June 19th, 2018

Local Bloggers

Jessie Fraser “Without Markings”

By Morgen Dietz on June 19th, 2018

Source: Esplanade Jessie Fraser “Without Markings” Calgary based artist Jessie Fraser is currently in residence at the Ewart Duggan House until June 25th, 2018. Throughout her stay in Medicine Hat she’ll be divvying up her time between archival research, film photography exploration, site specific interjection and a daily practice of listening and walking the house’s ... Read More »

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Friday Night Lights in Austin, Texas

By Luke Fandrich on June 15th, 2018

Source: Editing Luke Friday Night Lights in Austin, Texas The television show Friday Night Lights has resonated with me since its first season in 2006 because of the style in which it was shot, the stories it told, and the way it depicted small town Texas. There was a lot more to FNL than just football. ... Read More »

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Leland Stanford Mansion in Sacramento, California

By Luke Fandrich on June 14th, 2018

Source: Editing Luke Leland Stanford Mansion in Sacramento, California Originally built in 1857, and expanded in 1872, this mansion in Sacramento, California is notably the former home of Governor, Senator, railroad tycoon, and university founder, Leland Stanford (1824-1893). Located just a few blocks from the State Capitol, the Leland Stanford Mansion is now the state’s ... Read More »

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The Last Hangman

By Morgen Dietz on June 12th, 2018

Source: Esplanade The Last Hangman The previously untold story of Canada’s second-largest mass hanging which involved four Nazi POWs, a pedophile child murderer, and Canada’s last (un)official hangman. Filmmaker Carla Olson returns to the Hat to unravel this local story through interviews, including her Great Aunt in-law who was secretary to the last hangman in ... Read More »

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Starship Enterprise in Vulcan, Alberta

By Luke Fandrich on June 12th, 2018

Source: Editing Luke Starship Enterprise in Vulcan, Alberta As far as quirky roadside attractions go, the Starship Enterprise in Vulcan, Alberta certainly stands out in this small prairie town. Little touches of Star Trek are easy to spot here, not the least of which are the vulcan (Spock) ears you can buy in the visitor ... Read More »

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NATALIE MACMASTER AND DONNELL LEAHY

By Morgen Dietz on June 11th, 2018

Source: Esplanade NATALIE MACMASTER AND DONNELL LEAHY The entertainment world is filled with extraordinary stories. But few match the beguiling true-life tale of Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, Canada’s reigning couple of Celtic music, whose dazzling career achievements underpin an incomparable off-stage life. Indeed, when two of the planet’s very best fiddle players married in 2002, the proverbial ... Read More »

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LEGEND OF GEORGE JONES

By Morgen Dietz on June 11th, 2018

Source: Esplanade LEGEND OF GEORGE JONES Be part of a special tribute to the man considered to be the greatest country singer of all time – George Jones. In a career that lasted more than 50 years, “the Possum” evolved from a young honky-tonker to a music icon as he recorded more than 150 albums and became ... Read More »

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Murray McLauchlan

By Morgen Dietz on June 11th, 2018

Source: Esplanade Murray McLauchlan Murray McLauchlan is one of Canada’s most highly regarded singer/songwriters, and with good cause. Over a 40-year career, he has released 18 albums and been awarded 11 Junos. His songs Farmer’s Song, Down by the Henry Moore, Whispering Rain and Sweeping the Spotlight Away are now considered Canadian standards. Murray is also a ... Read More »

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EAST POINTERS AND PORT CITIES

By Morgen Dietz on June 11th, 2018

Source: Esplanade EAST POINTERS AND PORT CITIES East Pointers: There’s a reason, beyond their dazzling musicianship and wildly entertaining live shows, that The East Pointers have connected with audiences right across the globe, making new, original roots music the hippest, most vibrant thing going. The reason? The East Pointers – fiddler/singer Tim Chaisson, banjoist Koady Chaisson and guitarist Jake ... Read More »

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On-Stage Series

By Morgen Dietz on June 11th, 2018

Source: Esplanade On-Stage Series Enjoy these performers in an unique environment where the stage is transformed into an intimate club with you sitting on-stage... Read More »

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