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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - April 18, 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba C M Y K PAGE E2 E 2 WINNIPEG FREE PRESS, SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2015 ENTERTAINMENT winnipegfreepress. com ENTER TO WIN TICKETS! Go to winnipegfreepress. com/ contests for your chance to win! No purchase necessary. Contest deadline is noon on April 20, 2015. Winner will be contacted by phone and must correctly answer a time- limited, skill- testing question. Employees of the Winnipeg Free Press and any participating sponsors are not eligible to win. This information is used only by the Winnipeg Free Press and is not sold, bartered, traded or given to any other parties. ENTER TO WIN TICKETS! No purchase necessary. Contest deadline is noon on April 26, 2015. Winner will be contacted by phone and must correctly answer a time- limited, skill- testing question. Employees of the Winnipeg Free Press and any participating sponsors are not eligible to win. This information is used only by the Winnipeg Free Press and is not sold, bartered, traded or given to any other parties. C O N T E S T Go to winnipegfreepress. com / contests for your chance to win! TODAY ON TV Stanley Cup Playoffs There’s a full menu of hockey on the Saturday schedule, but the only one that really matters hereabouts is Game 2 of the Jets- Ducks series. And since it isn’t a school night, everybody gets to stay up late to watch! Sportsnet, 9: 30 p. m. Orphan Black Sarah ( Tatiana Maslany) searches for a kidnapped Helena ( also Maslany) while also dealing with a lethal investigator from a mysterious shadow corporation in this season premiere. Also, dangerous male clone Castor ( Ari Millen) reappears. Space/ Bravo/ MTV, 8 p. m./ CTV, 9 p. m. W5 The CTV newsmagazine’s season finale includes a report titled Gordie’s Comeback , which examines the experimental stem- cell treatment that the family of hockey legend Gordie Howe says resulted in a miraculous recovery after he suffered a major stroke. CTV, 7 p. m. UFC Fight Night Two of the world’s best light heavyweights go head to head in another middleweight mixed martial arts bout between Lyoto Machida and Luke Rockhold. The UFC event comes live from the Prudential Center in Newark, N. J. Fox, 7 p. m. the Scene A TRIP AROUND THE WORLD OF ENTERTAINMENT LOS ANGELES — Sarah Jessica Parker’s HBO followup to Sex and the City is a comedy about marital woes. The premium cable channel said Thursday that Parker will star in a half- hour series titled Divorce . She plays a woman who finds that making a break from her marriage is harder than anticipated. Thomas Haden Church ( Spider- Man 3, Sideways ) plays her husband. Also in the cast are Molly Shannon and Talia Balsam as close friends of Parker’s character, Frances. The 50- year- old Parker starred as relationship columnist Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City from 1998 to 2004 on HBO, and she reprised the role in two big- screen movies. Divorce will shoot in New York this year, HBO said. A première date was not announced. — The Associated Press THE Manitoba Museum has been honoured for producing the best new exhibit in Canada this year at the Canadian Museum Excellence Award ceremony this week in Banff, Alta. Lake Winnipeg: Shared Solutions won the award for outstanding achievement in exhibitions ( for museums with annual operating budgets over $ 1 million). Scott Young, the show’s curator and the museum’s manager of science communications and visitor services, says its is important for museums to tackle complicated environmental issues. “ This is one of the most advanced science- based video games ever created,” says Young. “ We really hope this will help explain the issue and illustrate why it’s important to take action now to save Lake Winnipeg.” Also at the event, museum CEO Claudette Leclerc was named a CMA Fellow, the highest form of recognition bestowed by the CMA. Her tireless dedication to the work of museums in this country was cited for her selection. “ I am honoured to be receiving such a distinction by my peers in the Canadian museum world,” says Leclerc. “ Leading an organization like the Manitoba Museum is a privilege and I am truly honoured that CMA has recognized me as a fellow.” DEKALB, Ill. — Northern Illinois University is offering a course this semester on the HBO series Game of Thrones . The University Honors Program calls the class “ Game of Thrones, Television and Medieval History” and students can take the course for honours credit, the ( DeKalb) Daily Chronicle reported. The popular cable TV show, based on books by George R. R. Martin, is in its fifth season. “ It represents aspects of the Middle Ages much more realistically than other media depictions that purport to be more accurate,” co- professor Valerie Garver said. “ It stands out because it comments on the human condition in a way that seems real to people. It’s a really good example of a piece of modern culture that draws on how the past impacts the present.” The course’s syllabus includes readings and watching episodes of the show. Students also see presentations on how the show relates to modern cable technology, history and current events. NIU plans to offer the class again next spring, Garver’s co- professor Jeff Chown said. “ There was tremendous demand. I think the class filled up in about an hour,” Chown said. Junior accounting major Alex Weier said the show is deeper and more in- depth than many realize. “ The themes of the show are realitybased themes, where good doesn’t always beat evil,” he said. “ It keeps you on your toes.” — The Associated Press P REPARE for another plague of feral ponies, Wolseley. Gird your loins for another clown invasion, West Broadway. The CityTV comedy series Sunnyside is rolling into town to shoot seven more episodes staring May 14. Buffalo Gal Pictures producer Rhonda Baker confirms seven new episodes are being prepared. Technically, it’s not the second season but a continuation of show’s first season, Baker says. The first six episodes of the series already aired on CityTV in January and February and are available for viewing at CityTV. com. Created by TV vets Dan Redican and Gary Pearson, the show is produced by Buffalo Gal and Toronto’s Counterfeit Pictures. The Toronto- culled core cast of Kathleen Phillips, Lauren Ash, Pat Thornton, Patrice Goodman, Alice Moran, Kevin Vidal and Rob Norman will all be returning to film episodes in Wolseley and West Broadway until the end of June, Baker says. HARTFORD, Conn. — Tim McGraw is defending his decision to headline a Connecticut concert to benefit a Sandy Hook group, responding to critics who call it a gun- control fundraiser. A concert at the Xfinity Theatre in Hartford, Conn., on July 17 featuring McGraw will benefit Sandy Hook Promise. The non- profit group in Newtown was organized by families whose children and siblings were among the 20 children and six educators fatally shot at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012. Its stated objective is to prevent gun violence and focus on mental health issues. Gun- rights advocates took to Facebook and Twitter, calling McGraw a hypocrite for headlining the event. Others tweeted messages of support to McGraw for lending his name to Sandy Hook Promise. Opening act Billy Currington withdrew and said on his Facebook page he doesn’t want to become involved in a debate between gun rights and gun control. “ I’ve never been one to take on controversial issues — I’m a singer,” he wrote. “ I do feel strongly about honouring and supporting the Sandy Hook community and will be making a donation to a local organization.” McGraw said in a statement to The Washington Post on Thursday there is no contradiction between gun ownership and supporting Sandy Hook Promise. “ Let me be clear regarding the concert for Sandy Hook given much of the erroneous reporting thus far. As a gun owner, I support gun ownership,” he said. “ I also believe that with gun ownership comes the responsibility of education and safety — most certainly when it relates to what we value most, our children. I can’t imagine anyone who disagrees with that. “ The concert is meant to do something good for a community that is recovering,” McGraw said. — The Associated Press Sarah Jessica Parker goes from Sex to Divorce Manitoba Museum wins national award Illinois university offers Thrones course Gun- rights advocates take aim at Tim McGraw JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS CityTV’s sketch comedy show Sunnyside, which was shot in the Wolseley area last summer, is coming back for more. More Sunnyside silliness on the way E_ 04_ Apr- 18- 15_ FT_ 01. indd E2 4/ 17/ 15 3: 09: 14 PM

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