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  • Adam Levine, 'Once' Director Team Up on 'Can a Song Save Your Life'

    Adam Levine, 'Once' Director Team Up on 'Can a Song Save Your Life' | ARTICLE

    Can a Song Save Your Life?, the new movie from Once writer/director John Carney, is a charming, understated love story anchored by its emotional soundtrack. Whether there's an Oscar-winner in there, as Carney had with "Falling...

    October 2, 2013 3:30 PM ET
  • Metallica: We Looked to 'The Wall' and the Monkees for Concert Film

    Metallica: We Looked to 'The Wall' and the Monkees for Concert Film | ARTICLE

    Who wants to be a gofer for Metallica? Well, after watching Metallica Through the Never, you might just want to stay put at McDonald's. The unique live concert documentary, which opens in IMAX theaters Friday and...

    September 27, 2013 12:35 PM ET
  • Ned Benson Deconstructs 'The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby'

    Ned Benson Deconstructs 'The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby' | ARTICLE

    Writer/director Ned Benson recruited actors Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy for his double-feature The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, an ambitious film that's divided into Him and Her movies. Chastain (The Help, Zero Dark Thirty) and McAvoy...

    September 25, 2013 3:05 PM ET
  • Godspeed You! Black Emperor Win 2013 Polaris Music Prize

    Godspeed You! Black Emperor Win 2013 Polaris Music Prize | ARTICLE

    Montreal's Godspeed You! Black Emperor won the 2013 Polaris Music Prize for their album Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! last night at the Carlu in Toronto. Announced by last year's winner Feist, the eight-piece experimental rock act's...

    September 24, 2013 9:15 AM ET
  • Ron Howard Says Directing 'Made in America' Was a Challenge

    Ron Howard Says Directing 'Made in America' Was a Challenge | ARTICLE

    Ron Howard admits he felt out of his element directing Jay Z's Made In America documentary. The two-time Oscar winner was finishing his Formula One film Rush at the time, and didn’t know many of the...

    September 19, 2013 4:15 PM ET
  • New Jim Jarmusch Film Explores the Emotional Lives of Vampires

    New Jim Jarmusch Film Explores the Emotional Lives of Vampires | ARTICLE

    What would life be like for vampires if they lived among us, controlling their bloodlust and mostly feeding peacefully instead of sinking their teeth into human necks? In Only Lovers Left Alive, which had its North American...

    September 15, 2013 5:46 PM ET
  • Jimi Hendrix Movie Premieres in Toronto

    Jimi Hendrix Movie Premieres in Toronto | ARTICLE

    All Is By My Side, John Ridley's long-awaited Jimi Hendrix biopic, premiered with several screenings this week at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film, which features André Benjamin as the late guitarist, focuses on one transformative...

    September 13, 2013 3:50 PM ET
  • Spike Jonze Previews Creepy New Film in Toronto

    Spike Jonze Previews Creepy New Film in Toronto | ARTICLE

    Spike Jonze winged it with fellow director and writer Kelly Reichardt during one of the Toronto International Film Festival's "In Conversation With . . . " events, during which he gave the sold-out audience a significant preview...

    September 10, 2013 1:20 PM ET
  • 'The Big Chill' Cast Reunites in Toronto

    'The Big Chill' Cast Reunites in Toronto | ARTICLE

    TORONTO – Glenn Close, Kevin Kline, Tom Berenger and a majority of The Big Chill's principal cast reunited yesterday at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their now classic work.

    September 9, 2013 12:45 PM ET
  • Replacements Make Up for Lost Time at First Show in 22 Years

    Replacements Make Up for Lost Time at First Show in 22 Years | ARTICLE

    "Sorry we took so long," Paul Westerberg quipped during the Replacements' headline set yesterday at Riot Fest in Toronto, where the band played live for the first time in 22 years. "We've been having a wardrobe...

