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HAPPY 420: Legal cannabis is a rip-off!
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As a lifelong toker who, like most area stoners, was elated when weed became legal in Canada – and then partook with great disappointment – I can keep silent no longer. Sorry, but I’m done. I gave it a good try. Obeyed the law. Bought the legal cannabis. But I’m sick of it. My high [&...
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The Empress and the Prime Minister a gripping gay docu-drama
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Darrin Hagen refuses to be catalogued. The actor, playwright, sound designer, composer and director has energized our theatre scene since his first play The Edmonton Queen premiered at the 1996 Fringe. Although he may be associated with gay theatre, his subject matters have ranged through a bewil...
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LIVE MUSIC: Metric system catching on
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Metric brings their Art of Doubt tour to Edmonton this Sunday night at the Edmonton Convention Centre. The Toronto rockers, led by the incredible voice of Emily Haines, are no stranger to Edmonton of course, and it’s no surprise the itinerary for their newest release includes our fair city. The b...
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Dynamic doper duo Cheech & Chong bring O Cannabis to Edmonton
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We never thought we’d live to see the day when freakin’ Tommy Chong would get to perform in his home province (he grew up in Calgary) – where weed would one day be legal! What a glorious time to be alive. He’s back with his American partner Cheech Marin for what is expected to be [...
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REVIEW: Alan Parsons Live Project a mixed bag of magic in Edmonton
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To be more famous for a throwaway joke in an Austin Powers movie than for recent music must be galling to such titans of progressive pop as … The Alan Parsons Project! Mwa, ha, ha, ha! Besides, it’s the Alan Parsons Live Project now – so named to distance itself from the original British 19...
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THEATRE PEOPLE: Darrin Hagen: ‘The man I am is because of the woman I was’
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There was no Gay-Straight Alliance at Darrin Hagen’s high school in Rocky Mountain House in the late ‘70s – but there was a drama club. He was the only boy in the group. “It was no problem to find an all girl play and cast me in drag,” Hagen says. “Nobody seemed to mind – […]
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Bob the Angry Flower
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If you reveal a cover-up is it even a cover-up anymore? NEXT comic: You can sleep safe with #YEGvengers keeping watch in End of the Earth:       Next: Bill Benson endorses Mr. White P. Walker for Alberta Premier:
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Bill Benson
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Well, we know who Bill’s voting for! NEXT COMIC: Bob the Angry Flower reveals cover-up:       Next: Edmonton’s greatest superheroes in End of the Earth:
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End of the Earth
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Who needs The Avengers when you have the #YEGvengers? Next comic: Bill Benson makes a strong endorsement!       Now what is Bob the Angry Flower hiding?
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REVIEW: Alice in Chains pleases several generations with grunge metal mayhem
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You can’t argue the success that Alice In Chains has enjoyed of late – with the group’s latest album Rainier Fog earning a Grammy nomination, and summit positions on the Billboard and iTunes charts. But to more discerning ears, how a band that earned much of its notoriety in the grunge-fuel...
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