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After NOW's exposé on slave circus animals last week, Skydome security called us to find out where the demonstrators would be setting up their tent for the Garden Brothers event. After informing them that we didn't give out that kind of information, we later got another suspicious call from an activist who wanted the same info. We gave that person the same answer. Since the show went off without a hitch, we assume that Skydome security solved their intelligence deficit.
it ain't heavy, it's art Toronto's hardest-working street artist, Victor Fraser, wants to take his work home with him. He's been angling to dig up slabs of concrete at Yonge and Bloor where he's done murals for years. Seems there's going to be some redevelopment soon on the corner, so Fraser wants to liberate the sidewalk before it faces the jackhammer and present it as a retrospective piece. It's just so Yoko Ono.
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Cheap Canadian movie productions are a convenient scapegoat for the lowest folks on Hollywood's food chain. Even Whoopi alluded to the jobs coming north on the Academy Awards show. But a look at the nominees and winners tells a different story. Besides the 100-per-cent-U.S. productions, the other films largely starred Brits, Aussies or New Zealanders or were filmed in those countries. So don't fret about us, Hollywood. If we're making movies, they're likely bad ones.
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Some progressive Jews will be dipping their finger in the wine this Passover to recognize the injustice done to Palestinian civilians. They're calling it a Peace Seder -- and it's a hefty $100 a plate, but proceeds go to the Palestinian Red Crescent Society. The ceremony includes a traditional Sephardic meal cooked by luminaries including journalist Stevie Cameron and former Canadian Arab Federation director Jehad Aliweiwi. The matzo will be broken Saturday (March 30) at St. Andrews Church (75 Simcoe), starting at 7 pm, and all faiths are welcome.