February 20th, 2020

Local Entertainment

‘Grandpa Metal’ to be Posehn’s ultimate opus

By Stan Ashbee on February 8th, 2020

This ain’t your grandmother’s cup of tea! It’s comedian, actor and writer Brian Posehn’s “Grandpa Metal.” A brand new comedy/metal album to be released Feb. 14 on Megaforce Records, just in time for the ultimate Valentine’s Day gift for that special someone. Posehn had a recurring role on the Emmy-winning TV phenomenon “The Big Bang ... Read More »

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Review: Infectious energy in ‘We Will Rock You’ at CHHS

By Katelynn Dey on February 7th, 2020

Special to the News With soaring vocals, flashes of neon, and foot-stomping musical numbers, Crescent Heights High School’s “We Will Rock You” certainly lives up to its title. Directed by Jennifer Davies, “We Will Rock You” is the drama program’s latest production, a jukebox musical based on the songs of iconic rock band Queen. The ... Read More »

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Eye on the Esplanade: Connecting

By Aaron Nelson on February 7th, 2020

Connecting is what we do at the Esplanade. We connect our community to each other, we connect our community to our past, and we connect our community to the world. Our team that delivers these experiences is connected, skilled and passionate about what they do. Our Archives staff receive calls from all over the world ... Read More »

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Theory of a Deadman back next week

By Medicine Hat News on February 6th, 2020

Theory of a Deadman is back in the Hat next week and on a bigger stage than last time. The Canadian rockers will play at the Canalta Centre on Monday. Their last show in the Gas City took place at the Esplanade in February 2018. That show sold out quickly, so the move to the ... Read More »

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After Dark Feb. 6-12, 2020

By Medicine Hat News on February 6th, 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: We need more cute babies, dogs and kittens, less hate

By Warren Affleck on February 6th, 2020

Social media has gone insane! Alright, so maybe it isn’t social media itself, but more to what is tolerated, and seemingly wanted, by the bulk of people using social media platforms. The heart of social media platforms like Facebook started out innocent, didn’t it? It was a way to connect us with friends and family. ... Read More »

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Canalta Centre announces shows by Hatter MacKenzie Porter, Clint Black

By Medicine Hat News on February 1st, 2020

Canalta Centre officials brought January to a close with a pair of big announcements on Friday. Medicine Hat’s own MacKenzie Porter was announced as the opening Brad Paisley’s show on March 13. It’s a busy time for Porter. The music video for “These Days” was released on Friday, and her next single, “Seeing Other People,” ... Read More »

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Library Chat: Room rentals a popular service, but not without its issues

By Ken Feser on January 31st, 2020

It has been an eventful week in our meeting rooms. A person complained they were given a pamphlet in the library by a group renting a room. This should not have happened; solicitation in our public areas is not permitted under our policies. Staff have been instructed not to allow this again. Apologies for the ... Read More »

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Reception tonight for Sakamoto exhibition

By Medicine Hat News on January 31st, 2020

The public reception for local artist Susan Sakamoto’s new exhibition takes place tonight at the Esplanade. According to the Esplanade website, Sakamoto’s recent work delves into the deeper mysteries of life through personal and family history. Using multiple layers of paint and other media, and generations of original family documents, Sakamoto’s process is akin to ... Read More »

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Medicine Hat Musical Theatre’s ‘Now. Here. This.’ is almost here

By Chris Brown on January 31st, 2020

cbrown@medicinehatnews.com@MHNBrown An oft-cited piece of advice for living your best life is to live in the moment. Years ago a group of four friends in New York took that simple nugget and turned it into an Off-Broadway show. That show, “Now. Here. This.,” comes to the Gas City Feb. 7-8 and 12-15 courtesy of Medicine ... Read More »

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