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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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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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