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Opera still beckons
Korean-born, Kiev-trained opera singer Julia Han once thought her destiny was to be a dancer, like her mother, who taught traditional dance in Seoul.
Artists commit to producing a painting a day
There’s nothing like creating a different painting each day to sustain creativity. Red Deer artists Jeri Lynn Ing and Erika Schulz have been painting a different small work each day since the beginning of 2009.
Ferrell tackles the far north
Northern Sweden, where Will Ferrell ate grilled reindeer eyeballs with adventurer Bear Grylls, seems like a long way to go to promote a movie and test-drive a television spinoff.
British singing star Susan Boyle admitted to London mental clinic
Singer Susan Boyle was being treated for exhaustion at a mental health clinic Monday after taking second place in a TV talent competition that turned the humble church volunteer into a global star, the show’s producers and a newspaper said.
British talent show star Susan Boyle goes from wow to not now
LONDON — How could Susan Boyle lose?
Fats Domino makes rare appearance at Louisiana charity concert
NEW ORLEANS — Fats Domino rarely emerges from his Louisiana home — and many wondered if he’d show up for “The Domino Effect,” his namesake concert that raises funds to help rebuild schools and playgrounds damaged by hurricane Katrina.
Club dates – May 29
SureFire Machine’s Grinnin’ and Sinnin’ tour swings into The Blarney Stone South on June 26 and 27.
Enjoy a lunch-break concert at the library on Thursday
Local soprano Kimberley Denis will perform a free noon-hour concert at the Red Deer Public Library next week.
The sensitive side of the piano masters
Poetic piano solos are on the program when Red Deer pianist Ruston Vuori tackles works by several Romantic composers this weekend.
One last barrier for Boyle
It’s always a bad hair day for Susan Boyle — until she starts to sing.
Summer of reunions set
If you missed some of your favourite ’80s and ’90s bands the first time around, there’s a good chance you can catch them on the reunion trail this summer.
Chris Brown sued by photog
On the day Chris Brown took to YouTube to say he’s “not a monster,” a photographer sued him, saying the R&B singer’s bodyguards beat him as he tried to take pictures at a gym.
AT&T workers had no effect on Idol results
A few overeager AT&T employees brought demo phones to American Idol viewing parties in Arkansas and helped fans text their votes, but their actions did not affect the outcome between native son Kris Allen and Adam Lambert, the company said Wednesday.
U.S. phone company says overeager employees helped ‘Idol’ fans vote
“American Idol” sponsor AT&T says a few overeager company employees helped Arkansas fans vote by text at viewing parties but insists it didn’t influence the final results.
A stroll down 56th
Early in the last century, Red Deer’s 56th Street became known as “Son-in-Law Row” because city founder Leonard Gaetz had built a house for each of his newly married daughters on it.
Alice Munro wins Man Booker prize
Alice Munro, already one of the most honoured writers in Canada, has won the Man Booker International Prize.
Goh takes her final bow
With her lithe limbs, graceful moves and youthful glow, National Ballet of Canada principal dancer Chan Hon Goh does not look like your typical retiree.
Local entertainment briefs – May 27
Come see the student talent that’s catapulted Notre Dame High School to an international performing arts festival in Scotland.
T.I. posts sold-out concert, before heading off to jail
Grammy-winning rapper T.I. told fans he would stay optimistic when he heads to prison on a federal weapons conviction.
Standards council didn’t get the joke
The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council is not laughing about Radio-Canada’s controversial Bye Bye 2008 New Year’s Eve sketch show, which drew criticism for its jokes about blacks and anglophones.