August 19th, 2017

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  • Trump to skip Kennedy Center Honors awards program

    BRIDGEWATER, N.J. – In a break with tradition, President Donald Trump and the first lady have decided not to participate in events for this year’s Kennedy Center Honors arts awards so honorees can celebrate “without any political distraction,” the White House announced Saturday. The Kennedy Center said it respected Trump’s decision and the show will [...] Read More »

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  • Magician Penn Jillette apologizes for calling Newfoundlanders ‘stupid’

    LOS ANGELES – Celebrity magician Penn Jillette has apologized after Newfoundlanders took him to task for insulting their intelligence on a talk show. Jillette, half of the comedic magic duo “Penn & Teller,” talked about his Newfoundland roots during an appearance on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” that aired Friday night. “I’m probably from [...] Read More »

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  • Magician Penn Jillette apologizes for calling Newfoundland ‘stupid’

    LOS ANGELES – Celebrity magician Penn Jillette has apologized after Newfoundlanders took him to task for insulting their intelligence on a talk show. Jillette, half of the comedic magic duo “Penn & Teller,” said his family likely comes from Newfoundland, which he described as being a “euphemism for stupid”. He made the comment during an [...] Read More »

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  • Judge rejects Roman Polanski victim’s bid to end case

    LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles judge has denied the impassioned plea of Roman Polanski’s victim to end the criminal case against the fugitive director. Judge Scott Gordon ruled Friday Polanski must appear in a Los Angeles court if he expects to have his four-decade-old case resolved. Gordon’s ruling follows a fervent request by Samantha [...] Read More »

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  • Police: Rapper Meek Mill arrested for reckless dirt biking

    NEW YORK – Police say the rapper Meek Mill has been arrested on a charge of reckless endangerment for riding an illegal dirt bike through New York City streets. The 30-year-old rapper was arrested late Thursday. His real name is Robert Rihmeek Williams. The Daily News reports (http://nydn.us/2uNj2SA ) that Mill was seen on Instagram [...] Read More »

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Local Entertainment

  • Semrau second at National Music Festival

    Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat’s Hunter Semrau won second prize in his discipline at the 2017 National Music Festival in Ottawa last week. The Crescent Heights High School grad and soon-to-be student at the University of Lethbridge represented Alberta and was one of the youngest competitors of the 62 at the festival. The winner of [...] Read More »

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  • Glorious Sons back at the Esplanade this fall

    Medicine Hat News The Glorious Sons are returning to Medicine Hat. The Esplanade this week announced a Nov. 7 show by the Kingston rockers. At once both veterans and rising newcomers in the Canadian rock scene, they have been among the most-played bands in Canada over the past few years. The band’s hits include “Mama,” [...] Read More »

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  • Library Chat: Grab some books and find out why world’s social problems are happening

    Although we may feel far removed from the murderous protest in Charlottesville, Va., it’s all far too close for comfort. You might be fielding questions from your children about what is going on, or maybe they aren’t asking but are overhearing discussions they may not fully understand. Your public library has materials for all ages, [...] Read More »

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  • Canadian actor, musician on tour of the Badlands this summer

    Medicine Hat News Canadian Badlands Tourism will welcome iconic actor, musician and storyteller Tom Jackson back to the region this summer. Jackson continues his concert journey across southeastern Alberta this summer to meet with the people who live in the Canadian Badlands, hear their stories and learn why they are so drawn to this land. [...] Read More »

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  • Loverboy still lovin’ every minute of it

    cbrown@medicinehatnews.com @MHNBrown Loverboy has long been known as a band that’s working for the weekend. Which weekend though? This weekend. The iconic band, formed in Calgary but later settling in Vancouver, is one of four that will be playing the second annual Cars and Guitars festival at the Canalta Centre Aug. 18-19. Trooper and Honeymoon [...] Read More »

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