    August 26, 2013 11:30 AM ET
  • Tegan and Sara, Metric Make Polaris Prize Short List

    Tegan and Sara, Metric Make Polaris Prize Short List | ARTICLE

    Tegan and Sara, Purity Ring and Metric are among the 10 acts with albums on the short list for the 2013 Polaris Music Prize, along with releases by Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Whitehorse, Young Galaxy, Colin Stetson,...

    July 16, 2013 2:00 PM ET
  • Dylan, Wilco Bring Americanarama to Canada

    Dylan, Wilco Bring Americanarama to Canada | ARTICLE

    Wilco injected some "Canadianarama," as frontman Jeff Tweedy called it, into their Americanarama Festival of Music last night at Toronto's Molson Amphitheatre by inviting Leslie Feist onstage for a couple of numbers, including one by her...

    July 16, 2013 12:55 PM ET
  • Joni Mitchell Honored in Toronto

    Joni Mitchell Honored in Toronto | ARTICLE

    Joni Mitchell was as colorful, complex and engaging in conversation as she is in her songwriting during a rare 90-minute chat with New York Times chief music critic Jon Pareles as part of Luminato festival's TimesTalks...

    June 17, 2013 11:35 AM ET
  • Barenaked Ladies Cheat Apocalypse With '2013 Last Summer on Earth' Tour

    Barenaked Ladies Cheat Apocalypse With '2013 Last Summer on Earth' Tour | ARTICLE

    With the apocalypse firmly in mind, Barenaked Ladies put together their Last Summer on Earth Tour in 2012 – and now that they've lived to see another year, they are repeating the formula. On June 17th,...

    March 18, 2013 7:00 AM ET
  • Patti Smith Holds Court at Toronto Art Gallery

    Patti Smith Holds Court at Toronto Art Gallery | ARTICLE

    Death was a common theme at Patti Smith's first of two back-to-back sold-out concerts on Thursday at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, where the exhibit Camera Solo, comprising 75 of her Polaroid photographs and...

    March 8, 2013 12:00 PM ET
  • Drake Joins Justin Bieber Onstage

    Drake Joins Justin Bieber Onstage | VIDEO

    Justin Bieber helped Drake fulfill a childhood dream last night at Toronto’s Rogers Centre (originally known as SkyDome), when the rapper joined him onstage for two songs in his hometown's biggest stadium. Breaking from the usual set list...

    December 2, 2012 12:54 PM ET
  • Sheepdogs Trailer Peeks at Documentary

    Sheepdogs Trailer Peeks at Documentary | VIDEO

    A movie about the Sheepdogs was in the works before the Canadian rockers won Rolling Stone's first-ever Choose the Cover contest in 2011 – now The Sheepdogs Have at It will premiere December 2nd at the...

    November 30, 2012 11:00 AM ET
  • INXS Split Is 'Very Sad,' Says J.D. Fortune

    INXS Split Is 'Very Sad,' Says J.D. Fortune | ARTICLE

    Canadian singer J.D. Fortune, who fronted INXS for six years until last August, tells Rolling Stone he's saddened over the news that INXS have ended their touring career. Drummer Jon Farriss made the announcement in front of...

    November 14, 2012 2:20 PM ET
  • Feist Wins Polaris Prize for 'Metals'

    Feist Wins Polaris Prize for 'Metals' | ARTICLE

    Feist's Metals was awarded Canada's coveted $30,000 Polaris Music Prize last night over Drake's Take Care, Kathleen Edwards' Voyageur and seven other releases in a Masons-like secret vote. "Everyone had a favorite here tonight and I did too –...

    September 25, 2012 10:00 AM ET
  • Peaches 'Does Herself' in Outlandish New Musical

    Peaches 'Does Herself' in Outlandish New Musical | ARTICLE

    If Peaches could write her own ending to this phase of her performance career, her campy quasi-autobiographical musical Peaches Does Herself would become a cult classic in the vein of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Audience members...

    September 20, 2012 1:40 PM ET
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