November 21st, 2017

Local Entertainment

Northern Pikes, Abbamania set to hit Esplanade stage

By Medicine Hat News on November 18th, 2017

Medicine Hat News There’s still time to cast your line and reel in a ticket or two to see The Northern Pikes at the Esplanade next week. The Saskatoon rockers are out on their first full, cross-Canada tour in more than a decade, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the release of the band’s breakout album ... Read More »

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Kenny vs. Spenny — craziest show ever

By Mo Cranker on November 17th, 2017

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker Everyone has that one friend they grew up with, the one person they can tell anything — their best friend. For comedians Kenny Hotz and Spenny Rice, that relationship is a little different. The pair grew up together in Toronto and over the years they developed an interesting relationship. “We were childhood friends ... Read More »

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Eye on the Esplanade: Preserving local heritage

By Medicine Hat News on November 17th, 2017

Squirrelled away in my cubicle at the Esplanade, I work on a variety of exciting projects to support the city’s Heritage Resources Committee, more commonly known as the HRC. This busy and devoted committee is never short of ideas on ways to protect and increase public awareness of our heritage resources. Born and raised in ... Read More »

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Barenaked before the holidays

By Medicine Hat News on November 16th, 2017

Stan Ashbee Special to the News Touring Canuck Country earlier in November during the Barenaked Ladies’ Canada 1-Five-0 tour, the Canadian icons noticed a plethora of great live music venues. “There’s smaller towns and they invest in good sounding quality theatres,” said Barenaked Ladies drummer and vocalist Tyler Stewart, from Camrose, smack dab in the ... Read More »

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Rock Ramblings: Putting the ‘special’ back in specials

By Medicine Hat News on November 16th, 2017

Thanks to technology, there’s this thing we have now called “instant gratification,” which can be great and also not so great. Like those times when you can’t think of the name of that guy from that movie who was in that show you just watched É you know the one. No longer do you have ... Read More »

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After Dark Nov. 16-22

By Medicine Hat News on November 16th, 2017

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 Renn Davies, Temptation Night Club, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. – Intimate with ... Read More »

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Ian Tyson back at the Esplanade

By Medicine Hat News on November 10th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Musician. Rancher. Storyteller. Ian Tyson is all these things. The Canadian country icon will share stories and songs at the Esplanade on Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m. Tyson has been singing and performing for close to six decades and — when he’s not ranching in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains — ... Read More »

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Live version of popular CBC Radio show ‘This Is That’ comes to Medicine Hat next week

By Chris Brown on November 10th, 2017

cbrown@medicinehatnews.com @MHNBrown Getting a behind-the-scenes look at something comes with its perils. Few people really want to know how sausage is made, and Dorothy and her friends being told to pay no attention to the man behind the curtain in “The Wizard of Oz” is as oft-quoted and meme-ready line as there is in cinema. ... Read More »

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Library Chat: Things I’ll miss

By Medicine Hat News on November 10th, 2017

As I contemplate leaving Medicine Hat to go run the Red Deer Public Library I thought I’d dedicate a column to the many great Hatters I’ll be missing when I go. First off, many thanks to all library supporters who have helped us keep your library at the peak of perfection over its 103 years. ... Read More »

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Honkytonk Experience at MHC

By Medicine Hat News on November 10th, 2017

Medicine Hat News An Alberta singer with a strong presence in the Nashville scene, Donny Lee brings his Honkytonk Experience to Medicine Hat next week. Lee, originally from Fort Saskatchewan, performs old favourites from George Jones, Hank Williams Sr. and Waylon Jennings and can also cover current hot country artists like Eric Church, Luke Bryan ... Read More »

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