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Blackhawks stand by name, commit to ‘expand awareness’ on Indigenous contributions

NHLAs NFL’s Washington and MLB’s Cleveland consider changes to their names and logos, which critics say demean Native Americans, the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks issued a statement to the Chicago Sun-Times on Tuesday night defending their name and intent.Team says name ‘symbolizes an important and historic person, Black Hawk of Illinois’ Sac & Fox Nation’Field Level…

Player’s Own Voice podcast: Arianne Jones confronts Lyme disease

Player’s Own VoiceThe Player’s Own Voice podcast connects with Arianne Jones — Olympian, commentator, Lyme disease survivor and committed nutritionist.Luge athlete describes her ordeal with the debilitating disorder CBC Sports · Posted: Jul 07, 2020 7:06 AM ET | Last Updated: July 7Canada’s Arianne Jones, seen above at the 2014 Olympics, joins the latest edition…

WNBA players to spotlight Breonna Taylor on jerseys

WNBA players will wear uniforms for the opening weekend of the season featuring Breonna Taylor’s name when the league begins play later this month. Players will also wear warmup shirts that read “Black Lives Matter” on the front and “Say Her Name” on the back throughout the season, the league and players’ union announced Monday.…

Toronto Symphony Orchestra cancels 2020-21 season, announces plans for smaller events

EntertainmentThe Toronto Symphony Orchestra has cancelled its previously announced 2020-21 season of concerts and will instead perform in smaller ensembles across the Greater Toronto Area for audience sizes that align with COVID-19 health regulations.Performances will take place across GTA, including at Roy Thomson HallCBC News · Posted: Jul 06, 2020 9:23 PM ET | Last Updated: July 7Toronto…

Oscar-winning film score composer Ennio Morricone dead at 91

Oscar-winning Italian composer Ennio Morricone, who created the coyote-howl theme for the iconic spaghetti western The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and often haunting soundtracks for such classic Hollywood gangster movies as The Untouchables and the epic Once Upon A Time In America, died on Monday. He was 91. Morricone’s longtime lawyer and friend, Giorgio Assumma, said…

3 ways artists are returning to live shows amid COVID-19

In mid-March, as Brett Kissel wrapped up a concert with Brad Paisley in Saskatchewan, concern about the coronavirus pandemic was already on the Canadian country star’s mind. “We are going to soak this in and cherish this moment for all it’s worth,” the Alberta singer-songwriter recalls telling the crowd in Moose Jaw that night, as he stood…

Netherlands police arrest 6 after makeshift ‘torture chamber’ uncovered

Dutch police arrested six men after discovering sea containers that had been converted into a makeshift prison and sound-proofed “torture chamber” complete with a dentist’s chair, tools including pliers and scalpels and handcuffs, a high ranking officer announced Tuesday. Authorities said police conducted the raid before the torture chamber could be used and alerted potential…