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The latest Stettler Variety Showcase performance hosted Edmonton Symphony Orchestra performers Robert Uchida and Rafael Hoekman. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)

Stettler Variety Showcase welcomes pair of Edmonton Symphony Orchestra performers to January show

The audience of the latest Stettler Variety Showcase performance enjoyed some classical…

 

Actress and teacher Viola Leger receives the Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award for Theatre shakes hands with Governor General David Johnston during a ceremony of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, May 31, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

Actress and former senator Viola Léger, best known as La Sagouine, dies at 92

Léger was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1989

 

Ken Lavigne will be stopping in Coronation early in February. (Photo submitted)

Tenor Ken Lavigne set to hit Coronation stage

Part of CRPA concert series on Feb. 3

 

Rafael Hoekman and Robert Uchida will be performing at the Stettler Performing Arts Centre on Jan. 29. (Prairie Debut photo)

Stringed-instrument duo to take the stage of Stettler’s PAC

The show is part of the ongoing 2022-2023 SVS performance season

Rafael Hoekman and Robert Uchida will be performing at the Stettler Performing Arts Centre on Jan. 29. (Prairie Debut photo)
FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2016 file photo, Drake performs onstage in Toronto on Oct. 8, 2016. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)

Drake delivers nostalgia, teases new music at Apollo show

Despite releasing 2 albums last year, the Canadian artist said he could release another soon

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2016 file photo, Drake performs onstage in Toronto on Oct. 8, 2016. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)
Fans line up to enter Graceland for a memorial service for Lisa Marie Presley Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023, in Memphis, Tenn. She died Jan. 12 after being hospitalized for a medical emergency and was buried on the property next to her son Benjamin Keough, and near her father Elvis Presley and his two parents. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Mourners bid farewell to Lisa Marie Presley, Elvis’ daughter

More than a thousand people gathered in Memphis to pay their respects Sunday

Fans line up to enter Graceland for a memorial service for Lisa Marie Presley Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023, in Memphis, Tenn. She died Jan. 12 after being hospitalized for a medical emergency and was buried on the property next to her son Benjamin Keough, and near her father Elvis Presley and his two parents. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Lindsay performed 20 songs, both covers and originals for a crowd of around 160. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)

Ryan Lindsay performs in Coronation

Part of the 2022-2023 Coronation Royal Performing Arts concert series

Lindsay performed 20 songs, both covers and originals for a crowd of around 160. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)
This image released by 20th Century Studios shows Kate Winslet, as Ronal, left, and Cliff Curtis, as Tonowari, in a scene from “Avatar: The Way of Water.” (20th Century Studios via AP)

‘Avatar 2,’ ‘M3GAN’ hold onto top spots at the box office

In third place is ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’

This image released by 20th Century Studios shows Kate Winslet, as Ronal, left, and Cliff Curtis, as Tonowari, in a scene from “Avatar: The Way of Water.” (20th Century Studios via AP)
Miss Haiti Mideline Phelizor competes in the evening gown competition during the preliminary round of the 71st Miss Universe Beauty Pageant in New Orleans, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Miss USA R’Bonney Gabriel wins Miss Universe Competition

Gabriel is a fashion designer, model and sewing instructor

Miss Haiti Mideline Phelizor competes in the evening gown competition during the preliminary round of the 71st Miss Universe Beauty Pageant in New Orleans, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Restorer Valentina Piovan works on Vittore Carpaccio’s 1502 painting ‘The agony in the garden’ at the Dalmatian School in Venice, northern Italy, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. On November 20th, the National Gallery of Washington inaugurated the first retrospective exhibition of Carpaccio’s works outside of Italy. It will run until February 12, 2023. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)

VIDEO: Carpaccio the artist, not the appetizer, now getting his due

Renaissance painter getting recognition outside of Venice in first retrospective of his work

Restorer Valentina Piovan works on Vittore Carpaccio’s 1502 painting ‘The agony in the garden’ at the Dalmatian School in Venice, northern Italy, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. On November 20th, the National Gallery of Washington inaugurated the first retrospective exhibition of Carpaccio’s works outside of Italy. It will run until February 12, 2023. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
Barbara Walters dies at 93. (Twitter)

