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Social Seen: Christmas in November
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Social Seen: Christmas in November
For this special event, Donna Christensen, visuals editor and arts and features editor at the Edmonton Journal, was at Christmas in November at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge and took photos for an extra edition of Social Seen edition. Our regular weekly Social Seen column is ...
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Get way down with Hadestown, onstage at the Citadel
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Get way down with Hadestown, onstage at the Citadel
Shoctor rocks with New Orleans vibe as the world premiere of the Broadway-bound Hadestown kicks off
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Paperboys still delivering the sounds at 25
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Paperboys still delivering the sounds at 25
"We're a live band that tries to make each show an event.” - Tom Landa, The Paperboys
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Northern Pikes mark album's 30th anniversary with three-disc re-release, tour
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Northern Pikes mark album's 30th anniversary with three-disc re-release, tour
Don Schmid of the Northern Pikes has plenty of time to reflect on the 30th anniversary tour of his band’s 1987 major label debut, Big Blue Sky. The drummer is whiling away the hours lying in one of 12 bunk beds on the Pikes’ tour bus, setting out on the second leg of the cross-Canada ...
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Libraries' 2018 writers-in-residence: Hagen and Hingston
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Libraries' 2018 writers-in-residence: Hagen and Hingston
Playwright Darrin Hagen and author Michael Hingston are Edmonton Public Library's 2018 writers-in-residence.
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Libraries' 2018 writers-in-residence: Hagen and Hingston
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Libraries' 2018 writers-in-residence: Hagen and Hingston
Playwright Darrin Hagen and author Michael Hingston are Edmonton Public Library's 2018 writers-in-residence.
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Paula Simons: George Takei allegations drop EPL in moral morass
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Paula Simons: George Takei allegations drop EPL in moral morass
What do we do about George Takei? Takei fans all across North America are wrestling with that question in the wake of an allegation, published last week in the Hollywood Reporter, that the Star Trek star groped a much younger male model back in 1981. The consternation is real. Take...
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Tortured love story at the heart of new musical, Hadestown
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Tortured love story at the heart of new musical, Hadestown
It was an illustrated children’s mythology book that began the journey of 1,000 cues on which Anaïs Mitchell finds herself today. That’s where, as a little girl, the Hadestown creator first met Orpheus, the mythic Greek musician able to charm anything, even stone, with his songs. ...
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Alberta Symphony Orchestra concert pays tribute to Glenn Gould, Canada 150
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Alberta Symphony Orchestra concert pays tribute to Glenn Gould, Canada 150
The Alberta Symphony Orchestra may not yet be a household name for Edmonton audiences, but they will have the opportunity to hear Alberta’s only touring orchestra this Friday in its Winspear Centre debut. The orchestra is the brainchild of Edmonton pianist and conductor Emilio De Mercato. Th...
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EPL's 2018 writers-in-residence: Hagen and Hingston
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EPL's 2018 writers-in-residence: Hagen and Hingston
Playwright Darrin Hagen and author Michael Hingston are Edmonton Public Library's 2018 writers-in-residence.
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Halsey cancels tonight's Rogers Place electropop concert
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Halsey cancels tonight's Rogers Place electropop concert
Suffering a personal emergency, Halsey has cancelled her Wednesday night show at Rogers Place. The New Jersey-born 23-year-old electropop singer-songwriter is currently on her hopeless fountain kingdom tour in support of her radio-friendly second album, and Live Nation announced the cancellation ...
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Filmmaker Frederick Kroetsch and his 85-year-old dad revisit Arctic
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Filmmaker Frederick Kroetsch and his 85-year-old dad revisit Arctic
Ten years ago, Frederick Kroetsch opened a dusty ammunition case in his parents’ basement. What he found inside — reels of old 8-mm film — would take him on a journey of a lifetime with his 85-year-old father. “I grew up hearing all these stories about the High Arctic,” Kroetsch says. “...
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Concert brought memories of young British composers who were killed in the trenches
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Concert brought memories of young British composers who were killed in the trenches
In November 2016 the Edmonton Recital Society brought together a group of distinguished Edmonton musicians to perform Olivier Messiaen’s haunting and powerful Quartet for the End of Time. So successful was the concert that, in response to many requests from that evening’s audience, the society in...
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Sculptor Jason Carter receives MacEwan University’s Distinguished Alumni Award
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Sculptor Jason Carter receives MacEwan University’s Distinguished Alumni Award
A rock and a sense of commitment helped this Digital Arts and Media alum carve out an unexpected career When Jason Carter received a rock as a gift, he had no idea it would help chart the course for a new career and change his life in unimaginable ways. After graduating from MacEwan University’s ...
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Edmonton author Michael Hingston has published a short story advent calendar
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Edmonton author Michael Hingston has published a short story advent calendar
author and publisher has compiled 24 short stories from new and established writers in the form of an advent calendar that readers can open every morning in December leading up to Christmas.
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