Entertainment News Archive - October 04, 2008

By Gail Pennington Talk about culture shock. As of this week, "regular TV" is back, and TV hasn't really been regular since last winter, when the writers strike disrupted network schedules. Sooner or later, every series was forced into premature reruns, and some never returned.

Cathy Wallace Global Radio is set for the biggest rebranding exercise in commercial radio history. The owner of the Heart, Classic FM, XFM and Galaxy brands has decided to scrap its 42-station One Network.

A movie made by Hollywood conservatives was released without a screening for critics because distributors said liberal film critics would treat it unfairly.

As pavilions patrons were constantly reminded, the Moody Blues were never your run-of-the-mill Sixties pop group. Everything about this veteran outfit oozes class.

Quirky American recording artist Dean Friedman is stopping off in Tavistock next weekend for a date at The Wharf arts centre.

T he LAST time The Christians were in Cornwall was at the height of their chart success in 1990 when they filmed the video for their single Words amid the wild coastal landscapes of Tintagel and Boscastle on the north coast.

Trestle Theatre's show Lola - the true story of an infamous 19th century fake Spanish dancer - is at the Exeter Northcott next week. Lola Montez was born Eliza Rosanna Gilbert in Ireland in 1821.

Gary Ryan, professor of Guitar at the Royal College of Music, performs at the Palace Theatre tomorrow.

Bluesy artist Corinne West is gigging at the popular Blue Walnut Cafe music venue in Chelston. She will be playing her own heady mix of country, bluegrass, folk- rock and Americana.

By RICH DAVIS Courier & Press staff writer 464-7516 or davisr@courierpress.com Whether it's the biggest Frederick's of Hollywood party in town or the ultimate cult film, the annual late-night showing of "Rocky Horror Picture Show" at Mesker Amphitheatre is back.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.