Category: Arts

Stephen Colbert CBS late-night host after David Letterman retires

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Stephen Colbert CBS late-night host after David Letterman retires

Stephen Colbert takes over for 67-year old Letterman in 2015 Stephen Colbert is replacing David Letterman as CBS’ late night host. CBS announced Thursday that “The Colbert Report” host will replace Letterman when he retires next year. Colbert is signed for five years. Letterman has hosted “Late Show With David Letterman” since 1993. He turns 67 Saturday. “I never dreamed that […]

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Elton John – 40th anniversary of ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’

| April 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
Elton John – 40th anniversary of ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’

Elton John at the top of his game and sounding better than ever One of the reasons “classic rock” doesn’t die is because the music industry keeps reviving it – like the Elton John masterpiece Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. Happily, the four-CD, one-DVD set to commemorate the album’s 40th anniversary is more than mere record label recycling. Included […]

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New ‘Fargo’ series will feel familiar to fans of Coen brothers’ film

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
New ‘Fargo’ series will feel familiar to fans of Coen brothers’ film

Fargo shot in and around Calgary The presence of a wood chipper cannot be confirmed or denied. But cast members of the new “Fargo” television series say there’s much that will feel familiar to fans of the 1996 Coen brothers’ film that inspired it. “It’s definitely the same tone and the same vibe as the […]

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Canadian entertainment industry doesn’t need gov’t assistance: Report

| March 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canadian entertainment industry doesn’t need gov’t assistance: Report

False arguments fuel government policies around Canadian entertainment industry, says Fraser Institute Cracking down on pornographic channels for not showing enough Canadian content is a classic example of how government policies on the Canadian entertainment industry are inefficient, says the author of a new Fraser Institute report. Steven Globerman says the government is needlessly protecting […]

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Recipe to Riches moves to CBC, starts Wednesday

| February 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Recipe to Riches moves to CBC, starts Wednesday

Recipe to Riches features home cooks hoping to win grand prize of $250,000 The competition on “Recipe to Riches” might not be as cutthroat as it is on shows featuring professional chefs, but the home cooks who aspire to have their recipe marketed in a national grocery chain most definitely have their eye on the […]

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Canadian music – Make it about artists, not industry

| February 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canadian music – Make it about artists, not industry

Canadian music veteran says time to help local venues, increase access to American market for performers Re. Canadian music industry to be studied by Ottawa As the government sits down to study the Canadian music industry, I would like to give some simple and hopefully useful suggestions to the committee, as a lifelong musician, performer […]

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Canadian music industry to be studied by Ottawa

| February 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canadian music industry to be studied by Ottawa

Canadian music industry is big business The Canadian music industry has been revolutionized by digital technology and Ottawa will be investigating how it can help artists and music companies. Government and opposition MPs are on the same page about a Commons study into the Canadian music industry as a whole, set to begin this week. It’s […]

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Monkey Junk, Harpoonist & Axe Murderer in Calgary Saturday

| February 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Monkey Junk, Harpoonist & Axe Murderer in Calgary Saturday

Monkey Junk and The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer on stage at Bowness Community Hall Monkey Junk and The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer – two of the hottest touring blues acts in North America playing in Calgary Saturday, Feb. 22. Between these two bands they are up for a total of 8 Maple Blues Awards this […]

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House of Cards: Robin Wright relishes playing evil character

| February 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
House of Cards: Robin Wright relishes playing evil character

Kevin Spacey is nefarious America Vice-President Frank Underwood on House of Cards Portraying the ruthless Claire Underwood on the dark political drama House of Cards is demanding but continually surprising, says Robin Wright. The Golden Globe-winning actress says she relishes playing the hardened wife of equally cold-blooded politician Francis Underwood, played by Kevin Spacey. Claire […]

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Ellen Page, Canadian actress, comes out as gay

| February 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
Ellen Page, Canadian actress, comes out as gay

Ellen Page says that keeping her sexuality secret took toll on health, relationships Oscar nominated Canadian actress Ellen Page has come out as gay, declaring that hiding her sexuality has caused her years of suffering. Ellen Page went public Friday night in Las Vegas during an emotional speech to the Time to Thrive conference – an […]

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