July 21st, 2019


Entertainment News

  • Endangered birds halt Chicago beachfront music festival

    CHICAGO – A Chicago beachfront music festival set for August has been cancelled following concerns about its impact on endangered shorebirds. Organizers of Mamby on the Beach say the Aug. 23-24 festival was cancelled due to “circumstances beyond our control,” including two federally-protected piping plovers nesting on Montrose Beach. The Chicago Sun-Times reports the Chicago [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Trump’s bail offer for jailed rapper rings hollow in Sweden

    BERLIN – U.S. President Donald Trump said he spoke with Sweden’s prime minister Saturday about jailed rapper A$AP Rocky and “offered to personally vouch for his bail,” a hollow offer in a criminal justice system that doesn’t include bail. Trump tweeted that during “a very good call” with Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, he also “assured [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Canadian actor Simu Liu to star in Marvel’s ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’

    SAN DIEGO – Canadian actor Simu Liu has been tapped to play the titular character in Marvel’s upcoming film “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.” Liu is best known for starring as Jung in CBC’s “Kim’s Convenience.” Marvel President Kevin Feige delivered the news to thousands of fans at San Diego Comic-Con on [...] Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • ESPN reasserts political talk policy after attack on Trump

    NEW YORK – ESPN is reminding employees of the network’s policy to avoid talking about politics after radio talk show host Dan Le Batard criticized President Donald Trump and his recent racist comments and ESPN itself on the air this week. The reminder went out Friday to all employees, including Le Batard, according to an [...] Read More »

    21 hours ago
  • Famed architect Cesar Pelli dies at 92

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Architect César Pelli, renowned for designing some of the world’s tallest buildings, has died, his firm said. He was 92. Pelli, an Argentine-American whose work ranged from skyscrapers in Malaysia and New York to an arena in Tulsa, Oklahoma, died Friday at his home in New Haven, Connecticut, said Anibal Bellomio, [...] Read More »

    24 hours ago

Local Entertainment

  • Library Chat: Never a dull moment at the library

    Some small part of me may have been looking forward to a slow sleepy summer at the library, but it isn’t happening. I am surprised at how busy we are. Our summertime reading program and Monoporead game are in full swing so crowds of kids are to be expected, but there are lots of adults [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Restless Heart continues to gain fans 35 years on

    cbrown@medicinehatnews.com@MHNBrown When you’ve got something good going on, you do what you can to keep it together as long as possible. Restless Heart is doing just that, 35 years later. Lead guitarist Greg Jennings compares it to a family. “I think we recognized early on that there was a special chemistry the five of us [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Radio Ramblings: ‘Seinfeld’ turns 30

    I know it just means I’m getting old – but realizing the show “Seinfeld” turned 30 earlier this month threw me for a bit of a loop. I grew up loving sitcoms, from the antics on “Three’s Company” and misunderstandings of Jack, Janet, revolving door roommate No. 3, Furley/The Ropers, and Larry at the Regal [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Piper Hayes back in Medicine Hat

    mcranker@medicinehatnews.com@MHNmocranker Ontario artist Piper Hayes and her partner Carson Thorpe will be in the Hat on July 19 for a 6 p.m. show at Inspire Studio to play a wide variety of songs from their catalogue. “We’re really excited to be back in Medicine Hat,” said Hayes. “We haven’t been there as a pair since [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Kissel ready for everything Stampede has to offer

    cbrown@medicinehatnews.com@MHNBrown Brett Kissel knows exactly who deserves the credit for his success. The fans. Sure, they’re not the ones with the undeniable stage presence, the knack for writing hit songs or the voice that seems like it was made to sing country music. But if the fans aren’t picking up what Kissel’s putting down, he’d [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
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