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Music needed for talent contest
Central Alberta musicians can win the chance to perform at an outdoor festival this summer — and get paid for it.
Fox to make reality TV show out of layoffs
The Fox network is letting employees of some troubled small businesses decide which one of their colleagues will be laid off and turning the results into a reality show.
Actor Billy Bob Thornton spars with CBC Radio host
TORONTO — Actor Billy Bob Thornton has laid claim to his own Joaquin Phoenix moment.
A crowd of about 600, consisting mostly of punk rock enthusiasts, filled the Memorial Centre to listen to three different acts on Tuesday evening. Shiloh, appearing immediately after Canadian Idol contestant Carly Rae Jepsen, mesmerized the crowd with a rich voice not normally associated with a 15-year-old. The evening came to a close with the final act, Marianas Trench.
No more one-price-fits-all for Apple’s iTunes store
The era of one-price-fits-all-songs on iTunes came to an end Tuesday as Apple Inc., the Internet’s dominant digital music retailer, began selling some of its most-downloaded songs for US$1.29 apiece.
Teens try out survivor skills
Wilderness guru Les Stroud is known for putting himself in extreme survival situations — he’s swum through shark-infested waters, been stranded in the Arctic with little more than a seal hook and marooned in the rainforests of Costa Rica. Kid stuff, right?
Toby Keith livid about story by Ethan Hawke
Ethan Hawke might want to avoid crossing paths with Toby Keith in the near future.
Farrah Fawcett’s cancer spreads to liver but doctors say ‘fight goes on’
Farrah Fawcett is being treated for anal cancer that has spread to her liver and has been hospitalized for a complication from a routine treatment, a producer who worked with the actress and her doctor said Monday.
Musical coming to Notre Dame
Notre Dame High School students are getting ready for “another op’nin’ of another show.” A crew of 65 fine arts students will stage the ever-popular musical Kiss Me Kate from April 15 to 18 at Red Deer’s Memorial Centre.
Paul McCartney and Ringo Star reunite on stage
NEW YORK — An all-star concert on meditation brought Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr together for their first performance together in seven years.
Motherhood mellowing Diana Krall
Between a new album, an upcoming tour, producing a record for Barbra Streisand, a marriage to Elvis Costello and two-year-old twin boys, it’s hard to imagine Diana Krall can relax these days.
Thy Neighbour’s Wife home at last
There were three people in Jennie Hawkes’ marriage — at least at last count.
Club Dates – April 3
The Vathosts guitar-based electric blues of Chicago’s Liz Mandeville on April 11, and Matt Anderson — energetic bluesman performing rock n ’roots on May 1.
Trio’s CD is curiously downbeat
It’s hard to figure out Peter Bjorn and John. The Swedish band set the music world aflame with their 2007 album Writer’s Block, a fantastic blend of poppy hooks and melodies with the dangerously addictive single Young People.
Gutter Anthems puts life in tired Celtic pop
After a month filled with (perhaps) too many roots shows, things slow down for April. The Vat Pub again hosts the guitar-based electric blues of Chicago’s Liz Mandeville April 11.
Reid rocks Red Deer
Shhh! Don’t anyone tell the Canadian Country Music Association, but Johnny Reid came on stage in Red Deer without a cowboy hat on Wednesday night.
Cronenberg awarded Legion of Honour
Acclaimed filmmaker David Cronenberg was awarded France’s Legion of Honour on Wednesday, a distinction he said left him “incoherent with joy and pride.”
Memeza Africa coming to town
The powerful and spirited Memeza Africa will bring its singers, drummers and dancers to Red Deer for two energetic shows next week.
After 72 years, TV soap opera ‘Guiding Light’ switching off
The soap opera “Guiding Light” is switching off after a 72-year run that predates television. CBS says the show will have its final episode in September. Like most daytime dramas, “Guiding Light” has suffered from declining ratings and CBS is looking for a lower-cost alternative to the hour of programming. The Guinness Book of World Records has cited it as the longest-running television drama. It began as a 15-minute serial on NBC Radio in January 1937 and debuted on CBS television in 1952, focusing on the Bauer family of Springfield.
Bill Cosby to receive Mark Twain Prize for American Humour
Bill Cosby will be awarded the top humour prize in the U.S. from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for his groundbreaking career.