April 3rd, 2020

Local Entertainment

Canalta Centre, Esplanade and Rotary Music Festival cancel shows

By Medicine Hat News on March 14th, 2020

The COVID-19 virus is bringing the world to its knees, and Medicine Hat’s entertainment scene is no exception. Upcoming shows at the Canalta Centre by Roseanne Barr (May 1) and the Baby Shark Live! Tour (June 23) were cancelled on Friday. This follows the postponement of the Brad Paisley concert that was to take place ... Read More »

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Library Chat: Library preparing for all potential virus scenarios

By Ken Feser on March 13th, 2020

I think most Hatters are concerned about the COVID-19 virus these days. I know I am. Our community is unaffected right now but it will probably not remain so. I expect library service will be affected at some point. Service disruptions could come in a few different forms. Employees could become sick or require quarantine, ... Read More »

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UPDATE: Esplanade’s presentation of ‘Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet’ cancelled

By Chris Brown on March 12th, 2020

UPDATE: A note posted on the Esplanade’s website on Thursday says the “representation of Canada’s Ballet Jorgen’s Anne of Green Gables is cancelled. Further information will be available soon.” ———————— cbrown@medicinehatnews.com@MHNBrown Books, multiple television series, movies, a musical and now ballet. Anne Shirley has had quite the ride. “Ballet?,”you may be asking. Yes, ballet. The ... Read More »

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After Dark March 12-18, 2020

By Medicine Hat News on March 12th, 2020

THURSDAY – Live jam, Cecil Hotel, 9 p.m. – Ride the Mechanical Bull, Ralph’s Texas Bar and Steakhouse, 9 p.m. – DJ jam nights, Corona, 9 p.m. – Karaoke, Mainliner Pub – Cozy Comedy’s Netflix & Chill comedy special on the big screen, Mad Hatter Comedy Club, 7-9 p.m. FRIDAY – DJ music, Corona, Night ... Read More »

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Radio Ramblings: It’s easy being green on St. Patrick’s Day

By John Carter on March 12th, 2020

St. Patrick’s Day is next Tuesday, so let’s have a look at how some Canadians celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Canada. I found some of this information at timeanddate.com. In some cities, notably Toronto and Montreal, large St. Patrick’s Day parades are held, often on the Sunday closest to March 17. The parade in Montreal ... Read More »

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Celtic Illusion in the city tonight

By Medicine Hat News on March 6th, 2020

A pre-St. Patrick’s Day treat happens tonight at the Esplanade. Celtic Illusion is visiting Canada for the first time this winter and spring. According to the Esplanade’s website, the all ages show “cleverly fuses awe-inspiring contemporary Irish Dance with mind-blowing magic and grand illusions.” The description goes on that state that “incredible new choreography, spellbinding ... Read More »

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Eye on the Esplanade: The reasons we volunteer

By Joy Thomson on March 6th, 2020

The official definition of a volunteer is considered to be: Taking part in an activity for no financial gain to benefit another person or organization. The reason we volunteer at the Esplanade is as varied as the number of people on the roster. Some volunteer to give back to the community, to some it’s a ... Read More »

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Radio Ramblings: A man ready for spring

By Trapper John on March 5th, 2020

OK, are we ready for spring yet? I most definitely am. Although I grew up Arctic Cat snowmobiling in snowy small-town Saskatchewan where a chinook was only a figment of my imagination (or maybe because of that?) I am one of those people who could handle a white Christmas Eve and Christmas Day – and ... Read More »

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After Dark March 5-11, 2020

By Medicine Hat News on March 5th, 2020

THURSDAY – Live jam, Cecil Hotel, 9 p.m. – Ride the Mechanical Bull, Ralph’s Texas Bar and Steakhouse, 9 p.m. – DJ jam nights, Corona, 9 p.m. – Karaoke, Mainliner Pub – Cozy Comedy’s Netflix & Chill comedy special on the big screen, Mad Hatter Comedy Club, 7-9 p.m. FRIDAY – DJ music, Corona, Night ... Read More »

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MacKenzie Porter blown away by chart-topping feat

By Chris Brown on March 5th, 2020

cbrown@medicinehatnews.com@MHNBrown MacKenzie Porter is keeping pretty good company on the charts these days. When her single “These Days” reached the top spot on Billboard’s Canada Country chart in December, the Medicine Hat native became the first female country artist to earn back-to-back No. 1 singles since Shania Twain did it more than 20 years ago. ... Read More »

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