January 18th, 2020

Local Entertainment

Netflix makes watching Oscar contenders easy

By Lethbridge Herald on January 18th, 2020

LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com And the Oscar goes to. . . probably nothing I saw this year, which admittedly wasn’t much. At least not yet. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released its nominees on Monday and it looks like I’ve got a lot of catching up to ... Read More »

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We’re giving away motorcycle show tickets

By Lethbridge Herald on November 30th, 2019

LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com For enthusiasts across southern Alberta, the Calgary Motorcycle Show in January is a yearly pilgrimage to see the latest two-wheeled, three-wheeled and four-wheeled machines manufacturers are rolling into showrooms. For my crew, hitting the show has been a ritual for a good decade or so — ... Read More »

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Righteous Gemstones an inspiring comedy

By Lethbridge Herald on October 12th, 2019

LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Autumn is here and besides pumpkin spice everywhere you know what that means, right? Mice. Disgusting mice everywhere. With temperatures cooling, those rascally rodents are looking for warm places to do whatever mice do for the night. And I have no clue what that is except ... Read More »

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Of mice and men: Houseguests need to go

By Lethbridge Herald on September 21st, 2019

LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Autumn is here and besides pumpkin spice everywhere you know what that means, right? Mice. Disgusting mice everywhere. With temperatures cooling, those rascally rodents are looking for warm places to do whatever mice do for the night. And I have no clue what that is except ... Read More »

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The mullet making a comeback

By Lethbridge Herald on September 14th, 2019

LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com The mullet is back! For better or worse, that now-reviled hairstyle of the 1980s is having a renaissance. Lest you forgot what a mullet is, just watch televised NASCAR races for any crowd shots. You’ll surely see one. Or go to a tractor pull. Mullets — ... Read More »

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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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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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