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Hidden Spaces: Inside Canada's largest concert pipe organ
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Hidden Spaces: Inside Canada's largest concert pipe organ
The Davis Concert Pipe Organ, inside the Francis Winspear Centre for Music in Edmonton, is Canada’s largest pipe organ. In the 15 years since its creation, less than 30 people have been allowed to venture inside the organ. The organ was made possible through a gift from a single donor — Stewart D...
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Wildlife: Corb Lund and Ian Tyson make beautiful music together at the Jube
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Wildlife: Corb Lund and Ian Tyson make beautiful music together at the Jube
Just so this doesn’t sit un-carved into the physical wall of local history, last Saturday’s Corb Lund/Ian Tyson concert at the stately Northern Jubilee Auditorium was more than a little legendary. “Old age sucks,” 84-year-old Tyson noted about the creaks in his joints and needing Lund to remind h...
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Citadel refuses to host book launch for controversial author Jordan Pe
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Citadel refuses to host book launch for controversial author Jordan Pe
Citadel issues statement about proposed book launch
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Ice Castle at night in Hawrelak Park
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Ice Castle at night in Hawrelak Park
Created with over 10,000 hand-crafted icicles, the Edmonton Ice Castle has returned to Hawrelak Park for the third winter in a row. The ice gleams a glacial blue colour in the daylight, but the ice is embedded with LED lights and the castle comes alive with colour after dark.  This year’s ve...
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Teenage violinist to play 'the Olympics' of music competitions
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Teenage violinist to play 'the Olympics' of music competitions
Like many toddlers, Jacques Forestier would make a fuss when his musician parents toted him along to concerts. Unlike many toddlers, his unhappiness stemmed from being left out of the fun — he wanted to play instruments, too, his mother theorized. She handed her two-year-old a violin. Jacques has...
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Paula Simons: New novel takes readers to Edmonton of the 1960s
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Paula Simons: New novel takes readers to Edmonton of the 1960s
"I've taken things I remember and given them a twist, and turned them."
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Jay Procktor chases his dad's ghost dressed as a sad clown in photo show
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Jay Procktor chases his dad's ghost dressed as a sad clown in photo show
Shortly before Jay Procktor’s dad Larry Procktor died of cancer, his son made a proposition. The two were terrific friends and the son asked his father to pose for a formal portrait in a Burger Baron they loved, dressed as a sad clown. That may seem strange and random, but when Procktor was young...
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Fire and Fury book on Donald Trump a hot commodity at public libraries
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Fire and Fury book on Donald Trump a hot commodity at public libraries
Public libraries around the country have been inundated with demands for the highly contentious book Fire and Fury. Author Michael Wolff’s book, which was published Jan. 5, details the tempestuous tenure of U.S. President Donald Trump’s first nine months in office. “The crazy thing about Fire and...
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Review: Edmonton Symphony Orchestra serves classical comfort food Saturday night
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Review: Edmonton Symphony Orchestra serves classical comfort food Saturday night
Bill Eddins, now the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra’s Music Director Emeritus, is back in town to conduct a number of concerts with the orchestra, and on Saturday night (Jan. 13) he kicked off with what was very much an in-house ESO event. The three soloists were all ESO players: Associate Concertma...
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Fire and Fury creates frenzy among Edmonton readers
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Fire and Fury creates frenzy among Edmonton readers
The demand for the book Fire and Fury seems to have created shock and awe among readers, librarians and booksellers. As of 5 p.m. Friday, the Edmonton Public Library had 514 holds placed on the hardcover book with a 106 books on order, and 315 holds on 52 copies of the ebook. “The crazy thing [&#...
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A chat with first CEO of Edmonton Screen Industries Office, filmmaker Josh Miller
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A chat with first CEO of Edmonton Screen Industries Office, filmmaker Josh Miller
Last month, Josh Miller began his job as the first CEO of the new Edmonton Screen Industries Office — a rethink and update of the city’s film commission. Absorb the organization’s name to sense its new mandate beyond TV and film into the digital future. The call for the inaugural screen indu...
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The Humans reveals the inner workings of the family
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The Humans reveals the inner workings of the family
Tony-award winning play plumbs modern perspective on family
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10 things to do in Edmonton this week: Ice Castles, Lisa Loeb, and the Deep Freeze Festival
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10 things to do in Edmonton this week: Ice Castles, Lisa Loeb, and the Deep Freeze Festival
Ice Castles A magical winter season deserves a magical frozen kingdom, and that’s what we’ve gotten in the Ice Castle, which has just opened in Hawrelak Park. Crafted by hand, using icicles and water to resemble frozen waterfalls, glaciers, and caves, the Ice Castle is truly a beauty ...
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Romance brings Louisiana bluesman to Edmonton
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Romance brings Louisiana bluesman to Edmonton
“Back then I didn't smoke cigarettes or use drugs or drink or have time to look for girls. As I got older I experienced all of that.” - Troy Turner
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Wildlife: St. Albert seeks poet laureate and Star Trek: Discovery goes Black Mirror
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Wildlife: St. Albert seeks poet laureate and Star Trek: Discovery goes Black Mirror
St. Albert is seeking its first poet laureate — a two-year position the city and the St. Albert Public Library are dubbing “the people’s poet.” Poet laureate programs are increasingly common in Alberta, including positions held by Ahmed (Knowmadic) Ali in Edmonton and Micheline Maylor in Cal...
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