Remembering Tommy Banks, 1936–2018

Posted by on Jan 28, 2018 in Brian's Blog, CBC, Celebrities, Music, Politics | Comments Off on Remembering Tommy Banks, 1936–2018

At age thirty-one, Tommy Banks was hosting a talk show on CBC television. I talked to him about the show when I interviewed him in 1973.

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The colourful sex life of Con Boland

Posted by on Aug 25, 2017 in Books, Brian's Blog, Celebrities, Justice | Comments Off on The colourful sex life of Con Boland

Edmonton photographer Con Boland died this week of cardiac arrest at age sixty-nine. Here’s some of what I wrote about him in 2003, eight years after his former sex partner, Marilyn Tan, went to court to face an assault charge for injecting him with HIV-positive blood:

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Quotable quotes from Brief Encounters

Posted by on Nov 25, 2016 in Brian's Blog, Celebrities | 0 comments

I recall selected quotes from celebrities I interviewed during the years I worked as an arts and entertainment reporter.

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