October 23rd, 2017

Local Entertainment

Eye on the Esplanade: Venture through the Esplanade’s Archives Reading Room door

By Medicine Hat News on October 6th, 2017

Often wide-eyed and very careful to not make a sound, a person will shyly wander in and make their way across the Archives Reading Room floor to my desk. “I’ve never been in here before. I’m not really sure how to go about this” are words I hear whispered to me on almost a weekly ... Read More »

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Rock Ramblings: Thank you for the lifelong music

By Medicine Hat News on October 5th, 2017

You know how some families go around the table at Thanksgiving and everyone shares what they’re grateful for? Yeah, we don’t do that. However, if we did, I’d have to say I’m thankful for my kids, and not just for all the obvious reasons. See, there are so many interesting, odd, gross, awe-inspiring and terrifying ... Read More »

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Nitty Gritty Dirt Band celebrating 50-year entertainment milestone

By Chris Brown on October 5th, 2017

cbrown@medicinehatnews.com @MHNBrown “The life I love is making music with my friends.” Willie Nelson sang those words nearly 40 years ago, but Jeff Hanna and the guys in the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band have been living them for even longer. “To be honest in ’67 when we started this we were a bunch of teenagers ... Read More »

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Kissel tour stopping in the Hat Jan. 15

By Medicine Hat News on October 5th, 2017

Medicine Hat News The Canadian Country Music Association’s reigning male artist of the year Brett Kissel is Medicine Hat-bound. The rising country star will play at the Esplanade on Jan. 15, 2018. Kissel will be a busy man in the early part of the year. The Medicine Hat stop is one of 44 dates between ... Read More »

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After Dark Oct. 5-11

By Medicine Hat News on October 5th, 2017

Note: Some listings may be cancelled due to the Thanksgiving long weekend. Check with the establishment. 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. – ... Read More »

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Medicine Hat brimming with culture all weekend long

By Jeremy Appel on September 29th, 2017

jappel@medicinehatnews.com @MHNJeremyAppel Medicine Hat’s arts scene is gearing up for Alberta Culture Days, a series of free events scheduled from today to Sunday. “Every year, and throughout the whole year, we have a plethora of cultural activities happening throughout the city,” said Tobie Laliberte, marketing and promotions co-ordinator for the Esplanade, which has several events ... Read More »

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Local artists or bands could get big break from Sunrise Records contest

By Medicine Hat News on September 29th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Undiscovered and emerging artists and bands in Medicine Hat might catch their big break this fall. Sunrise Records, which opened in Medicine Hat Mall in the spring, is holding its inaugural Local Artist Contest. Hopeful acts can enter online and if the entry is approved will go to the public voting stage, ... Read More »

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Library Chat: Man Booker prize winner will earn about $83,000

By Medicine Hat News on September 29th, 2017

The Man Booker prize, for novels published in the UK, was first awarded in 1969. The sponsor, Man Group, was founded in 1783. I take this as a reminder that an interest in fine literature is neither new nor trendy, it is enduring. The winner of The Man Booker Prize receives about C$83,000 but more ... Read More »

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Rock Ramblings: Autumn on the Prairies wouldn’t be the same without fall suppers

By Medicine Hat News on September 28th, 2017

Of my very limited and non-existent pieces of paper under framed glass stating that I’m an expert on any topic, food is not one of them. Regardless, after 40-plus years of ingesting food that’s grazed, swam, flown,been pulled up from the dirt or pulled down from the sky, reaped from what’s been sown or created ... Read More »

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It’s Struck, it’s large and it’s Between

By Chris Brown on September 28th, 2017

cbrown@medicinehatnews.com @MHNBrown Go big or go home, as they say. Medicine Hat artist Wendy Struck has taken that to heart with her current exhibition Between. When people step in the art gallery at the Esplanade they will be greeted by a mural measuring 12-feet-by-20-feet that she worked on for more than a week. She’s been ... Read More »

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