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at 17:50 on September 23, 2014, EDT.

Tagaq wins Polaris, swears at PETA, urges crowd to 'wear and eat seal'

TORONTO - Nunavut-reared throat singer Tanya Tagaq claimed the $30,000 Polaris Music Prize on Monday night, then used her acceptance speech to support the wearing and eating of seal — and lob an expletive at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

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at 17:50 on September 23, 2014, EDT.

Pegg, Chelsom argue 'Hector and the Search for Happiness' critics missing point

TORONTO - These days, it's unlikely that Simon Pegg or Peter Chelsom would begin a search for happiness in the pages of a newspaper.

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at 17:40 on September 23, 2014, EDT.

Andrea Martin's 'Lady Parts': Comedian reflects on SCTV, anxiety in new memoir

TORONTO - While writing her new collection of autobiographical essays "Lady Parts," Andrea Martin left the chapter on SCTV for last.

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at 17:27 on September 23, 2014, EDT.

Restoration of unfinished Leonardo masterpiece shows new detail, colour

FLORENCE, Italy - An ongoing restoration of one of Leonardo da Vinci's most famous works, "Adoration of the Magi," has revealed new details and colours in the painting and in Leonardo's techniques — and confirmed that others helped paint it.

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at 16:45 on September 23, 2014, EDT.

Nick Cave finally allows a documentary about him, but with a twist

TORONTO - Nick Cave has perhaps long been a logical documentary subject — his sprawling catalogue of obsidian post-punk poetry has inspired an obsessive devotion, he's dapper and gauntly telegenic, and he's penned several film scripts, including "Lawless" and "The Road" — but for one considerable hurdle: he was dead-set against it.

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at 15:43 on September 23, 2014, EDT.

Documentary features gritty side of life in North Dakota oil boomtown; film opens in October

WILLISTON, N.D. - When filmmaker Jesse Moss started hearing about the North Dakota oil boom that was creating overnight millionaires and drawing workers from around the country to a seemingly endless number of high-paying jobs, he imagined there was a darker side of the story.

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at 15:43 on September 23, 2014, EDT.

J. California Cooper, award-winning writer, playwright from California dies in Seattle at 82

SEATTLE - Prolific writer J. California Cooper, who was writing plays until Alice Walker suggested she switch to short stories and novels, because they were an easier path to a paycheque, has died at age 82.

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at 15:33 on September 23, 2014, EDT.

Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn to star in season 2 of HBO's 'True Detective' series

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn will star in the second season of HBO's "True Detective."

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at 14:33 on September 23, 2014, EDT.

Violinist Joshua Bell returning for do-over performance in DC Metro station after 2007 stunt

WASHINGTON - Joshua Bell wants a do-over in Washington.

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at 14:34 on September 23, 2014, EDT.

Bob Dylan named 2015 MusiCares person of the year; to be honoured by Young, Mellencamp, Raitt

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Bob Dylan will be honoured as the 2015 MusiCares person of the year.

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at 14:37 on September 23, 2014, EDT.

Susan Klebold, mother of Columbine shooter Dylan Klebold, working on memoir

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The mother of Columbine High School shooter Dylan Klebold is planning a memoir in which she will confront the "indescribable grief and shame" she has lived with since the 1999 tragedy.

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at 14:30 on September 23, 2014, EDT.

Role as a prostitute in 'The Equalizer' life-changing for Chloe Grace Moretz

TORONTO - Chloe Grace Moretz says playing a troubled prostitute in the Denzel Washington thriller "The Equalizer" was a life-changing experience.

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