A major casting call is going out to Winnipeg’s Black community as production is about to start on the largest Black-led TV series ever produced in Canada.

CBC and the online streaming service BET+ are co-creating the new drama series The Porter, about the world’s first Black union created by railway workers from Canada and the United States.

Inspired by real events and set in the roar of the 1920s, the eight-episode series will follow the journeys of an ensemble cast of characters “who hustle, dream, cross borders and pursue their ambitions in the fight for liberation — on and

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Folks glance at photographs of Prince Philip exhibited in the front window of “the Gallery at Ice” in Windsor, England, Wednesday, April 14, 2021. Britain’s Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, died Friday April 9 aged 99. His funeral provider will just take put on Saturday at Windsor Castle.

WASHINGTON — All over his a long time in general public life, Prince Philip was regarded for putting his royal foot in his mouth with occasional off-the-cuff remarks that could be uncomfortable. But his

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No one does it like the Jabbawockeez.

What does the governor’s announcement this week about the potential 100% opening of Las Vegas by June 1 suggest for big Las Vegas Strip production reveals? Producers and venue operators are working to determine that out.

After Tuesday’s announcement, Cirque du Soleil Amusement Group President and CEO Daniel Lamarre responded via e-mail: “We were being delighted to hear about the new pointers and are analyzing what they necessarily mean for our reveals to reopen. We just cannot

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Lin-Manuel Miranda comes at the Self-importance Fair Oscar Social gathering in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Feb. 9, 2020, still left, and Michelle Obama participates in the Global Working day of the Lady on NBC’s “Today” present in New York on Oct. 11, 2018. Miranda and Obama will join other celebs in “Roll Up Your Sleeves,” a vaccine initiative airing at 7 p.m. EDT Sunday on NBC.

LOS ANGELES — President Joe Biden, former President Barack Obama and a slew of superstars such as Billy Crystal, Jennifer Hudson and Lin-Manuel Miranda

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The Frye Festival is underway in Moncton.

The yearly bilingual literary celebration began Friday and operates until finally April 25.

This year’s lineup contains acclaimed authors like André Alexis, whose 2015 novel, Fifteen Dogs, received the Giller Prize, Canada Reads, and the Writers’ Believe in Fiction Prize, and Madeleine Thien, whose critically acclaimed novel, Do Not Say We Have Absolutely nothing, gained the Giller and a Governor General’s Award in 2016.

Some of the other names producing some exhilaration consist of Francesca Ekwuyasi, whose debut novel Butter Honey Pig Bread is a CBC Canada Reads contender and was

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