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FILE - Helen Mirren arrives at the Oscars in Los Angeles on Feb. 24, 2019. Mirren will grace the cover of People magazine’s “The Beautiful Issue.” (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Helen Mirren graces cover of People’s ‘Beautiful Issue’

76-year-old actor says the word beauty should be dubbed another word: swagger

FILE - Helen Mirren arrives at the Oscars in Los Angeles on Feb. 24, 2019. Mirren will grace the cover of People magazine’s “The Beautiful Issue.” (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

A guide to six buzzy films directed by Canadians at this year’s Hot Docs

A guide to six buzzy films directed by Canadians at this year’s Hot Docs

This cover image released by Farrar, Straus and Giroux shows "Marigold and Rose" by Louise Glück. (Farrar, Straus and Giroux via AP)

Nobelist Louise Glück to publish her first prose narrative

Nobelist Louise Glück to publish her first prose narrative

This cover image released by Farrar, Straus and Giroux shows "Marigold and Rose" by Louise Glück. (Farrar, Straus and Giroux via AP)
FILE - This aerial photo shows the Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe, N.M., on Oct. 23, 2021. On Wednesday, April 20, 2022, New Mexico workplace safety regulators issued the maximum possible fine against a film production company for firearms safety failures on the set of “Rust” where a cinematographer was fatally shot in October 2021 by actor and producer Alec Baldwin. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

New Mexico fines film company over Alec Baldwin shooting

At least five lawsuits have been filed over the shooting on the set of the movie Rust

FILE - This aerial photo shows the Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe, N.M., on Oct. 23, 2021. On Wednesday, April 20, 2022, New Mexico workplace safety regulators issued the maximum possible fine against a film production company for firearms safety failures on the set of “Rust” where a cinematographer was fatally shot in October 2021 by actor and producer Alec Baldwin. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
Guitarist Jerry Doucette performs at the ACT during a concert to raise money for Easter Seals in 2013. (Maple Ridge News file)

Jerry Doucette, known for hits “Mama Let Him Play” and “Nobody,” dies at 70

Montreal-born performer spent most of his professional career in B.C., final years in Delta

Guitarist Jerry Doucette performs at the ACT during a concert to raise money for Easter Seals in 2013. (Maple Ridge News file)
Aphrodite, Pandora, Athena, Persephone, Mandy, and Medusa Are ready for Greece Is The Word, at the Manluk Theatre on April 22-24 (Submitted)

Wetaskiwin youth theatre production puts spin on a musical classic

Wetaskiwin Youth Players production of Greece is the Word is set to open April 22, 2022

Aphrodite, Pandora, Athena, Persephone, Mandy, and Medusa Are ready for Greece Is The Word, at the Manluk Theatre on April 22-24 (Submitted)
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows, from left, Jessica Williams, Callum Turner, Jude Law, Fionna Glascott, Dan Fogler and Eddie Redmayne in a scene from "Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore." (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

For ‘Fantastic Beasts’ series, a case of diminishing returns

“Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” got off to a less than…

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows, from left, Jessica Williams, Callum Turner, Jude Law, Fionna Glascott, Dan Fogler and Eddie Redmayne in a scene from "Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore." (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
Britain’s Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge arrive with Prince George and Princess Charlotte to the Easter Mattins Service at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in Berkshire, England, Sunday, April 17, 2022. (Andrew Matthews/Pool Photo via AP)

William and Kate lead royals at Easter service; queen absent

LONDON (AP) — Senior British royals including Prince William and his wife…

Britain’s Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge arrive with Prince George and Princess Charlotte to the Easter Mattins Service at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in Berkshire, England, Sunday, April 17, 2022. (Andrew Matthews/Pool Photo via AP)
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Punk band shows its Ponoka connection on prestigious billboard

NOBRO will play live in Calgary and Edmonton next month

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Mechanic reaps windfall from art in Connecticut dumpster

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A trove of paintings and other artwork found…

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This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Sonic, voiced by Ben Schwartz, in "Sonic the Hedgehog 2." (Paramount Pictures via AP)

‘Sonic 2’ steals weekend box office, but ‘Ambulance’ stalls

“Sonic the Hedgehog 2” sped to the top of the charts in…

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Sonic, voiced by Ben Schwartz, in "Sonic the Hedgehog 2." (Paramount Pictures via AP)
Undated handout photo issued by HarperCollins Publishers of best-selling novelist Henry Patterson, who wrote 85 books, including The Eagle Has Landed, using the pseudonym Jack Higgins, has died aged 92. (HarperCollins Publisher/PA via AP)

‘The Eagle Has Landed’ author Jack Higgins dead at 92

LONDON (AP) — British author Jack Higgins, who wrote “The Eagle Has…

Undated handout photo issued by HarperCollins Publishers of best-selling novelist Henry Patterson, who wrote 85 books, including The Eagle Has Landed, using the pseudonym Jack Higgins, has died aged 92. (HarperCollins Publisher/PA via AP)
Will Smith arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Will Smith slapped with 10-year ban from the Oscars

