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Review: Lilies is 'great theatre' with plenty of appeal
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Review: Lilies is 'great theatre' with plenty of appeal
Opera’s production of Lilies, written by Canadian librettist Michael Marc Bouchard and Australian composer Kevin March, opened on Saturday evening at the Jubilee, and has a lot going for it. The theatrical qualities of the opera, premiered in Montreal in 2016 and subsequently seen in Victoria, ar...
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The John and Maggie Mitchell Art Gallery is Edmonton's newest art gallery
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Where This Goes, the inaugural exhibition at the John and Maggie Mitchell Art Gallery in MacEwan University’s Allard Hall, celebrated the grand opening of Edmonton’s newest art gallery.  The mandate of the gallery is to be a public and free gallery featuring contemporary works, and the openi...
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Underground Railroad comes to life in updated set of songs, stories
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“For it to feel authentic to me, I wasn't going to attempt to sing these songs the way someone might have sung them in 1850; that I would have to be true to all of my influences." — Khari Wendell McClelland
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Singer finds the right sound with all star band
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“The aspect of vocal jazz that has always spoken to me is the fluidity and agility of the melody." — Johanna Sillanpaa
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More "Beasts" like the Fort Mac fire ready to pounce in the future
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In November of 2016, author Edward Struzik took a trip to the top of Sulphur Mountain in Banff National Park with two wildfire specialists, not to admire the spectacular view but to imagine the scene below if a massive wildfire like the one that hit Fort McMurray tore through the Banff town site....
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Ties broken with Chris Craddock after 'rape culture' confession
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"He made a public post, owning up to his actions, that we felt required a public response."
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10 things to do in Edmonton this week: Orchestrotica, Boo at the Zoo, and Roger Waters
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Orchestrotica The first concert in the New Music Edmonton season brings together chamber music, global jazz, and exotica in the shape of Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica. Think of them as the missing link between Martin Denny and Bach, or a lounge band pressed into service at a chamber concert. The q...
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#RIPGordDownie: Edmonton remembers a Canadian icon
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As news of Gord Downie’s death broke Wednesday morning, Edmontonians took to social media to remember The Tragically Hip frontman. Downie died at the age of 53 after a year-long battle with brain cancer. Love. Selfless. Ultimate Canadian. Courage. Inspiration. Loved. Musician. Poet. Respect...
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Edmonton Opera stages first openly LGBTQ production with Lilies
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Opera enters uncharted territory in the Jubilee on Saturday as it opens its season with a new opera that has already been acclaimed by audiences and critics since its premiere in Montreal in 2016. Lilies is an operatic adaptation by Australian composer Kevin March of the celebrated Canadian play ...
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Wildlife: Remembering Gord Downie's mystery with some of his poetry
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Like many of you I eased up shaking and crying today as the buzzing notifications our country’s trickster poet had succumbed to his physical curse. As tributes and personal “I-was-there”s to Gord Downie fill the electronic river (and thank God we were there — together — right?) I’ll just leave yo...
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