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Toronto Star - Entertainment

Books - Vivian Chong was creating her new graphic novel. Then she went blind. Here's what happened next - Struck by a rare disease, Chong found a collaborator and finished her graphic memoir as she ventured into standup — and dance.

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Chinese dissident Xu Zhiyong to be honoured by PEN America

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Lin Miranda doc postponed out of solidarity with protesters

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'The Walrus and the Whistleblower' profiles 'walrus whisperer' and his battle with Marineland

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K-pop fans flood social media to support Black Lives Matter and combat racism

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Searching for book buzz, authors turn to online launches for new releases

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Did 'Schitt's Creek' end too soon? How the cast feels about wrapping during the pandemic

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Historical fiction sagas: four new books to immerse yourself in

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Musical Moment: Hear TSO violin Eri Kosaka perform in Toronto with her mother in Japan

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A dance about the state of emergency we're in

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'Just Mercy,' drama of racial injustice, to be free in June

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John Prine's wife urges Tennessee to expand absentee voting

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U.S. protests reading list: Three powerful recent books by Black authors

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Toronto Star bestsellers for the week ending June 6, 2020

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Vinay Menon: Justin Trudeau's performance review of Donald Trump is 22 seconds of silence — and thank God for that

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Scott Radley: Two months after contracting COVID-19, actor Nick Cordero is still fighting

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Visual Arts -- Carlos Bunga's 'Occupy' — art that keeps us apart while bringing us together

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Books -- David Bergen on pandemic reading: 'The stories are not about the plague and death, but about life'

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TSO, Toronto Star team up to offer exclusive weekly Musical Moments

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Musical Moment: Listen to the TSO's principal trombone play 'Londonderry Air' in a fresh new take

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Musical Moment: Listen to the TSO's principal clarinetist perform the first movement from 'Stravinsky's Three Pieces for Solo Clarinet'

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Musical Moment: Listen to the TSO's principal trumpet perform the 'Abblasen Fanfare' and 'My Old Kentucky Home'

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Vinay Menon: Harry and Meghan's frigid farewell from royals proves them right to run

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Is Dixie Chicks' gaslighter really just a jerk?

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Smokey Robinson, David Crosby, Herbie Hancock head TD Toronto Jazz fest lineup

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'She lived a number of different lives': the push and pull behind 'Summer: The Donna Summer Musical'

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At least it wasn't boring: Peter Weber gets dumped, engaged and then calls it off on 'Bachelor' finale

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Why 'The High Note' chose to celebrate women, instead of pitting them against each other

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Ontario says drive-in movie theatres are clear to reopen on Sunday

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Binge your way through 99 days of summer

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Movies - Review - '#BLESSED' a not-so-critical look at Toronto's millennial church

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Quebec film 'Antigone' wins Canadian Screen Award for Best Motion Picture

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Peter Howell: What will TIFF 2020 look like?

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Music therapist's siren song draws seniors and others out of their shell -- At North York care home and beyond, visiting musician provides stimulation in dispiriting times.

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Music industry calls for Black Out Tuesday amid U.S. civil unrest

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Feminist rap group in Iceland looks abroad after making a stir at home

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Coronavirus protest concert blocked by Utah judge

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Late-night hosts say fighting racism means more than just talk

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'Law & Order: SVU' spinoff writer Craig Gore fired for threatening to 'light up' looters

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What is Netflix recommending for you? Here's our curated 'more like this' list of shows you could be missing

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A superhero kid with autism shines in new PBS Kids' series 'Hero Elementary'

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'Little Fires Everywhere' is '90s period porn — but with a timely reminder of minority burdens and white privilege

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Life-on-the-farm tale subverts clichés to create a terrifying and believable "cli-fi" novel

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Three books to take you on a cross-country literary voyage

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Ava Homa's "Daughters of Smoke and Fire" one of the first books in English from a female Kurdish writer

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Deadly new crime fiction with wicked twists and a bit of savagery

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Toronto writer Matt Mayr 'perfectly captures' small-town life

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Jazz great's graphic biography barely needs a word

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Rick Salutin and his son, Gideon's illustrated exploration of the Bible

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Critics honour Toronto's best theatre — lockdown or no lockdown -- 'The Flick,' an Outside the March and Crow's Theatre co-production of Annie Baker's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about three young adults working in a rundown cinema, picked up several awards.

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How 'Phantom of the Opera' survived the pandemic

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Shaw Festival delays performances again until August

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Larry Kramer, playwright and AIDS activist, dies at 84

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American theatre union insists actors shouldn't work until epidemic 'under control'

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Will Cirque du Soleil rise again?

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