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FILE - Billie Eilish appears at the world premiere of “‘No Time To Die” in London on Sept. 28, 2021. Eilish is nominated for seven Grammy Awards. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, File)

Grammy Awards sets sight on Las Vegas for first time

Sunday’s ceremony relocated to Las Vegas for the first-time ever

FILE - Billie Eilish appears at the world premiere of “‘No Time To Die” in London on Sept. 28, 2021. Eilish is nominated for seven Grammy Awards. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, File)
This Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, photo shows music streaming apps clockwise from top left, Apple, Spotify, Amazon, Pandora and Google on an iPhone in New York. SOCAN has revealed that on average Canadian sogwriters earned only $67 last year in royalties from digital streaming services.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Jenny Kane

Canadian songwriters made on average $67 in royalties from digital platforms in 2021

Overall Canadians gained record royalties from streaming platforms in 2021

This Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, photo shows music streaming apps clockwise from top left, Apple, Spotify, Amazon, Pandora and Google on an iPhone in New York. SOCAN has revealed that on average Canadian sogwriters earned only $67 last year in royalties from digital streaming services.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Jenny Kane
Ariana DeBose accepts the award for best performance by an actress in a supporting role for "West Side Story" at the Oscars on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Social media explodes during Oscars; TV viewership doesn’t

Oscars still top the ratings for the week, followed by March Madness basketball

Ariana DeBose accepts the award for best performance by an actress in a supporting role for "West Side Story" at the Oscars on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
JD Johnson served as the emcee for the Halkirk Elks Comedy Night. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)

Halkirk Community Hall alive with laughter at Elks comedy night

For the first time in over two years laughter echoed throughout the…

JD Johnson served as the emcee for the Halkirk Elks Comedy Night. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)
FILE - Eugenio Derbez, from left, Sian Heder, Marlee Matlin, Troy Kotsur, Emilia Jones, Daniel Durant and Amy Forsyth, winners of the award for best picture for “CODA,” pose in the press room while signing “I love you” at the Oscars on March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The three Oscar wins for the film “CODA” has provided an unprecedented feeling of affirmation to people in the Deaf community. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Oscar wins for ‘CODA’ bring tears, elation to Deaf community

When “CODA” won the Oscar for best picture in Los Angeles, movie…

FILE - Eugenio Derbez, from left, Sian Heder, Marlee Matlin, Troy Kotsur, Emilia Jones, Daniel Durant and Amy Forsyth, winners of the award for best picture for “CODA,” pose in the press room while signing “I love you” at the Oscars on March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The three Oscar wins for the film “CODA” has provided an unprecedented feeling of affirmation to people in the Deaf community. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
Stephan James, left, and Shamier Anderson arrive at the Toronto International Film Festival Tribute Gala in Toronto on Monday, September 9, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Black Academy’s Legacy Awards set for fall, to air on CBC

Toronto-based Black Academy was founded by actor-brothers Shamier Anderson and Stephan James

Stephan James, left, and Shamier Anderson arrive at the Toronto International Film Festival Tribute Gala in Toronto on Monday, September 9, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Will Smith, right, hits presenter Chris Rock on stage while presenting the award for best documentary feature at the Oscars on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Comedians react with horror at Will Smith’s Oscar slap

Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars provoked intense opinions online,…

Will Smith, right, hits presenter Chris Rock on stage while presenting the award for best documentary feature at the Oscars on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Laurie Slater and Mark Donaghy perform a duet during the Mac Daddy concert held as part of Coronation Royal Performing Arts 2022 season on March 19. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)

Coronation Royal Performing Arts hosts sold-out show

Coronation Royal Performing Arts hosted their second of three spring shows on…

Laurie Slater and Mark Donaghy perform a duet during the Mac Daddy concert held as part of Coronation Royal Performing Arts 2022 season on March 19. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)
Will Smith cries as he accepts the award for best performance by an actor in a leading role for “King Richard” at the Oscars on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Will Smith cries as he accepts the award for best performance by an actor in a leading role for “King Richard” at the Oscars on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Arcade Fire performs at the Juno Awards in Vancouver, Sunday, March, 25, 2018. The Montreal rock band Arcade Fire is set to perform at the Juno Awards in May. It will be the group’s first time back on the Juno stage since its performance at the 2018 awards. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Arcade Fire to perform at Juno Awards in May

This year marks the first in-person presentation of the awards show since 2019

Arcade Fire performs at the Juno Awards in Vancouver, Sunday, March, 25, 2018. The Montreal rock band Arcade Fire is set to perform at the Juno Awards in May. It will be the group’s first time back on the Juno stage since its performance at the 2018 awards. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
This combination of photos shows promotional art for the films nominated for an Oscar for best picture, top row from left, "Belfast," "CODA," Don't Look Up," Drive My Car," Dune," bottom row from left, "King Richard," Licorice Pizza," "Nightmare Alley," "The Power of the Dog," and "West Side Story." (Focus Features/Apple TV+, Netflix, Janus Films & Sideshow, Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, Searchlight Pictures, Netflix, 20th Century Films via AP)

Oscar predictions: Will ‘Power of the Dog’ reign supreme?

