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Mendel family 'delighted' with new Saskatoon gallery

There was a symbolic "passing of the torch" at the Mendel Art Gallery's 50th anniversary celebration in Saskatoon.
 
Executive director and CEO Gregory Burke said it was a chance to make a connection between the old and new.
 
"That was really a focus of mine, to emphasize that without the Mendel, the Remai Modern wouldn't be happening," Burke said, after the Bewitched event held Saturday night.
 

Is the Jian Ghomeshi scandal ruining the image of kink?

The Kink community in Regina is responding to the allegations surrounding Jian Ghomeshi and his idea of consensual rough sex.
 
Last weekend, Ghomeshi wrote in a Facebook post that he had "rough sex" with women, but that it was always consensual.
 
Toronto police have now launched an investigation after three women came forward with accusations of physical and or sexual abuse. As many as nine women have alleged in media reports that they too were assaulted by Ghomeshi.
 

Strip club could come to Regina

The first strip club under new provincial legislation could soon be dancing its way into Regina.

News Talk Radio has learned that the city has received an application from a man in Alberta who runs a strip club near Edmonton.

“The city did receive an application for what we would term an adult entertainment establishment to be located at 1047 Park Street,” revealed Fred Searle, the city’s manager of current planning.

You might remember that address as the former Whiskey Saloon in the city’s northeast.

Regina hauntings: tales of Queen City ghosts

Travelling down Regina’s College Avenue could potentially be a haunting experience.

Those who believe in ghosts and haunted buildings might be drawn to a pair of locations on that street where inexplicable events have been taking place for years.

Built in the late 1920s, Darke Hall has been a venue associated with education and the performing arts. However, it’s also become known as a place where the man the building was named after - Francis Darke - still lives after dying some 70 years ago.

Paranomal investigators scare up ghosts at Park Town Hotel

As Saskatoon kids don their scariest costumes Friday night, a team of paranormal investigators will spend Halloween searching ghosts and ghouls of a different sort.

The crew of The Other Side television series have spent three days searching for supposed hauntings at the Park Town Hotel.

Built in 1956, the hotel on Spadina Crescent is no stranger to ghost stories. Host Jeff Richards said they have heard 13 different stories of eerie happenings but none have been confirmed.

Frozen costumes on high demand in Regina

The forecast for this year's Halloween in Regina might not be chilly, but it seems many children will still be frozen Friday night.

Costumes from the Disney movie Frozen are some of the hottest selling items of the season. People looking for the Princess Elsa or Princess Anna costume at stores are often told "nope, we're sold out."

RENT the musical connects with AIDS Saskatoon

Saskatoon Summer Players has connected with AIDS Saskatoon and other community groups for its latest musical.
 
"The arts play a role by providing information and entertainment for people to be more aware of the things that are happening around them," said B.J. Dyck, director and co-producer of RENT.
 
The modern classic is about two friends who live in New York City under the guise of AIDS being an epidemic at the time.
 

Regina Symphony Orchestra visits Motown in upcoming performance

The Regina Symphony Orchestra is featuring artists like Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin and the Jackson Five in its Motown's Greatest Hits performance.

The Nov. 1 performance is part of the I Hear a Symphony series. The orchestra will perform hits including "I heard it Through the Grapevine", "Respect" and "ABC."
 

Regina Symphony Orchestra hires executive director

While it's in the middle of searching for a new music director, the Regina Symphony Orchestra has chosen its new executive director, Tanja Derkson.
 
Derkson is replacing previous director Maxim Antoshin, and interim director Kevin Azzopardi.
 
Derkson has 14 years experience in the music industry, the past eight of which were with the Winnpeg Symphony Orchestra, as its director of education and outreach.
 

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