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Entertainment News Archive - August 20, 2008

By kerra Maddern Youngsters are getting ready to rock thanks to an enthusiastic new teacher who is hoping to inspire the next generation of talented musicians. Steve Down, a talented young guitarist who is in two bands, has become one of Devon's youngest music tutors.

A quartet of plays from the 1960s starts tonight at the New Theatre, Last year, the Creative Cow company had a big success with Peter Shaffer's one-act plays, The Private Ear and The Public Eye, and this spring with Harold Pinter's comedy The Lover.

Bertrand Castelli, a characteristic Frenchman whose career spanned film, painting and theatre, and who was perhaps best known as producer of the Broadway hit Hair, has died at 78. He died in Mexico after being hit by a speedboat.

Paul Gorry has returned to his musical roots as he embarks on one of the biggest marketing campaigns of his career. The former Illustrious GY guitarist is now fine-tuning Last Band Standing, a competition that brings one client into direct contact with a target market through music.

The town of Epworth will be holding its annual show next Monday. The event, at the showground off Wroot Road, promises a wide range of attractions, including shire horses, showjumping and horticulture, as well as children's competitions and live entertainment in the beer tent.

By Lynn Elber LOS ANGELES -- "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" has solved the mystery of who will replace departing CBS series star William Petersen: It's Laurence Fishburne.

NEW DELHI: The hounding by the media of Rajesh Talwar as a key suspect in the Aarushi-Hemraj double murder case till he got a CBI clean chit made the Supreme Court on Monday to ask aloud - Is there an urgent need for guidelines on responsible reporting of cases under investigation or pending trial? The pitch was prepared by a PIL filed by advocate Surat Singh, who cited the case of Talwar and asked - Does media have a right to report whatever they please on the basis of police briefing, irrespective of the damage to the reputation and mental agony it inflicts on the accused? A Bench comprising Justices Altamas Kabir and Markandey Katju, which during the last hearing had observed that the media - both print and electronic - should exercise restraint while reporting the Aarushi case, on Monday agreed with the petitioner that the reporting of the case left a lot to be desired.

By > DAVID KRONKE Variety gets wise to something we've been grousing about here, on and off: The networks have been profoundly remiss at getting screeners to critics, even though they're premiering some of their new shows earlier than usual.

The Odeon and the Vue cinemas may not be currently showing Catherine Zeta Jones's new film, but Swansea audiences will still get the chance to see it. Death Defying Acts, which also stars former Guy Pearce, tells the story of escapologist Harry Houdini and his Scottish con artist wife.

What: Run for Your Wife Where: Grand Theatre, Swansea THERE are some comic actors that we didn't just grow up laughing along with, but that we feel an unshakeable warmth towards. Those that came through a less cynical age of TV comedy, like Roy Kinnear, Les Dawson, the Ronnies and David Jason.

Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin