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The home of Aaron Spelling is seen in the Holmby Hills section of Los Angeles. The widow of producer Aaron Spelling is placing the 56

$150M buys you late TV producer’s L.A. mansion

LOS ANGELES — The widow of producer Aaron Spelling is placing “The Manor” in the exclusive Holmby Hills neighbourhood on the market for a jaw-dropping $150 million, making it by far the most expensive home for sale in the U.S.

The home of Aaron Spelling is seen in the Holmby Hills section of Los Angeles. The widow of producer Aaron Spelling is placing the 56

Club Dates – March 27

Redstone Grill features Tim Smith on April 4 starting at 8 p.m. Call 403-342-4980 for information.

Johnny Reid comes to Red Deer on Wednesday

Back to the land of dreams

Every performer who tours this vast country from end to end has war stories to share. One of Johnny Reid’s tales of woe involves his first gig in Red Deer six years ago. The Scottish-Canadian country singer recalled, “We pulled up in this wee U-Haul truck we’d rented and here they’d booked us at the Arlington Hotel!”

Johnny Reid comes to Red Deer on Wednesday
Scott Black

Thy Neighbour’s Wife

In 1915, Jennie Hawkes became the first woman sentenced to hang in Alberta for killing her husband’s not-so-secret lover.

Scott Black
Percussionist Bruce Landmark plays his marimba in his Ponoka area studio. Landmark will be performing with other musicians at The Matchbox on April 3 and 4.

Percussion concert to feature world premiere

An original new composition by Red Deer’s Cheryl Cooney will make its debut at the World of Percussion Concert on April 3 and 4.

Percussionist Bruce Landmark plays his marimba in his Ponoka area studio. Landmark will be performing with other musicians at The Matchbox on April 3 and 4.
Ian Tyson

Tyson delivers and leaves them standing

Ian Tyson strode onto stage wearing a white cowboy hat, roped in the full-house crowd with his wit and song — then got the heck out of Dodge before anyone could ask for an encore.

Ian Tyson
Music producer Phil Spector

Phil Spector’s lawyer tells court actress Lana Clarkson killed herself

Phil Spector’s defence attorney told a jury in closing arguments Tuesday that scientific evidence proves actress Lana Clarkson pulled the trigger of the gun that killed her in the music producer’s mansion six years ago.

Music producer Phil Spector

Alberta Ballet inks deal with Elton John

Two years after teaming up with Canadian songstress Joni Mitchell to create an anti-war show based on her music, the Alberta Ballet is collaborating with another music legend.

Michael Jackson's White Crystal Glove and Moonwalker belt are on display at the Hard Rock Cafe

Neverland trove threat alleged as auction nears

NEW YORK — When troubled pop king Michael Jackson is involved, even a yard sale can become an epic struggle.

Michael Jackson's White Crystal Glove and Moonwalker belt are on display at the Hard Rock Cafe
Array

Pretty pups on parade at Pawsitively Gorgeous

The second Pawsitively Gorgeous — a beauty and fashion dog contest to benefit the Red Deer SPCA — was held on Sunday at Bower Mall.

Array
Matthew Good of The Matthew Good Band performs. Good

Juno Awards stir backlash

As the Juno Awards roll through Vancouver, they promise to showcase the best of the city’s music scene — but there’s one local artist who won’t be stepping onto the GM Place stage.

Matthew Good of The Matthew Good Band performs. Good
ggy Pop

The Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton found dead at age 60

DETROIT — Ron Asheton, the guitarist for the Stooges whose raw sound helped inspire the first generation of punk musicians, has died. He was 60.

ggy Pop

Norm MacDonald here Jan. 21

Former Saturday Night Live comedian Norm MacDonald will be hamming it up with Red Deer fans on Wednesday, Jan. 21.

Actress Eartha Kitt died Thursday

Eartha Kitt, sultry ’Santa Baby’ singer, dead at 81

NEW YORK — Eartha Kitt, a sultry singer, dancer and actress who rose from South Carolina cotton fields to become an international symbol of elegance and sensuality, has died, a family spokesman said. She was 81.

Actress Eartha Kitt died Thursday
Barrett-Roddenberry speaks in San Franciscoin 1994. Majel Barrett Roddenberry

Widow of ‘Star Trek’ creator Gene Roddenberry dies at age 76

NEW YORK — Majel Barrett Roddenberry, the widow of “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry, has died. She was 76.

Barrett-Roddenberry speaks in San Franciscoin 1994. Majel Barrett Roddenberry
Teenage Head

Teenage Head frontman Frankie Venom dead of cancer at 52

Frank Kerr, lead singer of the iconic Hamilton punk band Teenage Head, has died of cancer at age 52.

Teenage Head

So You Think You Can Dance releases its Top 20

Students, choreographers and teachers are among the 20 dancers chosen to compete in the inaugural season of So You Think You Can Dance Canada.

Members of the rock group Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd member Richard Wright dies Monday of cancer at age 65

LONDON — Richard Wright, a founding member of the rock group Pink Floyd, died Monday. He was 65.

Members of the rock group Pink Floyd
Shenae Grimes stars as Annie

The hills are alive again with 90210

TORRANCE, Calif. — “Gutter balls only, please!” someone yells during a rehearsal at the Lucky Strike bowling alley for the CW’s new series “90210.” So co-stars Jessica Stroup and Shenae Grimes downplay their bowling skills.

Shenae Grimes stars as Annie