October 19th, 2017

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Celebrating Words festival set for Oct. 22

By Medicine Hat News on October 7th, 2016

Medicine Hat News The inaugural “Celebrating Words” festival — a celebration of the power of words — will take place at the Medicine Hat Public Library Oct. 22. Running from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the celebration of words will feature features workshops, speakers, performances and activities for all interests and ages with a day ... Read More »

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Eye on the Esplanade: The sky is the limit for Readers Theatre

By Medicine Hat News on October 7th, 2016

The City of Medicine Hat’s Community Development Department has launched a pilot theatre project aimed at seniors with an interest in theatre. Readers Theatre is the oral interpretation of literature (plays, stories or poetry) by a group of readers for an audience usually on a bare stage. The project will take place at the Esplanade ... Read More »

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Complexions ballet — from Bach to Metallica

By Mo Cranker on October 6th, 2016

Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat is about to experience a ballet show like none other. At 8 p.m. on Oct. 13, at the Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre, the 15 dancers who make up Complexions Contemporary Ballet will put on a three-act show that will range from love-based dancing to Bach, to the full team ... Read More »

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Rock Ramblings: ROCK to be thankful for at this time of year

By Medicine Hat News on October 6th, 2016

With Canadian Thanksgiving on the way this weekend — we’re featuring things to be thankful for from the ROCK world on the air at 105.3 ROCK. Here are some of them: We’re thankful the Offspring decided to pursue a career in music rather than some of them using their university degrees. Guitarist Dexter Holland was ... Read More »

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After Dark Oct. 6-12

By Medicine Hat News on October 6th, 2016

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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Library Chat: Celebrating ‘Freedom to Read’

By Medicine Hat News on September 30th, 2016

As we watch our beleaguered neighbours’ election process reeling towards an end, the United States is also in the middle of its “Banned Books Week,” a time to reflect on the dangers of censorship and authoritarianism. Their top 10 requests to ban books in 2015: “Looking for Alaska,” “Fifty Shades of Grey,” “I Am Jazz,” ... Read More »

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Rock Ramblings: Music helps to keep English language alive

By Medicine Hat News on September 29th, 2016

There’s something strange about the English language … it’s consistently changing. Former slang words like “Meh” and “Bogus” get added to the dictionary and creep up into our everyday vernacular. We use more slang than we realize. Here are some slang words from the past five decades that are still commonly used: 50s: boo boo ... Read More »

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An Orbison tribute show? You got it

By Chris Brown on September 29th, 2016

cbrown@medicinehatnews.com @MHNBrown Mike Demers is anything but lonely in his current musical venture. Two years ago, the B.C.-based performer with decades of experience playing original tunes and playing with cover bands accidentally hit on something that charted his future by going into the past. It’s not necessarily the music career he planned, but Demers is ... Read More »

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After Dark Sept. 29-Oct. 5

By Medicine Hat News on September 29th, 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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Rock the Country tribute show Nov. 8

By Medicine Hat News on September 27th, 2016

Medicine Hat News If you want to escape U.S. presidential election that will flood television and the internet on Nov. 8, then this show is for you. Rock the Country, at the Esplanade at 8 p.m. will feature four artists paying tribute to four great American performers. Tributes to Tim McGraw (performed by Michael Christopher) ... Read More »

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