Entertainment

Jennifer Nettles

Sugarland enjoying the ride

From winning a couple of Grammys earlier this year to playing at President Barack Obama’s inauguration, Sugarland’s been on a sweet, sweet ride.

Jennifer Nettles
Susan Boyle

Internet’s power turns singing Scot into an instant global star

BLACKBURN, Scotland — Susan Boyle lives alone in a row house with her cat Pebbles, a drab existence in one of Scotland’s poorest regions.

Susan Boyle
A framed photo of Al Capone and sheet music for a song "Madonna Mia" written in pencil by Capone while he was at Alcatraz prison. Today

Al Capone had one last hit but this one was strictly musical

CHICAGO — He never sang to the feds, but it turns out Al Capone had a song in his heart. All it took was a stint in Alcatraz to bring it out.

A framed photo of Al Capone and sheet music for a song "Madonna Mia" written in pencil by Capone while he was at Alcatraz prison. Today
Lindsey White brings her band to The Matchbox on April 18.

Check out Lindsey White Band at the Matchbox

omorrow night, Winnipeg’s Lindsey White Band arrives for a gig at The Matchbox. Performing soul and blues music with a DIY-rock attitude, the smooth voiced keyboardist presents original songs alongside choice covers.

Lindsey White brings her band to The Matchbox on April 18.
In this image released by Stefan Cohen Photography

YouTube Symphony at Carnegie Hall

Even before they played their first note together, they were listed as one of the world’s most inspiring orchestras.

In this image released by Stefan Cohen Photography

Slumdog shares its success with Mumbai’s children

The makers of the hit movie Slumdog Millionaire have donated US$747,500 to a charity devoted to improving the lives of street children in Mumbai, the filmmakers said Thursday.

Blaine Newton

Works in progress

he truthfulness of personal memory when distilling the events of long ago is explored in a new work by Red Deer playwright Blaine Newton.

Blaine Newton

Handywoman tells bunglers where they’ve gone wrong

Gail Prosser has always been handy, but now she’s teaching Canada’s biggest bunglers how to be as well.

RDC film up for a Rosie award

A cross-cultural comedy created by Red Deer College students is up for two Alberta Motion Picture Industries Association awards.

Sunny Fong

Runway winner excited about career

From the first week to the last, Toronto fashion designer Sunny Fong seemed a step above the competition on reality television show Project Runway Canada.

Sunny Fong
Array

Posthumous honour

Olivia Harrison, left, widow of former Beatles guitarist George Harrison, and their son Dhani touch Harrison’s new star during a posthumous Hollywood Walk of Fame star dedication for the late Beatle in Los Angeles, Tuesday.

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Actor Ashton Kutcher arrives for the screening of the movie Happy Tears  in Berlin

Ashton Kutcher, CNN square off on Twitter over the most users

The race for one million followers on Twitter is on: In one corner is CNN; in the other, Ashton Kutcher.

Actor Ashton Kutcher arrives for the screening of the movie Happy Tears  in Berlin
Dan Conlin

Titanic exhibit opens in Halifax

A rosette fashioned from splintered pieces of the Titanic’s grand staircase and a simple canvas bag used to transport one man’s belongings to his grieving widow were unveiled Tuesday in Halifax, where 150 victims of the infamous maritime disaster are buried.

Dan Conlin
Mel Gibson

Gibson’s wife files for divorce

Mel Gibson’s wife of 28 years filed for divorce Monday, citing irreconcilable differences.

Mel Gibson

Tough economy good for new designers: Iman

The tough economic climate should pose more opportunities than obstacles for emerging fashion designers just starting their careers, says Project Runway Canada host Iman.

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Winter strikes again

A spring snowfall has blanketed Central Alberta, forcing residents to break out snow shovels and winter coats again.

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Members of the media film a ship leaving the port of Mombasa

Spike TV goes pirate hunting

Barely a day after the daring rescue of an American sea captain, cable TV’s Spike announced a deal Monday to produce a show about U.S. Navy pirate hunters.

Members of the media film a ship leaving the port of Mombasa
Sarah McLachlan performs during the Juno Awards show recently in Vancouver. McLachlan can’t live what many believe is a rock star’s life

The real rock stars credit clean living

Forget sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll: if you want a long career as a pop singer, you’ll need to drink water, exercise and — occasionally — just shut up.

Sarah McLachlan performs during the Juno Awards show recently in Vancouver. McLachlan can’t live what many believe is a rock star’s life
This police booking photo released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept. shows rock music producer Phil Spector after he was convicted Monday

Second jury convicts Phil Spector of murdering B-movie actress

LOS ANGELES — Rock music producer Phil Spector was convicted Monday of second-degree murder in the shooting death of a film actress at his mansion six years ago.

This police booking photo released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept. shows rock music producer Phil Spector after he was convicted Monday

Four Canadians heading to Las Vegas

Four Canadians have made it to the final round of casting for Season 10 of The Ultimate Fighter.