January 15th, 2021

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Library Chat: The freedom to read is under threat, even today

By Ken Feser on February 28th, 2020

The week of Feb. 23-29 is Freedom to Read Week, a time for Canadians to think about and hopefully support intellectual freedom. You might wonder why we need such an event, in an age when everyone seems quite empowered to have whatever opinion they like on social media and everywhere else. I believe we do ... Read More »

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Augustana Choir coming to Medicine Hat next week

By Medicine Hat News on February 28th, 2020

The University of Alberta Augustana Choir will be in the city on March 6. A press release and poster from the college says the choir will perform works by Thomas Weelkes, Felix Mendelssohn, Eriks Esenvalds, Don MacDonald, Kim Andre Arnessen and more. The performance will also feature solos by music majors in voice, piano and ... Read More »

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Radio Ramblings: First impressions

By Poncho Parker on February 27th, 2020

@ponchoparker On average, we use approximately nine per cent our brain though it’s been argued radio announces have a slight disadvantage, using only six per cent. Regardless, that’s like renting a triple car garage to park your red 10-speed in. And it then it dawned on me what all that extra room is being used ... Read More »

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The Simon & Garfunkel Story comes to the Esplanade March 7

By Chris Brown on February 27th, 2020

cbrown@medicinehatnews.com@MHNBrown The music landscape is littered with dramatic breakups, but none were more dramatic than that of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. The pair went from two young friends on the streets of Queens, New York to the most successful musical duo of all-time. Amid rising tension, growing distance and squabbling the two split in ... Read More »

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After Dark Feb. 27-March 4, 2020

By Medicine Hat News on February 27th, 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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Bachman and Cummings together again, headed for Medicine Hat

By Medicine Hat News on February 25th, 2020

Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings are back together and coming to Medicine Hat. The pair, two of Canada’s most celebrated musicians, songwriters and performers, bring their Together Again, Live in Concert tour to the Canalta Centre on July 3. The show is a celebration the music of The Guess Who, Bachman Turner Overdrive and Burton ... Read More »

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Kelly Prescott sharing a real and true wave of emotions with upcoming tour

By Ryan Dahlman on February 22nd, 2020

rdahlman@prairiepost.com It is all about realization and growth for rising Canadian country singer Kelly Prescott, both with her personal life and her career. Prescott, a native of Ottawa, is currently on tour with Alan Doyle (former front of Great Big Sea). The tour stops in Medicine Hat Feb. 26. “I am so lucky to be ... Read More »

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Alan Doyle moves toward country with ‘Rough’ outing

By Chris Brown on February 21st, 2020

cbrown@medicinehatnews.com@MHNBrown If there’s one thing everybody knows about Alan Doyle it’s that he’s from Newfoundland. So that means there’s actually a second thing everybody knows about Alan Doyle – that he knows how to have a good time. The former Great Big Sea frontman is going to have and give a good time on Wednesday ... Read More »

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Sho-Tyme coming back

By Medicine Hat News on February 21st, 2020

It will soon be show time at Medicine Hat College. Well, Sho-Tyme to be exact. The L.A. hip hop instructor will be at MHC for an exclusive Hip Hop Intensive on Feb. 29. A similar event sold-out in 2019. “He is one of the world’s most sought after hip hop instructors and maintains one of ... Read More »

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Eye on the Esplanade: Why is there no photo?

By Philip Pype on February 21st, 2020

The Esplanade Archives has approximately a million photographs, ranging from daguerreotypes from the earliest days of photography in the 1850s to recent digital images. With so many images, you might think that we would have a photograph of pretty much everyone and everything. Although we are very proud of our rate of success in connecting ... Read More »

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