March 26th, 2019

Local Entertainment

Juno winner will be a JazzFest 2019 headliner

By Medicine Hat News on March 22nd, 2019

A coup for JazzFest 2019: Juno-award winner Laila Biali will be one of the headliners this year. A singer-songwriter and pianist, Biali was recently honoured with a Juno for the best vocal jazz album of the year and she will bring her talents to the Gas City for a show June 25 at the Esplanade. ... Read More »

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There’s more than blues at the Bow

By Stan Ashbee Special to the News on March 22nd, 2019

Blues at the Bow celebrates the end of its 25th year with a season finale March 30. The Bow Island attraction presents West Coast All Stars featuring Junior Watson. Juno award-winner Harrison Kennedy opens the show. “That one should be one to go down in the books,” noted Blues on the Bow president Grenner Veilleux. ... Read More »

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Eye on the Esplanade: Imagine a summer wedding

By Medicine Hat News on March 22nd, 2019

II finally checked something off my bucket list: a visit to the cathedral city of Wells in England’s West Country county of Somerset. I have been greatly influenced by my grandmother’s stories of her childhood home and had long held the desire to see it for myself. My mental picture of Wells, from Grandma’s stories, ... Read More »

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Eagle Butte Drama Group doing ‘Beauty and the Beast’

By Justin Seward on March 16th, 2019

Alberta Newspaper Group The Eagle Butte Drama Group along with Seven Persons, Irvine and Redcliff students are working hard as they get set to perform the Disney-classic of the “Beauty and the Beast” musical later this month at Medicine Hat College. Jake Lavoie-Pierzchala plays the Beast and said having one of lead roles has a ... Read More »

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Library Chat: Drug crisis series wrapping up March 18 at library

By Medicine Hat News on March 15th, 2019

There has been a lot in the news about plans to open a supervised consumption site in downtown Medicine Hat where people can use drugs in a monitored setting. There are differing opinions on this initiative, with good reason: Many feel that ongoing deaths urgently require a response, while others are concerned about the health ... Read More »

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Trail-blazing Michelle Wright coming for An Intimate Evening

By Chris Brown on March 15th, 2019

cbrown@medicinehatnews.com@MHNBrown Ask Michelle Wright about the state of Canadian country music today and she’s got plenty to say – all of it good. Ask her about the impact she had on it by becoming the first Canadian-born artist in a generation to have a top 10 hit (“Take it Like a Man”) in the U.S. ... Read More »

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Margarita Mardi Gras tickets still available

By Medicine Hat News on March 14th, 2019

Tickets are still available for the Margarita Mardi Gras Friday night at the Cellar of Beveridge Landmark Events in downtown Medicine Hat. Tickets may be purchased at the door. The event runs from 6-11 p.m. Funds raised will go toward the Monarch Theatre, the city’s recently designated historic resource. Theme for the evening is Latin ... Read More »

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Radio Ramblings: Tell the truth, but make it funny

By Medicine Hat News on March 14th, 2019

With marshmallow peeps and chocolate bunnies peeking their edible and delicious sugary bodies out from various household objects like plastic plants and last year’s Christmas tree in anticipation of an approaching April holiday, allow me to tell you an Easter tale full of chaos, food and enduring love. In a small village located in the ... Read More »

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After Dark March 14-20

By Medicine Hat News on March 14th, 2019

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, Corona, 9 p.m. – Karaoke, Mainliner Pub – Cozy Comedy’s Netflix & Chill comedy special on the ... Read More »

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Cochrane loves playing smaller Canadian towns: ‘My favourite venues are these theatres’

By Medicine Hat News on March 14th, 2019

Stan Ashbee Special to the News Medicine Hat is one of Tom Cochrane’s favourite communities in Alberta and he loves the local golf. “I played a tournament there,” he said, referring to the 2015 Canadian senior men’s championship. “Every area of the world, if you have a golf course, it represents the area. It represents ... Read More »

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