The Beatles are more than Beatlemania and the 50th anniversary of the Ed Sullivan Show performance, according to a Canadian music producer.
"It just drives me crazy when they are compared to the Rolling Stones or some other musical act. They are so much more than that," Doug Pringle, who once interviewed John Lennon, said.
The 2014 Winter Games officially open in Sochi, with the opening ceremonies at 10 a.m. Saskatchewan time this morning.
Shaunavon Saskatchewan’s Hayley Wickenheiser will carry the Canadian flag for the opening ceremonies.
Canada has high hopes entering the games after Canadian athletes won 26 medals in Vancouver four years ago.
One sci-fi convention will boldly go where no sci-fi convention has gone before; Regina’s first FanExpo will be held this May, but tickets are on sale now.
“Nothing of this size to my knowledge has been run in Regina,” explained Chad Boudreau, who owns Comic Readers downtown.
He will be at Fan Expo and he says fans of science fiction and fantasy in Regina need to support this convention, because if they don't.
“There won’t be a Fan Expo next year, this I’m pretty sure is a trial for them,” Boudreau said.
Sunday marks 50 years since the Beatles first appearance on the Ed Sullivan show and the legendary band's influence is still being felt strong within Saskatchewan’s current music community.
Nearly 73 million people tuned in to the Ed Sullivan show on Feb. 9, 1964. One of the millions of Canadian kids watching was a young Jack Semple.
It may be unknown to most, but the Avenue recording studio off Broadway has made its mark on the Saskatoon music scene for the last three years.
Located above Amigo's Cantina, the homey, sun-lit studio has hosted over 100 different projects according to co-owner and operator Jordan Smith.
"The vibe that we went for here is definitely like recording in your grandma's cool living room ... it doesn't necessarily have a studio vibe. It's not this facility feeling ... it's just like 'lounge on the couch, record a track,'" he said.
Regina band Rah Rah has been nominated for a Juno Award for Alternative Album of the Year for The Poet’s Dead.
“Speaking for myself I was pretty surprised and honoured really and everyone’s really excited,” said guitarist and vocalist Marshall Burns.
The Poet's Dead is up against Reflektor by Arcade Fire along with Today We’re Believers by Royal Canoe, Warring by The Darcys and Uzu by Yamantaka/Sonic Titan.
Burns says this has been a great year over-all for Rah Rah. After touring Germany the band came home to Regina to write songs for their next album.
It's not every day a George Clooney movie has a Regina connection but one of the real life ‘Monuments Men’ lived in the Queen City for a while.
The World War 2 action drama will be out in theatres on Feb. 7. It is based on the true story of an army platoon that was tasked with rescuing historic artwork stolen by the Nazis before it was destroyed. As it turns out, one of the Allied Army's 400 Monuments Men was once a professor here at the University of Regina.
Just a year after checking himself into rehab for drug use, Philip Seymour Hoffman has died.
According to numerous media reports, the 46-year-old actor died in his New York City apartment Sunday morning. CNN’s Susan Candiotti said he was discovered by a friend around 11:15 a.m.
“This person had access to the apartment, went inside and was the one who made the discovery, finding him in the bathroom—according to our sources—with a needle in one of his arms,” she said.
Candiotti also said that police found heroine in the apartment.
Saskatchewan slam poets are using the power of the spoken word to help generate discussion about some heavy global issues Sunday.
The Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation (SCIC) has partnered with Tonight It's Poetry (TIP) in Saskatoon and Word Up Wednesday in Regina for the third annual Global Justice Poetry Slam.
The events are part of the SCIC’s week-long lineup for International Development Week. The week celebrates the work Canadians do on international development projects and generates awareness for global social issues.
Many eyes are on Canadian pop star Justin Bieber after a week of arrests and charges both in the U.S. and in Canada.
Sociology professor Dr. Robert Biezenski at the Univeristy of Regina suspects Bieber's troubles won't damper the star's image, but simply act as a transition stage.