Calgary entertainment: What to do this weekend

Calgary entertainment: What to do this weekend

Runs until Sunday, Aug. 2 at Shaw Millennium Park, 1220 Ninth Avenue&…
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World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. Soars on Subscriber Growth

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Tao Slams EXO, SM Entertainment, Record Company Shuts Down YouTube

Making news again is Tao, EXO and SM Entertainment. Tao recently released a mini-album that express…
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ABM Extends Global Partnership With Sports and Entertainment Leader AEG

ABM Extends Global Partnership With Sports and Entertainment Leader AEG

ABM to Continue Services at Top AEG Venues Including STAPLES Center, The O2, StubHub Center, Barcl…
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‘Entertainment’ Trailer: Neil Hamburger Shows His Dark Side

Entertainment goes to the dark side of comedy, and threatens too strand its audience there forever …
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Watch the Weird and Wonderful ENTERTAINMENT Trailer Starring Gregg Turkington

If you’re looking for a change from superhero movies and low-brow comedies then perhaps writ…
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Villa agree deal for French winger N'Zogbia

Villa agree deal for French winger N’Zogbia

LONDON, July 31 – British consumer morale eased in July as concerns about Greece and the global eco…
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Goosen and Ishikawa set pace, Woods five back

Veteran South African Retief Goosen drew on good memories of past Presidents Cups played at Robert …
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Crystal Palace have Connor Wickham bid accepted by Sunderland

Crystal Palace have agreed a fee of £9m including add-ons with Sunderland for Connor Wickham, …
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Hot Pursuit | Movie review

Hot Pursuit | Movie review

Hot Pursuit is simply a buddy comedy gone wrong: imagine Midnight Run with less interesting charact…
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Heart and humour combine in Three Days in the Country, National Theatre

20:28 30 July 2015 Freddy Mayhew Patrick Marber’s Three Days in the Country at the National Theat…
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5 funny things every Indian can relate to

Not for the prestigious things, but also for the many popular funny things, Indians occupy a signi…
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Tropicana Entertainment Inc. Debuts New Social Casino App "TropWorld Casino"

Tropicana Entertainment Inc. Debuts New Social Casino App “TropWorld Casino”

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. , July 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – Gaming industry leader Tropicana Entertain…
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#Arts and entertainment calendar

Arts and entertainment calendar Submit items to Arts & Entertainment by e-mail no later than Tuesda…
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YG Entertainment reveals the status on Epik High and Cha Seung Won’s contract renewal

You’ll be able to hear more music from Epik High and see more productions featuring Cha Seung Won t…
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The Walking Dead featured on Entertainment Weekly cover

The Walking Dead featured on Entertainment Weekly cover

The Walking Dead Andrew Lincoln, Melissa McBride, and Norman Reedus, Entertainment Weekly magazine …
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Trying to Trump Trump: That’s Entertainment!

Ok, folks, I admit I spend too much time on Donald Trump. I need a 12 step program. Dr. Phil, help …
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Submit your event for the Fall Arts & Entertainment Guide

The Baltimore Sun is collecting event information for its 2015 Fall Arts & Entertainment Guide,…
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Cara Delevingne Blames 'British Sense Of Humour' For Tense Tv Interview

Cara Delevingne Blames ‘British Sense Of Humour’ For Tense Tv Interview

Supermodel-turned-actress Cara Delevingne Has Blamed Her “British Sense Of Humour” For An Awkward U…
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Cara Delevingne: ‘Some people just don’t understand sarcasm’

Related: Cara Delevingne should be cut some slack – TV interviews are seldom fun The Paper Towns …
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‘Monty Pythonesque’ humour hits Largs stage

