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Lou Reed dead at 71
Lou Reed, the punk poet of rock 'n' roll who profoundly influenced generations of musicians as leader of the Velvet Underground and remained a vital solo performer for decades after, has died at age 71.
Acrobat cats ready to me-wow Toronto
If you think herding cats is tough, try teaching them to skateboard, jump through hoops and push a shopping cart. Or play cowbell in a rock band.
Paul McCartney amazes fans in Regina
Thousands of excited Paul McCartney fans packed into Regina's Mosaic Stadium to watch the former Beatle perform for the first time ever in the Queen City Wednesday night.
Baby steals CBC Calgary reporter's name, job
Have you ever met someone with the exact same name as you? CBC Reporter Alana Baker got that chance — and quite an honour — when Calgary parents Corrina and Leif Baker named their newborn daughter Alana after watching our newscast.
Sopranos star James Gandolfini dies in Italy
Actor James Gandolfini, best known for his Emmy-winning portrayal of a conflicted New Jersey mob boss in the acclaimed HBO cable television series The Sopranos, has died while vacationing in Rome, the network said on Wednesday.
Yodelling country singer Slim Whitman dies at 90
Country singer Slim Whitman, the high-pitched yodeler who sold millions of records through ever-present TV ads in the 1980s and 1990s and whose song saved the world in the film comedy Mars Attacks!, died Wednesday at a Florida hospital. He was 90.
Doctor Who's Matt Smith departs show
The BBC says Matt Smith is stepping down from the lead role in long-running sci-fi series Doctor Who, spurring intense speculation about his replacement
Country star George Jones dies at 81
George Jones, the hard-living country singer who recorded dozens of hits about good times and regrets and peaked with the heartbreaking classic He Stopped Loving Her Today, has died.
Cape Breton singer Rita MacNeil dies at 68
The woman known around the world as Cape Breton's first lady of song died at age 68 following complications from surgery. The singer and former CBC-TV star from Big Pond, Nova Scotia inspired dozens of young songwriters and performers after her big break
Disney star Annette Funicello dies at 70
Annette Funicello, the family-friendly actress and singer known for her time with Disney's Mousketeers and in the Beach Party films of the 1960s, has died at the age of 70.
Frank Thornton, the actor, who has died aged 92, played the lugubrious, disdainful and immaculately tailored Capt Peacock in the long-running BBC Television sitcom Are You Being Served? for 12 years from 1973.
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