Barbara Walters, a superstar and pioneer in TV news, dies at 93

The cause of death is not known at this time

Barbara Walters dies at 93. (Twitter)
Competitors, including eventual winner Yi Yi Wang, front centre, dance during the Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant, in Richmond, B.C., on Wednesday, November 30, 2022. The popularity of the 27-year-old pageant is testament to both the ongoing lure of celebrity in Hong Kong and Chinese show business, and what one expert calls the “aura” surrounding Canadian Chinese entertainers across the Pacific. Vancouver has long served as a source of talent for the Hong Kong and mainland Chinese entertainment scenes, and the mutual attraction persists in spite of recent political tensions between Canada and Beijing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Dreams of Chinese fame persist at Vancouver pageant, where stars are born

Pageant helps discover talent for Chinese-language show business

Competitors, including eventual winner Yi Yi Wang, front centre, dance during the Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant, in Richmond, B.C., on Wednesday, November 30, 2022. The popularity of the 27-year-old pageant is testament to both the ongoing lure of celebrity in Hong Kong and Chinese show business, and what one expert calls the “aura” surrounding Canadian Chinese entertainers across the Pacific. Vancouver has long served as a source of talent for the Hong Kong and mainland Chinese entertainment scenes, and the mutual attraction persists in spite of recent political tensions between Canada and Beijing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Host Brooke Lynn Hytes is pictured with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who made an appearance on the Friday, Nov. 25 episode of “Canada’s Drag Race: Canada vs. the World.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Bell Media/Crave
Host Brooke Lynn Hytes is pictured with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who made an appearance on the Friday, Nov. 25 episode of “Canada’s Drag Race: Canada vs. the World.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Bell Media/Crave
Singer Ken Lavigne is set to hit the stage in Stettler on Dec. 4. (Photo submitted)

Tenor Ken Lavigne set to take the stage in Stettler

The second show of the 2022-2023 Stettler Variety Showcase (SVS) season is…

Singer Ken Lavigne is set to hit the stage in Stettler on Dec. 4. (Photo submitted)
FILE - Actress Jennifer Aniston, left, poses with her father, actor John Aniston, after she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on Feb. 23, 2012. John Aniston, the Emmy-winning star of the daytime soap opera “Days of Our Lives” and father of Jennifer Aniston, has died at age 89. The actor’s daughter posted a tribute to him Monday morning on Instagram, announcing that he had died Friday, Nov. 11. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

John Aniston, star of ‘Days of Our Lives,’ dead at 89

Aniston also starred in The West Wing, Gilmore Girls

FILE - Actress Jennifer Aniston, left, poses with her father, actor John Aniston, after she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on Feb. 23, 2012. John Aniston, the Emmy-winning star of the daytime soap opera “Days of Our Lives” and father of Jennifer Aniston, has died at age 89. The actor’s daughter posted a tribute to him Monday morning on Instagram, announcing that he had died Friday, Nov. 11. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
Florence Kasumba, from left, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright and Lupita Nyong’o pose for photographers upon arrival for the premiere of the film ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ in London, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
Florence Kasumba, from left, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright and Lupita Nyong’o pose for photographers upon arrival for the premiere of the film ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ in London, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
As Captain America and Steve Rogers, Chris Evans shows off his muscles and determination. (Credit: Zade Rosenthal, Marvel)
As Captain America and Steve Rogers, Chris Evans shows off his muscles and determination. (Credit: Zade Rosenthal, Marvel)
FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, file photo, Rebel Wilson poses on the red carpet during the NFL Honors football awards show, in Los Angeles. Wilson returns to her roots as host of ABC’s “Pooch Perfect,” an eight-episode series featuring 10 dog groomers and their assistants competing in challenges. The show, which debuts March 30, is based on an Australian version. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, file photo, Rebel Wilson poses on the red carpet during the NFL Honors football awards show, in Los Angeles. Wilson returns to her roots as host of ABC’s “Pooch Perfect,” an eight-episode series featuring 10 dog groomers and their assistants competing in challenges. The show, which debuts March 30, is based on an Australian version. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
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Prince Harry’s memoir, titled ‘Spare,’ to come out Jan. 10

Prince Harry’s memoir, an object of obsessive anticipation worldwide since it was…

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Jamie Lee Curtis arrives at the world premiere of “Halloween Ends,” Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, at TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

‘Halloween Ends’ wins box office but renews streaming debate

Film earned over $40 million in North American theaters

Jamie Lee Curtis arrives at the world premiere of “Halloween Ends,” Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, at TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
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