla Fluxman Pines, said Kidder died ...

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Lady Gaga apologizes for 'unjust conclusion' in death of Montreal's Zombie Boy

Lady Gaga has apologized for referring to the death of the Montreal artist and model Rick Genest, professionally known as “Zombie Boy,” as a suicide. The pop star, who featured Genest in her Born This Way music video, tweeted Saturday that she did not mean to draw an “unjust conclusion” in the 32-year-old’s death last week. Genest attracted international fame for ...

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Beyoncé on cover of Vogue's September issue, and reveals her twins were delivered by emergency C-section

Beyoncé​, who appears on the September cover of U.S. Vogue, reveals she had an emergency C-section when she delivered her twins last year. The singer, in a series of essays in the magazine, said she was 218 pounds and was swollen from toxemia. The 36-year-old said the babies spent many weeks in intensive care and her husband, Jay-Z, was “such a strong ...

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