May 27th, 2018


Entertainment News

  • Film explores Chinese Exclusion Act as US immigration ‘DNA’

    NEW YORK – The filmmakers of a documentary about the Chinese Exclusion Act say if viewers end up with a sense of deja vu between the film’s subject and current events, that’s pretty much the point. Ric Burns and Li-Shin Yu say the American public should be more aware of the act, a law from [...] Read More »

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  • Edmonton’s Benjamin Wheelwright lands ‘dream’ role in ‘Harry Potter’ on Broadway

    TORONTO – Edmonton-born actor Benjamin Wheelwright remembers sitting in his first eye exam at age seven and lying about how good his sight was. A huge Harry Potter fan, he wanted to look like the bespectacled boy-wizard so badly, he created an illusion so he could get the same wire-rimmed frames. “I knew it was [...] Read More »

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  • Rossi, Daly looking for real-life ‘Amazing Race’ in Indy 500

    INDIANAPOLIS – Alexander Rossi and Conor Daly could view the Indy 500 as another leg of “The Amazing Race.” The close friends and former reality TV teammates are starting side by side in the last row of the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing” – farther back than any previous winner. It’s their first time competing against [...] Read More »

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  • Legal hurdles may make Weinstein’s prosecution an exception

    LOS ANGELES – Harvey Weinstein’s arrest in New York Friday is a landmark moment in the #MeToo movement. Yet as authorities work through dozens of cases against famous figures in entertainment and other industries brought on by the Weinstein-inspired wave that began in October, legal hurdles may make such prosecutions the exception. While men including [...] Read More »

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  • Afroman to pay $65K in lawsuit filed by woman he punched

    BILOXI, Miss. – Musician and rapper Afroman has agreed to pay $65,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a woman he punched during a 2015 Mississippi performance. The Sun Herald reports a judgment filed Thursday in Harrison County Circuit Court says Afroman must pay Haley Byrd in monthly installments of $10,000 and if he does [...] Read More »

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Local Entertainment

  • Jazz Picks: The very best of Canadian jazz

    Ranee Lee: “Dark Divas” Mallory Chipman: “Rags and Feathers” This week we’re taking a look at two vocalists coming to JazzFest 2018 at two different stages of their careers, and representing the very best in Canadian jazz. Ranee Lee first appeared at JazzFest 2015 and her return has been greatly anticipated. Born in Brooklyn, Ranee [...] Read More »

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  • MHCBS back with Pops & Favourites

    Medicine Hat News Spring is in the air and spring will be in the Esplanade on Saturday. The Medicine Hat Concert Band Society brings its own rite of spring to the stage on Saturday with the fifth edition of Pops & Favourites. Conductor Bill Wahl and more than 100 musicians will present Titled Let Your [...] Read More »

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  • Downtown Art Walk tonight

    Medicine Hat News Get your comfy shoes on, the first Downtown Medicine Hat Art Walk of the year goes tonight. The popular downtown event offers people a chance to explore a variety of locations in the city core that are known for their art and artists. Featured locations this time around are the Esplanade, the [...] Read More »

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  • Library Chat: Here’s the plan at Medicine Hat Public Library

    What kind of library does Medicine Hat need? In 2016 the board of the public library set out to answer that question for the next couple of years — only for a couple of years because the answer to the question changes over time. The first thing the board did was to ask community members [...] Read More »

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  • Rock Ramblings: Best snacks of my childhood

    Dear reader, as I sit here, writing this story I feel it is important that I must be completely candid with you. I am always hungry. In fact, I’m hungry right now! So inspired by my ravenous state, I started thinking about all the great snacks I used to enjoy as a kid that rather [...] Read More »

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