August 4th, 2021


Entertainment News

  • Carnegie Hall to reopen Oct 6 with Philadelphia Orchestra

    NEW YORK (AP) – Carnegie Hall will return from the coronavirus pandemic with a gala concert featuring the Philadelphia Orchestra on Oct. 6. Carnegie has not had a performance since March 13, 2020. The gala will be led Philadelphia Orchestra music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and will feature pianist Yuja Wang, Carnegie announced Thursday. The program [...] Read More »

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  • Apple TV Plus to debut ‘Come From Away’ Broadway taping on eve of 9/11 anniversary

    TORONTO – “Come From Away” is landing on Apple TV Plus in September. The streaming service says a live filmed version of the Tony-winning musical will debut Sept. 10 on the platform. The premiere coincides with the eve of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. “Come From Away” [...] Read More »

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  • Ontario gives festivals, events $49 million to help pandemic recovery

    TORONTO – Ontario is giving festivals and events across the province an additional $49 million to help the hard-hit sector through the pandemic. Culture Minister Lisa MacLeod says COVID-19 has disproportionately affected the tourism and culture industries, and the investment will help organizations that are finding new ways to safely operate. Most of the money [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Grammys commit to more hiring diversity for 2022 show

    LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Grammy Awards will adopt an inclusion rider that will require producers to recruit and hire more diverse candidates backstage and in front of the camera for next year’s ceremony. The Recording Academy announced Wednesday that the rider will be added to its agreement with producers staging the 64th annual awards [...] Read More »

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  • Grammy Awards to adopt inclusion rider for 2022 ceremony

    LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Grammy Awards will adopt an inclusion rider, an important step toward making the premier music awards show more diverse. The Recording Academy announced Wednesday that next year’s 64th annual awards will be produced with a contractual requirement designed to ensure equity and inclusion at all levels of production. Academy President [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago

Local Entertainment

  • Fishing trip with dad an adventure for the ages

    Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald Three years ago this weekend, my dad and I were preparing for an epic adventure, which turned out to be the first and last we’d ever make together. In early 2019, dad lost his second wife and on his own for the first time after being her caregiver, he was lost [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Peenaquim disc golf doesn’t look like a done deal yet

    LETHBRIDGE It looks like the proposed disc golf course at Peenaquim Park isn’t ready to fly yet judging by a story in The Herald last week. As you may be aware, city council recently became involved in this issue when a person involved with the disc golf association was asked to make a presentation [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • Street Wheelers a valuable part of city’s summer

    LETHBRIDGE I’ve been asked what I thought of last weekend’s Street Wheelers event and I’m in a bit of a quandary about the whole thing because I know some will have issues with anything I write on the subject. Street Wheelers is a sensitive subject every year with some but I’m not one to [...] Read More »

    3 weeks ago
  • Going massless in public doesn’t feel comfortable yet

    LETHBRIDGE When the mask bylaw was lifted effective July 1, like many I breathed a sigh of relief and actually felt I could breathe easier. It’s been a long time under COVID-19 restrictions and that freedom was so wonderful to have. I stopped to get gas on July 1 before heading out to shoot [...] Read More »

    4 weeks ago
  • We can all make the world a better place to live in

    LETHBRIDGE Wow, what a world we live in. Two days ago, we theoretically celebrated Canada Day under the heavy cloud of disgust, anger and sadness about the recent discoveries at Canadian residential schools. I drove out to Raymond to shoot the Rotary Club parade on July 1 as Southern Alberta celebrated a bit of [...] Read More »

    1 month ago