January 18th, 2019


Entertainment News

  • Dreadlocked Quebec comic pleads for calm after being told his hairstyle is racist

    MONTREAL – A Montreal comic who was told he could not perform – or even be in the audience – at a comedy show because his hairstyle was considered racist is pleading for calm from both sides of the debate. Zach Poitras, a white man with dreadlocked hair, received international attention after he was told [...] Read More »

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  • Anthony Rapp hopes he did his part to ‘change the culture’

    NEW YORK – Actor Anthony Rapp said he came forward with sexual misconduct allegations against Kevin Spacey because he feared assaults could “keep happening” if he said nothing. The younger actor spoke about the incident on the red carpet for the second season of his streaming series, “Star Trek Discovery” on Thursday in New York. [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • How drug-trafficking drama ‘Pure’ was resurrected for a second season

    WINDSOR, N.S. – It takes faith to make a Canadian TV drama about a Mennonite community coerced into the dirty business of drug trafficking – especially when it appears that all hope is lost. Take “Pure,” described as an Amish “Breaking Bad,” which took years to sell and get into production. It ran one six-episode [...] Read More »

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  • Man exonerated after 45 years sells his prison art to get by

    FERNDALE, Mich. – Richard Phillips said he didn’t mope much during the 45 years he wrongfully spent in prison. He painted watercolours in his cell: warm landscapes, portraits of famous people like Mother Teresa, vases of flowers, a bassist playing jazz. “I didn’t actually think I’d ever be free again. This art is what I [...] Read More »

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  • Britain’s Prince Philip, 97, recovers after Land Rover crash

    LONDON – Queen Elizabeth II’s 97-year-old husband Prince Philip was recovering Friday at the royal Sandringham estate after the Land Rover he was driving rolled over on its side in a collision with another vehicle. An alarming photo showing Philip’s toppled black Land Rover dominated the front pages Friday of Britain’s tabloids. The Daily Mirror’s [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago

Local Entertainment

  • Library Chat: Library operation can be complicated

    I am taking the training that our public service employees get when they start at the library. I am not required to do this (one of the perks of being the boss) but I wanted to for a couple of reasons. First to suck up to my staff and show them I care about what [...] Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • Gone Country off to Swift Current

    Medicine Hat News Known for playing shows in Medicine Hat and other southeastern Alberta communities, Gone Country is headed to Saskatchewan this weekend. The band will play at Good Tyme Dance Club in Swift Current on Saturday from 8-11 p.m. The band specializes in the classics — Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard and the like — [...] Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • It’ll be a party with Pritchett at Ralph’s

    cbrown@medicinehatnews.com @MHNBrown Aaron Pritchett knows there’s no better place to hear and sing songs like “Hold My Beer” and “Let’s Get Rowdy” than a bar. The Canadian country music star has played big arenas as an opening act and has headlined theatre tours during his career of more than 20 years. He knows what his [...] Read More »

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  • Radio Ramblings: How to cope now that winter has arrived

    The post-holiday lull, the dead zone, the new year nothingness … here it is and here we are; the slowest, brokest, hungover-est, most sluggish time of the year. Under normal circumstances I’d say this is the worst space of time on our calendar, but because we’ve basically had fall-like weather since well, the start of [...] Read More »

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  • After Dark Jan. 17-23

    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, Corona, 9 p.m. – Karaoke, Mainliner Pub FRIDAY – DJ music, Corona, Night Magic – Live music, [...] Read More »

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