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January 11, 2019 12:48 PM Keyboardist Geraci leads Blues Music Awards nods with 6

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Keyboard player Anthony Geraci, singer Shemekia Copeland, and guitarist and songwriter Nick Moss lead the nominations for the annual Blues Music Awards. The awards are scheduled on May 9 at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Geraci leads with six nominations, including song of the year, album of the year and band of the year with his group 20

January 11, 2019 5:00 AM Canadian librarians’ top book picks for January and February

The Golden Tresses is the final book in Cobourg-born writer Alan Bradley’s Flavia de Luce series. “This is a great series! Flavia is a witter, clever and lovable character. Her adventures will have you laughing and cringing at the same time,” says Karly Uhl of Essa Public Library. The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden prompted this comment from Stephanie 32

January 8, 2019 1:17 AM Carey Price to skip NHL all-star weekend

Price participated in the all-star game in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2017. The 31-year-old from Anahim Lake, B.C., has a 16-11-4 record this season, with a 2.76 goals-against average, and a .908 save percentage. He earned his 300th career NHL win Dec. 20 at Arizona. JOHNNY HOCKEY HONOURED: Calgary Flames left-wing Johnny Gaudreau, San Jose Sharks defenceman 22

December 27, 2018 11:05 PM Maple Leafs’ Auston Matthews voted as Atlantic Division all-star captain

Auston Matthews’ selection as one of four captains for the NHL’s all-star game reflects the impact he’s had on the league in just his third season with the Maple Leafs. Fans voted the star centre as captain of the Atlantic Division all-stars for the annual event, being held Jan. 25-26 in San Jose. Nathan MacKinnon (Central), Connor McDavid (Pacific) 29

December 20, 2018 5:10 PM Matthews, Marner succeed as role players with The Nutcracker

Both Mitch Marner and Auston Matthews were a little awestruck, a little nervous, and definitely enthused after their cameo performance in the The Nutcracker on Wednesday night. “It was nerve-wracking, going out there just before,” Matthews said at the Leafs’ morning skate Thursday, with his performance with Marner becoming the talk of the dressing room. “But you go out there 26

December 18, 2018 11:07 PM Duke star Zion Williamson is stunning college basketball fans

At six-foot-seven and 285 pounds, he is not only Paul Bunyan-esque for the college ranks but also, the website FiveThirtyEight noted, heavier than all but one active NBA player. Williamson, however, is hardly earthbound. His 45-inch vertical leap is the highest since Duke started measuring its players, providing the foundation for his explosive moves 31

December 11, 2018 11:37 PM Jayne Eastwood is ACTRA Toronto’s pick for its 2019 Award of Excellence

She is also a voice and theatre actor. She was part of the cast of a legendary Toronto production of Godspell that brought together future comedy stars Martin Short, Andrea Martin, Gilda Radner and Eugene Levy in 1972. She won a Gemini Award in 1998 for the TV movie Dangerous Offender: The Marlene Moore Story as well as the Earle Grey Award for lifetime 26

December 7, 2018 2:31 PM Drake, Cardi B, Kendrick Lamar, Weezer: Who got nominated for the 2019 Grammys

— Album of the year: Invasion of Privacy, Cardi B; By the Way, I Forgive You, Brandi Carlile; Scorpion, Drake; H.E.R., H.E.R.; Beerbongs & Bentleys, Post Malone; Dirty Computer, Janelle Monae; Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves; Black Panther: The Album, Music From and Inspired By, Kendrick Lamar. — Record of the year: “I Like It,” Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin 42

December 4, 2018 2:45 PM Benn’s fifth goal in 6 games helps Stars beat Oilers 4-1

“There’s a lot you can learn, a lot you can work on to make sure you’re ready,” he said. “It was just a matter of me getting my legs under me early and just getting back in the flow.” Edmonton coach Ken Hitchcock said Ritchie’s goal was a difference maker. “When they got their second goal, that took some wind out of our sails. We played a hell of a hockey 38

November 21, 2018 9:56 PM Calgary chef Darren MacLean gets a spot at The Final Table

Calgary chef Darren MacLean says it’s time the world recognizes his city as the next foodie hot spot. And so the outspoken culinary whiz shines a light on his Alberta city this week as the sole Canadian contender on Netflix’s new competitive cooking series, The Final Table. The spectacle begins with 24 chefs from around the world, many of them stars 107