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Norm MacDonald Dumped From Tonight Show Visit

NEW YORK — Norm Macdonald’s comments about the MeToo movement and fellow comedians Louis C.K. and Roseanne Barr led to the "The Tonight Show" cancelling his appearance and spurred apologies from the comedian that could bring their own problems. In a statement, NBC said it cancelled Tuesday’s appearance "out of sensitivity to our audience." The…

Winnipeg Turns into Playground During Nuit Blanche

Nuit Blanche Winnipeg returns with an exciting array of artists and venues as it celebrates its ninth year. On Saturday September 29, the event packs bigger and brighter art installations into it's its 8-hour experience running from 6:00pm - 2:00am. You can enjoy a long list of events in St.Boniface, Downtown, the Forks, the Exchange…

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Norm MacDonald Dumped From Tonight Show Visit

NEW YORK — Norm Macdonald’s comments about the MeToo movement and fellow comedians Louis C.K. and Roseanne Barr led to the "The Tonight Show" cancelling his appearance and spurred apologies from the comedian that could bring their own problems. In a statement, NBC said it cancelled Tuesday’s appearance "out of sensitivity to our audience." The…

Winnipeg Turns into Playground During Nuit Blanche

Nuit Blanche Winnipeg returns with an exciting array of artists and venues as it celebrates its ninth year. On Saturday September 29, the event packs bigger and brighter art installations into it's its 8-hour experience running from 6:00pm - 2:00am. You can enjoy a long list of events in St.Boniface, Downtown, the Forks, the Exchange…

$2 Million for Canada's Diversity Gardens

The Assiniboine Park Conservancy received $2 million from Sean McCoshen to support the development of Canada's Diversity Gardens and the Imagine a Place Campaign. Sean is the Chairman of A2A Rail USA LLC and Chairman, Alberta - Alaska Railway Development Corporation. APC announced the donation at their annual Garden Party fundraising event at the Leo…

Harry Potter and The WSO Provide Magical Experience

Harry Potter is coming to Winnipeg in a magical concert series with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. On March 8-9 they will perform the score live at the Centennial Concert Hall while Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban plays in high-definition on a 40-foot screen. The Harry Potter Film Concert Series has been touring since…

Aretha Franklin "The Queen of Soul" Dead at 76

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS - The incredibly talented Aretha Franklin died Thursday at the age of 76. Aretha, who was appropriately crowned the Queen of Soul died at her home in Detroit. The reported cause of death was advanced pancreatic cancer. She was the first woman inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame in 1997,…

Margot Kidder’s Death Ruled a Suicide

HELENA, Montana — "Superman" actress Margot Kidder’s death has been ruled a suicide, and her daughter said it’s a relief to finally have the truth out. Kidder, who was born in Yellowknife and played Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve’s Superman in her most famous role, was found by a friend in her Montana home on…

Sir Paul McCartney to Play Winnipeg in September

A Legendary singer-songwriter who hasn't been in Winnipeg since 2013 will will return this fall. Sir Paul McCartney is set to play Bell MTS Place on September 28th as part of his Freshen Up tour. McCartney has a new album call Egypt Station that is due to be released in early September. Presale tickets become…

Dauphin’s Countryfest: Rainy, Rowdy and Raucous as Ever

The party just doesn’t stop at Dauphin’s Countryfest. No matter the day, the time or the weather, those looking for a good time need not look any further than Canada’s longest running country music festival. With the front gates officially opening up for business Wednesday afternoon, country music enthusiasts and summer partiers alike have now…

Michael Buble Among 2019 Hollywood Walk of Fame Honourees

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Canadian crooner Michael Buble will be getting his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year. The singer from Burnaby, British Columbia, is one of the entertainers named by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce for the honour. Others in the class of 2019 include actors Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway…

Classic Rocker Legendary Band, Sweet, Will Play Winnipeg

WINNIPEG - Classic Rocks fans will want to put this in their calendar, Sweet will play the Burton Cummings Theatre on October 18. Legendary rock band shot to the top of the charts in the 1970's with a number of hits. Here's a few you will remember; "Ballroom Blitz", "Fox on the Run", "Love is…

Story Posts Project Launches in Downtown Winnipeg

WINNIPEG - The Story Posts Project launcheD in downtown Winnipeg this week. The project challenges all to explore Canada’s relationship with Indigenous peoples and to stimulate public conversation toward education, healing and ultimately solidarity. The Story Posts Project supports Truth and Reconciliation Call to Action 83, which calls upon the Canada Council for the Arts…

The Summer Entertainment Series at Assiniboine Park

WINNIPEG - The Summer Entertainment Series is returning to Assiniboine Park. The series kicks off this Thursday, June 21 at 7:00PM with the second annual International Yoga Day at the Park at the Lyric Theatre. “We are so excited to have such a diverse and talented lineup of music and events throughout the Park this…

Fans Flock to to Bourdain's Restaurant

NEW YORK, NY - Fans of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, who officials say committed suicide in France on Friday, flocked to the New York restaurant where he was an executive chef to pay tribute to him. Nathan Frandino has more information in this Reuters News video report.

Facebook Launches News Program With Anchors From CNN, Fox News, Univision

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS - Facebook launches U.S. news programs hosted by Anderson Cooper of CNN, Shepard Smith of Fox, and Jorge Ramos of Univision to improve the quality of news on the social network. Fred Katayama has more information in this Reuters News video report.

World's Greatest Figure Skaters Coming to Brandon

Toronto - Canada will get one more chance to see some of the world's greatest figure skaters as they take to the ice in 30 cities across the country and say, "Thank you". Canada has produced the most talented figure skaters in the history of the sport with household names like Virtue, Moir, Chan, Osmond,…

Suicide Note Found With Kate Spade's Body: Say's NYPD

NEW YORK, NY - Fashion designer Kate Spade, 55, was found dead in her New York City apartment on Tuesday morning in an apparent suicide, police said. Zachary Goelman has more information in this Reuters News video report.

Ray St. Germain Honoured as Red River College’s 2018 Honorary Diploma Recipient

WINNIPEG - A household name across the prairies, Ray St. Germain will be honoured as Red River College’s (RRC) 2018 Honorary Diploma recipient. Ray St. Germain is an award winning producer, host, entertainer and voice actor on more than 600 television programs over the last four decades – including Big Sky Country, Rhythms of the…

John Mellencamp to Play Winnipeg & Brandon

WINNIPEG - John Mellencamp is returning to Manitoba for two shows, October 23rd in Winnipeg and the 24th in Brandon. This fall Mellancamp will make 20 plus stops across Canada for his "SAD CLOWNS & HILLBILLIES TOUR". Hailed by critics as one of Mellencamp's most authentic and crowd pleasing concerts of his career. Tickets for…

Rosanne Cancelled & All Episodes Pulled After Tweet

TORONTO — CTV says it is pulling "Roseanne" from its television and streaming platforms following a racist tweet on Tuesday by the show’s star Roseanne Barr. CTV Communications tweeted its plans less than two hours after the show’s U.S. network, ABC, said it was cancelling the series. Barr apologized for suggesting on Twitter that former…

WSO Puts On Pop-Up Blitz of Concerts

WINNIPEG - Winnipeg is going to experience a music-blitz June 16 and 17 thanks to Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. The musicians of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO) will Pop-Up in parks and other public hot spots throughout Winnipeg for a blitz of 20 performances in eleven locations on June 16 and 17 as part of Symphony…

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