June 26th, 2017

Local Entertainment

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band returning to Hat in the fall

By Medicine Hat News on May 24th, 2017

Medicine Hat News The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s 50th anniversary tour will stop at the Esplanade on Oct. 17. The band’s most recent album is “Circlin’ Back: Celebrating 50 Years,” a live album on which the band teams up with artists such as Vince Gill, Rodney Crowell and Alison Krauss on some of the band’s ... Read More »

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The Esplanade is getting down to the Nitty Gritty this fall

By Medicine Hat News on May 23rd, 2017

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s 50th anniversary tour will stop at the Esplanade on Oct. 17. The band’s most recent album is “Circlin’ Back: Celebrating 50 Years,” a live album on which the band teams up with artists such as Vince Gill, Rodney Crowell and Alison Krauss on some of the band’s most-loved songs. With ... Read More »

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Jazz Picks: Rosenwinkel and band a coup for JazzFest

By Medicine Hat News on May 19th, 2017

Kurt Rosenwinkel Caipi Considered one of the most influential and original guitarist-composers of his generation, Kurt Rosenwinkel makes his Medicine Hat JazzFest debut with his most recent project, “Caipi.” This incredibly captivating and mesmerizing project was 10 years in the making and considered Rosenwinkel’s most personal project of his productive career.  You can get a ... Read More »

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MHHS drama shooting for the ‘Starcatcher’

By Chris Brown on May 19th, 2017

cbrown@medicinehatnews.com @MHNBrown You won’t hear the song “Imagine,” but you’ll need a fair bit of imagination if you’re going to get the full effect of Medicine Hat High School’s new show. Just 26 performers will play 100 characters in “Peter and the Starcatcher” showing May 26-28 and June 2-4 at the MHHS Karen Cunningham Performing ... Read More »

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Eye on the Esplanade: The land and landscape we know and love

By Medicine Hat News on May 19th, 2017

Last weekend was certainly hectic at the Art Gallery, with opening receptions for the exhibitions, Oh Ceramics! and Jenn Demke-Lange’s The Wild, both marking Canada’s 150th. Ten visiting ceramic artists came to town, the Downtown Art Walk was busy (perhaps we should have renamed it Art Wade, so much water came down on Friday night) ... Read More »

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Madeline Merlo is set to make a splash

By Chris Brown on May 18th, 2017

cbrown@medicinehatnews.com @MHNBrown For Madeline Merlo the spring of 2017 marks the end of one musical chapter, the beginning of another and a little bit of crossover between the two. The award-winning B.C. country music artist is putting her debut album behind her, releasing the first single from her untitled forthcoming followup album in the next ... Read More »

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Rock Ramblings: Campfire music

By Medicine Hat News on May 18th, 2017

Ahh, the great outdoors. Those that can’t appreciate being one with nature call it ‘living like a squatter’ unless you’re rocking the 48-foot house on wheels but for the rest of us it’s an opportunity to retreat from the sounds of city streets, a chance to escape the hum of power lines, a window of ... Read More »

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After Dark May 18-24

By Medicine Hat News on May 18th, 2017

Note: Some listings may be cancelled due to the Victoria Day 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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Review: Local production of ‘Calendar Girls’ will not disappoint

By Mo Cranker on May 13th, 2017

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker It was a packed opening night at the first showing of “Calendar Girls” Thursday night at the Karen Cunningham Theatre. The play is being put on by the local theatre group Playing it Forward, and “Calendar Girls” is the group’s first attempt at putting on a show. All proceeds from the play, the ... Read More »

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Jazz Picks: JazzFest will get Savage this year

By Medicine Hat News on May 12th, 2017

The JazzFest 2017 lineup has just been announced. From June 18-25, Medicine Hat will once again come alive to the sounds of jazz, Latin, swing and a wide array of styles as the clubs, streets and concert halls host local, provincial, national and international musicians. In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, JazzFest will be featuring ... Read More »

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