Playing a Ballet Prince Takes More Than Just Tights

Evan McKie | Posted 03.07.2014 | Canada Living
Evan McKie

I once heard a male ballet dancer say they were tired of playing "just" the Prince roles. OK, granted a male dancer needs the acting challenges that a female dancer is accustomed to, but is a ballet Prince really an easy part to fit into? And why do so many audiences feel that only few gents are convincing while donning the tights and bodice required to stand behind a ballerina?

Prince Drops $22 Million Lawsuit Over Live Show Bootlegs

HuffPost Canada Music | Jason MacNeil | Posted 01.29.2014 | Canada Music

UPDATE: TMZ reports Prince has dropped this lawsuit, and quote a statement from Prince's lawyer: "Because of the recent pressure, the bootleggers have...

Golden Globes: Ranking The Past 15 Best Original Song Winners

HuffPost Canada Music | Anne T. Donahue | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Music

It’s that time of year -- the time in which we say, “it’s that time of year!” while indulging in our need to judge. That’s right: it’s awa...

Watching the Watchdog: Long Walk of Prisoner #46664

Tim Knight | Posted 02.15.2014 | Canada
Tim Knight

This day in Dublin, Mandela shakes my hand. It's a most peculiar moment. I look into his eyes, he looks into mine, and somehow I know I'm in the presence of sheer, bloody greatness. Not because of what he's done or had done to him, but simply because of who he is.

Long Walk of Prisoner #46664 Part 3: Now Cracks a Noble Heart

Tim Knight | Posted 02.08.2014 | Canada
Tim Knight

For most South Africans, that long walk to freedom Mandela wrote about is on a much longer, stonier and more dangerous road than they ever expected. And it's taking far more time than their well wishers around the world ever predicted. Considering what's happening to his dream of a new, democratic and rainbow nation, maybe it's best that Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela has gone.

Too Little Prince at Too Big a Price?

Fiona Morrow | Posted 06.16.2013 | Canada Music
Fiona Morrow

It wasn't sheer enthusiasm that kept Vancouverites on their feet clamoring for more long after Prince and his new band 3rdEyeGirl left the stage on Monday. The insistent demand -- all 15 minutes of it -- was also shock that this tour-opening gig had ended so quickly.

Prince's Girl Group Toronto Connection

HuffPost Canada Music | Fiona Morrow | Posted 04.12.2013 | Canada Music

When Donna Grantis received an email asking if she fancied jamming with Prince, the Toronto-based guitarist's first thought was that this must be a jo...

Prince's Vancouver Club Tour Kickoff

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.22.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Prince fans in Vancouver will be the first to get a taste of, ahem, "Purple Rain" as the artist has announced a West Coast club tour that will play f...

Shiny Happy Pop Songs With Surprisingly Dark Lyrics

Sarah Kurchak | Posted 08.10.2012 | Canada Music

As anyone who's ever swooned to The Police's "Every Breathe You Take," only to later to discover it's actually a pretty disturbing song about stalking...

Come One, Come All and Listen to the Music at the Montreal International Jazz Festival

Olivia Katrandjian | Posted 09.01.2011 | Canada
Olivia Katrandjian

Even before Prince opened the 32nd Montreal International Jazz Festival on Friday night, the streets were buzzing with music. A street performer drew ...