Entertainment

Toronto film fest to maintain its scope despite recession

The Toronto International Film Festival says it won’t be scaling back because of the recession.

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Red Deer’s museum closing for renovations

Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery closed for renovations on the weekend — but not before visitors made their mark with paint brushes and markers on museum walls Saturday afternoon.

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Life really can be like reality TV

She’s gone from palling around with Rick the Temp to portraying one of Matthew McConaughey’s love interests.

Rick DeVos talks about his plans for ArtPrize

An art contest where everyone gets a vote

Members of the public will be able to use mobile devices and the web to choose the winner of what organizers are billing as one of the largest art prizes in the world.

Rick DeVos talks about his plans for ArtPrize
Improv and short sketches are mainstays for BullSkit!

New group runs Against the Wall

Move over Ignition Theatre — a new local theatre group is being formed in Red Deer on the assumption that this town is big enough to support more edgy, thought-provoking stage productions.

Improv and short sketches are mainstays for BullSkit!
Singer Deborah Cox is set to join Diana Krall and Chantal Kreviazuk in the Becel Love Your Heart Benefit Concert at Toronto’s Elgin Theatre

Cox won’t slow down

Deborah Cox gave birth to her third child on Feb. 23 and then rested — for about a month.

Singer Deborah Cox is set to join Diana Krall and Chantal Kreviazuk in the Becel Love Your Heart Benefit Concert at Toronto’s Elgin Theatre

Play examines AIDS politics

The gay community is being “very forgotten” in the global fight against HIV-AIDS, says playwright Sky Gilbert in explaining the impetus behind his provocative new show, I Have AIDS!

Club Dates – April 24

Chosen, 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. For information call Chef’s at 403-887-3345 or Cheers at 403-341-4566.

Promotional photo for TV series Heroes: Monday’s episode might also be the series finale

On the bubble, and likely gone

Monday marks the season finale of both Chuck and Heroes. Could they also be series finales?

Promotional photo for TV series Heroes: Monday’s episode might also be the series finale
Sugarland took to the stage at the Centrium playing to a near capacity crowd Wednesday. Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush brought the audience to their feet from the start.

Sugarland shines in snow land

Sugarland singer Jennifer Nettles told 4,600 fans at the Centrium on Wednesday that she was feeling a little Twlight-Zone-ish here in Alberta.

Sugarland took to the stage at the Centrium playing to a near capacity crowd Wednesday. Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush brought the audience to their feet from the start.

Thurber Idol tonight

The seventh annual Thurber Idol will take place at the Memorial Centre tonight at 7 p.m. Lindsay Thurber students will be competing for a top prize of $500 and middle school students will perform while the local celebrity judges tabulate the results.

Billy Bragg: "I would still be getting eight per cent

Copyright change benefits everyone except artists: Bragg

British singer Billy Bragg has blasted a proposed European Union law to extend music copyright for 95 years, saying it would give a huge windfall to major record labels.

Billy Bragg: "I would still be getting eight per cent
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Susan Boyle’s impact

Call it the Susan Boyle effect. It’s been 22 years since Les Miserables took Broadway by storm, but the musical seems to once again be a hot ticket thanks to the frumpy Scottish church volunteer’s jaw-dropping rendition of I Dreamed a Dream on Britain’s Got Talent.

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Look mom, dirty hands

Hugh Jackman, star of X-Men Origins reacts after placing his hands in cement during a ceremony outside Grauman’s Mann Chinese Theater on Tuesday in Los Angeles. Jackman, an Australian actor, has won international recognition for his roles in major films.

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Electro-pop music surges in popularity

Thunderheist frontwoman Isis has always had a persuasive way about her.

New reality show will feature skaters

It looks like big-name hockey players could be ditching shoulder pads for spandex tights this fall as the CBC pairs them up with figure skaters for a Dancing With the Stars-type reality show.

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Rimbey production

Members of the cast of Steel Magnolias perform to a packed — albeit cramped — house recently. The Rimbey Beatty Heritage House and Baying Buffoons are presenting the Dessert Theatre through this week in the historic home. Performances began last week and continue this week on Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoon. Tickets are $20 each and are available at Stationery, Stories and Sounds in Rimbey or by calling Teri at 403-843-6497.

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Da Vinci Code author back with new book

At last, a new Dan Brown novel is coming. Six years after the release of his mega-selling The Da Vinci Code, the Knopf

Sold-out show will include Ian Tyson’s Four Strong Winds

East will meet West during the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra’s last concert of the season, One Thousand and One Nights.

Club Dates – April 18

Chosen, 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. For information call Chef’s at 403-887-3345 or Cheers at 403-341-4566.