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'Love letters to the world' etched into community's sidewalks
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'Love letters to the world' etched into community's sidewalks
Kendra Black calls the poems etched into her neighbourhood’s sidewalks “little love letters to the world.” The Meadows Community League, which encompasses Wild Rose, Larkspur and Silverberry, finished the third instalment of Poetry Pathways in the Meadows, a four-part publi...
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Ruth B delights friends and fans alike at packed Starlite Room show
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Ruth B delights friends and fans alike at packed Starlite Room show
It’s possible you could have fit a few more people into the club for Ruth B’s performance at the Starlite Room on Friday night, but only barely. Word is that the 21-year-old local singer-songwriter’s headlining performance was a sellout, and from the number of people scrunched i...
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Post-Bowie, saxophonist Donny McCaslin is busy charting his own beyond-genre course
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Post-Bowie, saxophonist Donny McCaslin is busy charting his own beyond-genre course
“To see his totally uncompromising example, and to feel his humanity and warmth and generosity in the way he worked with people was so inspiring." - Donny McCaslin on working with David Bowie.
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Sisters Christine and Ingrid Jensen plumb rich stream of Canadian jazz with Infinitude
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"They get to take from the world and bring it back to Canada. There's just a little less angst in that music, a feeling of belonging and being able to be yourself, something I never want to let go of.” - Ingrid Jensen on Canadian jazz
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Dianne Reeves packs more than jazz tunes into her eclectic concert adventures
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Dianne Reeves packs more than jazz tunes into her eclectic concert adventures
"People really want to pigeonhole you in a place, but the real place is like your home. Everybody's different when it comes to decorating it.” - Dianne Reeves
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10 things to do in Edmonton this week: The Works, Jazz Fest and Ryan Adams
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10 things to do in Edmonton this week: The Works, Jazz Fest and Ryan Adams
Gretzky is Everywhere The  hockey season is over in Edmonton, but is it really? Andy Warhol’s 1984 print of the Great One is the central image for the exhibition currently running at the Art Gallery of Alberta, Gretzky is Everywhere. Running in several galleries across the country via ...
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Opera Nuova gives Edmontonians rare chance to see large-cast masterpieces
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Opera Nuova gives Edmontonians rare chance to see large-cast masterpieces
Take a stage filled with butterflies, crows, a dragonfly, a badger, a little vixen (and her fox mate and cubs), a mosquito and various other forest creatures. Add a forester and a gamekeeper (and his dog), and you have perhaps the most magical opera of all time: The Cunning Little Vixen by the Cz...
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Juno-winning Ruth B kicks off Canadian headlining tour Friday at Starlite
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Juno-winning Ruth B kicks off Canadian headlining tour Friday at Starlite
It’s long past the jinxing point: Ruth B is a rising star. In April, in a terrifically sincere reaction of joy, the Edmonton pop singer clutched her surprise breakthrough artist Juno in Ottawa. Next, her gorgeous, emotive full-length album, Safe Haven, hit the digital airwaves in May, produced by...
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Rapper Mitchmatic says farewell to Edmonton with two parting gifts
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Rapper Mitchmatic says farewell to Edmonton with two parting gifts
Local rapper Mitch (Mitchmatic) Holtby will be leaving Edmonton, but not without saying goodbye, nor leaving a mark. Holtby announced that, as one of his last acts in the city, he mixed and mastered an upcoming album for Tangina Stone, a Brooklyn-based pop singer, which includes numerous high-pro...
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ArtPic: Beth Howe and Clive McCarthy's 3500 BRB at SNAP Gallery
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ArtPic: Beth Howe and Clive McCarthy's 3500 BRB at SNAP Gallery
Get up close to Beth Howe and Clive McCarthy’s gorgeous prints on the wall at SNAP and the sense of motion is dizzying. From a distance, 3500 Black Red Black is a lonely train — prints on paper made of wavy lines of varying thickness that trick our brains into sensing grey scale. These lines...
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