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  • Black Pumas grab Grammy attention with fusion of rock, soul

    NASHVILLE - When Eric Burton and Adrian Quesada first started playing together in an Austin studio in 2017, they had just met each other and weren’t even entertaining the idea that one day they’d be performing live.
  • Review: An old-fashioned romance in ‘Sylvie’s Love’

    It’s summertime in Harlem in 1957 when we get to know the beautiful souls at the centre of “ Sylvie’s Love.” Sylvie (Tessa Thompson) works at the register of her father’s record store but dreams of a job in television. Robert (Nnamdi Asomugha) is a struggling saxophonist who spots her, and a help wanted sign, through the store window. Their attraction is immediate, but it’s not the only factor at play here. Anyone who’s ever seen a romantic drama knows that life will continue getting in the way of Sylvie and Robert’s love for the half decade we know them.
  • Toronto actor-brothers Stephan James and Shamier Anderson launch The Black Academy

    TORONTO - When Toronto-raised actor Stephan James got the inaugural Radius Award at last year's Canadian Screen Awards, he felt incredibly honoured but also a bittersweetness.
  • The Latest: 'Succession' swipes the crown for best TV drama

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  • Emmy winners highlight push for social justice

    LOS ANGELES - Regina King and Uzo Aduba used the come-as-you-are fashion edict for Sunday's virtual Emmy Awards to highlight the national struggle for social justice.
  • From 'Ammonite' to 'Shiva Baby': 10 buzzy films headed to the Toronto film fest

    TORONTO - The pandemic-tailored Toronto International Film Festival may be slimmer with star-free streets this year. But the Sept. 10-19 celebration of cinema still has some hot tickets in its trimmed-down slate, which will screen in a mixture of online and in-person screenings to suit COVID-19 protocols.
  • Appeals court rules Spanish museum can keep looted Nazi art

    LOS ANGELES - A U.S. appeals court has ruled that a Camille Pissarro painting a Jewish woman traded to the Nazis to escape the Holocaust in 1939 may remain the property of a Spanish museum that acquired it more than a half-century later.
  • Had enough of 'Contagion'? Here are some warm blanket movies

    When many were rushing to rewatch “Contagion,” the eerily prophetic 2011 Steven Soderbergh film about the outbreak of an easily transmitted virus, I was searching for more comforting escapes. I reached for “North by Northwest” the way a baby grasps for a pacifier.
  • Film Review: A sober diplomacy drama in ‘Sergio’

    The United Nations diplomat Sérgio Vieira de Mello has been described as a cross between James Bond and Bobby Kennedy, which sounds like a compelling enough pitch for a film on its own.
  • Review: `Olympic Pride, American Prejudice' reminder of past

    “Olympic Pride, American Prejudice: The Untold Story of 18 African Americans Who Defied Jim Crow and Adolf Hitler to Compete in the 1936 Berlin Olympics,” Atria Books, by Deborah Riley Draper, Blair Underwood and Travis Thrasher

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