Under fire over the future of the Dominion Foundry heritage site, Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Clark insists the provincially owned land has not been sold to a developer. In the wake of a CBC report that the Progressive Conservative government had a provisional deal to sell the Eastern Avenue property to an unnamed buyer, Clark said no such accord has been reached. “Regardless of whether there (were) conversations around this site ... at the end of the day, there are no deals around this site. This site remains in our possession,” the minister said Monday. “A heritage impact assessment that was conducted on the abandoned site found that it required demolition so that it could undergo full environmental remediation,” added Clark. “Our government approved a negotiating mandate that would help facilitate the future sale of the site,” he said. “But let me be clear, the site has not been sold to anyone. There is no final sale on this property.” Citing the heritage impact … [Read more...] about Provincial government denies report that it sold Dominion Foundry site
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Photo-Illustration: Vulture and Photos by Getty Images 1912: The U.S. government breaks up the New York–based conglomerate Motion Picture Patents Company, a.k.a. the Movie Trust. This paves the way for a newly formed Universal to open studios in L.A. and attract more of the budding film industry. 1928: Each of the big eight film studios now opens in L.A., ushering in the “Golden Age” of film in Hollywood. At the same time, Schenectady stations W2XB and WGY transmit the first-ever televised drama, The Queen’s Messenger , to Los Angeles. Direct lines between the entertainment industries on the two coasts begin to be drawn. 1938: After more than a decade of operating solely out of New York, radio-broadcast rivals NBC and CBS confirm the pull of L.A. by opening studios there. 1939: The earliest commercial-TV experiments begin with NBC station W2XBS, establishing New York as the new medium’s hub of innovation. 1946: Contrary to conventional East Coast wisdom, … [Read more...] about The History of Comedians Moving Between NYC and L.A.
It’s a done deal: NBC has renewed its long-running daytime drama series Days Of Our Lives for a record 56th season. The announcement comes two weeks after NBC Chairman Paul Telegdy at TCA confirmed that the daytime soap will be coming back. “Of course Days of Our Lives is going to carry on. We love it…. I know that will be good news for the fans,” he said then, later confirming that the plan was for the series would stay on NBC, not move to the upcoming Peacock streaming service. Renewal negotiations had been going on for months. According to sources, the holdup in reaching a deal was related to distributor Sony Pictures TV finding ways to adjust the show’s business model, including international sales, so they can continue to make it without going in the red. Because of Days Of Our Lives ‘ age and declining linear ratings in all day parts, including daytime, the show is no longer profitable for Sony TV but I hear there was full commitment by the studio and the network … [Read more...] about ‘Days Of Our Lives’ Officially Renewed For Season 56 By NBC
When guitarist Frank “Poncho” Sampedro hit the road for the first time as a member of Neil Young and Crazy Horse in November 1975, one of his first gigs took place at the Catalyst in Santa Cruz, California. The nightclub is a short drive from Young’s Broken Arrow ranch and it holds just about 800 people, making it a perfect spot for the group to try out new material in front of a friendly, hometown crowd, and they returned again in 1976, 1984, 1990, 1996, and 1997. Details of the Seventies Catalyst gigs have been largely lost to time, while the later ones have only been heard via shoddy audience recordings. But a six-camera team along with a professional audio crew captured the November 13th, 1990 show from the Ragged Glory period. It was released a week ago on CD and DVD as Way Down in the Rust Bucket. Related Stories 'Way Down in the Rust Bucket' Is the Sound of Neil Young and Crazy Horse Getting Reinvigorated for the Nineties Neil Young's 'Archives: Volume … [Read more...] about Neil Young and Crazy Horse’s Frank ‘Poncho’ Sampedro on New Live LP, Why He Left the Band
LINE of Duty fans are convinced Kate Fleming is H after spotting a 'very guilty' clue in a new teaser clip. Last week, fans of the much-loved BBC show were happy to hear the sixth season will premiere on Sunday March 21. The announcement came with a teaser clip for the series which began with Adrian Dunbar's Superintendent Ted Hastings saying into a megaphone: “This is Superintendent Hastings, you’ll be treated fairly with the full protection of the law.” The camera then switches to a tense looking DS Steve Arnott (Martin Compston) before fans got a close up of Kate (Vicky McClure). Kate's face was etched with angst and emotion, and for some viewers, guilt. Taking to Twitter, a number of Line of Duty fans discussed if the Detective Inspector could be the mysterious 'H', who AC-12 have been desperate to expose and catch for seasons now. One wrote: "Kate Fleming, H?” Another agreed: “I think that. Undercover all the time.” A third added: “Kate looking very … [Read more...] about Line of Duty fans convinced Kate Fleming is H after spotting ‘very guilty’ clue in new teaser clip