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Creative couple have marriage of the mind

when it comes to fringe theatre, work-life balance is tough to find. Even when not rehearsing, it's easy to spend every waking moment doing something related to a performance, from finding costumes and props to organizing the cross-country tour. Katie Hartman and Nick Ryan decided to combine...
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Taylor Swift, Coldplay, One Direction, Lorde set for iHeartRadio Music Festival in September

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Taylor Swift, Coldplay and One Direction are part of the star-studded lineup for this year's iHeartRadio Music Festival. Clear Channel announced Wednesday that Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea and Ed Sheeran will also perform at the festival, to be held Sept. 19-20 at the...
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Coroner: Peaches Geldof died from heroin overdose after trying to come off the drug

LONDON - Model and TV personality Peaches Geldof died from a heroin overdose after relapsing from a battle to give up the drug, a British coroner ruled Wednesday. Coroner Roger Hatch said 25-year-old Geldof took a fatal dose of high-purity heroin shortly before she was found dead at her home
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Toddler son of British singer Adele wins damages after paparazzi photos were taken

LONDON - British singer Adele's toddler son has won a five-figure sum in damages after paparazzi photographed private family moments. Adele's lawyer Jenny Afia said Wednesday that the Grammy-winning performer was adamant her son Angelo must never become "public property." She said: "It is a
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Ryan Adams headlines Oct. 12 in Winnipeg

RYAN Adams will make his first headlining appearance in Winnipeg on Oct. 12, performing at the Burton Cummings Theatre as part of a North American tour in support of his forthcoming self-titled album. Tickets range in price from $47.25 to $63.50 and go on sale Friday at Ticketmaster. The
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George Harrison tree killed by beetles in L.A.

LOS ANGELES -- A tree planted in Los Angeles to honour former Beatle George Harrison has been killed -- by beetles. Councilman Tom LaBonge says the pine grew to more than 3.6 metres tall before succumbing to a bark beetle infestation. The tree was removed last month. LaBonge says it will be
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Piano Man Billy Joel to get Gershwin Prize

WASHINGTON -- The Library of Congress is honouring Billy Joel with its Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Librarian James Billington said Tuesday the singer-songwriter, whose hits include Piano Man and Uptown Girl, will receive the prize in Washington in November. The Gershwin Prize honours a
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Music Review: Debut album from LA-based band Kitten, led by Chloe Chaidez, is synth heaven

Music news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 15:35
Kitten, "Kitten" (Elektra) The debut album from rising band Kitten will have you purring. The Los Angeles-based group's self-titled release is full of synth pop anthems, dance jams and punk-rock tracks that mesh together seamlessly. Chloe Chaidez, 19, leads the band, and her vocals sound fresh
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'Trouble in Paradise' by La Roux among CD releases for the week of July 22

Music news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:08
Here's a list of some new CD releases for the week of July 22: 5 Seconds of Summer _ "5 Seconds of Summer" Alvvays _ "Alvvays" Anberlin _ "Lowborn" Anti-Flag _ "A Document of Dissent: 1993-2013" Liam Betson _ "The Cover of Hunter" The Black Angels _ "Clear Lake Forest" The Brand New
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From Vine to the Billboard charts: Canadian teen Shawn Mendes has breakthrough

Music news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:04
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Six seconds isn't a long time, but Vine superstar Shawn Mendes made the time count when posting cover songs on the social media platform. The teen singer, who hails from the Toronto suburb of Pickering, Ont., says he would pick the hits he would cover — and the sections of the
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Ryan Adams in town Oct. 12

Music news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:50
Ryan Adams will bring his new self-titled album to the Burton Cummings Theatre on Oct. 12 as part of a North American run of dates this fall. Tickets range in price from $47.25 to $63.50 and go on sale Friday, July 25 via Ticketmaster. Adams' 14th studio album and first since 2011's Ashes &
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Sometimes two bucks can change your life

Arts news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:38
Andrea del Campo remembers with startling clarity the moment her life changed dramatically. As a high school student, she was never involved with theatre. Then her Grade 10 drama teacher invited her to see an improv show. "I don't know why I went, but it cost a toonie, and I guess I just thought
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Molly Rankin fiddling with pop formula

Music news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:36
The first thing you need to know about Alvvays is that it's pronounced "always." (The typographical styling helps distinguish it from a certain feminine hygiene company, both in our minds and in our Google search browsers.) The second thing you need to know: while the Toronto fuzz-pop outfit is
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Come for lunch, stay for The Surprise

Arts news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 09:37
MORE zaniness and dramatic moments from the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival come to the Free Press News Café on Tuesday afternoon. Four more free performances and interviews begin at 12:30 p.m. at the lunch spot at 237 McDermot Ave., where Martin Dockery and Vanessa Quesnelle, stars of The
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'The Black Market' by Rise Against top album on iTunes in Canada

Music news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 08:16
iTunes in Canada top 10 for the week ending July 20. ALBUMS 1 The Black Market _ Rise Against 2 Yes! _ Jason Mraz 3 Mandatory Fun _ "Weird Al" Yankovic 4 In the Lonely Hour _ Sam Smith 5 1000 Forms of Fear _ Sia 6 X (Deluxe Edition) _ Ed Sheeran 7 Shawn Mendes (EP) _ Shawn
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Shania Twain to wrap 2-year Las Vegas residency December; announces 16 new shows

Music news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 20:56
TORONTO - Come on over, Shania Twain fans: the Canadian country superstar has announced her final run of shows on the Las Vegas Strip. Twain's two-year residency at Caesars Palace will conclude with a 16-show run, culminating in a finale on Dec. 13. In the meantime, "Shania: Still the One" is
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Fred Eaglesmith, Fast Romantics, coming to town

Music news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 16:30
Canadian alt-country music troubadour Fred Eaglesmith returns to Winnipeg to play the Park Theatre on Oct. 1. His latest album, 2013’s Tambourine, was recorded with an old eight-track analog console in a community hall in Vittoria, Ont., and like the town, the music consciously avoids the
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Country star Shania Twain's 2-year-long series of shows in Las Vegas set to end in December

Music news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 16:29
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Country superstar Shania Twain will end her residency in Las Vegas with a final show Dec. 13, two years after she made a grand Sin City entrance on horseback and began performing at Caesars Palace. Twain announced 16 "Shania: Still the One" shows in October and December, in
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Super man

Arts news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 13:25
The word supernumerary originates from the Latin supernumerarous, which in opera parlance refers to "a person no one cares about and is often overlooked," or more simply, "a silent actor." Briane Nasimok has been quiet long enough, having served as a super in 287 performances for the Canadian
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Drug trial of ex-'X Factor' judge collapses over claim reporter known as 'Fake Sheik' lied

Music news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 13:00
LONDON - The drug trial of a former British "X Factor" judge collapsed on Monday after the judge said the star prosecution witness, an undercover reporter known as the "Fake Sheik," had lied under oath. The Rupert Murdoch-owned Sun on Sunday tabloid reported last year it had caught Tulisa
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