Sask. folk singer who played with the greats helped connect Indigenous kids to their culture

In 1968, 19-year-old Don Freed found himself backstage at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium with an acoustic guitar, harmonica and Johnny Cash.He had five minutes with the Man in Black.A film crew working on the documentary Johnny Cash! The Man, His World, His Music captured an exchange between the country icon and the slim teen from…

Jason Reitman to direct Ghostbusters sequel

Ivan Reitman is passing the Ghostbusters torch to his son.Four-time Oscar nominee Jason Reitman is set to direct a new instalment in the Ghostbusters series for Sony Pictures set to come out in the summer of 2020. Reitman, a Canadian, tweeted Tuesday night that he's "finally got the keys to the car."Ivan Reitman directed and…

Corey Hart to be inducted into Canadian Music Hall of Fame during Juno Awards

Singer-songwriter Corey Hart will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame during the Juno Awards in March, and the show in London, Ont., will be carried live by CBC."I am deeply humbled by this invitation into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame," the Montreal-born Hart said in a release Wednesday. "It's an incredible…

5 new books not to miss: "Suspect" by Fiona Barton, next legal thriller by John Lescroart

"The Suspect" (Photo: Berkley Hardcover)1. "The Suspect," by Fiona Barton (Berkley Hardcover, fiction, on sale Jan. 22) What it's about: When two 18-year-old women go missing in Thailand, star journalist Kate Waters is on the story. She finds herself empathizing with the frantic parents, thrust into the media spotlight, while her reporting leads her on twists and turns…