October 19th, 2017

Entertainment News

Bobcaygeon feels great connection to late Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie

By Ryan McKenna, The Canadian Press on October 18th, 2017

BOBCAYGEON, Ont. – Residents of Bobcaygeon are remembering Gord Downie for putting them on the map by writing a hit song about their town. Local business owner Sacha Douglas says the community feels a great connection to the Tragically Hip frontman. Downie, who announced last year that he had terminal brain cancer, died Tuesday at ... Read More »

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Tatum won’t develop sexual abuse drama with Weinstein Co.

By The Associated Press on October 18th, 2017

LOS ANGELES – Channing Tatum is no longer developing a film with The Weinstein Co. that dealt with a boy dealing with the aftermath of sexual abuse. Tatum writes on Instagram Wednesday that he will not be developing anything with Harvey Weinstein’s former company, which has been embroiled in sexual harassment scandals over the past ... Read More »

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The Latest: Vegas hotel worker says guard saved his life

By The Associated Press on October 18th, 2017

LAS VEGAS – The Latest on a mass shooting at an Oct. 1 concert in Las Vegas (all times local): 11:30 a.m. A Las Vegas hotel employee who entered a hallway near the suite where a gunman was holed up says he thinks the first gunfire he heard was out the windows of the high-rise. ... Read More »

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Tragically Hip fans in Kingston, Ont., lay flowers for Gord Downie memorial

By The Canadian Press on October 18th, 2017

KINGSTON, Ont. – Fans are gathering in the Tragically Hip’s hometown of Kingston, Ont., to pay their respects to the late Gord Downie. Flowers and candles have been dropped off near a commemorative stone in the city’s Springer Market Square, where fans gathered to watch a public screening of the band’s final concert last summer. ... Read More »

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Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan to perform at CMAs

By The Associated Press on October 18th, 2017

NASHVILLE – Music fans who tune in to the Country Music Association awards next month will get to hear performances by the reigning Entertainer of the Year and the singer coming in with the most nominations. Garth Brooks, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Old Dominion, Jon Pardi, ... Read More »

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Mehta, Israel Philharmonic to start tour at Carnegie Hall

By The Associated Press on October 18th, 2017

NEW YORK – Conductor Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra are starting a two-week North American tour at New York’s Carnegie Hall. The Oct. 25 opening-night concert will feature an all-Mozart program including the overture to “The Marriage of Figaro.” The orchestra will visit Toronto, California and Florida before returning to Carnegie Hall on ... Read More »

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Beloved Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie dead at 53 after public cancer battle

By David Friend, The Canadian Press on October 18th, 2017

TORONTO – Gord Downie, the poetic lead singer of the Tragically Hip whose determined fight with brain cancer inspired a nation, has died. He was 53. Downie died Tuesday night “with his beloved children and family close by,” the band said in a statement on its website Wednesday morning. In the wake of his diagnosis ... Read More »

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Downie’s death feels like ‘we lost a teammate,’ says Hayley Wickenheiser

By Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press on October 18th, 2017

TORONTO – Canadian women’s hockey star Hayley Wickenheiser says the death of Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie feels like the loss of a teammate. She says the band’s music was “a theme that ran through my entire hockey career and every team I’ve ever played on.” Downie, who announced last year he had brain cancer, ... Read More »

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Indigenous leaders praise Gord Downie as friend, ally on reconciliation

By Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press on October 18th, 2017

OTTAWA – Indigenous leaders praised Gord Downie’s contribution to reconciliation as they mourned the musician’s death. Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler said Wednesday he knew Downie’s death was coming but he said it is still incredibly sad to know he’s no longer alive. In addition to the music he produced over the years, ... Read More »

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Harry Potter exhibit marks 20th anniversary of first book

By The Associated Press on October 18th, 2017

LONDON – A new British Library exhibition is tracing the history of magic to mark the 20th anniversary of the publication of J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.” With the orphaned boy wizard as guiding force, the exhibit opening Friday has broken records for advance sales at the London library. More than 30,000 ... Read More »

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