October 19th, 2018

Local Entertainment

New skill brings new life to Murray McLauchlan’s career

By Chris Brown on October 19th, 2018

cbrown@medicinehatews.com @MHNBrown Murray McLauchlan is proving that you can in fact teach an old dog new tricks. Or at least that he can learn them on his own. McLauchlan, 70, finished his “Human Writes” album in 2011 and didn’t feel he had another one in him. He went to Italy and began working on a ... Read More »

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Library Chat: New self-checkout machines coming to the library

By Medicine Hat News on October 19th, 2018

In my last column I described a tough but fair budgeting process that required some hard decisions. This week the library received three giant boxes full of fancy new equipment that are now sitting in a hallway on the library’s lower level. I feel I should explain. We have purchased three new self-checkout machines. These ... Read More »

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Virtue and Moir: Thanks, Canada

By Chris Brown on October 18th, 2018

cbrown@medicinehatnews.com @MHNBrown Scott Moir likes the idea of a time in the future where the names Virtue and Moir are forgotten. Prediction: Never gonna happen, Scott. Let’s back up just a little bit. Moir, currently on the road with the Thank You Canada Figure Skating tour, was speaking about the legacy that he and his ... Read More »

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After Dark Oct. 18-24

By Medicine Hat News on October 18th, 2018

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 Ryan Stewart, Temptation Night Club, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. – DJ jam ... Read More »

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Rock Ramblings: No Halloween party complete without the right music

By Medicine Hat News on October 18th, 2018

Last time I wrote this column we were just getting used to the fact that “back to school” and “vacation’s over” were the new reality again; summer had flown by in an instant. This year I think we almost (kinda sorta) had the rug pulled out from under our feet too, it felt like August ... Read More »

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Blues Hall of Famer, Michael Charles, at Liquid tonight

By Medicine Hat News on October 12th, 2018

Medicine Hat News Michael Charles is back in southern Alberta. The Australian blues singer will perform tonight at Liquid Concert & Event Venue on his From A to Z Tour. Charles was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in October 2015, the capper to a career that has seen him perform at such high-profile ... Read More »

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Johnny Cash tribute artist hits Esplanade stage Saturday

By Medicine Hat News on October 12th, 2018

Medicine Hat News If you’ve spent your hard-earned cash on tickets to walk the line to see David James & Big River, there’s little chance you’ll be hurt. One of the top Johnny Cash tribute acts around, James and his band will be at the Esplanade on Saturday for an 8 p.m. show. Classics like ... Read More »

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Eye on the Esplanade: Travelling arts exhibition features 59 Alberta artists

By Medicine Hat News on October 12th, 2018

This September the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition Program (TREX) Southeast began its 2018-2019 season. Fourteen exhibitions will tour the region from communities as far as Stettler to Milk River and many places in between. The exhibitions feature artworks created by Alberta artists and are displayed in schools, public libraries, and community venues ... Read More »

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Rock Ramblings: The Fab 4 + 1

By Medicine Hat News on October 11th, 2018

I’m writing this from the couch in the waiting area while my kids take their music lessons, thinking about how we got here, and what took us so long. I’ve never really considered us the most musical of families, but the more I think of it, the more I realize how wrong I was. It’s ... Read More »

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Bamford bringing his Dive Bar tour show to Ralph’s

By Chris Brown on October 11th, 2018

cbrown@medicinehatnews.com @MHNBrown Who says you can’t put on an arena show in a bar? Definitely not Gord Bamford. The Alberta-raised country music star is an arena veteran at this point in his career. He’s been on major tours with Reba and Brooks & Dunn and locally played at the Canalta Centre in 2016. He’s returning ... Read More »

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