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FILE - Dolly Parton performs in concert on July 31, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. Parton has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP, File)

Dolly Parton, Eminem, Richie get into Rock Hall of Fame

Honourees voted on by more than 1,000 artists, historians and music industry professionals

FILE - Dolly Parton performs in concert on July 31, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. Parton has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - Dave Chappelle, presenter for JAY-Z, speaks during the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, in Cleveland. Chappelle was tackled during a performance at the Hollywood Bowl Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Security guards chased and overpowered the attacker, and Chappelle was able to continue his performance while the man was taken away in an ambulance. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)

Dave Chappelle tackled during Hollywood Bowl comedy show

Reports say attacker was carrying a fake gun with a real knife blade inside it

FILE - Dave Chappelle, presenter for JAY-Z, speaks during the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, in Cleveland. Chappelle was tackled during a performance at the Hollywood Bowl Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Security guards chased and overpowered the attacker, and Chappelle was able to continue his performance while the man was taken away in an ambulance. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)
Minister of Canadian Heritage Pablo Rodriguez delivers opening remarks to the National Culture Summit at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

What’s Canadian? Minister to modernize definition of a Canadian film and TV program

Definition of Canadian content is at the heart of a draft law before Parliament

Minister of Canadian Heritage Pablo Rodriguez delivers opening remarks to the National Culture Summit at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
This image released by Marvel Studios shows Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Stephen Strange in a scene from “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.” (Marvel Studios via AP)

Review: ‘Doctor Strange 2’ gets weirder, scarier, messier

Marvel’s latest blockbuster does seem like it’s asking quite a lot of the average moviegoer

This image released by Marvel Studios shows Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Stephen Strange in a scene from “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.” (Marvel Studios via AP)
Canadian Mattea Roach appears in an episode of Jeopardy! in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Jeopardy Productions, Inc.

Canadian ‘Jeopardy!’ champ moves up Top 10 list with 19th win

23-year-old’s winnings total US$460,184 — the sixth biggest haul in the show’s regular-season history

Canadian Mattea Roach appears in an episode of Jeopardy! in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Jeopardy Productions, Inc.
Hedley lead singer Jacob Hoggard performs during the band’s final concert of their current tour in Kelowna, B.C. on Friday, March 23, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff Bassett

Sex assault trial getting underway for Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard

Hoggard pleaded not guilty to sexual assault causing bodily harm and sexual interference in 2019

Hedley lead singer Jacob Hoggard performs during the band’s final concert of their current tour in Kelowna, B.C. on Friday, March 23, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff Bassett
Naomi Judd, left, and Wynonna Judd, of The Judds, perform at the “Girls’ Night Out: Superstar Women of Country,” in Las Vegas, April 4, 2011. Naomi Judd, the Kentucky-born matriarch of the Grammy-winning duo The Judds and mother of Wynonna and Ashley Judd, has died, her family announced Saturday, April 30, 2022. She was 76. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

The Judds, Ray Charles join the Country Music Hall of Fame

Ceremony just a day after Naomi Judd died unexpectedly

Naomi Judd, left, and Wynonna Judd, of The Judds, perform at the “Girls’ Night Out: Superstar Women of Country,” in Las Vegas, April 4, 2011. Naomi Judd, the Kentucky-born matriarch of the Grammy-winning duo The Judds and mother of Wynonna and Ashley Judd, has died, her family announced Saturday, April 30, 2022. She was 76. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
Shane Yellowbird. (Black Press file photo)

Cree county music singer Shane Yellowbird from Maskwacis passes away

Multiple media outlets have reported that Cree country music artist Shane Yellowbird…

Shane Yellowbird. (Black Press file photo)
Cloverdale’s 176 Street was turned into “Greendale” Nov. 15, 2019, when crews filmed scenes for Part 3 of the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

B.C. district council for Directors Guild of Canada issues strike notice

Any production not covered by a ‘safe harbour agreement’ may be subject to action after 72 hours

Cloverdale’s 176 Street was turned into “Greendale” Nov. 15, 2019, when crews filmed scenes for Part 3 of the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
FILE - Helen Mirren arrives at the Oscars in Los Angeles on Feb. 24, 2019. Mirren will grace the cover of People magazine’s “The Beautiful Issue.” (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Helen Mirren graces cover of People’s ‘Beautiful Issue’

76-year-old actor says the word beauty should be dubbed another word: swagger

FILE - Helen Mirren arrives at the Oscars in Los Angeles on Feb. 24, 2019. Mirren will grace the cover of People magazine’s “The Beautiful Issue.” (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - This aerial photo shows the Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe, N.M., on Oct. 23, 2021. On Wednesday, April 20, 2022, New Mexico workplace safety regulators issued the maximum possible fine against a film production company for firearms safety failures on the set of “Rust” where a cinematographer was fatally shot in October 2021 by actor and producer Alec Baldwin. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

