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'The Nutcracker' to play more than 50 cinemas

 

TORONTO - With dreams of the sugar plum fairies almost dashed this year, the National Ballet of Canada has come up with a different way for Canadians to enjoy the tradition of “The Nutcracker.”

The ballet company says it's struck a partnership with movie theatre chain Cineplex to screen the perennial favourite at more than 50 cinemas across the country.

Many pay tribute to late 'Jeopardy!' host Alex Trebek

Notable reactions to the death of “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek:

“Alex wasn't just the best ever at what he did. He was also a lovely and deeply decent man, and I'm grateful for every minute I got to spend with him ... Thinking today about his family and his Jeopardy! family - which, in a way, included millions of us.” - “Jeopardy!” contestant Ken Jennings on Twitter.

Neil Young's older brother Bob releases 'Hey America,' his first song at 78

TORONTO - Bob Young spent much of his life forging a career as a prominent golfer, but at 78 years old, Neil Young's brother has released his first song.

Ahead of the U.S. election on Nov. 3, the elder Young has unveiled “Hey America,” a folk song where he urges the nation to “give love a chance,” saying it's “the beacon of freedom.”

‘Jagged Little Pill’ leads the pack for Tony Awards with 15 nominations

NEW YORK - The sobering musical “Jagged Little Pill,” which plumbs Alanis Morissette’s 1995 breakthrough album to tell a story of an American family spiraling out of control, earned a leading 15 Tony Award nominations Thursday, as the Broadway community took the first steps to celebrate a pandemic-shortened season that upended the theatre world.

Ontarians unclear on how to access social support during pandemic, survey finds

Ontarians in need of social support during the COVID-19 pandemic may not know where to seek help for themselves or their neighbours, according to a new study.

Forty-two per cent of 1,000 Ontarians surveyed at the beginning of last month said they needed additional help from social service providers during the pandemic.