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  • ‘The Nutcracker’ From American Ballet Theater at BAM

    December 15, 2013 10:26 PM 13

    The dancing combines commanding lower-body skill with luscious upper-body nuance. Better yet, it abounds in — is reinvigorated by — remarkable dynamic contrasts. These virtues, touching and arresting for their own sake, keep giving the characters more color and depth. When Clara, the Princess, dances to the famous Sugar Plum music, with its celesta

  • Queen's Roger Taylor talks new music

    December 15, 2013 9:40 PM 21

    The memory of Queen's flamboyant frontman, who died in 1991 from complications from AIDS, is being kept alive in a new biopic and new 2014 album by the British rockers. The movie is now starring British actor Ben Whishaw (Q in Skyfall) - after Sacha Baron Cohen dropped out - and there's a new Queen album in the works using long forgotten Mercury vocals

  • Bobcat found trapped in Nelson home

    December 15, 2013 8:22 PM 24

    A Nelson woman was startled to come home and find a bobcat in the basement of her Johnstone Road home on Friday afternoon. Leanne Kalabis figures her basement door must have blown open while she was out. The wild feline came inside, wandered down a long hallway and around a corner, then couldn't find its way back to the door. "I could hear something

  • 'Smaug' decimates box office foes at theaters

    December 15, 2013 6:02 PM 19

    Though the film came in slightly under projections, 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' earns a convincing win at the box office. While hobbits remain lords of the box office, the little guys may be losing some oomph at theaters. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the second of three Hobbit films, opened to a solid $73.7 million, according to studio

  • 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' is king of the box office

    December 15, 2013 6:00 PM 16

    Movie theaters breathed fire this weekend as “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” struck box-office gold. The Peter Jackson-directed sequel to last year’s “The Hobbit: An Unexpected journey,” raked in a studio-estimated $73.7 million. It was a solid opening, but the New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Warner Bros. production came in about $6 million

  • For Dion, new single, special, 'Voice' appearance

    December 15, 2013 2:14 PM 18

    Celine Dion's first all-new English-language album in six years, "Loved Me Back to Life," entered the Billboard 200 at No. 2. But just five weeks later, it's plummeted to No. 35. "Of course, the record company wants to be the No. 1," said Dion. "They want to sell records. They want to make money. And don't get me wrong, I want to. But I'm proud about

  • Drake is Being Sued to the Tune of Over $200,000 for Allegedly Missing Concert in Chicago

    December 14, 2013 3:50 PM 22

    A lawsuit has been filed against Drake in Chicago that alleges the rapper and his company, OVO Touring, have taken over $200,000 from a concert promoter without paying them back. According to documents filed in Cook County Circuit Court on December 10, Status Entertainment and its partner company Show-n-Off Entertainment were in contact with Drake and his representatives

  • P!nk Turns Down Fan's $75,000 Meet-And-Greet Offer

    December 14, 2013 9:05 AM 23

    December 14th, 2013 10:30am EST | By: Dave Simpson Add to My News Pop star Pink turned down a huge payday at a concert in New York earlier this week by refusing a tycoon's request for a meet-and-greet. The So What hitmaker took her The Truth About Love tour to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Monday and she had a wealthy fan in the front row. According

  • 'So drunk' during 'True Blood' sex scene

    December 14, 2013 7:05 AM 26

    Actress says she chugged vodka before an intense sex scene. She currently stars on a show that's all about getting frisky, but Masters of Sex actress Lizzy Caplan hasn't always been a fan of sex scenes. In fact, she admits to being drunk when it came time to get down and dirty for a graphic scene with her True Blood co-star Ryan Kwanten during the HBO show's

  • Police seeking suspect in library voyeurism incident

    December 14, 2013 12:49 AM 24

    Edmonton police are trying to track down a man believed to be involved in an alleged case of voyeurism at a west Edmonton public library in early December. Police said the incident took place at about 3:15 p.m. Saturday, December 7, in the women’s washroom at the Lois Hole Library, on 176 Street and 69 Avenue. It was reported that an elderly male had followed