May 19th, 2019


Entertainment News

  • Eurovision scolds Madonna for Palestinian flag display

    JERUSALEM – Eurovision Song Contest organizers say they were taken aback by the display of a Palestinian flag during Madonna’s guest appearance, which defied contest rules. While Madonna performed her new single, two of her dancers flashed Israeli and Palestinian flags pinned on their backs. The European Broadcast Union, or EBU, said Sunday that Madonna [...] Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • Blame it on Bieber: Iceland canyon too popular with visitors

    FJADR\XC1RGLJ\XDAFUR, Iceland – A large sign warns motorists that Iceland’s Fjadrárgljúfur canyon is closed to visitors but drivers keep on coming down the narrow gravel road. A ranger at a roadblock has to explain why no one can pass: The vulnerable landscape cannot sustain more visitors. Blame Justin Bieber, the Canadian pop star with a [...] Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • The Latest: Netherlands wins 2019 Eurovision Song Contest

    TEL AVIV, Israel – The Latest on the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest (all times local): 2:00 a.m. The Netherlands is the winner of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. Duncan Laurence’s doleful piano ballad “Arcade” was tapped as an early front-runner before Saturday’s Grand Final. But it had to rely on the fan [...] Read More »

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  • The Latest: Singing completed at Eurovision Song Contest

    TEL AVIV, Israel – The Latest on the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest (all times local): 12:05 a.m. The 26 contestants in the Grand Final of the 64th Eurovision Song Contest have finished their acts. Now the voting gets underway. To maximize onscreen tension, performers are picked Saturday by a mix of fan [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • The Latest: Iceland’s edgy band performs without incident

    TEL AVIV, Israel – The Latest on the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest (all times local): 23:30 Iceland’s controversial steampunk band Hatari has concluded their live performance without incident. The band had drawn attention in Israel by initially vowing to stay out, saying it would be “absurd” to participate in Israel because of [...] Read More »

    1 day ago

Local Entertainment

  • Jazz Pick: Jazz 101 introduced to help move newbies to the music

    The lineup for JazzFest 2019 has just been released, and once again, the city is about to transform as a string of performers make their way to Medicine Hat, most of which are performing at the jazz festivals from coast to coast. And JazzFest has made some changes this year. Jazz 101 is a new [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Eye on the Esplanade: A lot of magic happens behind the scenes

    Welcome to the dark side! For the last 14 years I have worked in an office with no windows. My team and I mostly work 12-hour shifts; evenings and weekend. You normally don’t see me unless something is wrong. I work in the theatre at the Esplanade, and I love my job. In 2005 when [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • After Dark May 16-22, 2019

    Note: Some listings may be cancelled due to the Victoria Day long weekend. Check with the establishment. THURSDAY – 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 Ryan Stewart, Temptation Night Club, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. – DJ jam nights, [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Radio Ramblings: May long weekend ideas for the non-campers

    @cass_1053rock For most people May long weekend is the official start of summer and camping season. I am not “most people.” I have, and always will, despise camping. Now don’t get me wrong, there are still aspects of camping that I enjoy. I love sitting around a fire roasting hot dogs and marshmallows or laying [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Common threads in Medalta’s artist in residence exhibitions It’s a broad range of work but observers will notice themes that connect the five separate exhibitions that make up the larger artist in residence show currently on display at Medalta. Nature, social critique, identity, family history and music weave through the five exhibitions, said contract curator Jessica Platten this week. In addition to [...] Read More »

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