January 21st, 2017


Entertainment News

  • ‘Before I Fall’ explores Groundhog Day themes, for teens

    PARK CITY, Utah – “Before I Fall” begins by telling the audience that you’re watching the last day of its heroine’s life. Yes, 17-year-old Samantha (Zoey Deutch) is about to die. You don’t know when, or where, or how it’ll happen, but after it does, she wakes up again in her bed, sweaty and disoriented, [...] Read More »

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  • Maggie Roche of The Roches sister vocal trio dies at 65

    NEW YORK – Maggie Roche, the folk-rock singer-songwriter who since the mid-1970s had performed and recorded as a trio and in pairs with her two sisters, has died. Roche died of cancer, according to a statement posted online Saturday by her sister and bandmate Suzzy Roche. She was 65. Growing up in Park Ridge, New [...] Read More »

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  • ‘The Workers Cup’ sheds light on migrant workers in Qatar

    PARK CITY, Utah – Director Adam Sobel never intended to end up in Qatar, but it was 2010, jobs were scarce in the U.S. and his longtime girlfriend – now his wife – had just been offered a job teaching at a Northwestern University Qatar. So they went. While there, Sobel found work with a [...] Read More »

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  • Crystal Gayle to be inducted into Grand Ole Opry

    NASHVILLE – Country music legend Crystal Gayle is being inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, nearly a half-century after she first walked onto its stage to perform as a teenager. The Grand Ole Opry announced that Gayle’s sister, country luminary Loretta Lynn, will induct her into the country music institution during a Saturday [...] Read More »

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  • Trump feted by Tony Orlando, Jackie Evancho at inauguration

    WASHINGTON – Donald and Melania Trump were feted at their inaugural balls by the Rockettes and by singer Tony Orlando, who sang his famous “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree.” Meanwhile, earlier in the day, it was 16-year-old singer Jackie Evancho who had the spotlight, singing the national anthem in a soft, [...] Read More »

    14 hours ago

Local Entertainment

  • Library Chat: Family Literacy Day coming up Jan. 27

    Medicine Hat is once again competing with communities across our province for the highest reported reading activity on Family Literacy Day. This is a great opportunity for all ages to celebrate literacy and to show off our community so please add Family Literacy Day, Jan. 27, to your schedule. You really don’t even need to [...] Read More »

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  • Creativity behind New North Collective’s music

    cbrown@medicinehatnews.com @MHNBrown Carmen Braden joined the New North Collective only a little more than one year ago, but her personal musical journey started long ago. It’s a similar story for the other six members of the group, and that is what’s at the core of the New North Collective, a diverse group of musicians hailing [...] Read More »

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  • Book tells story of Dutch immigrants north of Suffield

    Medicine Hat News An author who wrote a book about Dutch immigrants settling just north of Suffield will be at the Medicine Hat public library Jan. 31 to review his book and sign a few copies. Robert Westra, who lives in Rochester, Alta., near Edmonton, published his book, “Trust Not in Princes” last August. It’s [...] Read More »

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  • Whole lotta love and more with Classic Albums Live and Led Zeppelin II

    cbrown@medicinehatnews.com @MHNBrown While it’s possible a Led Zeppelin reunion could still happen, it would of course be missing John Bonham. And even if Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones did get back together and tour, Medicine Hat wouldn’t be on the schedule. The next best thing will be at the Esplanade on Friday [...] Read More »

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  • Rock Ramblings: Normal life finally returns on the third Friday of January

    Now that Blue Monday has finally passed, it’s time to turn our attention to the next important day of January — Friday! Yes, Jan. 28 is the beginning of the Lunar New Year but I find that the third Friday in January is way more exciting. Why? Because the family that has outstayed its welcome [...] Read More »

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