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Sterling awards, with a new twist, announced at annual gala at the Mayfield
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Sterling awards, with a new twist, announced at annual gala at the Mayfield
Fun Home grabs four top awards in 32nd annual event
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Review: ESO delights Muggles with Music of Harry Potter at Winspear
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Review: ESO delights Muggles with Music of Harry Potter at Winspear
“Extendas instrumenta!” mouths the rather diminutive wizard at the podium, his wand raised. The assembled wizards and witches, all members of the Edmonton Special Obliviators (better known as the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra), watch him keenly. There is a moment of hushed silence, and then the wan...
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‘From the ashes’: Local arts community breaks ground on new Roxy Theatre
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‘From the ashes’: Local arts community breaks ground on new Roxy Theatre
Artistic and community leaders broke ground on the reincarnation of the historic Roxy Theatre — which was destroyed in a fire in January 2015 — on Monday, a building which many hope will be a “new playground for everyone.” “Today, (the Roxy) is like a phoenix that rises out of the ashes to be reb...
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Three to See Saturday: Soundtrack music fest, oldie films and Jõn Christopherso
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Three to See Saturday: Soundtrack music fest, oldie films and Jõn Christopherso
Soundtrack Music Festival: What a lineup for year two! Boyz II Men, Ashanti, Shaggy, Ludacris, Maestro Fresh Wes — and hosted by Master T! The all-day party zone at Kinsmen Park will include food trucks, artisans and a full-site liquor licence. Last year’s event sold around 6,000 tickets; this ye...
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Review: Oprah shares life's light and painful shoes with Rogers Place crowd
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Review: Oprah shares life's light and painful shoes with Rogers Place crowd
A carefully curated video played before Oprah Winfrey appeared on stage at Rogers Place Thursday evening. It contained a snippet of a 60 Minutes interview with Mike Wallace from 1986. Asked about her show, then in its infant stages, being broadcast nationwide, she interrupts the interviewer to sa...
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Rebuild of ‘iconic’ Roxy Theatre to break ground on Monday
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Rebuild of ‘iconic’ Roxy Theatre to break ground on Monday
More than four years after the Roxy Theatre on 124 Street burned down, shovels will be in the ground on Monday to begin rebuilding the landmark in its original location. The new venue will feature a 200-seat theatre, a 80-seat studio theatre, a rehearsal hall and two lobby spaces with a gallery a...
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Snickle dog, octo-lolly, beer-batter, oh my: K-Days releases new menu items
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Snickle dog, octo-lolly, beer-batter, oh my: K-Days releases new menu items
It seems whoever is running food services at K-Days this year accidentally grabbed their toddler’s grocery wish list instead of the actual menu. The carnival is serving up all kinds of outlandish delicacies this year, starting July 19. First-off, the Snickle Dog, where a wiener, a Snickers bar an...
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Double delight: A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Secret Garden highlight Opera Nuova Festival
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Double delight: A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Secret Garden highlight Opera Nuova Festival
If Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream remains one of the best and best-loved of the bard’s plays, then equally Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden has held its place as one of the best and best-loved of all children’s books. The imaginative and enterprising Opera Nuova has brought the ...
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Maestro Fresh Wes rides Raptors' Jurassic Park wave into Soundtrack Music Festival
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Maestro Fresh Wes rides Raptors' Jurassic Park wave into Soundtrack Music Festival
Maestro Fresh Wes, at the Soundtrack Music Festival on June 22.
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Jazz saxophonist Joshua Redman aims to craft musical conversation
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Jazz saxophonist Joshua Redman aims to craft musical conversation
"So much of the soul of jazz is about what you can create in the moment with other musicians.” – saxophonist Joshua Redman
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Review: Ensemble Made in Canada kicks off Summer Solstice Chamber Music Festival
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Review: Ensemble Made in Canada kicks off Summer Solstice Chamber Music Festival
The first thing you notice when you walk into the First Baptist Church on 109th Street is an arresting triptych of tapestries. Soaring high on the left of the central cross appears to be Jacob in his coat of many colours, imploring the heavens. Matching it on the right, a rainbow-coloured superhe...
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Three to See Thursday: Oprah, Lemon Collective and the spooky High Life
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Three to See Thursday: Oprah, Lemon Collective and the spooky High Life
Oprah Winfrey: On her Your Path Made Clear Tour, Oprah Winfrey has a special guest in each city. In Edmonton’s case its author Cheryl Strayed, of whom Winfrey says, “Here’s what I got from reading her work and meeting Cheryl Strayed: No matter where you are in your climb in life, no matter ...
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