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Sovereign Soil: Sub-arctic soil gives birth to far-out crops in new Yukon-filmed documentary
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Sovereign Soil: Sub-arctic soil gives birth to far-out crops in new Yukon-filmed documentary
While embedding himself with some of the subjects of his documentary, David Curtis has had a lot of conversations about potatoes. “I still doing volunteer work with the people in the film, and I was out planting potatoes wit...
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Best in the west: 2020 Western Canadian Music Award nominees announced
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Best in the west: 2020 Western Canadian Music Award nominees announced
Several Edmonton-based musicians are among the nominees for the 2020 Western Canadian Music Awards. The Western Canadian Music Awards ...
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Jazzed up: TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival continues annual tradition online
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Jazzed up: TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival continues annual tradition online
Several concerts and music festivals have been forced online in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival , which has c...
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Arts groups in Edmonton struggle with COVID-19 restrictions: 'I couldn't make the math work'
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Arts groups in Edmonton struggle with COVID-19 restrictions: 'I couldn't make the math work'
Even as Alberta enters stage two of the provincial relaunch, Edmonton arts organizations — large and small — know their collective debut is anything but assured. “As much as stage two said theatres could open wit...
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Edmonton's Richard Van Camp scores another literary win with Moccasin Square Gardens
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Edmonton's Richard Van Camp scores another literary win with Moccasin Square Gardens
With 24 books to his credit, and numerous awards, you could forgive Richard Van Camp for being blasé about yet another coup. But the ebullient Indigenous author and celebrated storyteller is anything but. “It’s ...
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Corb Lund defines Agricultural Tragic on his new record out Friday
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Corb Lund defines Agricultural Tragic on his new record out Friday
After a five-year hiatus, pre-empting any hype or hyperbole, Corb Lund’s Agricultural Tragic (out Friday) is a record with instantly detectable depth and energy. Even its title draws a taut thread backwards in time through Waylon, Williams — even before Robert Johnson — to that ...
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"This is not Fair!" True, but it's a sweet approximation of North Country Fair
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"This is not Fair!" True, but it's a sweet approximation of North Country Fair
For those of you missing the jovial repetition of “Happy Fair!” at what would have been the 42nd annual North Country Fair this weekend, fret not — there’s a new saying for you. Go on and try it out with your best theatrical wail: “This is not Fair!” ...
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Canadian Independent Venue Coalition launches #SupportCanadianVenues to help save concert halls
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Canadian Independent Venue Coalition launches #SupportCanadianVenues to help save concert halls
Canada’s live music industry has been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically independent music venues, which face a precarious timeline for re-opening, financial constraints, and general uncertainty surrounding the future of live music. ...
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For the record: Caution a big concern for Edmonton's very hands-on vinyl music stores
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For the record: Caution a big concern for Edmonton's very hands-on vinyl music stores
We walk up to Revolver in Bonnie Doon, one of the few remaining in-mall record stores left in the city, hoping for a used vinyl fix. Customer capacity is already at the max six shoppers, and so — wearing the masks and gloves...
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For the record: Caution a big concern for Edmonton's very hands-on vinyl music stores
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For the record: Caution a big concern for Edmonton's very hands-on vinyl music stores
We walk up to Revolver in Bonnie Doon, one of the few remaining in-mall record stores left in the city, hoping for a used vinyl fix. Customer capacity is already at the max six shoppers, and so — wearing the masks and gloves...
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For the record: Caution a big concern for Edmonton's very hands-on vinyl music stores
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For the record: Caution a big concern for Edmonton's very hands-on vinyl music stores
We walk up to Revolver in Bonnie Doon, one of the few remaining in-mall record stores left in the city, hoping for a used vinyl fix. Customer capacity is already at the max six shoppers, and so — wearing the masks and gloves...
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Albums by Edmonton's nêhiyawak and Wares shine on Polaris long list
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Albums by Edmonton's nêhiyawak and Wares shine on Polaris long list
Two of Edmonton’s brightest beacons in the local music ecosystem have made it to the Polaris Prize long list, a regional inclusion that most definitely doesn’t happen every year. Nominated alongside the likes of The We...
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Albums by Edmonton's nêhiyawak and Wares shine on Polaris long list
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Albums by Edmonton's nêhiyawak and Wares shine on Polaris long list
Two of Edmonton’s brightest beacons in the local music ecosystem have made it to the Polaris Prize long list, a regional inclusion that most definitely doesn’t happen every year. Nominated alongside the likes of The We...
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Albums by Edmonton's nêhiyawak and Wares shine on Polaris long list
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Albums by Edmonton's nêhiyawak and Wares shine on Polaris long list
Two of Edmonton’s brightest beacons in the local music ecosystem have made it to the Polaris Prize long list, a regional inclusion that most definitely doesn’t happen every year. Nominated alongside the likes of The We...
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Albums by Edmonton's nêhiyawak and Wares shine on Polaris long list
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Albums by Edmonton's nêhiyawak and Wares shine on Polaris long list
Two of Edmonton’s brightest beacons in the local music ecosystem have made it to the Polaris Prize long list, a regional inclusion that most definitely doesn’t happen every year. Nominated alongside the likes of The We...
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