New Mexico fines film company over Alec Baldwin shooting

At least five lawsuits have been filed over the shooting on the set of the movie Rust

FILE - This aerial photo shows the Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe, N.M., on Oct. 23, 2021. On Wednesday, April 20, 2022, New Mexico workplace safety regulators issued the maximum possible fine against a film production company for firearms safety failures on the set of “Rust” where a cinematographer was fatally shot in October 2021 by actor and producer Alec Baldwin. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
Guitarist Jerry Doucette performs at the ACT during a concert to raise money for Easter Seals in 2013. (Maple Ridge News file)

Jerry Doucette, known for hits “Mama Let Him Play” and “Nobody,” dies at 70

Montreal-born performer spent most of his professional career in B.C., final years in Delta

Guitarist Jerry Doucette performs at the ACT during a concert to raise money for Easter Seals in 2013. (Maple Ridge News file)
Aphrodite, Pandora, Athena, Persephone, Mandy, and Medusa Are ready for Greece Is The Word, at the Manluk Theatre on April 22-24 (Submitted)

Wetaskiwin youth theatre production puts spin on a musical classic

Wetaskiwin Youth Players production of Greece is the Word is set to open April 22, 2022

Aphrodite, Pandora, Athena, Persephone, Mandy, and Medusa Are ready for Greece Is The Word, at the Manluk Theatre on April 22-24 (Submitted)
The Ennis Sisters will be closing out the Stettler Variety Showcase season on May 1. (©David Howells 2022/www.davehowellsphoto.com)

Ennis Sisters Trio to close out shortened 2022 Stettler showcase season

A trio from St. John’s, Newfoundland, is set to close out the…

The Ennis Sisters will be closing out the Stettler Variety Showcase season on May 1. (©David Howells 2022/www.davehowellsphoto.com)
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Punk band shows its Ponoka connection on prestigious billboard

NOBRO will play live in Calgary and Edmonton next month

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The Dirt Road Angels are (L-R) Dahlia Wakefield, Danita Lynn, Shila Marie, and Karen Claypool. (Kevin Sabo/ Castor Advance)

Dirt Road Angels close out Coronation performing arts winter 2022 season

Coronation Royal Performing Arts closed the abbreviated 2022 season with a bang.…

The Dirt Road Angels are (L-R) Dahlia Wakefield, Danita Lynn, Shila Marie, and Karen Claypool. (Kevin Sabo/ Castor Advance)
An actor believed to be Ryan Reynolds is dressed as Deadpool on a movie set in downtown Vancouver, B.C. Monday, April 13, 2015. What constitutes a Canadian film, TV program or “content” is at the heart of new legislation before Parliament that would require streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+ to feature a certain amount of Canadian content, similar to the obligations long placed on traditional broadcasters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

What’s Canadian? Regulator will define what qualifies as a Canadian film

Some of the highest-profile movies featuring and made by Canadians have not officially counted

An actor believed to be Ryan Reynolds is dressed as Deadpool on a movie set in downtown Vancouver, B.C. Monday, April 13, 2015. What constitutes a Canadian film, TV program or “content” is at the heart of new legislation before Parliament that would require streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+ to feature a certain amount of Canadian content, similar to the obligations long placed on traditional broadcasters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Will Smith arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Will Smith slapped with 10-year ban from the Oscars

The ban comes in response to Smith’s on-stage slap of Chris Rock

Will Smith arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
FILE - David Gilmour performs in the ancient roman amphitheater of the Pompeii archeological site, Italy, Thursday, July 7, 2016. Pink Floyd is releasing its first new music in almost three decades to raise money for the people of Ukraine, the band announced Thursday, April 7, 2022. “Hey Hey Rise Up” features Pink Floyd members David Gilmour and Nick Mason, with vocals from Ukrainian singer Andriy Khlyvnyuk of the band BoomBox. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)

Pink Floyd members reunite to record song for Ukraine

‘“Hey Hey Rise Up’ the band’s first new music since 1994

FILE - David Gilmour performs in the ancient roman amphitheater of the Pompeii archeological site, Italy, Thursday, July 7, 2016. Pink Floyd is releasing its first new music in almost three decades to raise money for the people of Ukraine, the band announced Thursday, April 7, 2022. “Hey Hey Rise Up” features Pink Floyd members David Gilmour and Nick Mason, with vocals from Ukrainian singer Andriy Khlyvnyuk of the band BoomBox. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
<em>The Flying Detective</em> was a multi-media experience, blending a traditional play with cinematic components. (Sarah Baker/Stettler Independent)

Review: Stettler Variety Showcase presentation of The Flying Detective is a memorable experience

By Sarah Baker STETTLER INDEPENDENT The lights were low, seats were packed,…

  • Apr 5, 2022
<em>The Flying Detective</em> was a multi-media experience, blending a traditional play with cinematic components. (Sarah Baker/Stettler Independent)