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  • Wyatt leads the field with eight nominations

    March 1, 2014 9:26 AM 25

    REGINA — The 2014 Saskatchewan Country Music Awards might end up being all Wyatt, all the time. The Saskatoon-based band leads the SCMA nominations, which were released Friday morning, with eight nominations. Comprised of Scott Patrick (guitar/vocals), Daniel Fortier (guitar/ vocals), Cam Ewart (bass) and Bray Hudson (drums), Wyatt is nominated as fan’s

  • Postmedia’s trio of film buffs pick this year’s big Oscar winners (with gallery)

    March 1, 2014 9:03 AM 11

    You don’t have to be a film expert to predict who will take home the hardware from this year’s Academy Awards — but it certainly helps. The 86th edition of the Oscars, taking place Sunday in Los Angeles (check local listings for air times on CTV and ABC), will likely have many surprises in store, but according to Postmedia’s film experts Bob Thompson

  • How Oscar campaigning got political

    March 1, 2014 4:27 AM 7

    1 March 2014 Last updated at 00:08 GMT When the trophies are handed out at Sunday night's Oscars ceremony they will ostensibly go to those who've displayed excellence in the eyes of the membership of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. But the outcome of some Academy Awards races may possibly be determined by Oscar campaigns.

  • Beaverbrook gallery painting dispute finally settled

    March 1, 2014 1:08 AM 9

    A decade-long legal saga that played out between Fredericton’s Beaverbrook Art Gallery and the Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation has finally ended, and the paintings in dispute will remain at the New Brunswick gallery. At issue were 78 works of art worth millions of dollars that arrived at the gallery in the 1950s and 1960s. The foundation argued it owned

  • Fires of passion? Flames break out at TheMuseum’s sexuality exhibit

    February 28, 2014 11:38 PM 10

    Sparks were flying Friday morning – literally – at TheMuseum’s Science of Sexuality exhibit. A small fire broke out on the fourth floor of the downtown Kitchener museum around 9 a.m. TheMuseum CEO David Marskell says a group of 37 students were touring the exhibit at the time, and quickly notified museum staff that they smelled smoke. “Within 15 seconds

  • Side Road to Success Wins Matthew McConaughey Admiration

    February 28, 2014 11:18 PM 96

    LOS ANGELES — Two aspiring actors recently stood in line at Alfred, a hip coffee house on Melrose Place here, and chatted about “True Detective,” the new HBO drama co-starring Matthew McConaughey. Their conversation turned to Mr. McConaughey and his Oscar-nominated role as an AIDS patient in “Dallas Buyers Club.” And then came this shocker: “That’s the kind of career

  • Celine Dion's husband recovering after tumour removal operation

    February 28, 2014 9:38 PM 7

    MONTREAL -- The husband of pop star Celine Dion is recovering after having a cancerous tumour removed from his throat just before Christmas. Rene Angelil said in a statement released by his publicist today that the Dec. 23 operation was a success. It says he spent a few days in hospital and that he is recovering at home in Las Vegas. The 72-year-old

  • Know The Night, by Maria Mutch: Review

    February 28, 2014 9:02 PM 12

    That Christopher Dewdney, in his 2007 book Acquainted With The Night, situated what he called “The Children’s Hour” from 8 until 9 p.m., suggests his book was not quite born from reality. As someone who hasn’t slept more than two hours at a time since last June, I promise you that with children and bedtime, the hour is never so fixed. There is nothing

  • TSO showcases modern composer John Adams

    February 28, 2014 7:09 PM 50

    Prolific composer featured at the TSO's New Creations Festival March, 1 to 7. John Adams leaves his home in the hills of Northern California each morning for an isolated shed deep in the forest. There, the composer will hide from the world in his “Mahler Hut” while putting in a full day of creative work. It is imperative that he create, whether the muse strikes

  • Soprano Netrebko pulls out of 'not right' London 'Faust'

    February 28, 2014 5:01 PM 7

    LONDON (Reuters) - Russian soprano Anna Netrebko has pulled out of a mostly sold-out production in April of Gounod's opera "Faust" at the Royal Opera House in London, saying that "the role is not right for me". The opera house announced the move on Friday. Her publicist said there was no rift between the soprano and the opera house. Netrebko, one of the world's