RANDALL KING / MOVIES
After Philip Seymour Hoffman's drug overdose in February, Robin Williams is the second Oscar-winning actor who worked in Winnipeg to succumb to self-destructive impulses. It may seem an unlikely double bill, but in these parts, back-to-back screenings of Capote and The Big White might make a fitting observance of giant talents gone too soon.
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Stop, look, and say goodbye to The Listener
After a rather unassuming five-year run that included a brief (2009) south-of-the-border appearance as a summer fill-in on NBC, CTV's The Listener ends its domestic prime-time run on Monday, Aug. 18 (8 p.m., CTV) with a finale in which secrets from Toby's (series star Craig Olejnik) past are finally brought to light. Also in the series wrap-up, Michelle, Toby and Dev are faced with the unenviable task of investigation their own boss. The Listener will not be silenced, however -- the series is licensed in 120 territories worldwide and is broadcast in 33 languages.
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Elphaba and Glinda will fly into the Centennial Concert Hall next week as the American tour of Wicked stops at the Centennial Concert Hall for 11 days starting Wednesday, Aug. 20. The untold story of the witches of Oz has been called Broadway's biggest blockbuster -- and that's hard to argue with, as the Stephen Schwartz/Winnie Holzman musical has been its highest grossing show for nine straight years. It's also been on the road in North America for 750 weeks and has been seen by nearly 42 million people worldwide.
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Cocktail kings pour a little love into their drinks
The MadeWithLove cocktail competition saw mixologists from across the city pouring their concoctions for the thirsty masses at the Millennium Centre on Monday. Both judges and the public tasted killer cocktails and voted for their favourites. The crowd favourite was the Gol-Gapleaser, an East Indian-inspired twist on a Caesar, made by Ravinder Singh of Spin Restaurant and Martini Bar; the judges' choice was home bartender William Schifke's Golden Gate Cola, which featured an orange Campari foam and a spritz of cherry bitters. The two drink-slingers will travel to Toronto in May 2015 to take part in the national finale.