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Original post: The fifth annual film festival drew entertainment legends, including Kim Novak and Tippi Hedren, to its opening night gala by honoring the musical classic.read more
Continue at source: Projects from See Saw Films, Stephan Elliot, and Ben Elton and The Wiggles are amongst those that will receive a total of $475,000 in development support from the national agency.read more
With dad in his ear, Bill Haas turned in the best round of his Masters career Thursday.Now he wants to do what his father never could — finish the job.Haas birdied the final hole for a 4-under 68, the first time he has broken 70 in five appearances at Augusta National."I knew that stat before today's round, so to shoot that score was pretty good," the 31-year-old American said. "I had some nice putts, a couple of 20 footers. Sometimes, you're happy to two-putt those. To have those go in can certainly swing your score one way or another."Haas' father, Jay, played in the Masters 22 times, his five top-10 finishes topped by a tie for third in 1995.Bill Haas watches his tee shot on the fourth hole of the opening round of the Masters at Augusta National. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)Jay never won a major, though.Maybe his son can take care of that."We're staying together this week. He's on the range with me in the morning," Bill Haas said. "It's great having him at home and on the range."The last two Masters winners, defending champion Adam Scott of Australia and 2012 winner Bubba Watson of the U.S., were both at 69. They were joined by South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen, the 2010 British Open champ who lost to Watson in a playoff two years ago.Three-time winner Phil Mickelson struggled to a 76.Mike Weir of Bright's Grove, Ont., finished the day tied for 27th after shooting 73. Graham DeLaet of Weyburn, Sask., stumbled with an 80 to fall near the bottom of the leaderboard in 90th.Scott shook off a double-bogey at the par-3 12th, a tiny little hole in Amen Corner that caused big trouble for a number of players. The Aussie bounced back with a birdie at the 14th and finished with a 69, one shot off the lead.In contrast to Haas, it was the fifth time in his last six Augusta rounds that Scott has scored under 70, showing he still has the game to make a run at being the first back-to-back Masters champion since Tiger Woods in 2001 and 2002. Jack Nicklaus and Nick Faldo are the only other repeat champions in the tournament's 81-year history.As an added bonus, if Scott finishes no worse than a tie for third place, he will take over the No. 1 spot in the world rankings for the first time in his career.What he really wants is another green jacket.Playing in their first Masters, Jimmy Walker and Kevin Stadler of the U.S. and Sweden's Jonas Blixt were among those shooting 70, making their way around the course just fine despite some unfamiliarity with the historic layout.They are among a record two dozen Augusta rookies in the field, which doesn't include four-time winner Woods, out of the game until summer as he recovers from back surgery."I kept it in play and hit a bunch of greens and kept away from the three-putts, so it was a good thing," Stadler said.Gary Woodland and Brandt Snedeker of the U.S. also opened at 70, as did K.J. Choi of South Korea. Fifty-four-year-old Fred Couples opened with a 71.Stadler is part of the first father-son duo to play the Masters together. His dad, Craig, was the 1982 champion, while Kevin earned a spot in the field with his first PGA Tour victory at Phoenix.The elder Stadler didn't fare nearly as well as his son. Craig opened with an 82 in what he has said will likely be his farewell as a Masters competitor."I played like a moron," Craig Stadler said.The 35-year-old Walker is having a breakout year on the PGA Tour, picking up the first three victories of his career. He kept up his strong play at Augusta, where ripped off a run of four straight birdies starting at the 14th.Among those with afternoon tee times: Phil Mickelson, attempting to join Woods and Arnold Palmer with a fourth green jacket. But that bid got off to a rocky start when Lefty shot a triple-bogey 7 at the seventh, his worst score ever at the hole nicknamed "Pampas."The tournament began with Nicklaus, Palmer and Gary Player hitting ceremonial tee shots on a brisk, sunny morning. The "Big Three" combined to win 13 green jackets, including seven in a row at the start of the 1960s.This Masters is far less predictable. Without Woods or a dominant figure in golf, it's seen as the most wide-open tournament in years."It's a huge loss," Scott said of Woods' absence. "But, as every year here, this event produces something special no matter what. It just has a way of doing it. It's not going to involve Tiger this year, but it will involve someone else and it will be a memorable event anyway."
