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PLAYBOT: Once upon a romance
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He’s a street musician who’s starting to have doubts about his chosen career path. She’s a beautiful young passer-by who becomes his muse. What could possibly go wrong? Why, nothing, of course – aside from life and, possibly, love. In this multiple-Tony winning musical at the Citadel Theatr...
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Win passes to Edmonton Expo!
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It’s fun to imagine that the celebrity guests at the Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo this weekend could come as their real characters – and have a battle! If Darth Maul (Ray Park) had a fight with Data (Brent Spiner), who would win? No contest. Phaser beats light sabre. Could Aquaman (Jason...
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End of the Earth?
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CARTOONIST’S NOTE: Today’s End of the Earth is a guest strip from local cartoonist Tony Esteves, whose comic strip, Cigarro and Cerveja, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. You may recognize it from a lengthy run in the University of Alberta’s student newspaper, The Gateway, where it regal...
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Vancouver brain drain Edmonton’s gain
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Back in the day, artists left Edmonton in droves for the literally greener pastures of Vancouver – but now some of them are coming back. Two good examples, anyway. It counts extra if they’re women, right? “Yeah, of course it counts!” says stand-up comedian Kathleen McGee (above), who after four y...
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Vancouver brain drain pain Edmonton’s gain
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Back in the day, artists left Edmonton in droves for the literally greener pastures of Vancouver – but now some of them are coming back. Two good examples, anyway. It counts extra if they’re women, right? “Yeah, of course it counts!” says stand-up comedian Kathleen McGee (above), who after four y...
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MUSIC PREVIEW: It’s a Barbie World!
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If anyone’s looking for a blast from the past this weekend – in the opposite direction of the typical classic rock gig, look no further than the Rewind Tour at River Cree Casino on Friday night. Aqua will be performing. Yes, that’s right, the Norwegian Eurodance group that burst onto the sc...
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Smashing Pumpkins play Rock Gods Edmonton
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Billy Corgan can be forgiven for his massive ego that on more than one occasion almost put the kibosh on the Smashing Pumpkins – the iconic alt-rock outfit that made waves during the dying days of the ‘90s grunge movement. The flamboyant frontman has always been more into glitter than flann...
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REVIEW: Sonic Field Day winners and losers
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The thing about attending a modern rock festival, as opposed to a classic rock one, is that you can be sure that most of the band members you see on stage are the original band members. From the blatting boom of the Arkells to the incendiary political nu-metal of Grandson to the groovy electro-ro...
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Two Good Knights make one great night
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The Mayfield Dinner Theatre opens its fall season with yet another of its popular chart-topping music celebrations. This time it’s a British bash called Two Good Knights, highlighting the careers of two of Old Blighty’s living legends: Tom Jones and Elton John. When the now Sir Thomas...
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