August 23rd, 2019


Entertainment News

  • Fringe controversy: Performers weighing how to balance spontaneity with consent

    CALGARY – When a performer at a Fake Mustache Drag King Troupe show sits in the lap of an audience member, the goal is to elicit shock from everyone in the bar except the person being cosied up to. James Demers, who manages the Calgary group, said someone is planted in the audience or the [...] Read More »

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  • New ‘Moana’ attraction, ‘Star Wars’ hotel at Disney World

    ORLANDO, Fla. – Disney officials say they plan to open an attraction based on the animated film “Moana” at Walt Disney World, and they announced the name of a “Star Wars”-themed hotel being planned for the Florida resort. The officials made the announcements Thursday at the company’s annual D23 Expo in Anaheim, California. The hotel [...] Read More »

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  • Clarification: Nicholas Sparks-Lawsuit story

    RALEIGH, N.C. – In a story Aug. 21 about a lawsuit against novelist Nicholas Sparks by the former headmaster of the school the author founded, The Associated Press, citing testimony from Sparks, reported that former headmaster Saul Hillel Benjamin accepted severance of $150,000 to resign. While a lawyer for Sparks told jurors that Benjamin agreed [...] Read More »

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  • A look at the seminal broadcasting moves that define the NFL

    Pete Rozelle would not be surprised to see television’s impact on the NFL as the league celebrates its 100th season this year. It was Rozelle, the commissioner from 1960 to 1989, who was able to convince owners that it was in their best interest to sign a league-wide rights deal instead of teams negotiating on [...] Read More »

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  • Canadian band Billy Talent criticizes Ontario culture minister for arts funding

    TORONTO – Canadian band Billy Talent is distancing itself from Ontario’s tourism, culture and sport minister after she posted a photo the band says “misrepresents” a meeting they had. Lisa MacLeod tweeted a photo – that appears to have since been deleted – of herself sitting behind a drum kit, joined by the band. She [...] Read More »

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Local Entertainment

  • Eye on the Esplanade: Keeping memories alive, helping stories live on

    The saying goes, “when work is a pleasure, life is a joy.” While my work is a pleasure, it also recently came and punched me unexpectedly right in the gut. Let me explain: Here in the Archives at the Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre we provide reference and research support, helping people find that ever [...] Read More »

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  • Moscow Ballet looking for local dancers

    Local ballet students are invited to audition to dance at Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” show, set for the Canalta Centre later this year. Youth ages six to 18 can audition for roles including party children, small mice, Russian snow maidens and more. Auditions will take place at Medicine Hat School of performing arts on [...] Read More »

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  • ‘We Will Rock You’ coming to the Esplanade next year

    The Esplanade will rock in January. “We Will Rock You,” the musical based on the music of Queen, will be at the Esplanade for one night only on Jan. 18. “‘We Will Rock You’ follows two revolutionaries, Galileo and Scaramouche, on a quest to save rock n’ roll in a post-apocalyptic world where there are [...] Read More »

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  • After Dark Aug. 22-28, 2019

    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 – Cozy Comedy’s Netflix & Chill comedy special on the [...] Read More »

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  • Popular Puerto Vallarta show coming to Medicine Hat

    From the beaches of Mexico to the Badlands of southeastern Alberta, a show like no other comes to Medicine Hat next week. The Crazy Senoritas will perform at on Aug. 28 at Juggie’s Tap House & Grill. What makes them “crazy”? It’s hard to pin it down, really. The group of female impersonators brings humorous [...] Read More »

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