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EDMONTON EXPO-SE: So much money, GTA lives, Bob Ross
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The money that flew through the Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo this weekend was mind-boggling. The entire event is designed to suck your bank account dry. Do the math, if you dare! Consider the official count of 41,238 people (up from last year) each paying $80 for their pass. That’s about...
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The Book of Mormon a surprise – not a spoof
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Ding! Dong! There they are at the door bell again – the two earnest young men in dark suits, white shirts and ties, sure of their mission, clutching their theological tomes and looking for converts. Elder Price and Elder Cunningham are back ringing promoting THE WORD as revealed to that “All-Amer...
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MUSIC PREVIEW: Rise Against vs. NERDS
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If you’re doing punk rock cosplay at the Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo on Friday night, take care not to get into the wrong line – because Rise Against is playing a separate event in the same building. Could be some healthy cross-over here: Straight-edge hardcore band from Chicago whose v...
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PLAYBOT: Once upon a romance
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He’s a street musician who’s starting to have doubts about his chosen career path. She’s a beautiful young passer-by who becomes his muse. What could possibly go wrong? Why, nothing, of course – aside from life and, possibly, love. In this multiple-Tony winning musical at the Citadel Theatr...
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Win passes to Edmonton Expo!
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It’s fun to imagine that the celebrity guests at the Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo this weekend could come as their real characters – and have a battle! If Darth Maul (Ray Park) had a fight with Data (Brent Spiner), who would win? No contest. Phaser beats light sabre. Could Aquaman (Jason...
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End of the Earth?
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CARTOONIST’S NOTE: Today’s End of the Earth is a guest strip from local cartoonist Tony Esteves, whose comic strip, Cigarro and Cerveja, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. You may recognize it from a lengthy run in the University of Alberta’s student newspaper, The Gateway, where it regal...
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Vancouver brain drain Edmonton’s gain
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Back in the day, artists left Edmonton in droves for the literally greener pastures of Vancouver – but now some of them are coming back. Two good examples, anyway. It counts extra if they’re women, right? “Yeah, of course it counts!” says stand-up comedian Kathleen McGee (above), who after four y...
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Vancouver brain drain pain Edmonton’s gain
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Back in the day, artists left Edmonton in droves for the literally greener pastures of Vancouver – but now some of them are coming back. Two good examples, anyway. It counts extra if they’re women, right? “Yeah, of course it counts!” says stand-up comedian Kathleen McGee (above), who after four y...
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MUSIC PREVIEW: It’s a Barbie World!
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If anyone’s looking for a blast from the past this weekend – in the opposite direction of the typical classic rock gig, look no further than the Rewind Tour at River Cree Casino on Friday night. Aqua will be performing. Yes, that’s right, the Norwegian Eurodance group that burst onto the sc...
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