Home What’s On Going Out Articles 2015 07 30 ‘Monty Pythonesque’ humour hits Largs stage With summer shenanighans, and kiss me quick hats, Largs Players Comedy Theatre hasn’t always been one to push the boundaries out in terms of providing alternative entertainment, but there is little doubting they have excelled in that particular genre this year. Cinderella will never be the same again … as Laura Newton and Jordin Revel star in Largs Players Comedy Theatre. It is usually a staple diet of holiday fun down the coast, with a bit of Carry-on thrown in for good measure, and could quite happily sit as an extension of a popular 1980s BBC sit-com. However, in more recent years, there has been a change in tone, with more bittersweet comedy of memories from holidays past, or a series of fast flowing sketches. And this year, the Comedy Theatre has gone out on a limb with arguably one of their most ambitious efforts yet. The names of both one act plays ‘The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon’ and ‘22 Hardcastle Court’ left little to the imagination, and with the publicity machine promoting the involvement of some of the young actors and actresses from Largs Academy’s acclaimed ‘Phantom of the Opera’, there was certainly an element of mystery and trepidation as we ventured into the creeking little theatre by the sea, but rarely can the Brisbane Centre have seen so much energy and vigour, particularly in the last 20 minutes! 22 Hardcastle Court centred on the ups, and more often the downs, of 32 year old teacher Emily, played by Laura Edison, who is desperately trying to escape the clutches of her haranguing mother, played by Sue MacPhee, when buying a new flat, but settling in isn’t as easy as planned as confusion and mishaps result in all sorts of comical mayhem. Amourous students, played by Rachel Scott and Alistair Maxwell/Ben Gilmartin, appear to use her flat as nothing more than their hang-out for their romantic endeavours, and further trouble arrives on the scene in the shape of George, of the snappily titled ‘Port Glasgow Bowling Caledonian Co-operative Club’, who seemed to be ‘up for a bit of rough’. Emily’s character is full of indignation, before turning round to the audience, stating: “Enjoy some rough? I haven’t even enjoyed some smooth!” It is full of fun and farce, and now, at last, we know the truth about whether Drew Cochrane, as George, does indeed wear a toupee, but you will have to go along to the Comedy Theatre to find out! Introducing the second act, Gordon McMurray promised a Monty Pythonesque humour fest, and ‘The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon’ provided a completely surreal edge to seaside proceedings as young actors David McGarvey, Jordin Revel, Alison Goldie, and Laura Newton provided a sensational hour of quick witted humour, audience participation, and all round madness, as they attempted to perform all 209 fairytales within the allocated hour, but in all their gruesome original glory – complete with endings! Two narrators and two actors combined classics like Snow White and Hansel and Gretel – complete with the crowd providing the sound effects – to more bizarre, obscure stories like The Devil’s Grandmother and The Girl Without Hands – all classics by The Brothers Grimm. Fast and furious, hats off to all the young actors and actresses who kept the energetic pace going with real style and panache, from a baby doll shooting out of a mother’s womb on to the floor in front of the stage during Rapunzel, to the majestic Cinderella finale which really does have to be seen to be believed. In the rousing finale, Jordin Revel played the complete cast, including the birds (tweet tweet!), in a magically diabolical scene which was hysterical, brilliant, and worthy of the Edinburgh Fringe. But of course, fairytales aren’t real, or are they? One thing is for sure, they make rich pickings for leftfield out of the box humour. The cast interchange each night with Kirsty Strahan and Karen Wilkin also appearing in the frenetic second production. One thing did of course ring true at the end of the night as the audience at the Comedy Theatre all headed home, happy ever after. And Largs Players directors Kevin Jannetts and Linda McMurray can take a bow for a dynamic double act of contrasting style with laughter, thrills, and genuine amazement come the finale! * The comedy theatre is at the Brisbane Theatre on Thursdays and Fridays, doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Pay at the door. Registered users log in here Username or email Password If you are registered with us, you can login here. If you are not registered, please do so now. Once logged in you wont have to complete word verification each time you post. Prefer not to register? Screen Name Email address Usernames must be 6 – 15 characters. Registration only takes a few minutes. Registered users can also take part in competitions and other features of the site. 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Suicide risk tied to women's social connectedness

Suicide risk tied to women’s social connectedness

(Reuters Health) – Being connected to friends, family and social groups may offer some protection a…
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Geospatial Mapping Confirms The Stress Of Urban Blight And Other Public Health Problems

Contributor I cover law, policy and the business of pharma & healthcare. full bio → Opinions e…
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IBM Watson wants to give you health advice from your local CVS

IBM’s ultra-smart cognitive computing system, Watson, seems to be everywhere these days. From helpi…
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Review: 'Traders' deals in humour and extraordinary enterprise (Includes first-hand account)

Review: ‘Traders’ deals in humour and extraordinary enterprise (Includes first-hand account)

‘Traders’ is a darkly humoured and entertaining story about a couple of guys who realize they can profit from the desperation of others guilt-free.
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News reporter gets fright of her life from curious bystander – but takes it in good humour

Not everyone would handle getting a massive scare on live television quite as well as US news repor…
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Cara Delevingne blames ‘British sense of humour’ for tense TV interview

Supermodel-turned-actress Cara Delevingne has blamed her “British sense of humour” for an awkward U.S. TV interview she conducted on Tuesday. The British beauty sat for an interview for Good Day Sacramento via video link from New York, where the usually-energetic star appeared to answer questions about her new movie Paper Towns in a tired and sarcastic manner. The interview started with a female reporter accidentally introducing Delevingne as ‘Carla’, and when asked if she had read the Paper Towns novel, Delevingne replied, “No, I never read the book, or the script actually. I kind of winged it… no, of course, I love the book.” A male co-presenter later took Delevingne to task over her apparent attitude, saying, “I saw you in London a couple of weeks ago on TV and (you) seemed a lot more excited about it (Paper Towns movie) than you do right now. Are you just exhausted?” Taken aback, the model replied, “Oh… no, I mean, I’m still very excited. The premiere was last night… But I’m not any less excited than I was a couple of weeks ago. Maybe I had a bit more energy. It’s the morning don’t be mean.” The chat was cut short after the female anchor added, “You seem a bit irritated, perhaps it’s just us”, to which the Brit fired back, “Yeah, I think it’s just you.” Video footage of the interview has since gone viral, but Delevingne is adamant a cultural divide is to blame for the tense exchange. Taking to Twitter.com on Wednesday, she writes, “Some people just don’t understand sarcasm or the British sense of humour”.  
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Fox Sports 2015-16 Bundesliga television schedule

Fox Sports 2015-16 Bundesliga television schedule

Here’s your viewer’s guide to TV coverage of Germany’s Bundesliga. This season marks the long-awai…
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IOC faces tricky choice for 2022 Winter Olympic host

KUALA LUMPUR The global economic crisis and the shifting power-base of world sport have left the In…
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Hockenheim offers cheaper tickets to entice fans

Hockenheim is hoping to win back German Formula One fans after their home race was cancelled this y…
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