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Two playwrights and a powerhouse comedienne
Singer-songwriter Travis Matthews breaks out of his shell

Singer-songwriter Travis Matthews breaks out of his shell

The St. Albert raised musician releases debut album Dreamer's Son at the Arden Theatre
New this week: 'Halloween Ends,' 'Rosaline' and The 1975

New this week: 'Halloween Ends,' 'Rosaline' and The 1975

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.
Fredericton singer-songwriter packs the van for a concert tour

Fredericton singer-songwriter packs the van for a concert tour

The David Myles Tour Across Canada is set to make a concert stop at the Arden Theatre on Oct. 19.
Amplify preps for The Show 7.0, a live battle between bands

Amplify preps for The Show 7.0, a live battle between bands

"We need an excited audience to cheer on the performers," said Kathleen Bell
K-pop group BTS members face possible military conscription

K-pop group BTS members face possible military conscription

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s military appears to want to conscript members of the K-pop supergroup BTS for mandatory military duties, as the public remains sharply divided over whether they should be given exemptions.
Actor tells jury Kevin Spacey abused him when he was 14

Actor tells jury Kevin Spacey abused him when he was 14

NEW YORK (AP) — An actor who’s accused Kevin Spacey of making a sexual advance on him as a 14-year-old recounted the episode for a New York City jury on Friday, testifying he felt helpless when Spacey climbed on top of him in bed.
Peter Robinson, Toronto-based crime writer behind Inspector Banks series, dies at 72

Peter Robinson, Toronto-based crime writer behind Inspector Banks series, dies at 72

TORONTO — As the author of the long-running Inspector Banks series, British-Canadian novelist Peter Robinson delved into the cruelest impulses of human nature, spinning intricately plotted tales of deception, revenge and murder.
Rita Wilson creates conversations with '70s-era duets

Rita Wilson creates conversations with '70s-era duets

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When actor and singer Rita Wilson was a young girl, she and her Greek mother would bond over listening to songs on the radio, especially '70s singer-songwriters.
Nobel Peace Prize to activists from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine

Nobel Peace Prize to activists from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Human rights activists from Ukraine, Belarus and Russia won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, a strong rebuke to Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose invasion of Ukraine ruptured decades of nearly uninterrupted peace in Europe,