May 19th, 2019

Local Entertainment

Jazz Pick: Jazz 101 introduced to help move newbies to the music

By Lyle Rebbeck on May 17th, 2019

The lineup for JazzFest 2019 has just been released, and once again, the city is about to transform as a string of performers make their way to Medicine Hat, most of which are performing at the jazz festivals from coast to coast. And JazzFest has made some changes this year. Jazz 101 is a new ... Read More »

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Eye on the Esplanade: A lot of magic happens behind the scenes

By Phil Stark on May 17th, 2019

Welcome to the dark side! For the last 14 years I have worked in an office with no windows. My team and I mostly work 12-hour shifts; evenings and weekend. You normally don’t see me unless something is wrong. I work in the theatre at the Esplanade, and I love my job. In 2005 when ... Read More »

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After Dark May 16-22, 2019

By Medicine Hat News on May 16th, 2019

Note: Some listings may be cancelled due to the Victoria Day long weekend. Check with the establishment. THURSDAY – 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 Ryan Stewart, Temptation Night Club, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. – DJ jam nights, ... Read More »

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Common threads in Medalta’s artist in residence exhibitions

By Chris Brown on May 16th, 2019 It’s a broad range of work but observers will notice themes that connect the five separate exhibitions that make up the larger artist in residence show currently on display at Medalta. Nature, social critique, identity, family history and music weave through the five exhibitions, said contract curator Jessica Platten this week. In addition to ... Read More »

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Radio Ramblings: May long weekend ideas for the non-campers

By Cassie Donnelly on May 16th, 2019

@cass_1053rock For most people May long weekend is the official start of summer and camping season. I am not “most people.” I have, and always will, despise camping. Now don’t get me wrong, there are still aspects of camping that I enjoy. I love sitting around a fire roasting hot dogs and marshmallows or laying ... Read More »

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Ali Hassan’s Muslim, Interrupted is a comedy show with a little extra bonus

By Chris Brown on May 11th, 2019 It’s a comedy show, but Ali Hassan won’t have any complaints if you leave the theatre having learned something. The Canadian comedian, host and actor will be at the Esplanade on Wednesday with his show Muslim, Interrupted. The fact people come for laughs and get a little bit of information out of it is ... Read More »

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Bromantics at Beveridge Sockhop tonight

By Medicine Hat News on May 10th, 2019

Beveridge Landmark Events is turning back the clock tonight. The downtown venue is hosting a spring sockhop featuring the music of the 1950s and ’60s provided by The Bromantics. “With with brilliant brass tones and doo-wop harmonies they keep the audience screaming for more,” says a release from Beveridge’s Mavis Conrad. She goes on to ... Read More »

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Director says issues and lessons in ‘Rent’ remain relevant today

By Chris Brown on May 10th, 2019 When Elaine Jeffery made her final decision on the spring show for Top Hat Productions it came down to two factors: Topics and timeliness. With subject matter that deals with sexuality, drug use and homelessness, and the recent 20-year anniversary of its Broadway debut, “Rent” was an easy choice. The show runs at the ... Read More »

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Music for Mother’s Day courtesy of the Medicine Hat Community Orchestra, others

By MO CRANKER on May 10th, 2019 A special concert for Mother’s Day is scheduled for Sunday at Medicine Hat College. The event starts at 2:30 p.m. and it will feature the Medicine Hat Community Orchestra, the Medicine Hat High School Junior Orchestra, Bow Head Ensembles and other acts. “It’s something we do every year and we have several groups playing,” ... Read More »

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Library Chat: Put some money aside for the Friends of the Library book sale

By Ken Feser on May 10th, 2019

Freshly back from vacation, out of money, energy and ideas, and starved for recent library news, I couldn’t think of what to write about in this column. I was eventually driven from my keyboard to our staff room where I asked a colleague for her opinion. “Write about the book sale,” she said. Of course! ... Read More »

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