Ahead of the 94th Academy Awards this week, Associated Press Film Writers…

This combination of photos shows promotional art for the films nominated for an Oscar for best picture, top row from left, "Belfast," "CODA," Don't Look Up," Drive My Car," Dune," bottom row from left, "King Richard," Licorice Pizza," "Nightmare Alley," "The Power of the Dog," and "West Side Story." (Focus Features/Apple TV+, Netflix, Janus Films & Sideshow, Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, Searchlight Pictures, Netflix, 20th Century Films via AP)
Sandra Oh attends the Canadian Disney premiere of “Turning Red” at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto, Tuesday, March 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Disney, George Pimentel, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Sandra Oh on battling ‘internal racism’ to embrace career success, tell Asian stories

Canadian actress calls “Turning Red” a turning point for Hollywood and for her own career

Sandra Oh attends the Canadian Disney premiere of “Turning Red” at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto, Tuesday, March 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Disney, George Pimentel, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
<em>The Flying Detective</em> will soon be landing in Stettler. (Accidental Humour Co. Website photo)

Accidental Humour Co. making stop in Stettler

A theatre group with a unique twist will be stopping in Stettler…

<em>The Flying Detective</em> will soon be landing in Stettler. (Accidental Humour Co. Website photo)
The Pixar film “Luca” on Disney+ was the most watched movie of 2021 according to Nielsen. This image released by Disney shows characters Alberto, voiced by Jack Dylan Grazer, left, and Luca, voiced by Jacob Tremblay in a scene from the animated film. (Disney via AP)

Digital entertainment ballooned in 2021: MPA report

In 2021, digital accounted for 72% of the combined theatrical and home entertainment market

The Pixar film “Luca” on Disney+ was the most watched movie of 2021 according to Nielsen. This image released by Disney shows characters Alberto, voiced by Jack Dylan Grazer, left, and Luca, voiced by Jacob Tremblay in a scene from the animated film. (Disney via AP)
Dolly Parton arrives at the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards on Monday, March 7, 2022, at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)

Dolly Parton to Rock Hall of Fame: Thanks but no thanks

Parton says nomination inspired her to put out a rock ‘n’ roll album at some point in the future

Dolly Parton arrives at the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards on Monday, March 7, 2022, at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)
Director Shawn Levy on left, and actor Ryan Reynolds are shown on the set of “The Adam Project” in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Netflix Doane Gregory
Director Shawn Levy on left, and actor Ryan Reynolds are shown on the set of “The Adam Project” in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Netflix Doane Gregory
Inuk singer-songwriter Susan Aglukark, shown in a handout photo, will be feted with a humanitarian award at the Juno Awards this spring. The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences says it’s honouring the Arviat, Nunavut-raised musician for her “long-standing dedication” to improving the lives of Indigenous youth in Northern Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Denise Grant

Inuk musician Susan Aglukark to receive humanitarian award at Junos

Aglukark’s charity supports Northern Inuit, First Nations and Métis youth

Inuk singer-songwriter Susan Aglukark, shown in a handout photo, will be feted with a humanitarian award at the Juno Awards this spring. The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences says it’s honouring the Arviat, Nunavut-raised musician for her “long-standing dedication” to improving the lives of Indigenous youth in Northern Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Denise Grant
Bryan Adams is set to be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. Bryan Adams plays during second intermission at the NHL 100 Classic, in Ottawa on Saturday, December 16, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Bryan Adams to be inducted into Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame

Iconic Canadian songwriter honoured with frequent collaborator and friend, Jim Vallance

Bryan Adams is set to be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. Bryan Adams plays during second intermission at the NHL 100 Classic, in Ottawa on Saturday, December 16, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
People stand on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday, Feb.11, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib)

US Supreme Court won’t review decision that freed Bill Cosby

The high court declined to review a June Pennsylvania decision that released Cosby from prison

People stand on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday, Feb.11, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib)
Joining Labelle on stage were bass guitarist Matt Dubois, drummer Adrian Johnson and guitarist Mike Sands. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)

Curtis Labelle plays Castor Community Hall

Red Deer-based rocker Curtis Labelle opened his “High on Pride 2022” tour…

Joining Labelle on stage were bass guitarist Matt Dubois, drummer Adrian Johnson and guitarist Mike Sands. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)