February 7th, 2016


Entertainment News

  • ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ tops Super Bowl weekend at box office

    NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Coen brothers’ “Hail, Caesar!” and the Jane Austen-monster mashup “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” followed distantly behind “Kung Fu Panda 3,” which remained on top of the box office over Super Bowl weekend. DreamWorks Animation’s “Kung Fu Panda” sequel earned an estimated $21 million in its second weekend of release, [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Yann Martel uses apes as symbolic vehicle in new faith-themed novel

    TORONTO – Fifteen years after publishing the smash boy-tiger shipwreck tale “Life of Pi,” Saskatoon author Yann Martel is exploring the notion of faith and reason once again with his new novel, “The High Mountains of Portugal.” And, like “Life of Pi” and Martel’s 2010 Holocaust-themed novel “Beatrice & Virgil,” he’s using animals in an [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Backstage with Flea on Super Bowl, Bernie Sanders

    SAN FRANCISCO – It’s been a busy weekend mixed with football and politics for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and bassist Flea wouldn’t have it any other way. “I’m always ready to play my heart out,” Flea told The Associated Press backstage on Saturday night before the band took the stage at a San Francisco [...] Read More »

    12 hours ago
  • Inarritu wins top DGA prize, further obscuring awards season

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. – An unclear cinematic season got a little foggier on Saturday with Alejandro Inarritu’s Directors Guild win for his harrowing frontier epic “The Revenant.” With only weeks to go before the Academy Awards on Feb. 28, the race is still as wide open as ever. Even the guilds are divided in their [...] Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • Bernie Sanders makes ‘SNL’ appearance with Larry David

    NEW YORK, N.Y. – Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has made a cameo appearance on “Saturday Night Live” with Larry David, the comic who has done a dead-on impersonation of him. But “SNL” resisted the temptation to have the Vermont U.S. senator appear next to David as he was playing him. Sanders portrayed a passenger [...] Read More »

    18 hours ago

Local Entertainment

  • Derek Edwards returning to city stage

    Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Derek Edwards never grew up wanting to be a comedian. Instead, he made his first step on his career path after watching comics on late night television, his debut in stand-up coming at the age of 28. Before that fateful first step onto a stage to deliver a routine, the [...] Read More »

    3 months ago
  • Time for Roxie to meet her sister again

    Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald Saying goodbye to a friend is never easy I’ll never forget the pain in the eyes of my lab cross Jessie who quickly and sadly developed cancer in the summer of 2010. Jessie, whose life and death I wrote about five years ago, was a special[...] Read More »

    3 months ago
  • Novel is a rare gem

    Submitted Article Author crafts sympathetic portrayal of mental illness Em and The Big Hoom By Jerry Pinto In recent years there has been an explosion of movies and books focusing on a character who suffers from mental illness. “Em and The Big Hoom” is one of them. It is written from the perspective of a [...] Read More »

    4 months ago
  • Some guys have no luck

    Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com If it wasn’t for bad luck, I wouldn’t have any luck at all. Being a guy who was blessed with spelling ability instead of physical co-ordination, life can be an enormous challenge at times. From the time I apparently fell off the kitchen table where mom put me as a [...] Read More »

    6 months ago
  • Honeymoon Suite still rocking the country — The honeymoon hasn’t ended for band’s fans

    Stan AshbeeSouthern Alberta NewspapersEvery summer, many classic Canadian music acts travel to southern Alberta to perform at local venues to the delight of fans. Many live music fans from the county no doubt had cassette tapes, vinyl records or CDs of their favourite 1980s or 1990s[...] Read More »

    7 months ago
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