Concert promoters say Paul McCartney's show in Regina will be special but they have no idea just how important it will be to to Desi Mollison.
"He's a Beatles fan from way, way back," his wife Debbie told News Talk Radio this week.
The band was so important to him their music actually became a big part of his courtship of Debbie. But years of blissful marriage were interrupted last year, when Desi was diagnosed with cancer.
Paul McCartney is making his way across western Canada before ending the current leg of his "Out There" tour and he had Reginans on the hunt Tuesday.
Early in the afternoon several people on the social media web site Twitter insisted that McCartney had arrived in the city. It had been unclear whether or not he would be staying in the city overnight or not, given that he had just played in Winnipeg on Monday night and the Regina date is his last live show until November.
You can make the most of the nice weather this week by watching a movie outside at sunset.
Field of Dreams will screen for free at Cairns Field Wednesday night as part of Scotiabank Summer of Free Outdoor Movie Tour.
The national tour which began in Montreal is giving Canadians a chance to see movies at unique outdoor venues, according to Krista Vriend, director of marketing planning for Canadian marketing at Scotiabank.
A whole lot of burly stage workers at Mosaic Stadium are on a strict diet this week, thanks to Paul McCartney.
The former Beatle and rock legend is playing an outdoor show at the stadium Wednesday night. McCartney has long been known as a staunch vegan and a vehement supporter of animal rights, even travelling with his wife to northern Canada to protest seal hunting practices in 2006.
If you want to go to Paul McCartney but still don't have a ticket, it might as well be Christmas.
Sir Paul takes the stage at Regina's Mosaic Stadium Wednesday night, and on the eve of the big performance, second-hand tickets are selling for well below face value.
Regina was in the spotlight Monday night as the Amazing Race Canada aired an episode where the contestants race through the Queen City.
The episode was shot in May and features stops at Mosaic Stadium and the RCMP F Division Depot.
"I think Regina probably was one of the more hectic stops," Hal Johnson remembered. The Body Break star was a competitor on the show, along with his partner and wife Joanne McLeod.
You might be surprised at who gets the call when it's time to prepare an event like the Ex or the Fringe festival.
In many cases, Deputy Director Giles Saulnier said inmates from the Saskatoon Correctional Centre's Urban Camp program help set up, take down and do site cleanup work.
"Services for seniors, the City of Saskatoon, Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan, the Fringe (festival). We have approximately 120 service groups that we work for."
Ten inmates and a guard were brought in Monday to help clear garbage from the Ex grounds.
Set up is underway for the big Paul McCartney concert in Regina this Wednesday. Workers are on-site putting up the massive stage, and the dressing rooms have been cleaned.
So far, workers have put in three 10-hour days.
McCartney plays Winnipeg Monday night. Crews there will work throughout the night to tear down after the concert to then ship McCartney's stage equipment to Regina.
However, there are some things workers here don't have to take care of. McCartney is bringing in his own personal chef and security.
After stellar performances from Neko Case and Charles Bradley on Sunday night, the Regina Folk Festival wrapped up for another year.
Articistic director Sandra Butel said early Sunday that they expect their main stage numbers to be on par with previous years. When the numbers came in late Sunday they showed attendance was up this year, and they had record breaking crowds of more than 15,000 for the daytime programming.
“There’s been so many shiny happy people,” said Butel. “And the music has been fantastic.”
It was an eclectic mix of music for the first evening of the 2013 Regina Folk Festival, and a cold rainy wake up call the next morning.
A variety of performers played the mainstage Friday evening including the experimental indie band Man Man, hip hoppers Nomadic Massive and electro-pop queen Feist.
On Saturday, many festival-goers reflected on the evening past, and said over all, it was a good start to the event.