Entertainment Archive

  • He was known as “The Man of a Thousands Songs,” but the legacy of Ron Hynes is the countless people who sang his songs and the songwriters he inspired to create.  Born in Ferryland, NL in 1950, Ron escaped his outport life to set off for the bright lights of […]

    Ron Hynes Leaves the Stage

    He was known as “The Man of a Thousands Songs,” but the legacy of Ron Hynes is the countless people who sang his songs and the songwriters he inspired to create.  Born in Ferryland, NL in 1950, Ron escaped his outport life to set off for the bright lights of […]

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  • Each Friday, it s a trip in the Musical WayBack Machine as I reveal the roots of a big hit song from the  history of Pop Music. This week, the origins of the Patsy Cline classic, Crazy.

    You Heard It Here First – Issue #4

    Each Friday, it s a trip in the Musical WayBack Machine as I reveal the roots of a big hit song from the  history of Pop Music. This week, the origins of the Patsy Cline classic, Crazy.

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  • Each Friday, it s a trip in the Musical WayBack Machine as I reveal the roots of a big hit song from the  history of Pop Music. This week, the origins of Terry Jack‘s 1974 hit, Seasons in the Sun.

    You Heard It Here First – Issue #1

    Each Friday, it s a trip in the Musical WayBack Machine as I reveal the roots of a big hit song from the  history of Pop Music. This week, the origins of Terry Jack‘s 1974 hit, Seasons in the Sun.

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  • If the phrase “the man, the myth, the legend” wasn’t already in common use, Geoff Stirling was the sort of individual for whom it would have been coined.  He was an eidolon, as much a phantom as he was a presence.  The sort of person for whom others create grand […]

    End of An Era

    If the phrase “the man, the myth, the legend” wasn’t already in common use, Geoff Stirling was the sort of individual for whom it would have been coined.  He was an eidolon, as much a phantom as he was a presence.  The sort of person for whom others create grand […]

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  • For the kids from my generation, the only thing we anticipated more than the arrival of Santa, was the Sears Christmas Wish Book. Countless pages of dreams and possibilities starting with several items under $10, then 20 and 50.  Next, the winter boots and gear, followed by pictures of ladies […]

    The Gift That Keeps On Giving

    For the kids from my generation, the only thing we anticipated more than the arrival of Santa, was the Sears Christmas Wish Book. Countless pages of dreams and possibilities starting with several items under $10, then 20 and 50.  Next, the winter boots and gear, followed by pictures of ladies […]

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  •   This is my recurring book preview, “First Line-Last Line” for Monday, April 22, 2013. The high-impact preview for low-impact people.   Today’s book: 1982 by Jian Ghomeshi   In this memoir, broadcaster and music impressario, Jian Ghomeshi, reflects on his youth from some 30 years previous.  Utilizing first hand accounts and lists, […]

    First Line-Last Line Book Preview #5

      This is my recurring book preview, “First Line-Last Line” for Monday, April 22, 2013. The high-impact preview for low-impact people.   Today’s book: 1982 by Jian Ghomeshi   In this memoir, broadcaster and music impressario, Jian Ghomeshi, reflects on his youth from some 30 years previous.  Utilizing first hand accounts and lists, […]

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  • Hi!   This is my weekly book preview, “First Line-Last Line” for Wednesday, January 2, 2013. The high-impact preview for low-impact people.   Today’s book: Will Ferguson‘s 419 Published by Penguin   First Line:  “Would you die for your child?” Last Line:  “He tried to speak, but no words came out, […]

    First Line-Last Line Book Preview #1

    Hi!   This is my weekly book preview, “First Line-Last Line” for Wednesday, January 2, 2013. The high-impact preview for low-impact people.   Today’s book: Will Ferguson‘s 419 Published by Penguin   First Line:  “Would you die for your child?” Last Line:  “He tried to speak, but no words came out, […]

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  • I remember some advice I got about 25 years ago which I attribute to legendary broadcaster, Peter Gzowski (but where he got the advice I couldn’t say). When it games to interviews, his practice was to not sit there with a strict list of questions but it was more to […]

    I Know A Good Salsa Class

    I remember some advice I got about 25 years ago which I attribute to legendary broadcaster, Peter Gzowski (but where he got the advice I couldn’t say). When it games to interviews, his practice was to not sit there with a strict list of questions but it was more to […]

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  • On Friday, March 30, 2012, I was aaked to moderate an All-Candidates Forum on the issue of Arts Funding in Alberta. The event was organized by ArtsVote Calgary and held at the Central Branch of the Calgary Public Library.  Citizens of the province will go to the pools to elect […]

    ArtsVote Speech

    On Friday, March 30, 2012, I was aaked to moderate an All-Candidates Forum on the issue of Arts Funding in Alberta. The event was organized by ArtsVote Calgary and held at the Central Branch of the Calgary Public Library.  Citizens of the province will go to the pools to elect […]

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  • This is not my quote and I’m not at liberty to mention who wrote this. I have adjusted it slightly while retaining the meaning. It’s about art, business, relationships, Canada’s Got Talent – anything you care to make applicable. “There is particular variety of pathos, that you witness frequently in […]

    Assessment

    This is not my quote and I’m not at liberty to mention who wrote this. I have adjusted it slightly while retaining the meaning. It’s about art, business, relationships, Canada’s Got Talent – anything you care to make applicable. “There is particular variety of pathos, that you witness frequently in […]

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