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Saxophonist and songwriter pick up musical ideas around the globe
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“I like to try and tell a story in music, and I have an active imagination. Sometimes I was just reflecting on my time in these places and people I met there.” jazz saxophonist Keith O'Rourke
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Indigenous and Ukrainian cultures meet in April Shumka show, Ancestors and Elders
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Indigenous and Ukrainian cultures meet in April Shumka show, Ancestors and Elders
A bold new production by Shumka will pair Indigenous and Ukrainian cultures in a program making its world premiere at the Jubilee Auditorium April 27 and 28. According to Shumka’s website, the multiple disciplinary show titled Ancestors and Elders “is a project borne from a desire to connect the ...
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10 things to do in Edmonton this week: Paul Mecurio, The Sash Maker, and Brent Butt
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10 things to do in Edmonton  this week: Paul Mecurio, The Sash Maker, and Brent Butt
Paul Mecurio The worlds of investment banking and comedy don’t often collide, but they have in the case of Paul Mecurio. The former banker and corporate lawyer made a sudden right turn on the career path a number of years back when Jay Leno hired him to write for his late night show, after ...
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Hidden Spaces: Inside Canada's largest concert pipe organ
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Hidden Spaces: Inside Canada's largest concert pipe organ
The Davis Concert Pipe Organ, inside the Francis Winspear Centre for Music in Edmonton, is Canada’s largest pipe organ. In the 15 years since its creation, less than 30 people have been allowed to venture inside the organ. The organ was made possible through a gift from a single donor — Stewart D...
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Wildlife: Corb Lund and Ian Tyson make beautiful music together at the Jube
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Wildlife: Corb Lund and Ian Tyson make beautiful music together at the Jube
Just so this doesn’t sit un-carved into the physical wall of local history, last Saturday’s Corb Lund/Ian Tyson concert at the stately Northern Jubilee Auditorium was more than a little legendary. “Old age sucks,” 84-year-old Tyson noted about the creaks in his joints and needing Lund to remind h...
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Citadel refuses to host book launch for controversial author Jordan Pe
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Citadel refuses to host book launch for controversial author Jordan Pe
Citadel issues statement about proposed book launch
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Ice Castle at night in Hawrelak Park
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Ice Castle at night in Hawrelak Park
Created with over 10,000 hand-crafted icicles, the Edmonton Ice Castle has returned to Hawrelak Park for the third winter in a row. The ice gleams a glacial blue colour in the daylight, but the ice is embedded with LED lights and the castle comes alive with colour after dark.  This year’s ve...
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Teenage violinist to play 'the Olympics' of music competitions
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Teenage violinist to play 'the Olympics' of music competitions
Like many toddlers, Jacques Forestier would make a fuss when his musician parents toted him along to concerts. Unlike many toddlers, his unhappiness stemmed from being left out of the fun — he wanted to play instruments, too, his mother theorized. She handed her two-year-old a violin. Jacques has...
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Paula Simons: New novel takes readers to Edmonton of the 1960s
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Paula Simons: New novel takes readers to Edmonton of the 1960s
"I've taken things I remember and given them a twist, and turned them."
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Jay Procktor chases his dad's ghost dressed as a sad clown in photo show
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Jay Procktor chases his dad's ghost dressed as a sad clown in photo show
Shortly before Jay Procktor’s dad Larry Procktor died of cancer, his son made a proposition. The two were terrific friends and the son asked his father to pose for a formal portrait in a Burger Baron they loved, dressed as a sad clown. That may seem strange and random, but when Procktor was young...
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