Category Archives: Arts

Broadcaster Marci Ien to run for Liberals in Bill Morneau’s old riding

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals have named broadcaster Marci Ien as their candidate in the riding formerly held by Bill Morneau. Morneau represented Toronto Centre for the Liberals during his time in the House of Commons, which came to an abrupt

Canadian artists, writers, performers call for national basic income

TORONTO — A group of Canadian artists, writers, technicians and performers is calling on Ottawa to guarantee a basic income for anyone in need. Novellist and screenwriter Emma Donoghue, poet George Elliott Clarke and opera singer Adrianne Pie...

Italy returns stolen Banksy to France on Bastille Day

ROME — Italy on Tuesday returned to France a stolen artwork by British artist Banksy that was painted as a tribute to the victims of the 2015 Paris attacks at the Bataclan music hall. The chief prosecutor in charge of the

Cirque du Soleil creditors oppose recovery strategy proposed by owners

MONTREAL — Cirque du Soleil creditors who are unhappy with its recovery plan will oppose the purchase agreement between the entertainment company and its current shareholders, which they claim is "doomed to fail." A group of 13 institutions, including ...

Cirque du Soleil files for creditor protection, terminates 3,480 jobs

MONTREAL — The Cirque du Soleil, whose aerobatic shows have been halted by COVID-19, has filed for creditor protection while it develops a plan to restart its business. The company says it will seek court protection from creditors under the Companies'

Auction of contested African artifacts going ahead in Paris

PARIS — A Nigerian commission has called for the cancellation of Monday's auction in Paris of sacred Nigerian statues that it alleges were stolen. Christie’s auction house has defended the sale, saying the artworks were legitimately acquired and the sa...

Back to grindstone for ‘Mona Lisa’ at post-lockdown Louvre

PARIS — The “Mona Lisa” found herself all alone. The coronavirus had emptied her room at the Louvre Museum of its usual throngs of admirers. In a silence worthy of a cathedral, she could gaze undisturbed at the huge canvas on