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Edmonton Rock Music Festival and Sonic Field Day announce lineups: Springfield and July Talk
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Edmonton Rock Music Festival and Sonic Field Day announce lineups: Springfield and July Talk
Hot damn, Edmonton Rock Music Festival (Aug. 16-17) and Sonic Field Day (Sept. 7-8) have each just announced their lineups, both at Hawrelak Park Amphitheatre. And if you have a pair of vintage leg warmers in your closet, now’s the time to whack the dust out. Starting with the classic rock fest i...
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Review: Polyphonie String Quartet debuts in fine style at Campus Saint-Jean
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Review: Polyphonie String Quartet debuts in fine style at Campus Saint-Jean
In the last few years, the Vaughan String Quartet has been the only professional string quartet regularly playing in the Edmonton area. Having two of its members recently move to Montreal has left a gap in the city’s chamber music life, and its regular season of imaginative concerts is missed. Fo...
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Love, laughs and legislation: The Empress and the Prime Minister debuts at Theatre Network
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Love, laughs and legislation: The Empress and the Prime Minister debuts at Theatre Network
Politics and personal passion combine in new play by Darrin Hagen
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Three to See Saturday: Ace of Wands, The Tempest and Python's Holy Grail
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Three to See Saturday: Ace of Wands, The Tempest and Python's Holy Grail
The Radiation Flowers/Hot Garbage/Ace of Wands: Quite the trippy indie rock lineup for 420. I reached out to Toronto’s dreamy Ace of Wands about their latest record, here’s what singer Lee Rose had to say: “Lioness is an album that explores different aspects of nostalgia. Each song delves into a ...
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Old Man Mikula's Controversial Opinions: Alberta election exposed the blurst of us
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Old Man Mikula's Controversial Opinions: Alberta election exposed the blurst of us
It was the best of times, it was the blurst of times. On Tuesday night the churning stumble of blind primates in ballot booths wrote the next four years of Alberta’s future. When the patios of Whyte Avenue are no longer graced with Shirtless Rollerblading Guitar Dude, but instead get Jerry-...
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Slide guitar great returns with new take on Indian classical tradition
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Slide guitar great returns with new take on Indian classical tradition
“You can choose to tell your father's story over and over or you can develop the next chapter of that story, to make it available to the world on a bigger platform, in a wider array of colours." - Debashish Bhattacharya
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Three to See Thursday: Zachary Ayotte, Mad Bombers and Footloose
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Three to See Thursday: Zachary Ayotte, Mad Bombers and Footloose
Zachary Ayotte artist talk: This Edmonton photographer’s new work engages in remembrance and rethinking of the gradual disappearance of queer spaces in our city. His show BAMF, according to Latitude 53’s site, “is a series of human-scale images of bodies slipping into the ether, realized as black...
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Review: Alan Parsons Live Project proves it's the music itself that counts most
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Review: Alan Parsons Live Project proves it's the music itself that counts most
Meanwhile, over in the arts … The initial premise of Alan Parsons Project was a clever gambit, in part inspired (oddly enough) by Alfred Hitchcock, a director arguably as famous as the stars of his films. When Parsons started the APP back in the mid-’70s, the already notable sound engineer whose ...
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Review: Edmonton Metropolitan Chorus brings Allan Bevan's best to Winspear
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Review: Edmonton Metropolitan Chorus brings Allan Bevan's best to Winspear
When in 2016 the Edmonton Metropolitan Chorus made their Carnegie Hall debut, the main work that they took with them was Nou Goth Sonne Under Wode, an affecting Easter choral piece by the Canadian choral composer Allan Bevan. EdMetro (as they are usually known) is a community choir that was start...
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Harpdog Brown brings on the horns to channel bluesy New Orleans on newest record
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Harpdog Brown brings on the horns to channel bluesy New Orleans on newest record
“To me, blues is someone reporting life as they see it. It's not so much about the vehicle or the groove, or the chords, it's the message or the storyline. We're reporting on some of the realities of the present time." - Harpdog Brown
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Documentary film simply sings in 2019 NorthwestFest, running May 2-12
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Documentary film simply sings in 2019 NorthwestFest, running May 2-12
Over the last few years, NorthwestFest has brought us some of the best documentaries Edmonton audiences have ever seen, including Jodorowsky’s Dune, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, and the staggeringly must-see How to Survive a Plague. This week, the city’s oldest documentary film festival re...
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Watch: Learning belly dancing
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Watch: Learning belly dancing
Janice Moon and Anne Vimtrup preparing for their belly dance recital performance after completing their dance classes at the Old Strathcona Performing Arts in Edmonton.
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Watch: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker teaser trailer first impressions
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Watch: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker teaser trailer first impressions
Friday afternoon Lucasfilm finally released its first look at Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, the final episode of the Skywalker saga which first hit theatres in 1977. Longtime fans Fish Griwkowsky and Curtis Ross give their first impressions of the teaser.  
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Three to See Saturday: Gallery Walk, John Worn Hannam and the madness of Sid and Marty Krofft
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Three to See Saturday: Gallery Walk, John Worn Hannam and the madness of Sid and Marty Krofft
2019 Spring Gallery Walk: Seven, count ’em, seven galleries along 124 Street invite you to come see our vibrant, local commercial art ecosystem during the two-day annual spring Gallery Walk — starting Saturday and 10 a.m., Sunday at noon. This includes Bearclaw Gallery (10403 124 St.), Bugera Mat...
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