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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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Bryan Adams returns to Medicine Hat Nov. 23

By Medicine Hat News on September 27th, 2016

Medicine Hat News Get up and get moving to the Canalta Centre on Nov. 23 to see one of Canada’s music legends. Medicine Hat is one of just seven stops on Adams’ quick tour of Western Canada this November. Adams plays at the Canalta Centre on Nov. 23 at 8 p.m. The Get Up Tour ... Read More »

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Elvis returns to Medicine Hat

By Medicine Hat News on September 23rd, 2016

Medicine Hat News Elvis will be in the building next month. The Medicine Hat College Eresman Theatre building to be specific. Donny Edwards, one of the top Elvis Presley tribute artists around, brings The King to Medicine Hat for a 7:30 p.m. show on Oct. 4. The show spans all of Presley’s career, from the ... Read More »

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Eye on the Esplanade: The Three Fates of the Americas: Carr, Kahlo and O’Keeffe

By Medicine Hat News on September 23rd, 2016

Three women, all of whom are painters; all of whom would rail at being called ‘women artists’ (or even more horrifically, ‘lady painters’); all of whom have withstood the test of time and claimed a significant place in the canon 20th century art; all of whom were born, lived and died in the Americas, are ... Read More »

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Freedom led Royal Wood to genuine ‘Ghost Light’

By Chris Brown on September 22nd, 2016

cbrown@medicinehatnews.com @MHNBrown Royal Wood has been releasing albums for nearly 15 years and writing for even longer. He knows well the kind of planning, pre-production and more that goes into any album. But it was a spontaneous decision to hop into an L.A. studio that led to his latest release, an album Wood calls one ... Read More »

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Rock Ramblings: Are bands who play to backing tracks cheating?

By Medicine Hat News on September 22nd, 2016

Earlier this month I had the privilege of enjoying the greatest concert of my life. I saw Twenty One Pilots at X-fest. For the uninitiated, this is a rock act that scored two simultaneous, top five hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, a feat only Elvis and the Beatles have managed to pull off ... Read More »

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