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Matchbox Twenty, Counting Crows coming to Edmonton July 14
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Matchbox Twenty, Counting Crows coming to Edmonton July 14
American rock bands Matchbox Twenty and Counting Crows are bringing their A Brief History of Everything Tour 2017 to Edmonton’s Rogers Place July 14. Presale tickets will be available to members of both bands’ fan clubs beginning March 28 visit matchboxtwenty.com and countingcrows.com for t...
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Edmonton woman wins contest to go to Vimy Ridge
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singer-songwriter Rebecca Lappa, 19, will be headed to Vimy Ridge to mark the centennial of the battle after winning the Spirit of Vimy contest hosted by the Government of Alberta.
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Chris Stapleton brings his throwback country sound to Northlands Coliseum
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Is Chris Stapleton the future of country music, or the past? You’d be forgiven for asking that question given both the acclaim and commercial success of his debut solo album, Traveller, and the old-school sounds contained therein. Like fellow neo-traditionalist Sturgill Simpson, Stapleton a...
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Gallery: Award-nominated photos by Journal photographer Larry Wong
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Journal photographer Larry Wong is nominated for a 2016 Canadian Association of Journalists photojournalism award. This is his seventh nomination.  View Larry’s award-nominated portfolio below.
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Paula Simons: Kevin O'Leary's 'vicious poisonous toxic' attack on Alberta self-determination should offend us all
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All Albertans should be wary of a would-be PM who thinks Ottawa should dictate provincial resource policy.
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Album review: Striker smashes metal through the skull roof
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Striker Striker Record Breaking Records 4 out of five Hell yeah! That’s the two-word review of the sweet new Striker album, but my boss is looking over my shoulder so let’s drive this jagged submarine into the ice for some subterranean detail. From the first storm-summoning power chord on the ope...
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Lisa Martin's poetry seeks to affirm life — even the suffering and terror
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Even superficially — a book being judged by its cover — Believing is Not the Same as Being Saved is a sad and beautiful object. Tucked inside an otherwise empty life-preserver floating calmly on twitching water, the declarative title begs two questions: “Believing in what, precisely?” A...
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Country music and whiskey: Chris Stapleton to croon at Northlands Coliseum this Saturday
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When Chris Stapleton hits the Northlands Coliseum stage on Saturday night we can be sure of at least one thing. The Grammy and Country Music Award winning singer-songwriter (for 2015’s Traveller) will croon a tune, possibly two or three, about American whiskey. This doesn’t make ...
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Tanika Charles' Soul Run takes her to the Junos after hometown visit this weekend
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"I feel like we've all experienced so much why not talk about it if you're comfortable enough? " - Tanika Charles
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Mountie mystique marches on in University of Alberta library exhibit
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Few police forces have a brand as iconic as that of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The image of the stoic man keeping the peace in his distinctive red coat became a national symbol and international commodity. The Mounties inspired — and continue to inspire — fictional tales by arti...
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