October 17th, 2017

Local Entertainment

Esplanade’s final showcases feature Harvey Fix, John Kissick

By Mo Cranker on November 25th, 2016

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker As December quickly approaches the Esplanade’s art gallery is gearing up for its final exhibitions of 2016. This year the final two showcases will be local ceramist Harvey Fix and Ontario-based painter John Kissick. Fix will have his “Vanishing Ice” work on display, which looks at icebergs melting due to climate change, while ... Read More »

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ABBAmania show replicates hits by ABBA, Bee Gees ‘note for note’

By Mo Cranker on November 24th, 2016

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker With Trudeaumania long gone from the Hat, it’s now time for ABBAmania to take over the city. The two-hour show will be on display at the Esplanade tonight and Friday and runs for approximately two hours, said show producer Garry Lichach. He says the show has been running every year since 2000, with ... Read More »

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Rock Ramblings: Rocking the Grey Cup

By Medicine Hat News on November 24th, 2016

This Sunday marks the 104th Grey Cup where the Calgary Stampeders and the Ottawa Redblacks battle to decide who will be the champion for the 2016 Canadian Football League season. I’m not a huge football fan, but I will watch it. Heck I even play in our office fantasy league, but it’s not one of ... Read More »

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After Dark Nov. 24-30

By Medicine Hat News on November 24th, 2016

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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Cook-ing in the Esplanade tonight

By Medicine Hat News on November 22nd, 2016

Medicine Hat News Jesse Cook’s musical journey continues in Medicine Hat tonight. Cook, one of the world’s foremost flamenco guitar players, brings his instrumental show to the Esplanade tonight beginning at 7:30 p.m. After recording albums in such far-flung locales as Cairo, Colombia and Louisiana, the Toronto-raised Cook stayed home for his latest album “One ... Read More »

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Review: Find laughter when you go ‘Into the Woods’

By Chris Brown on November 18th, 2016

cbrown@medicinehatnews.com @MHNBrown The woods can be a scary place, but not when Firehall Theatre is in charge. Instead, plenty of laughs and music are at the heart of “Into the Woods,” which opens tonight at Medicine Hat College. Combining the well known tales of “Cinderella,” Jack & the Beanstalk,” “Rapunzel,” “Red Riding Hood” and with ... Read More »

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Eye on the Esplanade: Children explore Hat’s identity

By Medicine Hat News on November 18th, 2016

For the last four years, I have been privileged to work with a group of 10-20 others in town, people passionate about education, the arts, children and Medicine Hat, on a unique project: A Children’s Guide to the City. This book will be a collection of thoughts about our city expressed through the art and ... Read More »

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A ‘Time Capsule’ from The Trews

By Chris Brown on November 17th, 2016

cbrown@medicinehatnews.com @MHNBrown In an era when fans can use digital downloads to put together their own greatest hits album of any artist, The Trews were a little weirded out by the concept of releasing their own. Add to that a feeling of getting a “go-away award” — in the words of lead guitarist John-Angus MacDonald ... Read More »

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Rock Ramblings: Metallica fans eager for Friday release of new album

By Medicine Hat News on November 17th, 2016

The eagerly-anticipated new album from Metallica is almost ready to drop. This is their first since “Death Magnetic” (a dark album revisiting their thrash metal roots) came out over eight years ago — and while some hard core fans of their prior material will say they’ve lost their edge — I think what we’ve heard ... Read More »

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After Dark Nov. 17-23

By Medicine Hat News on November 17th, 2016

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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