Entertainment

Jazz fest honours Miles Davis

The 30th anniversary of the Montreal International Jazz Festival will pay tribute to Miles Davis with a series of concerts dedicated to the jazz legend.

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Comic actor Dom DeLuise dies in Los Angeles hospital at age 75

Dom DeLuise, the portly actor-comedian whose affable nature made him a popular character actor for decades with movie and TV audiences as well as directors and fellow actors, has died. He was 75.

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Volunteers help firemen battle bush fire near Rimbey

A few volunteers came to the aid of Rimbey firemen on Monday evening to help battle a bush fire.

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Star Trek flies again with unwritten future

They have Leonard Nimoy, and they have all the trappings, gadgets and crew members of the starship Enterprise.

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Madonna adoption case heard amid dispute

Malawi’s highest court heard arguments Monday on Madonna’s bid to adopt a three-year-old girl from the southern African country, as a dispute erupted over whether a man trying to stop the proceedings is the girl’s father.

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Mock-rockers Spinal Tap return

A Spinal Tap reunion means more to Harry Shearer than getting reacquainted with long raven wigs, ridiculous moustaches, zucchinis wrapped in tin foil, leather cuffs or his trusty double bass.

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A statue of Rocky Balboa in the Serbian town of Zitiste. The statue is portrayed in the film "Amerika Idol

Village’s love of Rocky inspires filmmaker

Filmmaker Barry Avrich had his work cut out for him when he flew to a tiny town in Serbia two years ago to document the elation over the erection of a statue for the region’s hero: Rocky Balboa.

A statue of Rocky Balboa in the Serbian town of Zitiste. The statue is portrayed in the film "Amerika Idol
Actor Billy Bob Thornton: much more amusing than an average neurotic.

Thornton friendly as he wrestles with phobias

After listening to Billy Bob Thornton go on about his neuroses, it’s tempting to send him a bill for psychological services rendered.

Actor Billy Bob Thornton: much more amusing than an average neurotic.

Club Dates – May 1

Irish metal transplants, tour Central Alberta with stops in Sylvan Lake at Chef Francisco Pub on May 1, and Red Deer’s Cheers North on May 4.

Beth ‘Bif Naked’ Torbert

Still strong, still free

About a year and a half after starting treatment for breast cancer, Vancouver rocker Bif Naked says she’s feeling physically strong and psychologically free.

Beth ‘Bif Naked’ Torbert

Don’t let cable hold us hostage: CTV president

The time might be right to start regulating cable rates again in order to save local television programming, CTVglobemedia president Ivan Fecan said Thursday.

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The action’s at the Vat in next few days

Tonight, Matt Anderson brings electrifying blues rock to The Vat Pub; an increasingly familiar presence on Alberta stages, this New Brunswick band leader brings with him the Hupman Brothers, themselves an impressive duo.

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A cup of coffee precedes something important: regard the intense look of the hostess

Kitchen talk

There was hardly a memorable moment from Vivian Bennett’s 1950s childhood that didn’t unfold in her mom’s tight little kitchen.

A cup of coffee precedes something important: regard the intense look of the hostess
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‘Other guys’ in celebrity bands face double-edged sword

They were the forgotten victims of Billy Bob Thornton’s recent tantrum on CBC: his Boxmasters bandmates, standing sheepishly in the background before being forced to perform without their petulant lead singer.

Billy Bob Thornton

Entertainment briefs – April 30

About 300 Vulcans are thanking their lucky stars after winning a lottery for a sneak peak of the new Star Trek movie.

Lost marks 100th episode

Lost marks its 100th episode today, an achievement its producers consider as surreal as the TV drama’s mind-bending plots.

Act of God filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal.

Tempting fate

While making a documentary about the utterly random nature of lightning strikes, acclaimed filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal took a calculated risk as she tried to capture as much storm footage as possible.

Act of God filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal.

Leno returns to Tonight stage

Jay Leno has bounced back from his illness, returning to Tonight with jokes about swine flu, the 103-degree fever that sent him to the hospital and the armed guard he said kept him company.

Red Deer’s hard rockers Diesel May will perform Saturday

Diesel May to release first album at The Vat

A song about immoral romantic manipulation is drawing more attention to local band Diesel May.

Red Deer’s hard rockers Diesel May will perform Saturday
The Trews will take the main stage at the Enmax Centrium on July 15

The Trews to headline Westerner

Westerner Days has announced a rock band from Nova Scotia as its first music headliner.

The Trews will take the main stage at the Enmax Centrium on July 15