October 19th, 2017


Entertainment News

  • Jim Cuddy on sharing the stage with Gord Downie for last public performance

    TORONTO – Jim Cuddy shared the stage with fellow Canadian music star Gord Downie several times over their long careers, but it was a performance last February that was perhaps the most poignant. Cuddy and his band Blue Rodeo were performing at Toronto’s Massey Hall with opening act the Sadies when they invited Downie onstage [...] Read More »

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  • Tragically Hip fans bask in celebration and sadness at Gord Downie memorials

    KINGSTON, Ont. – What began as a subdued memorial for Gord Downie organized by city officials in his Kingston, Ont. hometown erupted into an improvised candlelight vigil on Wednesday night with residents taking over the proceedings. Tearing a page from the Tragically Hip frontman’s own taste for the unexpected and impromptu, fans paid tribute to [...] Read More »

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  • Just for Laughs president Gilbert Rozon steps down amid allegations

    MONTREAL – Gilbert Rozon, a giant in the Quebec entertainment industry, is stepping down from various positions amid what he calls “allegations involving him.” Rozon said on his Facebook page Wednesday he is no longer president of the Just For Laughs comedy festival, vice-president of the Montreal Chamber of Commerce or involved with the city’s [...] Read More »

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  • Bobcaygeon honours late Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie with candlelight vigil

    BOBCAYGEON, Ont. – When Dave Bailey first heard last year that Gord Downie had terminal brain cancer, he knew he needed to head to Bobcaygeon, Ont., after the Tragically Hip frontman died. The Pickering, Ont., native wasn’t sure if anyone would be gathered, but he figured he would head straight to the source of one [...] Read More »

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  • Cavs-Celtics game second most-watched opener on TNT

    NEW YORK – Cleveland’s victory over Boston in the first game of the NBA season was TNT’s second most-watched telecast ever on opening night. The network says the Tuesday telecast peaked with 6.7 million viewers and its audience was a 95 per cent increase over last season’s opener. The game featured Kyrie Irving’s return to [...] Read More »

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Local Entertainment

  • Hallelujah! ‘Sister Act’ opens next week

    cbrown@medicinehatnews.com @MHNBrown You really should get in the habit of buying tickets early, Medicine Hat, because for some things you just can’t wait. “Sister Act,” the first show of the 2017-18 season by Medicine Hat Musical Theatre, was sold out within a month of tickets going on sale. The show opens Oct. 27 and runs [...] Read More »

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  • Rock Ramblings: Easy last-minute Halloween costumes

    I love Halloween. The trick or treating, Halloween parties and, of course, dressing up is always a blast. Each year I always have these grand ideas of costumes and then before I know it, I have procrastinated on ordering a costume and with less than two weeks to go I scramble to come up with [...] Read More »

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  • After Dark Oct. 19-25

    THURSDAY – Karaoke, Oly’s Alehouse and Eatery, Johnny with Dynamite Sound, win a $100 gift certificate, 9 p.m., 403-548-6597 – Live jam, Cecil Hotel, 9 p.m. – Ride the Mechanical Bull, Ralph’s Texas Bar and Steakhouse, 9 p.m. – Top 40 DJ music with Renn Davies, Temptation Night Club, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. – Intimate with [...] Read More »

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  • Weird Al advises to ‘lower your expectations’ for his June concert

    Medicine Hat News It’s getting weird in here. Weird Al Yankovic is coming back to Medicine Hat next year for a June 3 show at the Esplanade. The poster for Yankovic’s show bills it as ‘The Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour” and advertises no frills, obscure songs and limited commercial appeal and advises people to [...] Read More »

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  • ‘Almost’ Johnny Cash to play Esplanade Oct. 21

    Medicine Hat News “Hello — I’m almost Johnny Cash.” David James has spoken those words into a microphone countless times and on Oct. 21 will speak them from the Esplanade stage. David James and Big River have been described as one of the most authentic Johnny Cash tribute shows touring today. From the way James [...] Read More »

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