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ESO to use FORCE in Music of Star Wars
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It can be argued that John Williams’ brilliant scores for the Star Wars movies will one day be remembered as widely as Beethoven’s Fifth, The Magic Flute, or even Adagio in G Minor – if they aren’t already. There is a great disturbance in the Force over the impending concerts by the Edmonton Symp...
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Bob the Angry Flower
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Waiting for the donkey alien NEXT COMIC: Sharing Christmas on social media in End of the Earth:       Read a THIRD COMIC: Bill Benson gives a new spin to the top 10 albums game:
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SOCIAL MEDIA HAPPENINGS
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Isn’t vinyl made from oil? Read ANOTHER COMIC: Bob the Angry Flower makes First Contact:       THIRD COMIC: Seasonal selfie soiree in End of the Earth:
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Trevor Noah to bring TRUTH to Edmonton
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Trevor Noah is one of these rarefied figures in show business who always tries to tell you the truth. Weird, isn’t it? We’re constantly being lied to: by politicians, advertising, the media, our teenagers – and so it falls to the damned comedians we have to trust to be honest. In fact, the latest...
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Did Citadel Theatre Ruin A Christmas Carol in Bold New Production? Colin Says No
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Last year, after a successful run of 19 seasons, the Citadel Theatre sent off its justly esteemed production of A Christmas Carol (originally written by Edmonton’s own Tom Wood, who was the first Scrooge) – to the special corner of Elysium that preserves the Ghost of Christmas Past. B...
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REVIEW: Walterdale’s Altar Boyz Pokes Fun at Boy Bands, Christianity
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Was a gaping hole left in your soul when the Backstreet Boys went Main Street? Has the demise of N’Sync left you syncless? Well, don’t give up, boy band aficionados – hope is on its way. Apparently the unheralded Christian pop band Altar Boyz has been working its way across the North ...
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MUSIC PREVIEW: HELLYEAH pays tribute to late drummer Vinnie Paul
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The Texas heavy rock supergroup HELLYEAH has its origins in the 2000 “Tattoo the Earth” mega-tour – which featured such legendary bands as Slayer, System of a Down, Sepultura, Lamb Of God, Slipknot, Sevendust, Dropkick Murphys, and many others. It was just a glimmer of an idea at the time, ...
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Maroon 5 to hit Edmonton with Funky Soul Goodness in Summer 2020
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You can’t go five minutes without hearing a Maroon 5 song on the radio. They’re what you call a “hit machine.” Frontman Adam Levine is at least a triple threat. Behind yet another No. 1 single, the funky soul ballad Memories, Maroon 5 has launched a massive North American tour that will come to E...
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Bob the Angry Flower
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OMG, he’s SO cute! READ ONE MORE COMIC: Bill Benson gets cut:
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SOCIAL MEDIA HAPPENINGS
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Sweeney Todd is a metaphor! READ ANOTHER COMIC: Bob the Angry Flower shoots ‘canon’:
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James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt come together in Edmonton in April
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Here’s a show where you’ll want to come early to catch the opening act. The legendary James Taylor is bringing Bonnie Raitt with him on a cross-Canada tour in spring 2020. They come to Edmonton at Rogers Place on Friday, April 17. Tickets go on sale Friday, Dec. 6. Will they perform on stage toge...
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REVIEW: Experimental Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again hits the feminist nerve
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Alice Birch’s Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again is an angry and passionate scream railing against the rape culture and violence toward women in general. The word “feminism” is not mentioned once in the (intermissionless) 90 minutes but it hangs over the production like the sword over Damocles&...
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Bold new play turns The Simpsons on its head to create futuristic religion
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Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play is a dark comedy written by Anne Washburn. It’s based on Cape Feare on The Simpsons (Season 5 Episode 2), which is a take-off on the1961 Robert Mitchum thriller. In this one, Sideshow Bob tries to kill Bart on a houseboat. Mr. Burns is not just a satire of a ...
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LISTEN HERE: Tales of the Tomb keeps it real
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“David Koresh, the master, the one who would save them all, destined to be a disaster, for he watched the buildings fall. The compound burned down. No one alive was found.” It’s weird to hear a death metal band be so literal. Then again, there’s plenty enough real horror in the world – why in [&#...
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