The ban comes in response to Smith’s on-stage slap of Chris Rock

Will Smith arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
This image provided by World Press Photo, part of a series titled Amazonian Dystopia, by Lalo de Almeida for Folha de Sao Paulo/Panos Pictures which won the World Press Photo Long-Term Project award,, shows Stray dogs stare at meat hanging in a butcher's shop in Vila da Ressaca, an area previously mined for gold but now almost completely abandoned, in Altamira, Para, Brazil, on Sept. 2, 2013. (Lalo de Almeida for Folha de Sao Paulo/Panos Pictures/World Press Photo via AP)

Haunting Canada boarding school shot wins World Press Photo

Haunting Canada boarding school shot wins World Press Photo

This image provided by World Press Photo, part of a series titled Amazonian Dystopia, by Lalo de Almeida for Folha de Sao Paulo/Panos Pictures which won the World Press Photo Long-Term Project award,, shows Stray dogs stare at meat hanging in a butcher's shop in Vila da Ressaca, an area previously mined for gold but now almost completely abandoned, in Altamira, Para, Brazil, on Sept. 2, 2013. (Lalo de Almeida for Folha de Sao Paulo/Panos Pictures/World Press Photo via AP)
FILE - Polish writer and Nobel Prize winner Olga Tokarczuk poses for a portrait after a press conference in Duesseldorf, Germany, on Oct. 11, 2019. Polish Nobel literature laureate Olga Tokarczuk is among six finalists for the International Booker Prize for fiction in English translation. Tokarczuk’s 18th-century epic “The Books of Jacob” is a favorite to win the award, whose 50,000-pound ($65,000) prize money is split between a book’s author and its translator. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Poland’s Tokarczuk leads race for International Booker Prize

Poland’s Tokarczuk leads race for International Booker Prize

FILE - Polish writer and Nobel Prize winner Olga Tokarczuk poses for a portrait after a press conference in Duesseldorf, Germany, on Oct. 11, 2019. Polish Nobel literature laureate Olga Tokarczuk is among six finalists for the International Booker Prize for fiction in English translation. Tokarczuk’s 18th-century epic “The Books of Jacob” is a favorite to win the award, whose 50,000-pound ($65,000) prize money is split between a book’s author and its translator. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
FILE - David Gilmour performs in the ancient roman amphitheater of the Pompeii archeological site, Italy, Thursday, July 7, 2016. Pink Floyd is releasing its first new music in almost three decades to raise money for the people of Ukraine, the band announced Thursday, April 7, 2022. “Hey Hey Rise Up” features Pink Floyd members David Gilmour and Nick Mason, with vocals from Ukrainian singer Andriy Khlyvnyuk of the band BoomBox. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)

Pink Floyd members reunite to record song for Ukraine

‘“Hey Hey Rise Up’ the band’s first new music since 1994

FILE - David Gilmour performs in the ancient roman amphitheater of the Pompeii archeological site, Italy, Thursday, July 7, 2016. Pink Floyd is releasing its first new music in almost three decades to raise money for the people of Ukraine, the band announced Thursday, April 7, 2022. “Hey Hey Rise Up” features Pink Floyd members David Gilmour and Nick Mason, with vocals from Ukrainian singer Andriy Khlyvnyuk of the band BoomBox. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)

Alex Lifeson looks to move beyond Rush with new rock project Envy of None

Alex Lifeson looks to move beyond Rush with new rock project Envy of None

‘Bridgerton’ books are popular again, thanks to Netflix show

‘Bridgerton’ books are popular again, thanks to Netflix show

Actor Hidetoshi Nishijima speaks during a news conference on their award winning film "Drive My Car" in Tokyo, Tuesday, April 5, 2022. The movie 'Drive My Car' won best international feature at the 94th U.S Academy Awards in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)

Director of ‘Drive My Car’ surprised by Oscar, popularity

Director of ‘Drive My Car’ surprised by Oscar, popularity

Actor Hidetoshi Nishijima speaks during a news conference on their award winning film "Drive My Car" in Tokyo, Tuesday, April 5, 2022. The movie 'Drive My Car' won best international feature at the 94th U.S Academy Awards in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)
Amanda Parris, poses for a photograph prior to a screening of her episodic series, Revenge of the Black Best Friend, at Paradise Theatre in Toronto, on Monday, March 28, 2022. Kayla Grey, Kathleen Newman-Bremang and Parris say being named winners of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television's inaugural Changemaker Award is "a daunting honour" but also "a hopeful sign" of change to come. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

The Canadian Screen Awards’ inaugural ‘changemakers’ on what it takes to spark change

The Canadian Screen Awards’ inaugural ‘changemakers’ on what it takes to spark change

Amanda Parris, poses for a photograph prior to a screening of her episodic series, Revenge of the Black Best Friend, at Paradise Theatre in Toronto, on Monday, March 28, 2022. Kayla Grey, Kathleen Newman-Bremang and Parris say being named winners of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television's inaugural Changemaker Award is "a daunting honour" but also "a hopeful sign" of change to come. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin