June 17th, 2019


Entertainment News

  • Ulysses S. Grant’s Detroit home to be moved, renovated

    DETROIT – The Detroit home of President Ulysses S. Grant is being moved from the former Michigan State Fairgrounds to the Eastern Market where it will be refashioned as a public education and resource centre. Sandra Clark, the director the Michigan History Center, said Thursday that the two-story white clapboard house will be established as [...] Read More »

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  • “Romeo and Juliet” director Franco Zeffirelli dies at 96

    ROME – Italian director Franco Zeffirelli, who delighted audiences around the world with his romantic vision and often extravagant productions, most famously captured in his cinematic “Romeo and Juliet,” has died in Rome at 96. While Zeffirelli was most popularly known for his films, his name was also inextricably linked to the theatre and opera. [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Italian director Franco Zeffirelli dies at age 96

    ROME – Italian director Franco Zeffirelli, famed for operas, films and television, has died in Rome at the age of 96. Zefffirelli’s son Luciano said his father died at home at noon on Saturday. “He had suffered for a while, but he left in a peaceful way,” he said. Zeffirelli delighted audiences around the world [...] Read More »

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  • Mirvish cancels plans for Toronto screech-in after complaints from Newfoundland

    TORONTO – Mirvish Productions says it’s cancelling plans to attempt the world’s largest screech-in at a Toronto performance of “Come From Away” due to complaints from people in Newfoundland. The theatre company said earlier this week that it wanted to celebrate the province’s unique culture by staging “a big group screech-in” at a performance of [...] Read More »

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  • Leonard Cohen’s letters to ‘So Long, Marianne’ muse sold for $1.2 million

    A collection of correspondence and mementos chronicling the relationship between Leonard Cohen and his muse, Marianne Ihlen, has been sold for nearly $1.2 million. The Christie’s online sale, which closed Thursday, featured more than 50 letters from Cohen to Ihlen, who inspired his 1967 song “So Long, Marianne,” as well as photographs, postcards and personal [...] Read More »

    2 days ago

Local Entertainment

  • Death an educational experience

    Al BeeberLethbridge Heraldabeeber@lethbridgeherald.comDeath isn’t entertaining. It’s heartbreaking, soul-destroying and spirit-crushing. For those who are entrusted to be executors of a loved one’s will, it’s also demanding and exhausting.I’m learning that with an exclamation mark. I knew before my dad died, I was the one he entrusted to take care of business. He’d told me multiple [...] Read More »

    3 months ago
  • One movie stands out as Christmas’ worst

    Al BeeberLethbridge Heraldabeeber@lethbridgeherald.comChristmas is almost here and this weekend, many who celebrate the holiday will be checking out broadcast TV networks and specialty channels for favourite holiday movies.And there is surely one which everybody is attached to in some sentimental way.The definition of a Christmas movie is a broad one. Many consider “Die Hard” to [...] Read More »

    6 months ago
  • Artist tackling age conventions with new album

    Murray McLauchlan performing at Yates Centre this month Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com The word “icon” is one that is used often to describe musical luminaries whose work has touched the souls of their audiences. It’s a word that deserves to be used as a description of Murray McLauchlan, a Canadian institution whose varied professional [...] Read More »

    8 months ago
  • B.C. artist pays tribute to Johnny Cash

    David James and his band playing the Yates Centre Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com David James was a rock and roll musician until one fateful night when his girlfriend rented the Johny Cash biopic “Walk The Line.” Then 40 years old, James started singing along and his girlfriend told him he’d found his calling. Years [...] Read More »

    9 months ago
  • Some movies definitely not worth watching

    Al Beeber LETHBRIDGE HERALD – A Leave it to Beeber column abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Outstanding Canadian film ‘Black Cop’ a revelation I rarely take two weeks off at a time so for my September vacation, I set goals that would keep me occupied. The first was to walk a minimum of 7.5 miles a day every day, [...] Read More »

    9 months ago