American alternative rock group Imagine Dragons and New Zealand singer Lorde were named Billboard Music Award finalists in 12 categories each, followed by singer Justin Timberlake with 11 and pop star Katy Perry with 10, organizers said on Wednesday.Rapper duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis wasn't far behind with nods in eight categories, and will vie with Imagine Dragons, Florida Georgia Line, One Direction and OneRepublic for the top duo/group prize.Singer Lorde will compete against Beyoncé, Cyrus, Perry and Rihanna for top female artist. (Evan Agostini/Invision/Associated Press)R&B singer Jason Derulo announced the finalists in five of the 40 finalist categories – top artist, top male artist, top female artist, top R&B artist and top country artist – on ABC's early news show Good Morning America.The awards will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on ABC on May 18.Imagine Dragons, whose album Night Visions is up for top rock album, will be competing for its first Billboard Music Award, including the top artist prize. Other artists nominated in the category include Perry, Timberlake, Miley Cyrus and Bruno Mars.Lorde, whose hit single Royals and debut album Pure Heroine propelled her into the finals, will compete against Beyoncé, Cyrus, Perry and Rihanna for top female artist.Timberlake, Mars, rapper Eminem, pop country singer Luke Bryan and rapper Drake will battle it out for the top male artist prize.Billboard, a magazine that covers the music industry, said the finalists were based on fan interactions with music, including album and digital sales, touring, radio airplay, streaming and social interactions on websites such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, VEVO, Spotify and other online sites for music.
Defensive lineman Brandon Moore of the Washington Redskins has been suspended for the first four games of next season by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy.Moore has yet to play a down in the NFL. He was with the practice squads of San Diego and Denver last season. He later signed with the Chiefs, was cut and picked up by the Redskins.Moore, who was not drafted out of Texas in 2013, is eligible for off-season activities and can play in preseason games before starting his suspension.The NFL has levied 10 drug-related suspensions against Redskins players since 2011. Defensive players Rob Jackson and Jarvis Jenkins sat out four games last season, and tight end Fred Davis — now a free agent — is suspended indefinitely.
David Byrne, Boy George, Daniel Lanois, Isabella Rossellini and Emmylou Harris are among the artists expected to take part in this year's Luminato Festival.Lanois will be the focus of an all-star salute at the 10-day arts showcase, which celebrates theatre, dance, music, literature, visual arts and magic in June.Sleeping in the Devil's Bed: The Music of Daniel Lanois is set to feature Harris as well as Mary Margaret O'Hara, Anna McGarrigle, Martha Wainwright, Bill Frisell, Kevin Drew and the Handsome Family.Meanwhile, Rufus Wainwright helms the musical show If I Loved You: Gentlemen Prefer Broadway — An Evening Of Love Duets.That show features male singers putting a new spin on dozens of love songs traditionally performed by a man and a woman, or by a man singing about a woman. Performers include Byrne, Boy George, Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig, Josh Groban, counter tenor Brennan Hall, Glen Hansard, Steven Page and Andrew Rannells.And Rossellini is set to appear at the Canadian premiere of Green Porno, Live on Stage, based on her Green Porno short films produced for the Sundance Channel. In it, Rossellini dons fur, skin and scales costumes to explore the quirks of sexuality of several species.Festival artistic director Jorn Weisbrodt revealed the lineup Tuesday, touting a culture-filled marathon of "joy, wonder and inspiration."Works from Terence Koh, Kid Koala, Pina Bausch dancersOther attractions will include the Canadian premiere of River of Fundament, a six-hour film by artist Matthew Barney and composer Jonathan Bepler. Loosely based on Norman Mailer's 1983 novel Ancient Evenings, the work combines narrative cinema with documentary footage of performance, sculpture and opera with actors Paul Giamatti, Elaine Stritch, Aimee Mullins, Ellen Burstyn and Maggie Gyllenhaal.Meanwhile, Barney's avant-garde 2002 five-film opus The Cremaster Cycle will be presented in its seven-hour entirety at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.Organizers are also touting an exhibit by Beijing-born, Canadian-raised artist Terence Koh, partly inspired by a passage from Margaret Atwood's novel Cat's Eye. Two new works will be installed on the grounds of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg, Ont. Luminato says this would mark Koh's first solo show in Canada since his student days.Also returning this year is TimesTalks Luminato, a series of live on-stage interview in collaboration with The New York Times. It's set for each Sunday of the festival. Participants include Byrne — the former Talking Heads frontman who is expected to discuss technology in the music business and a long career that has included solo albums, filmmaking, theatre, visual arts and choreography — as well as Lanois, Rossellini and singer Rufus Wainwright.Also on deck:The world premiere of Kid Koala's Nufonia Must Fall Live, a multidisciplinary adaptation of Canadian DJ Kid Koala's first graphic novel Nufonia Must Fall featuring real-time filming, live music, multiple cameras, miniature stages and puppetry.
The Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch Dance Company, set to perform in Toronto for the first time in 30 years. The modern dance group will perform Kontakthof (Courtyard of Contact), considered to be Bausch's crowning achievement.
The Canadian premiere of Stones In Her Mouth, from theatre artist Lemi Ponifasio and his New Zealand-based company MAU. It brings together ten Maori women who chant, sing, dance and "unite in protest and rage while also conveying resilience and the ability to adapt."
The Luminato Festival runs June 6 to 15.
Jason Kipnis signs $52.5M extension with Indians
2nd baseman hit 17 homers, stole 30 bases last yearThe Associated Press Posted: Apr 04, 2014 10:33 AM ET Last Updated: Apr 04, 2014 10:33 AM ETJason Kipnis led the Indians in runs, hits, RBIs and steals in 2013. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)Related StoriesPLAYER STATS: Jason Kipnis
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The Indians have signed All-Star second baseman Jason Kipnis to a six-year, $52.5-million US contract extension hours before playing their home opener against Minnesota.Kipnis is the latest core player to be locked up by the Indians, who reached deals with outfielder Michael Brantley and catcher Yan Gomes during spring training.The sides had been negotiating for months. The contract runs through the 2019 season with a club option for 2020.The 27-year-old Kipnis developed into one of the AL's rising stars last season, batting .284 with 17 homers and 84 RBIs in 149 games. He also stole 30 bases and scored 86 runs. He led the Indians in runs, hits, RBIs and steals.The Indians drafted Kipnis in the second round in 2009.
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A retired Italian autoworker and art-lover has turned over two paintings — including a still life by Paul Gauguin — that have hung in his kitchen for nearly four decades after learning they had been stolen in 1970.Gauguin's Fruits sur une table ou nature au petit chien and La femme aux deux fauteuils by Pierre Bonnard were snatched from a private collection in London in 1970, Italy's Carabininieri art theft squad revealed at a press conference in Rome on Wednesday.The Gauguin is worth between €10-€30 million (about $15.2-$46.7 million Cdn), while the Bonnard's value is estimated to be approximately €600,000 (about $913,000 Cdn), according to the art squad representative.Somehow, the paintings turned up in Italy, where they were left on a train. Italian rail officials, unaware of their value or provenance, sold them at an auction of lost or abandoned goods in 1975.A retired Fiat worker purchased the two paintings for the equivalent of $100 at the time and — since the Gauguin depicted fruit — hung them on his kitchen wall, first in Turin and then in Sicily when he moved there upon his retirement.After his son noticed a similar Gauguin painting in a book and pointed out the similarities, the family consulted experts and then alerted police, who have now recovered the paintings."It's an incredible story, an amazing recovery. A symbol of all the work which Italian art police have put in over the years behind the scenes," Italian Culture Minister Dario Franceschini told journalists on Wednesday.
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