February 21st, 2018

Local Entertainment

If you love Pink Floyd, then you’ll love PIGS

By Peggy Revell on February 16th, 2018

Medicine Hat News You’re going to wish you were at the Esplanade Saturday night, as “PIGS: Canada’s Most Authentic Pink Floyd Tribute” comes to the stage. Formed in 2008 in Victoria, B.C., PIGS has spent a decade perfecting their act. The authentic gear, voices, mannerisms, lights, lasers, visuals, and the sound — recreated thanks to ... Read More »

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The voice of Hank Williams hits Esplanade stage Feb. 22

By Peggy Revell on February 16th, 2018

Medicine Hat News The legendary Hank Williams will be resurrected on the Esplanade stage Feb. 22, Hank Williams Live 1952 features accomplished professional actor and singer Joe Matheson, who has been dubbed “the quintessential voice of Hank Williams.” The show starts with Matheson, as Hank, walking on stage and the band kicking into “Settin’ the ... Read More »

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Library Chat: Freedom to Read week stresses need for vigilance

By Medicine Hat News on February 16th, 2018

Freedom to Read Week, Feb. 25- March 3, recognizes the need for vigilance against efforts by governments, or other bodies for that matter, from undue influence over what we read. If left unchallenged, this type of censorship, frequently deployed by illiberal states of the past and present, can have a damaging effect upon our thoughts. ... Read More »

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021518-Hedley-local

By Medicine Hat News on February 15th, 2018

Medicine Hat News An Edmonton radio station said it won’t play any songs by Hedley until allegations against the band could be verified or dismissed. HOT 107 made the announcement Wednesday a few hours before organizers of the Juno Awards said Hedley would be dropped from its March televised awards show. A spokesperson for MY96 ... Read More »

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Rock Ramblings: Huey Lewis and the big summertime news

By Medicine Hat News on February 15th, 2018

By now, you’ve likely heard “the News” coming to Medicine Hat this summer. As in, Huey Lewis and The News, live on stage for the Saturday night show at this year’s Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede. I love this, probably more than I should. One of the reasons I love it is because it’s Huey ... Read More »

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Coming off a great year, Ryder ready for the Hat

By Medicine Hat News on February 15th, 2018

Stan Ashbee Special to the Medicine Hat News For Canadian songstress Serena Ryder, exciting times continue in 2018, as the multiple Juno-Award-winning singer and songwriter closes off the album cycle of her latest album “Utopia” with a West Coast tour, which includes a stop in Medicine Hat at the Esplanade Feb. 23. Ryder’s latest release ... Read More »

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After Dark

By Medicine Hat News on February 15th, 2018

THURSDAY – Karaoke, Oly’s Alehouse and Eatery, Johnny with Dynamite Sound, win a $100 gift certificate, 9 p.m., 403-548-6597 – Live jam, Cecil Hotel, 9 p.m. – Ride the Mechanical Bull, Ralph’s Texas Bar and Steakhouse, 9 p.m. – Top 40 DJ music with Ryan Stewart, Temptation Night Club, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. – DJ jam ... Read More »

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Opus Cactus show real but still unbelievable

By Medicine Hat News on February 10th, 2018

Medicine Hat News Opus Cactus is set to warm hearts, minds and souls next week at the Esplanade. Presented by Momix, an internationally renowned company of dancers and illusionists, Opus Cactus is a desert-themed, two-hour performance that will take the audience across the landscape of the Sonora Desert. “It’s a theatre of images and kind ... Read More »

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Hedley is coming out of the cage and into Medicine Hat

By Chris Brown on February 10th, 2018

cbrown@medicinehatnews.com @MHNBrown Valentine’s Day just got a whole lot sweeter for any singles going to see Hedley Feb. 14 at the Canalta Centre. But you’re going to have to share and play nice. “If anybody’s coming that doesn’t have a Valentine just consider us your Valentine’s date, Medicine Hat,” guitarist Dave Rosin said this week. ... Read More »

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Sought-after soprano and countertenor performing in Medicine Hat on Feb. 20

By Medicine Hat News on February 10th, 2018

Medicine Hat News A show that you would normally have to travel to Vancouver, Toronto or even further to see is coming to our own backyard. Renowned Canadian singers Suzie LeBlanc and Daniel Taylor will perform at the Esplanade on Feb. 20. LeBlanc is one of the most sought-after early music sopranos of her generation, ... Read More »

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