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Nick Lees: Edmonton Opera's Valentine's Gala a pitch perfect night
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Nick Lees: Edmonton Opera's Valentine's Gala a pitch perfect night
Opera’s Valentine’s Gala at the Shaw Conference Centre was so good that in future people who weren’t there will say they were. “Our opera company represents our city nationally and internationally and it’s easy to understand why their productions entertain and engage more than 16,000 people each ...
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Opera Nuova rides British warship at Fort Edmonton Park
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Opera Nuova rides British warship at Fort Edmonton Park
Gilbert and Sullivan’s satirical operas always present directors with a dilemma. Given that some of the satirical references very much belong to the 19th Century, how do you get a balance between updating the humour and maintaining those traditional elements so beloved by Gilbert and Sullivan fan...
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Garth Brooks and Oilers fan favourite Ryan Smyth hold sports camp with kids
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Garth Brooks and Oilers fan favourite Ryan Smyth hold sports camp with kids
A group of local kids were coached in hockey and life by music legend Garth Brooks and local hockey hero Ryan Smyth on Saturday as part of a special Teammates ProCamp.
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Jonathan Roy, son of hockey legend, trades goalie mask for guitar with an assist from Corey Hart
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Jonathan Roy, son of hockey legend, trades goalie mask for guitar with an assist from Corey Hart
The way Jonathan Roy tells it, hockey was his life, but music was his passion. He grew up the son of a hockey legend, Stanley Cup-winning goalie Patrick Roy, and by the age of 17 he was following in his famous father’s footsteps, playing in nets for the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Ma...
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Garth Brooks' must-see return to 90's country had fans two-stepping in the aisles all night long at Rogers Place
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Garth Brooks' must-see return to 90's country had fans two-stepping in the aisles all night long at Rogers Place
The first of his nine shows here Friday night was the best date night in town.
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Photos: Garth Brooks kicks off nine show stretch in Edmonton
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Photos: Garth Brooks kicks off nine show stretch in Edmonton
Garth Brooks played the first of nine shows in Edmonton on Friday night.
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Live blog: Garth Brooks kicks off nine-show run in Edmonton
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Live blog: Garth Brooks kicks off nine-show run in Edmonton
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood are holding a news conference at 3 p.m. at Rogers Place to kickoff their nine-show Edmonton run. Follow Journal arts writer Fish Griwkowsky and digital news editor Carson Jerema as they cover it live. 
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Ah! Romance! taps into the rich vein of love from classic musicals
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Ah! Romance! taps into the rich vein of love from classic musicals
The best way to think of Plain Jane Theatre’s newest production Ah! Romance!, is a giant, romantic-laden mixed tape, says director Kate Ryan. You remember making those, right? Sitting with your double cassette recorder, turning tapes or perhaps pushing the microphone up close to the speakers of y...
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Los Angeles singer-songwriter Samantha Schultz returns to Edmonton roots for two shows
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Los Angeles singer-songwriter Samantha Schultz returns to Edmonton roots for two shows
"Session work is something I've really fallen in love with because it's a different challenge every time.” - Samantha Shultz
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'He’s got something magical in him': Garth Brooks fans reveal their deep, personal passion
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'He’s got something magical in him': Garth Brooks fans reveal their deep, personal passion
As Garth Brooks plays nine shows in Edmonton over the span of 10 days, he couldn’t ask for more dedicated fans. Talking to them, you immediately get riled up. Leanne Heuchert, now a 41-year-old teacher at Norwood Head Start and CDI College, was 16 when she first heard Brooks, initially ...
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