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This image released by Sony Pictures shows Viola Davis in “The Woman King.” (Sony Pictures via AP)

Review: A classic battle epic in ‘The Woman King’

Viola Davis takes viewers through the West African Kingdom of Dahomey during the 19th century

 

Actor Seth Rogen is photographed as he greats fans during the red carpet premier for the film, The Fabelmans, at Princess of Wales Theatre during the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday, September 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin

No pressure: Vancouver’s Seth Rogen and Gabriel LaBelle on working with Spielberg

The Fabelmans premiered at the Toronto Film Festival Sept. 10

 

FILE - In this July 5, 1936 file photo, Britain’s Princess Elizabeth, right, holds a Pembrokeshire Corgi as her sister Princess Margaret feeds it a biscuit. Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a rock of stability across much of a turbulent century, has died. She was 96. Buckingham Palace made the announcement in a statement on Thursday Sept. 8, 2022. (AP Photo, File)
FILE - In this July 5, 1936 file photo, Britain’s Princess Elizabeth, right, holds a Pembrokeshire Corgi as her sister Princess Margaret feeds it a biscuit. Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a rock of stability across much of a turbulent century, has died. She was 96. Buckingham Palace made the announcement in a statement on Thursday Sept. 8, 2022. (AP Photo, File)
Kelly McCormack plays Jess McCready in Prime Video TV series “A League of Their Own,” which uses the hit film as the basis for a new story. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Anne Marie Fox-Prime Video TV
Kelly McCormack plays Jess McCready in Prime Video TV series “A League of Their Own,” which uses the hit film as the basis for a new story. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Anne Marie Fox-Prime Video TV
FILE - Actor Nichelle Nichols speaks during the Creation Entertainment’s Official Star Trek Convention at The Westin O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill., Sunday, June 8, 2014. Nichols, who gained fame as Lt. Ntoya Uhura on the original “Star Trek” television series, died Saturday, July 30, 2022, her family said. She was 89. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP, File)

Nichelle Nichols, Lt. Uhura on ‘Star Trek,’ has died at 89

Nichols more recently known for role in TV series ‘Heroes’

FILE - Actor Nichelle Nichols speaks during the Creation Entertainment’s Official Star Trek Convention at The Westin O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill., Sunday, June 8, 2014. Nichols, who gained fame as Lt. Ntoya Uhura on the original “Star Trek” television series, died Saturday, July 30, 2022, her family said. She was 89. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP, File)
Shawn Mendes performs “Summer of Love” at the MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in New York. Mendes is one of several musicians to cancel Canadian concert dates in recent weeks.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Charles Sykes-Invision-AP

From Mendes to New Kids, concert cancellations prove a costly gamble for fans

Fans sometimes stuck with hefty travel, hotel expenses

Shawn Mendes performs “Summer of Love” at the MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in New York. Mendes is one of several musicians to cancel Canadian concert dates in recent weeks.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Charles Sykes-Invision-AP
Thousand of fans gathered at the San Diego Comic-Con in July, for the first in-person event in two years. (Associated Press/Screenshot)

VIDEO: Comic-Con welcomes back excited fans for first in-person event in 2 years

Thousands of fans are gathering in San Diego July 21 to 24

Thousand of fans gathered at the San Diego Comic-Con in July, for the first in-person event in two years. (Associated Press/Screenshot)
FILE - Paramount Pictures vice president Robert Evans, left, his wife, actress Ali MacGraw, and actor James Caan, who plays Sonny in “The Godfather,” attend the world premiere of “The Godfather,” in New York on March 14, 1972. Caan, whose roles included ‘The Godfather,’ ‘Brian’s Song’ and ‘Misery,’ died Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at age 82. (AP Photo, File)

James Caan, Oscar nominee for ‘The Godfather,’ dies at 82

Caan’s film career stretches back to the 1960s

FILE - Paramount Pictures vice president Robert Evans, left, his wife, actress Ali MacGraw, and actor James Caan, who plays Sonny in “The Godfather,” attend the world premiere of “The Godfather,” in New York on March 14, 1972. Caan, whose roles included ‘The Godfather,’ ‘Brian’s Song’ and ‘Misery,’ died Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at age 82. (AP Photo, File)
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Top Gun:Maverick succeeds in improving on the original

After three-and-a-half decades, Tom Cruise returned to the danger zone in Top…

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Kelsey Raymond and Sandra Burśiková team up to present “”Quarantined with Human” during the Raider Theatre evening of one-act plays on May 18. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)

Gus Wetter School Raider Theatre students host one-act play evening

Castor residents were treated to an evening of theatrical entertainment on May…

Kelsey Raymond and Sandra Burśiková team up to present “”Quarantined with Human” during the Raider Theatre evening of one-act plays on May 18. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)
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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<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,…

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<em>The Flying Detective</em> was a multi-media experience, blending a traditional play with cinematic components. (Sarah Baker/Stettler Independent)
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)
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)
Actor Simu Liu poses for photographs on the red carpet for the premiere of ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’, at a cinema in west London, Thursday, Aug 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP

Simu Liu to host first outdoor Juno Awards at Budweiser Stage in Toronto

May 15 event will be the first time the awards show will be held outdoors

Actor Simu Liu poses for photographs on the red carpet for the premiere of ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’, at a cinema in west London, Thursday, Aug 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP