August 19th, 2019

Local Entertainment

Moon landing was true reality television

By Lethbridge Herald on July 27th, 2019

LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com When the primetime Emmy nominations were released recently, I figured “Game of Thrones” would be in the running for a few. Never in my imagination — which admittedly isn’t great — would I have thought it would nail a record-setting 32. The haul beat the previous record of ... Read More »

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Channel surfing is exhausting work

By Lethbridge Herald on July 13th, 2019

LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al BeeberLethbridge Heraldabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Channel surfing has come a long way since the old days when we had three to choose from and no remote control. ItÕs almost hard to fathom we actually had to walk to the TV to manually flick from one black-and-white channel to another. Time and again. Granted, ... Read More »

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A trip to Vegas on my mind

By Lethbridge Herald on July 6th, 2019

Leave it to Beeber Al BeeberLethbridge Heraldabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com A trip to Sin City could be the way to celebrate a milestone. When I turned 60, I decided that a special vacation was in order this year. So far it hasn’t happened. And I’m not sure it will due to family scheduling matters. But this fall, if ... Read More »

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Time can’t erode good friendships

By Lethbridge Herald on July 5th, 2019

Leave it to Beeber Al BeeberLethbridge Heraldabeeber@lethbridgherald.com Two years ago this weekend, our class of 1977 had its 40-year reunion. It’d been two long decades since our last one and getting together with old friends and classmates was something I was looking forward to. In school, I was the shy, socially-awkward kid, the quiet one ... Read More »

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Death an educational experience

By Lethbridge Herald on April 1st, 2019

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 »

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One movie stands out as Christmas’ worst

By Lethbridge Herald on December 21st, 2018

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 »

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Artist tackling age conventions with new album

By Lethbridge Herald on October 12th, 2018

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 »

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B.C. artist pays tribute to Johnny Cash

By Lethbridge Herald on September 27th, 2018

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 »

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Some movies definitely not worth watching

By Lethbridge Herald on September 21st, 2018

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 »

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Dogs don’t belong in playgrounds

By Lethbridge Herald on May 18th, 2018

Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com I try every year to take the week of my birthday off. It’s usually a time when a person can get in the yard and do some spring gardening prep. I don’t tend to celebrate birthdays much since that is the day my son in grade 9 was diagnosed with ... Read More »

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Compassionate Canadians care for those in need

By Lethbridge Herald on April 27th, 2018

The haters need to be silenced Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com In recent weeks, Canada has experienced two horrific tragedies which have touched people around the world. First, multiple young hockey players, including Lethbridge’s own Logan Boulet, were killed in a bus crash in Saskatchewan. Now, 10 people are dead and many others hurt after ... Read More »

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