January 19th, 2018

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Freedom Singers at Fellowship Christmas Banquet on Thursday

By Medicine Hat News on December 5th, 2017

Medicine Hat News It’s a story most musical groups couldn’t even imagine. Simon Ivascu, Steven Ivascu and Wesley Pop fled Romania as teenagers after deciding they could not follow through with that country’s mandatory army service due to their strong faith and the restriction on freedom of worship in the army. Simon Ivascu and Pop ... Read More »

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Art therapy helps Hatter with cerebral palsy be himself

By Medicine Hat News on December 2nd, 2017

cbrown@medicinehatnews.com @MHNBrown A creative mind will often seek relaxation in the process of making art. For Rylan Stein it’s about much more. Stein, who lives with cerebral palsy, is an art therapy student of Heidi Willmer. Using materials and mediums specifically chosen for him, Stein is focused on improving his overall well-being. “Because he has ... Read More »

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Mahoney loves their ‘and Friends’ show

By Chris Brown on December 1st, 2017

cbrown@medicinehatnews.com @MHNBrown It’s the most wonderful time of the year and that means it’s also Mahoney time. The popular Medicine Hat duo of Trent Roset and Ryan Massini are back at the Esplanade on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with their annual Mahoney and Friends show. The show gathers some of Medicine Hat’s favourite bands to ... Read More »

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Hat High presents a world of pure imagination with ‘Willy Wonka’

By Chris Brown on December 1st, 2017

cbrown@medicinehatnews.com @MHNBrown Medicine Hat High School has a sweet show coming up this month. The school kicks off its 2017/18 drama season with “Willy Wonka,” opening Dec. 8 and closing Dec. 17 after eight shows. The sizable cast and crew has been hard at work for weeks and has become a close group. “We’re very ... Read More »

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Eye on the Esplanade: Live entertainment is going strong

By Medicine Hat News on December 1st, 2017

As an arts presenter I have to admit, there is no better feeling than standing at the back of a theatre to watch an artist perform to an energetic, engaged audience. Regardless of whether there are 25 or 2,500 people at the show, that feeling never gets old. Back in the early 2000s there were ... Read More »

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Review: There’s something funny about this ‘Hood’

By Chris Brown on December 1st, 2017

cbrown@medicinehatnews.com @MHNBrown Cheesy jokes, cross-dressing and a classic rescue tale with a twist all come together — not unlike the cake “baked” live on stage — and hit the mark like an arrow pulled from the main character’s quiver in Medicine Hat Musical Theatre’s “Robin Hood.” If this sounds nothing like the “Robin Hood” story ... Read More »

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Selah Singers’ popular Christmas concerts set for this weekend

By Peggy Revell on December 1st, 2017

prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Bringing tidings of comfort and joy, local community choir the Selah Singers will be ushering in the holiday season this weekend with their annual Christmas concerts. “There’s a lot of bad news going around, and this is good news,” said choir director Ralph Browne. “The kids, the orchestra, the choir, they’re so upbeat.” ... Read More »

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Canada laughs at James — one kilometre at a time

By Jeremy Appel on November 30th, 2017

jappel@medicinehatnews.com @MHNJeremyAppel Canadian standup comic Ron James has a lot to say. “You’ve gotta have an opinion. You’ve gotta have content. You’ve gotta have a point of view,” James told the News. “All the great comedians did.” Still, he seeks to appeal to the widest audience possible. “You have to strike a balance between your ... Read More »

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Rock Ramblings: Memorable Christmas movies — here are 10 of the best

By Medicine Hat News on November 30th, 2017

It’s almost December which means it is all things Christmas-time! It’s usually a busy month for people filled with Christmas concerts, holiday parties, shopping, baking and everything in between. There are a few things, though, that come in December that most people look forward to, such as kicking back and watching their favourite Christmas movies! ... Read More »

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After Dark Nov. 30-Dec. 6

By Medicine Hat News on November 30th, 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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