August 19th, 2017

Local Entertainment

Library Chat: Some rip-roaring reads for Stampede

By Medicine Hat News on July 21st, 2017

First off, don’t forget to pick up or renew library cards for your whole family so that you can all enjoy the library’s member appreciation pancake breakfast at 7 a.m. before the parade next Thursday. You need to show us your library card for free pancakes, and if you’re thinking of bringing guests we’ll honour ... Read More »

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Justine Sletten ready to jam at Stampede kickoff concert

By Medicine Hat News on July 20th, 2017

cbrown@medicinehatnews.com @MHNBrown On a whim this summer Justine Sletten submitted a video to the Stampede Summer Jam contest. On Monday she’ll help get Medicine Hat into the stampede spirit, singing on the same stage that later in the week will host 54-40, Glass Tiger, The Stampeders, Blue Rodeo and The Band Perry. “It’s going to ... Read More »

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Rock Ramblings: Rock shows should start earlier

By Medicine Hat News on July 20th, 2017

Rock shows are undeniably a great time. It’s hard to argue that a night out with your buds, a cold drink, taking in some slick riffs and insane vocals is a solid way to spend an evening. But it seems rock shows are being scheduled later and later in the night all the time, meaning ... Read More »

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After Dark July 20-26

By Medicine Hat News on July 20th, 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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Harlem Globetrotters dribbling to Medicine Hat in September

By Medicine Hat News on July 18th, 2017

Get ready for a night of highlight-reel slam dunks, trick shots, tomfoolery and “Sweet Georgia Brown.” The Harlem Globetrotters are trotting into Medicine Hat this fall. The world famous basketball playing family entertainers bring their one-of-a-kind show to the Canalta Centre on Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. The Globetrotters’ star-studded roster includes Big Easy Lofton, ... Read More »

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String quartet performing at local church

By Medicine Hat News on July 14th, 2017

Medicine Hat News The Thalea String Quartet, featuring Medicine Hat’s Kumiko Sakamoto on violin, will perform a concert in the city July 17. Based in San Francisco but currently at Banff Centre’s Summer Chamber Music Residency, the Thalea String Quartet will be on stage at 7 p.m. at the Christian Reformed Church, 300 Primrose Dr. ... Read More »

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Burton Cummings bringing his superstar talents to Medicine Hat

By Medicine Hat News on July 14th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Canadian music superstar Burton Cummings is returning to the Esplanade this fall. Cummings brings his Up Close and Alone tour to the Gas City on Oct. 27. His list of hits reads like a best-of-Canadian music. As the lead singer for the Guess Who Cummings belted out hits like “American Woman,” “Laughing,” ... Read More »

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Eye on the Esplanade: The Inner Workings: The beginnings of an exhibit

By Medicine Hat News on July 14th, 2017

In the dark a single artifact sits in a display case, a quiet hum of machinery the only sound in the cavernous room. In the distance a lock clicks open and footsteps approach, crossing the polished concrete floor. The lights flicker on. The low, focused light reveals the lone artifact in its case — a ... Read More »

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Rock Ramblings: There’s plenty of proof that rock ain’t dead

By Medicine Hat News on July 13th, 2017

Rock ain’t dead. Long live rock! The middle of July seemed like a proper time to run down a few great new(ish) bands that are bringing their sound to our 105.3 ROCK playlist. There’s no denying the classic rock influences with these groups, yet all parlaying it into styles unmistakably their own. The first time ... Read More »

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A ‘dream come true’ for Dantanio to pay tribute to Michael Jackson

By Chris Brown on July 13th, 2017

cbrown@medicinehatnews.com @MHNBrown When you’re talking music, there’s no mistaking who you’re referring to when you say ‘Michael.’ When you’re talking tribute artists and say ‘Dantanio,’ there’s no mistaking that you’re referring to the foremost King of Pop impersonator around. Dantanio is the new star of the revamped Michael Jackson HIStory show, which comes to the ... Read More »

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