Arts and Entertainment

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 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.…

 

<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

 

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)
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)

At a pugnacious Oscars, Apple’s feel-good ‘CODA’ triumphs as best picture

Drama erupts as Will Smith slaps presenter Chris Rock

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)
<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)
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)
Curtis Labelle will be kicking off his 2022 Canadian tour with a show in Castor. (Photo submitted)

Rocker with Castor ties to kick off tour from town

A rocker with roots in Castor will be using the community to…

Curtis Labelle will be kicking off his 2022 Canadian tour with a show in Castor. (Photo submitted)
Curtis Labelle will be kicking off his 2022 Canadian tour with a show in Castor. (Photo submitted)

Rocker with Castor ties to kick off tour from town

A rocker with roots in Castor will be using the community to…

Curtis Labelle will be kicking off his 2022 Canadian tour with a show in Castor. (Photo submitted)
Martin Kerr (right) and Josh Sahunta (left) perform a song they cowrote during Kerr’s performance at the Jewel theatre on Feb. 13, 2022 (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
Martin Kerr (right) and Josh Sahunta (left) perform a song they cowrote during Kerr’s performance at the Jewel theatre on Feb. 13, 2022 (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
Alberta-based country singer Drew Gregory played in Coronation on Jan. 29, 2022. (Kevin Sabo/BLACK PRESS NEWS MEDIA)
Alberta-based country singer Drew Gregory played in Coronation on Jan. 29, 2022. (Kevin Sabo/BLACK PRESS NEWS MEDIA)
Edmonton singer Martin Kerr will be taking the stage in Stettler in mid-February. (photo/www.martinkerrmusic.com)
Edmonton singer Martin Kerr will be taking the stage in Stettler in mid-February. (photo/www.martinkerrmusic.com)
The Weeknd attends the LA premiere of “Uncut Gems” at ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles on December 11, 2019. Justin Bieber and the Weeknd could be taking home some serious hardware at tonight’s Juno Awards. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision, Richard Shotwell

Juno Awards ring in 50th anniversary; Justin Bieber, the Weeknd lead nominations

Both performers are also among the stacked list of popular artists nominated for fan choice award

The Weeknd attends the LA premiere of “Uncut Gems” at ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles on December 11, 2019. Justin Bieber and the Weeknd could be taking home some serious hardware at tonight’s Juno Awards. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision, Richard Shotwell
Netflix co-CEO and chief content officer Ted Sarandos poses in this undated handout photo. Netflix plans to open an office in Canada in what the streaming giant calls “a big first step” toward content creation in this country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Netflix *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Netflix plans to open an office in Canada and grow its relationship with its creators

Netflix has 21 offices around the world, including Amsterdam and Rome

Netflix co-CEO and chief content officer Ted Sarandos poses in this undated handout photo. Netflix plans to open an office in Canada in what the streaming giant calls “a big first step” toward content creation in this country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Netflix *MANDATORY CREDIT*
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Canadian star Dan Levy hosts Saturday Night Live’

Levy has been riding an incredible wave of success

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Red Fraggle, one of Jim Henson Company’s Fraggle Rock characers, is shown at Time To Play Holiday Show, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, in New York. The Jim Henson Company says production has officially started in Calgary on a reboot of the original 1980s children’s puppet series, which was filmed in Toronto.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Mark Lennihan

‘Fraggle Rock’ children’s puppet series reboot starts production in Calgary

A spokesperson says the new series will stream on Apple TV plus

Red Fraggle, one of Jim Henson Company’s Fraggle Rock characers, is shown at Time To Play Holiday Show, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, in New York. The Jim Henson Company says production has officially started in Calgary on a reboot of the original 1980s children’s puppet series, which was filmed in Toronto.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Mark Lennihan
Toronto-based director Michelle Latimer was recently scrutinized after years of claiming she was of Algonquin and Metis descent. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

‘Trickster’ fans question why CBC cancelled the series instead of finding new path

Indigenous TV series cancelled in the wake of controversy over co-creator Michelle Latimer’s ancestry

Toronto-based director Michelle Latimer was recently scrutinized after years of claiming she was of Algonquin and Metis descent. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)
Frank Kadillac, left, and Adrian Morris of Neon Dreams pose in an undated handout photo. (Warner Music Canada photo)

Neon Dreams and Chantal Kreviazuk test waters of multi-province concert tours

Contact tracing will be in effect, according to websites for several of the venues, and masks will be mandatory

Frank Kadillac, left, and Adrian Morris of Neon Dreams pose in an undated handout photo. (Warner Music Canada photo)
Signage appears as guests attend day one of the Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Toronto. With COVID-19 rattling the entire circuit, resulting in a trimmed Toronto International Film Festival slate that’s mostly online, the industry is looking for new ways to gain momentum for projects that in many cases have been finished remotely during the pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Chris Pizzello, Invision

Filmmakers relying on virtual world to build buzz at Toronto film festival

TIFF’s 45th edition runs Sept. 10-19 with a mix of digital and socially distanced physical screenings

Signage appears as guests attend day one of the Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Toronto. With COVID-19 rattling the entire circuit, resulting in a trimmed Toronto International Film Festival slate that’s mostly online, the industry is looking for new ways to gain momentum for projects that in many cases have been finished remotely during the pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Chris Pizzello, Invision