Category: Arts

Who was Robin Williams? A very, very funny dude…

| August 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Who was Robin Williams? A very, very funny dude…

Robin Williams starred in “The Crazy Ones” on CBS, which cancelled the show after one season The question from a fan in a Sirius XM interview last year was innocent - what do you think you’d be doing if you didn’t become a comedian? - and within seconds Robin Williams was impersonating physicist Stephen Hawking getting a […]

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Robin Williams death stuns Canadian comics

| August 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Robin Williams death stuns Canadian comics

Robin Williams dead at 63 of apparent suicide Canadian comedians are mourning the death of American comic and actor Robin Williams as the loss of one of comedy’s greats. Robin Williams was pronounced dead at his home in California on Monday. He was 63. “Very sad to hear the news about Robin Williams. Big loss […]

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90.3 Amp and Jann Arden go toe to toe over editing songs

| August 9, 2014 | 1 Comment
90.3 Amp and Jann Arden go toe to toe over editing songs

90.3 Amp says it doesn’t play Jann Arden music Canadian pop artist Jann  Arden is criticizing Calgary radio station 90.3 Amp for cutting song playing times in half as part of a new format called QuickHitz. Want to listen to a shorter tune by Justin Timberlake? Or maybe a cut-down version of Katy Perry’s latest hit? […]

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Stage West mounts raunchy but hilarious puppet show Avenue Q

| July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Stage West mounts raunchy but hilarious puppet show Avenue Q

Avenue Q is Sesame Street for adults, says Stage West director Puppets, raunchy jokes and profanity, oh my! Stage West is in the midst of bringing a little bit of Broadway puppetry to its stage with the award-winning rated-R musical comedy Avenue Q and it’s as good as it sounds – maybe even better.  The […]

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Matt Blais annouces summer tour in AB and BC

| July 14, 2014 | 1 Comment
Matt Blais annouces summer tour in AB and BC

Alberta’s favourite rock and blues musician Matt Blais is proud to announce he will performing summer tour dates in Alberta and British Columbia to promote his latest album ‘The Heartbeat‘. “After a long year on the road in 2013, I wanted to recharge the batteries for myself and the band. But, after a few short […]

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Neil Thrussell releases novel ‘A Warrior’s Heart: Perseverance’

| July 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Neil Thrussell releases novel ‘A Warrior’s Heart: Perseverance’

 High praise for new Neil Thrussel novel Neil Thrussell was thrilled when his very first novel, A Warrior’s Heart: The Awakening, hit the Amazon best-seller list in 2012. He was just as thrilled when his second book, A Warrior’s Heart: Perseverance – a brilliant continuation of the compelling story told in the first book – also […]

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Sting says he’s spending his fortune, no money for kids

| June 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Sting says he’s spending his fortune, no money for kids

Leaving wealth to children would do more harm than good, says Sting Pop icon Sting says his children won’t be getting trust funds from his vast fortune, assuming there’s any money left in it. The 16-time Grammy Award winner and former frontman of The Police, told The Mail on Sunday that the vast wealth would […]

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Amazing Race Canada: Rex Harrington, Bob Hope are celebrity team

| June 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Amazing Race Canada: Rex Harrington, Bob Hope are celebrity team

Amazing Race Canada – Harrington and Hope too funny for words It was the days prior to the start of the second Amazing Race Canada, and former National Ballet star Rex Harrington wasn’t dancing around it: he was sizing up his competition. Harrington and his (longtime) fiance Bob Hope had been milling about the other […]

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Sara Davis Buechner: Canada a refuge for transgender American pianist

| June 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
Sara Davis Buechner: Canada a refuge for transgender American pianist

American pianist Sara Davis Buechner close to being homeless before Canadian opportunity American pianist Sara Davis Buechner played with some of the most prestigious orchestras in the United States, winning praise from presidents and capturing awards that pointed to a promising career as one of the best in the world. But back then, she was a […]

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Monty Python reunites after 35 years for last shows ever

| June 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
Monty Python reunites after 35 years for last shows ever

‘Spamalot’ debt forces troupe back onto the stage Monty Python, the zany British comedy troupe that delighted audiences with their 70s TV show and wacky movies, is reuniting one last time. Everybody expects the Spanish Inquisition. And as with all things Monty Python, fans need to expect the unexpected, too. Next month the surviving Monty […]

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