July 17th, 2018


Entertainment News

  • Ocean Resort Casino joins New Jersey internet betting market

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Another New Jersey casino has gone online. The Ocean Resort casino was cleared for full internet gambling operations on Sunday. The state Division of Gaming Enforcement completed testing and evaluating its systems and approved it to offer online gambling. Its site, http://www.oceanonlinecasino.com , becomes New Jersey’s 27th legal internet gambling site. [...] Read More »

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  • Robin Williams speaks for himself in new film on late comic

    NEW YORK – A new documentary on Robin Williams tells the late comedian’s story mostly using his voice. “Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind” uses a wealth of archival footage to put viewers inside his thought process. Director Marina Zenovich notes that Williams had a routine in the 1970s that invited people into his mind. [...] Read More »

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  • World Cup finale reaches 16 million viewers in U.S.

    NEW YORK – The World Cup soccer final where France defeated Croatia was seen by just over 16 million people in the United States on Sunday. While that made the Sunday morning telecast on Fox and Telemundo the most-watched program of the week, it represented a significant drop in viewership since the 2014 World Cup [...] Read More »

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  • Hannah Gadsby to close wildly popular ‘Nanette’ show at Just for Laughs

    TORONTO – Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby says she’s feeling “an enormous amount of relief” about closing out her swan-song show “Nanette” at Montreal’s Just for Laughs festival on Friday. “That’s my last ever ‘Nanette’ and I’m really happy about it, and what a great place to finish,” Gadsby said in a recent phone interview from [...] Read More »

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  • An array of voices: Five highlights from the Polaris Music Prize short list

    TORONTO – A dizzying array of musicians from distinctly different backgrounds round out this year’s selection of Polaris Music Prize nominees. Ten contenders were revealed for the $50,000 award, which goes to the best album from a Canadian artist or band. Among them is “Antisocialites” the second release from dream pop band Alvvays and “Freudian,” [...] Read More »

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Local Entertainment

  • Eye on the Esplanade: The Inner Workings: All stories are important

    The Theban Necropolis, Egypt, 1922. After years of searching through sand and rock, a man stands at the bottom of set of stone stairs leading into the mountainside. His time has come. Chisel in hand, he makes a small hole in the sealed doorway. With the light of a candle he peers through the hole [...] Read More »

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  • Comedy Festival wraps up with Brew Ha-Ha!

    Medicine Hat News Beer bellies and belly laughs are on tap at the Canalta Centre next month. The local venue hosts the finale of the MadHatter Comedy Festival on Aug. 11, presenting Steve Hytner, Kevin Farley and local stand-up comic Stephanie Foley for Brew Ha-Ha! Those three will provide the Ha-Ha, and the Brew will [...] Read More »

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  • Hat violinist retires Tchaikovsky performance in Carnegie Hall

    cbrown@medicinehatnews.com @MHNBrown If a musician is going to “retire” a certain performance so to speak, there are few better ways to do it than how Ciara Hager did last month. At New York City’s famed Carnegie Hall, the 2016 Crescent Heights High School grad performed Tchaikovsky’s Concerto in D major, first movement for her last [...] Read More »

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  • Rock Ramblings: No shortage of women rockers

    Since the beginning of rock’s popularity, women have been huge contributors to making it something that not only has lasted, but has become one of the most influential aspects of the 20th and 21st centuries so far. Women have helped shape and mold it into what it is now. And today, we’re going to talk [...] Read More »

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  • After Dark July 12-18

    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 Ryan Stewart, Temptation Night Club, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. – DJ jam [...] Read More »

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