That Choir performed on Sunday at Grace United Church in Barrie. SUBMITTED

Choir with a difference

For anyone attending Sunday’s Georgian Music presentation of That Choir at Grace United Church, there were special musical moments and entertainment galore.

The Barrie County Chordsmen are inviting local men to participate in vocal workshops leading up to their spring concert. SUBMITTED

Chordsmen celebrating four decades in county

The Barrie County Chordsmen marks 40 years with a style of singing that is enjoying a resurgence thanks to movies like Pitch Perfect and the Grammy Award-winning pop group Pentatonix, who catapulted to fame after winning the 2011 American television singing competition The Sing-Off.

St. Joseph's Catholic High School students have added some Barrie references to the modern-day version of the classic story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Ceandra Nugent, front row, second from left, plays the Good Witch of the North while Braden Obee, back row, wearing a black mask, is The Wiz. Performances take place on March 30, 31 and April 1 at 7 p.m. at the school. Tickets are $15, available at the school or by calling 705-728-3120. SUSAN DOOLAN/PHOTO

The Wiz with a twist

The Emerald City undergoes a Barrie makeover in the St. Joseph’s Catholic High School production of The Wiz.

In this Dec. 10, 2015 file photo, Harrison Ford greets fans during a Star Wars fan event in Sydney, Australia. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)

Ford a 'schmuck' for plane incident

Actor Harrison Ford said he was distracted and concerned about turbulence from another aircraft last month when he mistakenly landed on a taxiway at a Southern California airport after flying low over an airliner with 116 people aboard, according to an audio recording released Friday.

This image released by Disney, Josh Gad, left, and Luke Evans appear in a scene from, "Beauty and the Beast." (Laurie Sparham/Disney via AP)

Are 'gay moments' in movies progress?

LOS ANGELES — A hug. A wink. A dance. A non-answer. These are the so-called gay moments in a handful of recent high-profile studio movies that have sparked both rapturous celebration and startling backlash.

In this Jan. 7, 2017, file photo, Willie Nelson performs in Nashville, Tenn. Nelson's publicist told The Associated Press on March 22, 2017, that the singer is "perfectly fine" despite reports claiming the country music legend is "deathly ill" and struggling to breathe. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Willie Nelson not deathly ill: Publicist

LOS ANGELES — Willie Nelson has played nearly a dozen shows in recent weeks and is not deathly ill, his publicist said, despite a series of reports claiming the country music legend is struggling to breathe.

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