National Newswatch

Alanis Morissette to headline RBC Open concert series in June

Mar 24 2023 — — Alt-rockerAlanis Morissette is one of the headliners this year’s concert series at the annual RBC Canadian Open golf tournament. The seven-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter will close out the two-night concert seriesJune 10 at the Oakdale Golf and Country Club in Toronto. Additional performers will be announced at a later date. In previous years, artists Maroon […]

Topless protester crashes Junos broadcast, Weeknd wins 5th award

Mar 14 2023 — — A wildly unpredictable Juno Awards unfolded on Monday as a topless protester charged the stage, leading to some feisty words from Avril Lavigne, while an absent the Weeknd emerged the top winner this year. With a few twists and turns, Canada’s biggest celebration of music did away with its typically tame proceedings shortly after the […]

Robert Blake, actor acquitted in wife’s killing, dies at 89

Mar 10 2023 — — Robert Blake, the Emmy award-winning performer who went from acclaim for his acting to notoriety when he was tried and acquitted in the killing of his wife, died Thursday at age 89. A statement released on behalf of his niece, Noreen Austin, said Blake died from heart disease, surrounded by family at home in Los […]

Lynyrd Skynyrd founding member Gary Rossington dead at 71

Mar 6 2023 — — Gary Rossington, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s last surviving original member who also helped to found the group, died Sunday at the age of 71. No cause of death was given. “It is with our deepest sympathy and sadness that we have to advise, that we lost our brother, friend, family member, songwriter and guitarist, Gary Rossington, today,” […]

Tom Sizemore, ‘Saving Private Ryan’ actor, dies at 61

Mar 4 2023 — — Tom Sizemore, the “Saving Private Ryan” actor whose bright 1990s star burned out under the weight of his own domestic violence and drug convictions, died Friday at age 61. The actor had suffered a brain aneurysm on Feb. 18 at his home in Los Angeles. He died in his sleep Friday at a hospital in […]

Joni Mitchell honoured with Gershwin Prize at star-studded gala

Mar 2 2023 — — Mitchell is the 1st Canadian to be honoured with the prize from the U.S. Library of Congress. Alberta-born songstress Joni Mitchell headed up a procession of musical luminaries past and present Wednesday at a gala celebration of her latest lifetime achievement: the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. A roster of performers including […]

Eugene Levy confronts his fears in ‘The Reluctant Traveler’

Feb 24 2023 — — Award-winning actor, writer, and producer Eugene Levy has appeared in scores of film and TV projects to date,but what scares him the most is being himself in front of the camera. “It’s frightening — I’ve done character work my entire life and the further the characters are from me, the more comfortable I am,” says […]

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