March 28th, 2020


Entertainment News

  • ‘The day the music died’: Coronavirus tests New Orleans

    NEW ORLEANS – There were the great fires of 1788 and 1794 and the multiple yellow fever outbreaks of the 1800s. Hurricane Betsy hit in 1965, Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and the memories linger in New Orleans like remnants of a bad dream. Now the city is one of the nation’s hot spots for coronavirus. [...] Read More »

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  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

    WASHINGTON – Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC’s “This Week” – White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow; Gov. John Bel Edwards, D-La.; former White House homeland security adviser Tom Bossert. ___ NBC’s “Meet the Press” – Edwards; Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden; Dr. Deborah Birx, co-ordinator of the White House coronavirus task force; [...] Read More »

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  • New Mexico cancels national tourism campaign amid virus

    The Santa Fe Plaza is empty. So are the narrow streets of the adobe-laden historic district in the heart of Albuquerque. The ski lifts are idle, the galleries are shuttered, and the fate of the summer art market season is uncertain. New Mexico Cabinet Secretary for Tourism Jen Schroer warned Friday the state’s tourism industry [...] Read More »

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  • The Canadian Opera Company cancels the rest of its season amid outbreak

    TORONTO – The Canadian Opera Company is dropping the rest of its 2019/2020 season amid the COVID-19 outbreak. General director Alexander Neef says the move was taken to protect its audiences, artists and staff from infection by the novel coronavirus. He says the cancellations include upcoming performances of “Aida,” “The Flying Dutchman,” and all other [...] Read More »

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  • Oprah on coronavirus: ‘Playing it as safe as I possibly can’

    NEW YORK – Oprah Winfrey says she’s playing it safe when it comes to the rapidly spreading coronavirus. The 66-year-old entertainment icon told The Associated Press on Friday that she has been quarantining and practicing social distancing at her home – even if that means longtime partner Stedman Graham has to stay in the guest [...] Read More »

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Local Entertainment

  • Canalta Centre, Esplanade and Rotary Music Festival cancel shows

    The COVID-19 virus is bringing the world to its knees, and Medicine Hat’s entertainment scene is no exception. Upcoming shows at the Canalta Centre by Roseanne Barr (May 1) and the Baby Shark Live! Tour (June 23) were cancelled on Friday. This follows the postponement of the Brad Paisley concert that was to take place [...] Read More »

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  • Library Chat: Library preparing for all potential virus scenarios

    I think most Hatters are concerned about the COVID-19 virus these days. I know I am. Our community is unaffected right now but it will probably not remain so. I expect library service will be affected at some point. Service disruptions could come in a few different forms. Employees could become sick or require quarantine, [...] Read More »

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  • UPDATE: Esplanade’s presentation of ‘Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet’ cancelled

    UPDATE: A note posted on the Esplanade’s website on Thursday says the “representation of Canada’s Ballet Jorgen’s Anne of Green Gables is cancelled. Further information will be available soon.” ———————— Books, multiple television series, movies, a musical and now ballet. Anne Shirley has had quite the ride. “Ballet?,”you may be asking. Yes, ballet. The [...] Read More »

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  • After Dark March 12-18, 2020

    THURSDAY – Live jam, Cecil Hotel, 9 p.m. – Ride the Mechanical Bull, Ralph’s Texas Bar and Steakhouse, 9 p.m. – DJ jam nights, Corona, 9 p.m. – Karaoke, Mainliner Pub – Cozy Comedy’s Netflix & Chill comedy special on the big screen, Mad Hatter Comedy Club, 7-9 p.m. FRIDAY – DJ music, Corona, Night [...] Read More »

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  • Radio Ramblings: It’s easy being green on St. Patrick’s Day

    St. Patrick’s Day is next Tuesday, so let’s have a look at how some Canadians celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Canada. I found some of this information at In some cities, notably Toronto and Montreal, large St. Patrick’s Day parades are held, often on the Sunday closest to March 17. The parade in Montreal [...] Read More »

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